Grappler Baki (TV)

Baki the Grappler

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: グラップラー刃牙
English: Baki the Grappler
French: Baki the Grappler
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2001 to Jun 26, 2001
Premiered: Winter 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Free-Will
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.461 (scored by 7416274,162 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1562
Members: 143,455
Favorites: 843

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Ever since he was born, Baki Hanma has always known nothing but fighting—strengthening every single muscle and learning different techniques from various martial arts under the supervision of his mother, Emi Akezawa. He trains in order to prepare himself to face and eventually surpass his own father, Yuujirou Hanma, a man feared by the masses as the "Ogre" and deemed the strongest being in the world.

However, when Baki realizes his mother's techniques are no longer enough, he sets out to become stronger in his own way. Seeking out powerful opponents and forming unbreakable bonds with them, he continues to grow both body and his soul, as the clock continues to tick closer toward the inevitable showdown against his father...

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Characters & Voice Actors

Akezawa, Emi

Hino, Yurika

Matsumoto, Kozue

Kojima, Sachiko



Motobe, Izou





Cook, Justin
Watson, Barry
Nanba, Hitoshi
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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1: "Ai Believe" (哀 believe) by Project BAKI (eps 1-25)
R1: "Child Prey" by Dir en grey (eps 1-25)

Ending Theme

"Reborn" by Project Baki


Aug 12, 2007
This is an anime everybody should see. The story may not be as deep as keshin or love hina but still this is a good anime. If you ever want to see a cool anime give this one a try. It may seem like a bad anime at first but it is sort of like the anime berserker. You will defintely want to see more. An anime with figting scenes all the and a nice story line. What more can you ask for. Yeah!!!
Aug 3, 2018
Mixed Feelings
This anime is something.. Whether that's something good or bad will depend on your tastes. When this came out, I'm sure it looked amazing and I must admit I am a fan of that 'older' art style of anime. Everything art wise is very 'odd' or quirky for this show, the way Baki looks, the design of his father..

Yujiro Hanma, the villain of the series has a very striking design. His muscles are horrifyingly creepy looking, he's completely, totally despicable and... he vaguely resembles Akuma from Street Fighter.

Okay, I've yammered about the art and how it's both unique, yet dated.. ...
Aug 8, 2022
I were at a friend house and he told me "Theres a new anime in Netflix called "BAKI" let's watch it", so we did. I really really loved the 2018 version of Baki so I decided to start from the basics and watch the orignial 2001 "Grappler Baki" and oh god how dissapointed I was. I won't go over about the plot or about the story, i'm just gonna focus on the personality of the characters.

From episode 1 Baki has totally diffrent personallty from the 2018 version and not in a good way. The 13 years old Baki is a very robotic character with ...

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