Baki the Grappler (2001–2007)

TV Series  -   -  Animation | Drama | Sport
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 226 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Baki Hanma is an exceptionally strong young man. He spends every waking moment training and fighting so that he may someday surpass the fighting abilities of the strongest being on Earth--... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 912 titles
created 01 Apr 2012
 
a list of 292 titles
created 02 Jun 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 188 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Baki the Grappler (2001–2007)

Baki the Grappler (2001–2007) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Baki the Grappler.

Season:

1

Year:

2001

Videos

1 video »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hajime no ippo (2000–2002)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stars: Beau Billingslea, Richard Cansino, Joe Cappelletti
Texhnolyze (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a man-made underground society, descendants of a banished generation vie for control of the crumbling city of Lux. Ichise, an orphan turned prize fighter, loses a leg and an arm to ... See full summary »

Stars: Justin Gross, Satoshi Haga, Shizuka Ito
Shigurui: Death Frenzy (TV Series 2007)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.

Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Emi Shinohara, Seizô Katô
Wolf's Rain (TV Series 2003)
Action | Sci-Fi | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

In a post-apocalyptic future where humans live in domed cities surrounded by wasteland, wolves are assumed to be two hundred years extinct.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Kenta Miyake, Akio Suyama
Blood+ (2005–2006)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005.

Stars: Kari Wahlgren, Ben Diskin, Crispin Freeman
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Tomokazu Seki, Tomoko Kawakami, Kent Williams
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be ... See full summary »

Director: Toyoo Ashida
Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi
Ninja Scroll: The Series (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman... See full summary »

Stars: Rikiya Koyama, Kôichi Yamadera, David Rasner
Monster (2004–2005)
Animation | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a young but extremely talented neurosurgeon, lives his life working in a hospital in Germany. He is respected by his superiors for his incredible surgical skills, envied by... See full summary »

Stars: Liam O'Brien, Karen Strassman, Richard Epcar
When They Cry (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as ... See full summary »

Stars: Sôichirô Hoshi, Mai Nakahara, Satsuki Yukino
Get Backers (2002–2003)
Action | Adventure | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Ban Midou and Ginji Amano, two juvenile delinquents from the Shinjuku district of Tokyo, Japan, are also known as a pair of retrievers-for-hire called the GetBackers. Both of them possess ... See full summary »

Stars: J. Shanon Weaver, Jason Liebrecht, Omar Gallaga
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (TV Series 2008)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Rin Asogi runs a private investigation agency in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, performing odd jobs ranging from finding lost pets to hunting rare stamps in order to get by. Yet despite ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Cason, Jamie Marchi, Mamiko Noto
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Robert McCollum ...
 Baki / ... (22 episodes, 2001)
...
 Narrator / ... (22 episodes, 2001)
Masami Kikuchi ...
 Baki / ... (22 episodes, 2001)
Masayuki Omoro ...
 Kuriyagawa / ... (17 episodes, 2001)
Yoshikazu Nagano ...
 Doctor / ... (15 episodes, 2001)
...
 Strydum / ... (14 episodes, 2001)
Yurika Hino ...
 Emi / ... (14 episodes, 2001)
Toshitaka Shimizu ...
 Announcer / ... (14 episodes, 2001)
Masayuki Nakata ...
 Hanayama / ... (14 episodes, 2001)
Naomi Kusumi ...
 Tokugawa / ... (14 episodes, 2001)
...
 Kato / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
...
 Gizo / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ...
 Strydum (12 episodes, 2001)
Wendy Powell ...
 Emi (11 episodes, 2001)
...
 Hanayama / ... (11 episodes, 2001)
R. Bruce Elliott ...
 Kuriyagawa / ... (11 episodes, 2001)
Jin Yamanoi ...
 Kizaki / ... (11 episodes, 2001)
...
 Yujiro / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
Doug Burks ...
 Tokugawa / ... (10 episodes, 2001)
Kenji Nomura ...
 Yujiro (9 episodes, 2001)
Eiji Yanagisawa ...
 Yasyazaru / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
Phil Parsons ...
 Kizaki / ... (9 episodes, 2001)
Edit

