The story follows teenager Baki Hanma as he trains and tests his fighting skills against a variety of different opponents in deadly, no rules hand-to-hand combat. A minute original video animation OVA was released in A episode anime aired on TV Tokyo between January 8 and June 25, , and was quickly followed by a second episode series from July 22 to December 24, An Original net animation ONA was released on Netflix between June 25 and September 24, , followed by a second season that was released on June 4, The third season is scheduled for Entertainment incomplete , and finally both anime series in by Funimation Entertainment. Media Do International began releasing the second manga series digitally in August As of , the first four Baki series had over 75 million copies in circulation. Baki Hanma is raised by his wealthy mother, Emi Akezawa, who also funds his training in the hopes that he can be a powerful warrior like his father, Yujiro Hanma. Around the start of the series, Baki outgrows traditional training and heads out to follow the path of his ruthless father's training and meets many powerful fighters along the way.
It was followed by three sequel series: Baki New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero or New Grappler Baki , which was serialized from to and later collected into 31 volumes, Hanma Baki Baki: Son of Ogre , which was serialized from to and later collected into 37 volumes, and Baki-Dou , which was serialized from to and collected into 22 volumes. A fifth series, also named Baki-Dou but with Baki's name written in katakana instead of kanji, began on October 4, A minute original video animation OVA was released in This was quickly followed by a second episode series, from July 22 to December 24, Entertainment incomplete , and finally both anime series, in by Funimation Entertainment. The comedy film Graffreeter Toki lit. Media Do International began releasing the second manga series digitally in August As of , the first four Baki series had over 75 million collected volumes in circulation. The Baki Gaiden: Kizumen - Scarface spin-off series had 3.
It faithfully follows the original manga series. Notably, the anime was produced by Free-Will , a music record label. The series' music was written and composed by "Project Baki", and all the theme songs performed by Ryoko Aoyagi. Funimation's English version was one of the launch-shows on their own television channel, Funimation Channel, which debuted on June 19, Baki was broadcast on weekends at pm, switching to the pm slot on September 4, Dubbed in English, the episodes were edited for time but do not appear to have been edited for content. The story begins when year-old Baki Hanma faces opponents in a martial-arts battle.
Ever since he was born, Baki Hanma has always known nothing but fighting—strengthening every single muscle and learning different techniques from various martial arts under the supervision of his mother, Emi Akezawa. He trains in order to prepare himself to face and eventually surpass his own father, Yuujirou Hanma, a man feared by the masses as the "Ogre" and deemed the strongest being in the world. However, when Baki realizes his mother's techniques are no longer enough, he sets out to become stronger in his own way. Seeking out powerful opponents and forming unbreakable bonds with them, he continues to grow both body and his soul, as the clock continues to tick closer toward the inevitable showdown against his father Fifteen of the Best Martial Arts Anime. Join MyAnimeList to catalog your anime and manga, compare with your friends, create your own profile, and plenty more. It's free and easy to join.