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Grappler Baki

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


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 1994
Producers: Knack Productions
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.931 (scored by 2,790 users)
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Ranked: #37472
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Popularity: #4443
Members: 5,192
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Baki, a new grappler on the no-holds barred fighting scene, is flying up the ranks. All that is left in his wake are the dead and the defeated. However, no one can tell whether he can keep this up against the previous champion, a fierce fighter who severs his opponents very nerves to win.

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Asada, Yuuji
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Itagaki, Keisuke
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Ribeiro, Marco
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Iwane, Masaaki
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May 7, 2016
Dropnote (All reviews)
- Grappler Baki -

Let's review the 1994 OVA titled "Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter".

Welcome to the random world of Baki the Grappler.. where and what is going on in terms of development? Your guess is as good as mine. This OVA throws you right into the action with no explanation. Having viewed the English dub of the OVA I can say.. DON'T. I think most people that wish to go back and watch this will enjoy it much more in Japanese. The 90's was a brilliant time for many things.. you name it: Music, Sports, and even Entertainment. Falling into the entertainment read more
Nov 28, 2015
-Anokata (All reviews)
Oh boy, another seriously underrated OVA. Truly a shame how so many great OVA from the 90s don't get the praise they deserve on this site.

So after watching the first season of Baki I decided to check out the older OVA before continuing with Season Two. But let's review this beautiful piece of art step by step:

Story: 9/10 The OVA covers up the Karate tournament which was animated as well in season one of Baki the Grappler (TV). Nothing outstanding but a simple and great tournament setting which I love and in my opinion one of the best ways to present great fights and Baki read more
Jan 13, 2009
animegorey (All reviews)
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.
Apr 2, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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 read more


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