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.
The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world’s most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat — their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki’s side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!
Baki the Grappler (Baki or Grappler Baki) is a new anime that just came out on Netflix about a week and a half ago. From what I can tell from watching the first 3 episodes is that there is a boy named Baki (I’m guessing he is in high school), who is in extremely good shape and is very strong and he fights or wrestles people? (That’s about all I got so far from the episodes I have seen). The anime is very well animated and detailed through the main character and his opponents being very muscular and lean and it showing through the detail the of the characters physical build. The anime goes kind of old school because it shows blood and hard violence but also has moments of having 3 and even 4 levels of shading. I have honestly really enjoyed watching these past 3 episodes of this anime, the story seems really good, the animation isn’t scared to show blood (and there is a decent amount of blood and gore), the animation is very clean looking, and overall I enjoy watching it.
I can’t wait to see what happens next and I might even look into reading the manga.
Side note, I kind of want to start asking a question at the end of each post because I want to know about everyone.
This posts question! What was the first anime you ever watched and what do you think about it now?
And as always, have a great day!
-Alex (a.k.a UnrestrainedDarkness)