Anime, Manga

Baki the Grappler – My review

Baki Hanma is a young fighter who yearns to follow in the footsteps of his father, Yujiro and become the strongest fighter in the world. Through that, he trains tirelessly and fights constantly to hone his skills and develop his body to achieve these goals. Many intense battles lay ahead of Baki as he goes about his quest to be the best and ultimately take the title of “King” from his father.

So I just recently did a review on Baki (2018), this is the first season of this anime that I am going to review now! So this is the first season of the Baki anime, this season gave us a lot of backgrounds and introduced us to a chunk of character we will get to see even in the newest season of the show! So if you are ready, let us get into this review of Baki the Grappler!

What I love about this anime is how each character has its own background story, from the great Yasha Ape, Baki himself, to Yuri and Hanayama. All these characters make up the base of Baki the Grappler. But let’s did not forget our favorite devil, Yujiro Hanma.

The story is about Baki, a 13-year-old kid, training martial arts since he was 3 years old, and having his father as an idol or a goal for his life. But at 13 years old, he left his controlled training and started running his life by himself, however coming to realize that his father is really a psycho and not some loving person, he aims to defeat him.
Baki then goes through several stages of his life, including defeating a 20Ft Ape with just his martial arts.

The funny thing I have to say about this is everyone here looks like they takes steroids. Its like Dragon Ball almost but not with the rapid unexplainable expansion of muscle and the sudden change in hair pigment color and random yellow lines of supposed fire that doesn’t seem to burn the skin.

A funny part of this anime that I remember was when Baki was climbing up a hill and has numerous experiences of hormones and adrenalin. He litterally plunges himself off a cliff so that he can awaken his “near death focus”.

What I love about it is that it was so serious, and had a true fighting spirit within. It never got into comedy, it was always ready for a fight and a fight to the death even.

The sound, well the music was pretty good. If you watched the English dub version you know what I’m talking about, that OP gets stuck in your head and it is an awesome OP.

As soon as I finished this anime, I just had to go to the second season… and I would recommend the same for you to do also.

 

Today’s question is, what would you do if your life was like this anime? Would you train and fight your way to becoming the words strongest or would you try to stay out of the fighting seen (very hard to do in this anime)?

Thank you so much for reading my post, I hope you all enjoyed it and don’t forget to have a great day!

-Alex

 

 

 

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