Yakitate Japan started running in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2001. In 2004, it won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award in the boys category. Takashi Hashiguchi also created the softball manga Windmill, which ran from 1998 to 2001 for 11 volumes. He was born in 1967 in Tokyo. His blood type is O. He keeps his private life secret. In 1987 he won a newcomer prize in Kodansha Young Magazine and debuted in 1988 with the manga Combat Teacher.
Yakitate!! Japan, Volume 18by Takashi Hashiguchi
R to L (Japanese Style). Sibling rivalry takes over the competition kitchen as yakuza heir apparent Kanmuri clashes with his half-brother Tsutsumi in a jam-packed battle of the bakeries. The loser will inherit their father's organized crime circle--and with Azuma out sick, team Pantasia is spread thin! Later, Azuma goes up against a seaweed scion in an attempt to incorporate the briny ingredient into his bread. Despite Azuma's best efforts to make his signature Ja-pan sea(weed) worthy, it looks like Pantasia bakery may be headed for a watery grave!
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