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 7255472,554 users)
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Ranked: #19392
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Popularity: #1559
Members: 140,465
Favorites: 833

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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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Youtube Music
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


May 28, 2022
“There is always a stronger opponent” - is the non-ending loop that this series seems to be stuck in.

Let me preface this by saying that 13 years old Baki is the best version of himself yet. I don't know if that's an unpopular opinion or I'm just too much of a Shounen struck to know better, but it is what it is.

This show established itself as one of the most bizarre and weird Anime experiences I had the pleasure of enjoying, it's ridiculous and takes itself lightly, never too serious and desperate and that's what was the most fun. You'd think a show about martial ...
May 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Notice: This review covers all three major arcs.

First arc

A typical shonen series is about hyperactive boys training endlessly in order to become the best in a specific field. Well guess what; this anime is also like that. It’s about a boy that wants to be the best fighter and to surpass his father, the strongest man in the world. The catch is, it’s way more focused on being brutal than telling a moral message about friendship or spicing things up with something other than fighting.

If you got tired of watching fighting shonen or sport series that are wasting a lot of time on not being ...
Nov 12, 2023
Improved final third of the season fails to redeem an underwhelming story and characters that came before it.

With surface-level writing, an unlikable protagonist and unimpressive fight scenes, even the last few episodes which introduce some cool characters and potentially interesting storylines can’t make up for the extremely boring and unremarkable first 15 episodes that not only fail to develop the story and themes as anything more than the main character wishing to become the strongest person on the planet, But said character also behaves and treats everyone around him like an unlikable, rude brat with little redeeming qualities, and a couple of interesting supporting ...

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