Baki (バキ, Baki) is the third anime series, right after the Baki the Grappler (TV) and Baki the Grappler: Maximum Tournament. The story is based on the manga series of Baki. The series is an ONA (Original Net Animation).
In December 2016, it was announced that the "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc of the second manga series will be receiving an anime television adaptation. The 26 episode series is directed by Toshiki Hirano at TMS Entertainment with character designs handled by Fujio Suzuki and scripts overseen by Tatsuhiko Urahata.
The two-cour anime series started to stream on Netflix in Japan on June 25, 2018. It began streaming outside Japan in Fall 2018, with the second cour released on April 30, 2019. The international release was labeled as "Part 1" and "Part 2" by Netflix. Its opening theme song is "Beastful" by Granrodeo and its ending theme is "Resolve" performed by Azusa Tadokoro with lyrics by Miho Karasawa. The series started to air on several Japanese television channels beginning with Tokyo MX1 on July 1.
The series adapts the Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga of the second manga series. The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yuujirou 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: Doppo Orochi, Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, and Kaiou Retsu.
List of Episodes
|#||English Title||Original Title||Airdate|
|1||Synchronicity||シンクロニシティ||June 25, 2018|
|2||Dark Martial Arts||黒格闘技||July 2, 2018|
|3||They're Finally Here!!||来た！来た！！来た！！！||July 9, 2018|
|4||The Battle Begins!!||死闘開始!!||July 16, 2018|
|5||Want Some More?||まだやるかい||July 23, 2018|
|6||Sergeant Katahira’s Report||片平巡査の報告書||July 30, 2018|
|7||A Formidable Team||最強タッグ||August 06, 2018|
|8||A Match vs a True Fight||試合と本番||August 13, 2018|
|9||Shaken Shinshinkai!!||神心会激震!!||August 20, 2018|
|10||Air Duel||空中決戦||August 27, 2018|
|11||Tiger Killer||虎殺し||September 3, 2018|
|12||Candy||キャンディ||September 10, 2018|
|13||Mr. Oliva||ミスターオリバ||September 17, 2018|
|14||Ungranted Freedom||許されぬ自由||September 24, 2018|
|15||Tremendous Muscle Power||超筋力||October 1, 2018|
|16||Slash||斬撃||October 8, 2018|
|17||Dad!||親父ッ!!||October 15, 2018|
|18||Thanks||アリガトウ||October 22, 2018|
|19||Admission of Defeat||認めるかい？||October 29, 2018|
|20||Saga||ＳＡＧＡ||November 4, 2018|
|21||Punishment||制裁||November 11, 2018|
|22||Clash of the Alphas!||超雄対決！||November 18, 2018|
|23||The Real Attack||本当の攻撃||November 25, 2018|
|24||Defeat||敗北||December 2, 2018|
|25||God and the Devil||神と鬼||December 9, 2018|
|26||The Centennial Tournament||大擂台賽||December 16, 2018|