Grappler Baki
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Grappler Baki

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Synonyms: Baki the Grappler
Japanese: グラップラー刃牙


Type: Manga
Volumes: 42
Chapters: 371
Status: Finished
Published: 1991 to 1999
Genre: Action Action
Themes: Gore Gore, Martial Arts Martial Arts
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Authors: Itagaki, Keisuke (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 95369,536 users)
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Ranked: #15162
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Popularity: #708
Members: 21,819
Favorites: 500

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Beneath the legendary Tokyo Dome lies an underground fighting arena known as Kourakuen. Here, warriors display their prowess in all manner of martial art disciplines, from the quiet control of kenpo to the heavy hits of boxing. There are only two real rules in this arena: no weapons allowed, and no rewards will be obtained. Fighters here live and die for only their honor and the chance to make their name live on forever.

Teenage grappler Baki Hanma strives to earn a place among Kourakuen's fiercest combatants, utilizing a unique fighting style created through years of harsh training and suffering. Baki is the only known son of the infamous terror Yuujirou Hanma, a violent man known and feared worldwide as the "Ogre." Yuujirou's brutal parenting and savage international crimes have filled Baki with trauma and hatred, fueling him to become as powerful as possible.

In a quest for revenge against his father, Baki battles the most fearsome men the world has ever birthed. Through bloody victory and crushing loss, will Baki ever be strong enough to stand his ground against Yuujirou?

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Oct 27, 2017
Ah, Baki, where to start where to start
At surface level, Baki seems like a stereotypical shounen, about a boy training to become the worlds strongest and face it all head on, and technically that's not a wrong synopsis.
So what separates Baki from other shounen anime? Well, the creator, Keisuke Itagaki, did his homework to say the least, having military experience and a degree in Shorinji Kenpo, he didn’t need to rely on things like ‘increasing power level/chakra/ki’, and instead gave a mixture of fantasy martial arts and real ones taken to the next level, all having basis in the principles and applied knowledge ...
Jan 4, 2021
Grappler Baki is a long-running action, martial arts manga, written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki.

Grappler Baki is a massive manga, having over 130 volumes and is still publishing to this day, the series is currently divided into 5 parts: Grappler Baki (1), New Grappler Baki (2), Hanma Baki Son of Ogre (3), Baki Dou Part 1 (4) and Baki Dou Part 2 (5).

The core focus of Grappler Baki is fighting and fighting only, to quote Super Eye Patch Wolf “Baki is a series for fighting, for fighting sake.”
Realism? It does not exist in Baki, what you get out of Baki is high amounts ...
Jul 31, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Grappler Baki

The first part of an extremely long manga series that cost me a lot of time. To be honest, the manga itself wavers between hate and love until the current Baki-Dou part.

The manga always manages to create completely bizarre fights in which you have to rearrange the power of the characters again and again according to fluctuating proportions, especially later it becomes extremely difficult to determine who is above whom in the food chain.

In any case, the author loves to bring bizarre visualizations of strength, training, and explanations into the manga. I have always found this aspect very appealing and at the same time ...

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