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: 7.471 (scored by 2797227,972 users)
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Ranked: #17012
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Popularity: #1803
Members: 56,858
Favorites: 412
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Baki Hanma is a young fighter who yearns to follow in the footsteps of his father, Yujiro, and become the strongest fighter in the world. Through that he trains tirelessly and fights constantly to hone his skills and develop his body to achieve these goals. Many intense battles lay ahead of Baki as he goes about his quest to be the best and ultimately take the title of "King" from 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


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

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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)

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"Reborn" by Project Baki

More reviewsReviews

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
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!!!
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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