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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: 6.871 (scored by 4,232 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #42822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4631
Members: 8,191
Favorites: 21


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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.
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
Jun 2, 2008
Kain (All reviews)
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!
May 7, 2016
BradleySixten (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
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
Mar 18, 2015
scriptweaver (All reviews)
Grappler Baki. Ah yes, I remember this one. I first saw it after renting it from a hollywood videos in '08 (I think). I (litteraly) just recently went about rewatching it for the first time in years. Here's how I'll start this off. Nostalgia is a cruel mistress.

When I first came upon this little movie, I was delighted at sight of it. I remembered the cool fighting scenes and the interesting, yet original fighting techniques being used. Most of all, the main characters Goku-like energy and personality was definatly something I loved read more
Feb 26, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
And yes ppl i like short fighting ova´s, like this one, compared to the serie´s made about a decade later thats more on a darker and more serious note, this ova was more , well made on a more kidfriendly style by animation. storywise its not too shabby, weras it was an era were fighing anime popped out of the ground all over japan, but still is one that´s wellknown there till this day, Chara. fightingstyle and introduction are always special, villians to, and damn it was a bloody, bonebreakin´ rivers of bloodletting matchup thats settled in the story since most take´s read more