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


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, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 2800428,004 users)
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Ranked: #17632
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Popularity: #2436
Members: 50,575
Favorites: 168

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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

Hammer, Jack

Sakaguchi, Kouichi



Shibukawa, Gouki




Shiba, Chiharu

Nishimura, Tomohiro


Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Itagaki, Shin
Episode Director
Kamijou, Osamu


Opening Theme

"All Alone" by Ryouko Aoyagi

Ending Theme

"Loved..." by Ryouko Aoyagi

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
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
May 3, 2020
Gatsu-chan (All reviews)
Baki, one of the greatest series in fighting genre history. Baki Season 1 was fine, however Baki season 2 is much better in every way. I enjoyed this series so much, although at times there is some annoying stuff. To start, Baki season 2 is very enjoyable and awesome because of all the amazing fights and intriguing techniques. I love seeing all the fights between all the interesting characters. There are so many cool and lovable characters in this season. Now, at the time of writing this the manga has not been translated to English fully. As to why the original manga for Baki has read more

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