Grappler Baki

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Synonyms: Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter, Baki the Grappler: The Ultimate Fighter
Japanese: グラップラー刃牙


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 1994
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Central Park Media
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.821 (scored by 1128411,284 users)
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Ranked: #51482
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Popularity: #4708
Members: 21,406
Favorites: 53

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Doppo Orochi sits down to watch the final match of his karate school's youth tournament. Atsushi Suedou, one of his disciples, faces off against Baki Hanma, a fresh teenage boy breezing through the matches. Intrigued by the boy's strength, Doppo, alongside another of his disciples—Kiyosumi Katou— visits the notorious Tokugawa underground ring—a hidden freestyle fighting arena that prohibits only weaponry in its matches. Upon arriving, they learn that Baki is set to face none other than Koushou Shinogi: an infamous karate master and user of the lethal Cord-Cutting technique.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Asada, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Itagaki, Keisuke
Original Creator
Umakoshi, Yoshihiko
Character Design
Iwane, Masaaki
Inserted Song Performance, In-Between Animation


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Jan 13, 2009
Some of the technics will make you cringe. Good OVA to the series. This was out long before the tv series so animation is a little older looking. Basically, it's a longer episode of the series. The characters are actually the same. I saw this first, and while watching the series, I realized they basically absorbed the OVA into the series. In other words, if you saw the series, you seen this OVA. Still, it's worth a watch, especially if your a Baki fan.
Jun 2, 2008
Mixed Feelings
After seeing the baki episodes i wanted to try out this movie. Its not as good as the series but it still makes up if you want a little "shot" of baki. This was made before the episodes and sadly the spisodes did not finish beacuase of finacial problems. But If you løiked baki the grappler episodes chances are you will this one too. Defintely a must for baki fans!
Apr 2, 2015
I never liked this anime and time really hasn't done it any favors at all. I decided to rewatch it only because I recently gave the TV series Baki the Grappler a rewatch. I'm not normally a fan of remakes, but this is one title that really needed it through the 48 episode TV series, because this anime is so bland to the point it can barely even fall back on its action.

Yuji Asada did a very poor job directing this anime. There is pretty much no story and the plot is non existent. Before some crazed fan decides to leap and shout out the ...

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