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
Genres: ActionAction, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ShounenShounen, SportsSports
Authors: Itagaki, Keisuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Champion


Score: 7.661 (scored by 52425,242 users)
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Ranked: #16912
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Popularity: #968
Members: 13,019
Favorites: 307
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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
Wittyname (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 14, 2020
Toraraa (All reviews)
If you enjoy martial arts manga, this one is a must.

Story: 7/10 The story is very simple, and easy to follow, not the most important thing here, it can be summarized simply in the quest of the MC to get to surpass his father. Out of the 3 arcs of this manga, the most enjoyable one is the Maximum Tournament Saga, an absolute work of art that don't want to spoil too much.

Art: 9/10 One can clearly see the difference between this work and the most recent ones from Itagaki, this one is simpler, it does not exaggerate too much with the proportions and musculature read more
Jan 4, 2021
BropixWuff (All reviews)
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 read more
Nov 13, 2019
Ysbryd (All reviews)
Baki is not really defined by having a great narrative structure, as the arcs are almost separate from each other, save a few characters and overarching plot that crawls bit by bit. Its most defining features, in my opinion, are in its dedication to the battle manga ethos and the mastery of this by Keisuke Itagaki. The fight scenes are well drawn and the mangaka's understanding of body mechanics clearly lends itself to the quality. The characters *generally* serve the plot or the main character, so if you are not interested in Baki's character and his version of the hero's journey, this may not be read more

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