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Baoh Raihousha

Baoh Raihousha

Alternative Titles

English: Baoh
Japanese: バオー 来訪者

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 9
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 9, 1984 to Feb 12, 1985
Genres: Sci-Fi, Shounen
Authors: Araki, Hirohiko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 6.541 (scored by 927 users)
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Ranked: #126202
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Popularity: #3683
Members: 1,959
Favorites: 16
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Synopsis

Teenager Ikuro Hashizawa is kidnapped and turned into a Baoh, a bioweapon with super human strength and other abilities, by the Doress Laboratory. He escapes with the help of Sumire, a 10-year-old psychic girl. Professor Kasuminome, head scientist at Doress, sends various assassins and monsters to try and kill Ikuro, in means of stopping the Baoh virus from spreading and infecting the world.

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Background

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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Characters

Hashizawa, Ikurou
Main
Sumire
Main
Walken
Supporting
Dordo
Supporting
Dr. Kasuminome
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Jan 10, 2014
fourthmovement (All reviews)
Kore ga! Kore ga! Kore ga Baoh da!

Getting that out of the way, well...Baoh. It reads older than dust, and for a good reason, it was created in the middle of the 80s.

Baoh is a shonen manga about a young man, who is kidnapped by an evil organization, in order to infect a incredibly powerful parasite in his body. The plot is nothing too original, luckily enough, it's not the selling point.

The art is remiscent of Tetsuo Hara's works like Hokuto no Ken and Riki-Oh, but also displaying some of Hirohiko Araki's own style. Overall, it's consistent with the context (80s post Hokuto no Ken read more
Oct 3, 2015
PotatoKujo (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 3, 2017
K3fka_ (All reviews)
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 read more

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