There are several hidden truths about the game of Bakegyamon, and several of them are revealed in Volume Four of the series. Volume Five is the final volume of Bakegyamon, and all of the loose ends are tied up rather neatly. If you’ve read the preceding volumes of the series, then you will probably be satisfied with how it ends.
When it comes to the concept for the series, it felt like the creator of Bakegyamon took ideas from such series as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon and tried to put some new twists into those concepts. Unfortunately, the series continued to feel derivative until you reached Volume Four. By this point, the changes and information introduced in that volume felt as if it was “too little, too late.” It also left me with the impression that Tamura was realizing he was getting near the end of the story and needed to throw all of that exposition out there before concluding the series. This makes the final two volumes feel a bit rushed, and this probably could have been avoided if some of this exposition had been made a little earlier on.
Unfortunately, there also isn’t much in the art style of Bakegyamon to make it stand out from other “fighting” manga series. Personally, I felt that the character design for Sanshiro feels a little too similar to Ash Ketchum from Pokemon, except for the fact that Sanshiro wears his cap backwards. The similarity in their design is reinforced by Sanshiro’s energetic personality being similar to Ash's. There was another character in the series whose face had a strong resemblance to Shikamaru Nara from Naruto. And since Bakegyamon is a shonen action/fighting series, it has plenty of the “busy” manga panels that are associated with this genre.
If you’re a reader who enjoys shonen “fighting” manga titles like Pokemon Adventures and Yu-Gi-Oh!, you might find some enjoyment in reading the Bakegyamon manga series.