Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen

Baki the Grappler: 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
English: Baki the Grappler: Saidai Tournament-hen
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
Genre: SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, GoreGore
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.491 (scored by 4972249,722 users)
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Ranked: #18382
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Popularity: #2207
Members: 89,286
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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

Orochi, Doppo




Shibukawa, Gouki





Yatabe, Katsuyoshi
Yoshikawa, Kouji
Director, 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 ...
Jan 4, 2024
The story in "Maximum Tournament" tracks the story of Baki Hanma, who wants to be best fighter in whole world. The part is about a fighting contest that brings fighters from all around the world to compete. The competition has many fighters with different fight styles, but the story mostly focuses on action and fighting. The anime focuses more on fight excitement than character growth and complicated stories. This might make viewers wish for more complex storytelling.

In "Maximum Tournament," the group of characters are many. It has fighters of all kinds, each with their own fighting skills and ways they act. But, the development of ...

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