Storyline

Baki Hanma is an exceptionally strong young man. He spends every waking moment training and fighting so that he may someday surpass the fighting abilities of the strongest being on Earth--his father Yujiro, a cruel man who lives only to fight and hurt people. On his path to becoming the strongest, Baki fights and trains with masters of various fighting styles, always looking for new ways to increase his own strength and fighting technique. Written by page8701

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Confident Champion Cruelly Crushes Competition! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

8 January 2001 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Grappler Baki TV  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(24 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Grappler Baki (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
"Baki" - The ultimate fight Anime'?
9 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the two-season series collection DVD for "Baki the Grappler" at Best Buy and I knew I had to beg my mother to get it for me for Christmas. Alas, I was not disappointed Christmas Day when I got my wish. I eagerly popped in disc one and was blown away by several repeated kicks to the senses of what I see as the ultimate fight Anime'!

My friends and I are used to the likes of watching live-action martial arts movies, but so few martial arts fight Anime' features. I'm the only one of us who has dared to experience the intensity (and overall insanity, with occasional bits of surrealism thrown in for good measure) that is "Baki the Grappler." An adaptation of the Japanese Manga series created by Keisuke Itagaki, the show follows the long and brutal path of 13-year-old Baki Hanma to proclaim himself the best fighter in the world. It's a long, hard to quest to be the best, since his father Yujiro Hanma already has that title and is pretty much the strongest living creature on the planet, although IMHO, he might as well as be the Devil himself (you'll eventually see why).

It's obvious that Baki has a big chip on his shoulder, not only to prove to the world that he is the best, but he also has to prove it to himself as well (lending the series an unpretentious emotional edge rare for this sort of thing). At such a young age, he's already pushed himself to the limit and beyond, both physically and mentally, to be the best fighter in the world. The series does a good job of tracking his maturation from a brash young street brawler to a seasoned and intelligent martial artist who has earned legions of respect from his fans as well as other legendary fighters.

The series at first begins like any action/crime thriller we've become so used to in the past. But about five episodes in, things suddenly change into a great new direction and never looks back. Also, some have made about comments about how there's no false drama or theatrics in this show. That's good, not bad. All we get here is straight-up action and nothing more, even though we grow to really like Baki, regardless of how deeply troubled he may be, and there are a few unexpectedly tragic moments during the series that does prove that even fighters have a heart.

Still, "Baki the Grappler" is first-rate fight Anime'. There's a wide variety of martial arts disciplines on display here, including boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Chinese gong-fu, Karate, Kickboxing, Judo, Jujutsu, Muay Thai, Sumo, Tae Kwon Do, wrestling, and some good old-fashioned straight-up brawling. Needless to say, Baki is able to dish out beatings and take a few himself, and still walk right on into the next fight. It also goes without saying that Baki, and most of the fighters he battles with, are pretty much superhuman because their stamina and endurance during scenes of intense combat is nothing short of just that - superhuman. One of these battles includes Baki's mountain-top brawl with a giant ape that's probably the mutant offspring of King Kong and Bigfoot.

"Baki the Grappler" is up there with some of the greatest martial arts Anime' features from Japan, certainly one of the greatest animated martial arts features period, for sure. Its two-season, 48-episode run may be pushing it for some tastes, but I guarantee you that you'll never be sleeping with so many repeated kicks to the head, and a few vague references to the martial arts philosophies of Bruce Lee, to keep you interested, and conscious.

Japanese metal band Dir en Grey performs the opening theme song of each episode, "Child Prey."

10/10


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
tell me I'm not the only one Navy_Jack
Yugiro. I nominate for greatest villain. sprawltoggler07
Favorite characters ATFhitman
Baki Hanma's height? www-afzala1
Discuss Baki the Grappler (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?