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Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Baki the Grappler II, Grappler Baki Second Season, Baki The Grappler - The Ultimate Tournament, Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament
Japanese: グラップラー刃牙(バキ) 最大トーナメント編

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 2001 to Dec 25, 2001
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Unknown
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.451 (scored by 7,755 users)
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Ranked: #17282
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Popularity: #2505
Members: 12,778
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Synopsis

Baki, a great grappler needs to live up to his name being the son of the the greatest grapplers of all time: Hanma Yujiro. At the Shinshinkai Organization's private arena, anything goes and the odds are always stacked against you. Current champion of the urderground tournament he fight to defend his title against the worlds strongest and best martial artists, including "the beast" his own father Yujiro.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanma, Baki
Hanma, Baki
Main
Kikuchi, Masami
Japanese
Kikuchi, Masami
Hanma, Yujiro
Hanma, Yujiro
Main
Nomura, Kenji
Japanese
Nomura, Kenji
Hanayama, Kaoru
Hanayama, Kaoru
Supporting
Nakata, Masayuki
Japanese
Nakata, Masayuki
Orochi, Doppo
Orochi, Doppo
Supporting
Mugihito
Japanese
Mugihito

Staff

Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Fukunaga, Gen
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer
Itagaki, Keisuke
Itagaki, Keisuke
Original Creator


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"All Alone" by Ryouko Aoyagi

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"Loved..." by Ryouko Aoyagi



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ParaParaJMo
Oct 11, 2008
In terms of story, what you see is what you get. It’s a tournament so it focuses exclusively on that. But what makes up for limited but effective and reasonable plot in a singular environment is being a character centric story arc. We get to learn about a certain fraction of the new characters and what they sacrificed to get to where they are. They are portrayed in ways once again where you can get to know and sympathize with them. They all have likable qualities even though they may seem like savage animals. And the development is pretty much predictable in this kind read more
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M_A
Dec 6, 2008
Grappler Baki II is the second season to the action/shonen show, Grappler Baki.

Story: Well, one interesting aspect about the storyline in this anime is that pretty much all 26 episodes take place in one day. As far as the story itself goes, it's nothing too special, it's just a tournament of 30+ fighters, with some plot twists and flashbacks thrown in to broaden the storyline and characters. Having a tournament in a shonen show is a terribly overused technique, but I cannot refrain myself from admitting that it is a very effective cliche. A tournament is thrilling to watch, since you wonder who will make read more
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YoungVagabond
Mar 28, 2013
I'm a huge fan of the first season of "Grappler Baki", and the second season, which covers the Maximum Tournament saga, is a continuation of the same theme.

If you didn't enjoy the first season, you won't like this.

Every single episode is devoted to the 38 fighters in the tournament and their encounters with one another, and God, what encounters. As viciously brutal, bloody, and uniquely choreographed as the fights in the first season are, they pale next to the fights in the Maximum Tournament.

I have watched thousands of action movies, but there were instances of the Maximum Tournament where my head jerked back, and then read more
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Mr-_-Zero
Nov 29, 2009
Baki the grappler II: Overall Rating 9/10

If you want a better understanding on Baki the grappler II, I highly recommend that you watch the prequel before seeing this.

Baki the grappler II takes place 4 years after all the events of the first one. All grown up and now champion of the underground tournament baki's back and ready for more action. His goals remain the same as in the first one, to become the world's strongest man alive. I have to say after seeing this I felt like I was watching someone else playing a videogame tournament and me in the audience cheering on the read more
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