Grappler Baki (TV)

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Synonyms: Baki the Grappler
Japanese: グラップラー刃牙


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
Genres: ActionAction, SportsSports, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ShounenShounen
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.431 (scored by 4289342,893 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #18312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1759
Members: 84,439
Favorites: 471

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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

Hanma, Baki

Kikuchi, Masami

Hanma, Yuujirou

Nomura, Kenji

Hanayama, Kaoru

Kumai, Motoko

Orochi, Doppo


Akezawa, Emi

Hino, Yurika

Matsumoto, Kozue

Kojima, Sachiko

Tokugawa, Mitsunari

Kusumi, Naomi



Chakovsky, Yuri

Takatsuka, Masaya




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


Opening Theme

#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
Kain (All reviews)
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!!!
Jul 31, 2008
YoungVagabond (All reviews)
The synopsis of "Grappler Baki" couldn't be more boring and unoriginal; a teenager seeks to become the most powerful fighter in the world.

However, the execution of this hackneyed concept is what's extraordinary.

For starters, there are hardly any monologues or emotional flashbacks, and absolutely no cute, "funny" scenes of the main character being hit by a girl. Instead, each episode is filled with brutal, highly entertaining fights, most of them featuring the hero, Baki, getting the absolute piss beaten out of him.

Getting multiple bones shattered, having one's ankle exploded, one's eye nerves severed, being thrown out of a window on the third floor, swallowing glass, having read more
Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
What's great is all the characters have a back story and even though they want a piece of Baki, they are portrayed in ways where you can sympathize with all them including Baki and I feel you can sympathize with Yujiro to some extent. They are people that are portrayed with reasons of what they do. And what’s also good about this anime is that it’s very fast pace. You can watch like 4 episode and you feel like maybe 15 to 20 minutes have passed by. But what I really didn’t like is in the last 45% of the season with the time skip, read more
Aug 3, 2018
TheFirstEvil (All reviews)
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.. read more

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