Baoh Raihousha
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Baoh Raihousha

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Japanese: バオー 来訪者
English: Baoh
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 9, 1984 to Feb 12, 1985
Genre: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Gore Gore
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)


Score: 6.361 (scored by 33473,347 users)
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Ranked: #170372
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Popularity: #2836
Members: 7,312
Favorites: 42


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Sumire, a nine-year-old girl with clairvoyant abilities, finds herself held captive aboard a train by Doress, a secret organization who are now whisking her away to their laboratory. Seeing her chance to escape their clutches, Sumire inadvertently releases Doress' top secret experiment: a 17-year-old boy named Ikurou Hashizawa, who has been infected with the Baoh parasite. With extraordinary powers of invulnerability and regeneration at his disposal, Ikurou aids Sumire, and the two escape together.

However, this is merely the start of their troubles. As Ikurou's development is incomplete, Doress considers him far too dangerous to roam free, and orders his immediate execution. Now on the run, the pair must survive an onslaught of hitmen while Ikurou attempts to learn more about his rapidly advancing powers.

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Baoh Raihousha was published in English as Baoh by VIZ Media, first as part of the VIZ Select Comics, with eight issues from December 1989 to July 1990, and later in tankoubon format on August 31, 1995.


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Oct 3, 2015
Baoh: The Visitor is a very short manga only spanning 9 chapters( short and sweet), but it's still good. Baoh has an art style very similar to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood which makes sense as Phantom Blood was made several years after Baoh. Personally I think Baoh is a story that was best made short and if it were to come back I don't think it would be as good. A new anime wouldn't really be great and the OVA was oka, but I don't feel it captured Baoh accurately. I also think that Baoh's appearance in All Star Battle was awesome and I ...
Mar 3, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Hirohiko Araki is of course incredibly well-known for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, but after getting current on that, I decided to check out one of his earlier works -- Baoh. This is a manga that I feel suffers from simply being too short. I think the idea has some potential, but it fails to ever become anything great, simply being "just ok".

The story centers around our main character Ikuro, who is forcibly given superpowers by an evil organization. Thus he is able to transform into Baoh. He escapes with a young girl and then the organization hunts them down until Ikuro eventually makes his way to ...

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