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: 7.471 (scored by 6412464,124 users)
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Ranked: #18182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1583
Members: 124,631
Favorites: 745

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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



Tokugawa, Mitsunari

Kusumi, Naomi


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


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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

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!!!
Jul 31, 2008
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 ...
Oct 11, 2008
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, ...

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