The Daily Manila Shimbun


“Dokaben” Baseball Manga to End after 46 Years

June 22, 2018

Tokyo- The "Dokaben" popular Japanese baseball manga series, which has been published off and on in a weekly magazine since 1972, will end in the next issue due out on June 28.

Its publisher, Akita Publishing Co., announced this in the weekly Shonen Champion magazine's latest issue, released on Thursday.

Dokaben by Shinji Mizushima, mainly about a high school baseball club, features catcher and slugger Taro Yamada as its main character.

There have been 203 volumes of Dokaben comic books over five series, including the professional baseball sequel covering the story after his high school graduation.

The manga also appeared in animated television programs.

The final episode will have a total of 40 pages with a special article by Mizushima and a chronological table illustrating the 46-year history of the manga. Jiji Press