King of the Octagon (KOTO) is a Japanese manga series by GOPUBI, published by peeleep in its Jump Square magazine since March 2023. It tells the story of Hwiseong Lee, a high school student who is invited to a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event and is inspired to pursue a career in the sport.
The manga follows Hwiseong’s journey in the world of MMA as he is trained by experienced fighters and learns the techniques of the sport. He faces numerous challenges and opponents, both on and off the octagon, as he strives to become the King of the Octagon.
The series has received positive reviews from readers, praising its detailed and accurate depiction of MMA techniques, along with its well-developed characters and plot. It has also been praised for its realistic exploration of the physical and mental struggles of a martial artist.
King of the Octagon will be collected into eight tankōbon volumes before December 2024, with the ninth volume scheduled for release in March 2024. It is also being adapted into an anime series, which is set to premiere in April 2024.
Name: King of the Octagon
Author: GOPUBI and peeleep
Aired: 2023 – ?
King of the Octagon Characters
King of the Octagon is an exciting manga that follows Hwiseong Lee’s journey from a regular convenience store worker to an MMA fighter. With vivid art and intense fight scenes, this manga is filled with action and drama. The story is engaging and full of suspense, as it follows Hwiseong’s struggles as he dives into the world of MMA. The characters are likeable and the story is told with great detail. Overall, King of the Octagon is an entertaining and thrilling manga that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.