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Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #17302
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Popularity: #2759
Members: 15,855
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Synopsis

Baki, a great grappler needs to live up to his name being the son of the the greatest grapplers of all time: Hanma Yujiro. At the Shinshinkai Organization's private arena, anything goes and the odds are always stacked against you. Current champion of the urderground tournament he fight to defend his title against the worlds strongest and best martial artists, including "the beast" his own father Yujiro.

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Staff

Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Fukunaga, Gen
Executive Producer
Itagaki, Keisuke
Original Creator


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"All Alone" by Ryouko Aoyagi

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"Loved..." by Ryouko Aoyagi




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Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 6, 2008
M_A (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 28, 2017
DonQuigeek (All reviews)
For those who love tournament fights only! Preferably with aberrant and gore-ish martial prowess among masters. Because there is nothing else to it. Well, almost.

You have a story, a script the size of a matchbox, but fairly right for the purpose it serves. Characters' backstories easily fill that purpose too, being side stories on their own, keeping us entertained. It only stretches a bit much around the end, otherwise, there's nothing to get bored of: plenty of fights!
On the artistic side, Grappler Baki is a failure. Everything from the chara design to the animation is cheap to the point even Baki doesn't look the same read more
Mar 28, 2013
YoungVagabond (All reviews)
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 read more

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