Takashi Hashiguchi was the recipient of Young Magazine Gekkan Shinjinsho (Newcomer’s Award) in 1987 from Kodansha and received an honorable mention for the Tetsuya Chiba Award. He made his debut in 1988 with Combat Teacher. Hashiguchi says that for a time he tried his hand at being a comedian, but differences with his partner led him to return to manga. His major works include Street Fighter II Bakusho Yon-koma Gag Gaiden (Street Fighter II Hilarious 4-panel Gag Outside Story), Chosoku Spinner (High Speed Spinner), Windmill, Scissors, and Yakitate!! Japan. His most recent series, Saijo no Meii (The Ultimate Great Doctor) is currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday.
Yakitate!! Japan, Volume 12by Takashi Hashiguchi
They've bested the hometown favorites from France, they've bucked the expectations of their detractors back in Japan, they've even invented a few new bread recipes along the way, and now Team Pantasia is headed to the Monaco Cup finals against Team USA. Gearing up for three rounds of baking pyrotechnics, master swordsman Kai Suwabara elects to lead Pantasia's battle cry, but his opponent, the bikini-clad pâtissier par excellence Monica Adenauer is anything but a pushover. Will Monica leave Kai whipped, stripped, beaten and battered?
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