Ranked #1663

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


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


Score: 7.461 (scored by 7,214 users)
Ranked: #16632
Popularity: #2375
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hanma, Baki
Hanma, Baki
Kikuchi, Masami
Kikuchi, Masami
Hanma, Yujiro
Hanma, Yujiro
Nomura, Kenji
Nomura, Kenji
Hanayama, Kaoru
Hanayama, Kaoru
Nakata, Masayuki
Nakata, Masayuki
Orochi, Doppo
Orochi, Doppo


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

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Opening Theme

"All Alone" by Ryouko Aoyagi

Ending Theme

"Loved..." by Ryouko Aoyagi

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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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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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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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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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Shigurui is a samurai anime which shares many similar characteristics with Baki.

Both stories are a sort of build up to an ultimate end fight; Yujiro in Baki and irako in Shigurui. Unfortunately both anime do not complete the story to conclude the end fight, to which you will have to read the manga to conclude. Art for both are very similar in my opinion, especially in the manga. The art styles for both mangaka are really similar and not just in the character styles but also the graphic violence. However the animation for shigurui is much better and a joy to watch if  read more 
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where as angelic layer is more on the cutesy side of things both of these shows have a turnament in which the main character must win or overcome. the stories are really good but with the longer shows the characters just have to keep fighting in more turnaments. 
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Sort of similiar, Baki is more graphic with it's violence. This is kind of a cheap version of Baki. 
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Both involve the main character fighting to become the strongest in a fighting competition. Many have wondered what the outcome would be in a fight between Hanma Baki and Aikawa Maki. 
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