Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen

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Synonyms: Baki the Grappler II, Grappler Baki Second Season, Baki The Grappler - The Ultimate Tournament, Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament
Japanese: グラップラー刃牙(バキ) 最大トーナメント編
French: Baki The Grappler Saison 2: Maximum Tournament
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 24, 2001 to Dec 25, 2001
Premiered: Summer 2001
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, GoreGore, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.481 (scored by 3970939,709 users)
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Ranked: #17472
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Popularity: #2224
Members: 70,736
Favorites: 232

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Mitsunari Tokugawa, the organizer of the historic Tokugawa underground fighting ring, has created a tournament featuring 38 of the world's best fighters, many of whom are grandmasters in their respective form of martial arts. With the exception of weapons, anything goes in Tokugawa's ring so that each fighter is able to showcase their true power and strongest secret moves.

Baki Hanma earned a place in the tournament due to his status as the reigning champion of Tokugawa's fighting ring. Will he be able to come out on top?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaiou, Retsu

Yasui, Kunihiko



Shibukawa, Gouki




Akezawa, Emi



Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Yoshikawa, Kouji
Director, Episode Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Itagaki, Shin
Episode Director


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"All Alone" by Ryouko Aoyagi

Ending Theme

"Loved..." by Ryouko Aoyagi

Oct 11, 2008
In terms of story, what you see is what you get. It’s a tournament so it focuses exclusively on that. But what makes up for limited but effective and reasonable plot in a singular environment is being a character centric story arc. We get to learn about a certain fraction of the new characters and what they sacrificed to get to where they are. They are portrayed in ways once again where you can get to know and sympathize with them. They all have likable qualities even though they may seem like savage animals. And the development is pretty much predictable in this kind ...
Dec 6, 2008
Mixed Feelings
Grappler Baki II is the second season to the action/shonen show, Grappler Baki.

Story: Well, one interesting aspect about the storyline in this anime is that pretty much all 26 episodes take place in one day. As far as the story itself goes, it's nothing too special, it's just a tournament of 30+ fighters, with some plot twists and flashbacks thrown in to broaden the storyline and characters. Having a tournament in a shonen show is a terribly overused technique, but I cannot refrain myself from admitting that it is a very effective cliche. A tournament is thrilling to watch, since you wonder who will make ...
Mar 28, 2013
I'm a huge fan of the first season of "Grappler Baki", and the second season, which covers the Maximum Tournament saga, is a continuation of the same theme.

If you didn't enjoy the first season, you won't like this.

Every single episode is devoted to the 38 fighters in the tournament and their encounters with one another, and God, what encounters. As viciously brutal, bloody, and uniquely choreographed as the fights in the first season are, they pale next to the fights in the Maximum Tournament.

I have watched thousands of action movies, but there were instances of the Maximum Tournament where my head jerked back, and then ...

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