The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world's most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat -- their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki's side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!
I've believed in this anime from the beginning and I will continue to watch it through all the way. I love this kind of art style a lot with all the muscles and stuff prolly because I watched dbz and jojo etc. Every episode has great fights and builds suspense making you wanting to watch more. If your into the fighting type animes, this is another one to add on your list. So far I've enjoyed watching this anime and I will not stop. The anime has blood scenes in it but it isn't that bad really, well for me at least. I wouldn't know
how much blood is enough to get someones stomach rumbling. To others who don't really watch fighting animes or ones with blood in it, I don't think it is the anime for you. But If you got the guts to search for more instead of limiting yourself to less hyped genres, then go ahead and watch this anime.
Netflix has come to reward us once again with some nu-anime. It starts with the most epic rock metal solo known to mankind, followed by muscle Jesuses and GAR Moseses posing while looking like the manly and badass they are. Then they start fighting each others and I don't know what the fuck, but this is the most godawesome thing I have seen since Netero and Zero invaded the palace in Hunter x Hunter.
There aren't great many things that I appreciate more than manly and bro. It rhymes so you know its legitimate. What Baki does is not simply bromaculous or over the top manliness:
it's the pinnacle of sakigake. Promoting Be A Man like the whole universe revolves around it, and based to the narrative: the world truly works this way. Not only that, this is also the most educational animanga after Holyland when it comes to martial arts.. or at least it would be if the real sports were around 17 times more manly.
This series is very straight forwards and simple. It can only be liked for one thing, and those who never appreciated GAR, will have very low chances of finding this to be anything special. But I, for one, could not be happier. Now I pray for the merciful bros at Netflix: Do Angel Densetsu next.
Oh, and watching this without seeing the first 2 seasons is a thing women and children would do. Real man would never do such a thing. (quote from S01, altered, obviously).
I really love the Baki franchise so I guess a score of 7 seems pretty harsh but I've got good reason for it.
To start with I guess I'll go into the Art. The animation started off really bad, being a mix of poor computer animation and CGI. It gets better right away when they lose the cheap CG fight scenes, but the animation quality doesn't look much better than the first seasons despite them being released seventeen years ago.
As far as Sound is concerned, it's fine. I was maybe hoping for a slightly better soundtrack but it's not bad enough to warrant much criticism.
want to get into the Story.
I like the plot. Seeing a switch from a tournament to an unstructured conflict between martial artists who escaped death row and the characters we've already come to know is an interesting change of pace. But the narrative structure for this series is god awful. It's just so very, very bad.
I'll admit that the series has always been a little slow paced. There were always flashbacks for each character and other characters commentating on the fights, but there was a good balance. Baki (2018) doesn't have that balance. When characters do fight, there is much less time dedicated to them actually fighting than there is for flashbacks or explaining their weapons. If a fight scene lasts less than half the time it takes for one character to give a science lesson about how he uses wire as a weapon, something has gone wrong.
It's not just that the show spends more time cutting away from fights than it does showing characters duke it out, it's the way the fights are broken up and interrupted. In one episode there is about 4 minutes of screen time of two characters fighting, meanwhile it is broken up in several parts by ten minutes worth of flashbacks, some of which was completely unnecessary.
This kind of story boarding really brings down the overall enjoyment of a series. At this point I feel that because of the slow pacing of Baki, the only good way to watch it would be to wait until it's finished airing and watch each episode back to back.
I really wish I could give this 10/10. But the Plot is very simple and straightforward and the art style is not deserving of a 10.
But what it lacks in story it makes up for the most exciting fights with a lot of techniques from all martial art forms.
This anime takes martial arts to its limits without involving any external powers like KI or Magic. It can get a bit crazy later on if they adapt later chapters of manga. Every episode I wish it didn't end.
This series also has hilarious, What Just happened comedy. You are taken off guard, and that is personality one
of my favorite types of comedy, where you have no clue it was coming.
This is perfectly adapted from the manga which I highly suggest.