Keisuke Itagaki

Keisuke Itagaki born April 4 1957 is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for his martial arts series Grappler Baki 19911999 and its four sequels which have sold over 75 million volumes. In 1996 he began working on Garden an original work by Baku Yumemakura. He has also collaborated on the series Garden Boy. Prior to becoming a manga artist he served 5 years in the 1st Airborne Brigade of the Japan Ground SelfDefense Force. During his service he practiced amateur boxing and has competed in the National Sports Festival. He also holds a degree in Shorinji Kempo which he has practiced since he was a teenager. He is the father of the mangaka Paru Itagaki Source: Wikipedia