Baki anime series is a very popular and old anime series that’s why this anime has too many seasons and ova’s which make baki series difficult to watch. Here’s the baki complete watch order guide which helps you to watch all baki series without any confusion.
Baki Anime Series has five seasons in total. Where Season 1 and Season 2 were released in 2001 and are known as “Baki The Grappler”. Then there was a new installment of the Baki anime series was released on Netflix in 2018 which has three seasons in total and is known as “Baki”. Because of these two different versions of Baki anime series fans are not able to figure out which one to watch first. Due to this, it becomes more obvious to make things clear for those who want to watch Baki anime.
Easy and Complete Baki Watch Order :
The baki watch order guide given below is complete and easy. Because most of the baki watch order available on the internet is huge or creates too much confusion about what to watch first and later. So that’s why I made this baki watch order list to the point and easy to follow so that you can enjoy this baki and baki the grappler anime to the fullest.
- Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter (1996)
- Baki the Grappler (2001)
- Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime (2016)
- Baki (2018)
- Baki Hanma (2021)
Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter -:
It is one episode Special that was released on Aug 21, 1994. It covers the first two fights of the Baki the Grappler manga. It’s largely skippable but it’s a good quick watch.
Baki the Grappler (2001) -:
Baki the Grappler (2001) installments consist of two seasons. Season 1 of Baki the Grappler series is known as Kid Saga/Underground Arena Saga and 2nd Season is known as Maximum Tournament Saga both seasons of these were released in 2001. Both Seasons of these series are available in English dub and sub to watch.
Baki the Grappler Season 1 :
Baki the Grappler Season 1 is known as Kid Saga/Underground Arena Saga and was aired from Jan 9, 2001, to Jun 26, 2001. It has a total of 24 episodes and each episode is 25 minutes long. It is the Winter 2001 anime and it is produced by Free-Will, licensed by Funimation, and animated by Group TAC.
Baki the Grappler Season 1 Plot :
Baki Hanma is raised by his wealthy and obsessive mother, Emi Akezawa, who also funds his training in the hopes that he can be a powerful fighter like his father. 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. Eventually, Baki fights his father and is beaten without a challenge.
After being beaten, Baki travels around the world to continue his training. Years down the road he finds an underground fighting arena where he fights some of the most powerful fighters of all styles of martial arts. It is here he truly begins to hone his martial arts skills.
Baki the Grappler Season 2 :
Baki the Grappler Season 2 is known as Baki The Grappler – The Ultimate Tournament and was aired from Jul 24, 2001 to Dec 25, 2001. It has a total of 24 episodes and each episode is 25 minutes long. It is the Summer 2001 anime and it is produced by Free-Will, licensed by Funimation, and animated by Group TAC.
Baki the Grappler Season 2 Plot :
Mitsunari Tokugawa, the organizer of the historic Tokugawa underground fighting ring, has created a tournament featuring 38 of the world’s best fighters, many of whom are grandmasters in their respective forms of martial arts. With the exception of weapons, anything goes in Tokugawa’s ring so that each fighter is able to showcase their true power and strongest secret moves.
Baki Hanma earned a place in the tournament due to his status as the reigning champion of Tokugawa’s fighting ring. Will he be able to come out on top?
Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime (2016) :
Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime is 15 minutes long OVA of Baki which was released on Dec 6, 2016. It was released 15 years after Baki the Grappler anime ended to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Baki franchise. It is based on the new Manga by Grappler Baki. After the release of this OVA of Baki, the new season was announced.
Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime Plot -:
As if bound by fate, five of the world’s most dangerous convicts escape from their respective prisons and converge at Mitsunari Tokugawa’s coliseum, where they seek but one thing: the taste of defeat. It is then Mitsunari who presents them with what they all desire—17-year-old Baki Hanma, the winner of the “most historic tournament ever,” along with four other hand-selected opponents. On the spot, it is decided that a five-versus-five battle will ensue between the fighters. The combat can take place anytime, anywhere, and without any restrictions.
With each contender hellbent on gauging their strength against a worthy adversary, a unique no-holds-barred, out-of-the-ring tournament erupts in the heart of Tokyo.
Baki (2018) :
2018’s Baki series shows the events of the New Grappler Baki manga. It’s a direct sequel to Baki the Grappler, taking place just days after the conclusion of the Maximum Tournament.
Baki is a radical departure from Baki the Grappler. While Baki the Grappler paid homage to many real-life combat athletes, Baki goes more in the direction of a fantastical kung-fu movie. This starts the ball rolling for the series to move in a progressively more ridiculous direction. Baki 2018 installment has two seasons where Season 1 is known as Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga and Season 2 is known as Great Chinese Challenge Saga/Godlike Clash of the Kids Saga and it was released in 2020.
Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre (2021) -:
Hanma : Baki Son Of Orge is two season latest installment of Baki where the first season has been aired on Sep 30, 2021 and it has 12 episodes. Season 1 of this series is produced by netflix.
The mauling of a vicious, prehistoric-sized African elephant makes international headlines. Featured in reports of the aftermath, the sole survivor of one of the animal’s rampages attributes its death to a lone, unarmed man—unknowingly describing Yuujirou Hanma, nicknamed the “Ogre” and often labeled as the “strongest creature on Earth.” Elsewhere, Yuujirou’s 18-year-old son Baki spars with an equally formidable beast: a praying mantis.
Bewildered yet intrigued, Baki learns about his fellow inmates and tolerates the hellish conditions of prison life while waiting for an opportunity to present itself.
Where Can You Watch Baki?
As mentioned in above paragraphs Baki has multiple installment, where Baki (2021) is available to watch online on Netflix. In Baki (2018) Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 are available on Netflix to watch in Hd. For watching the Older installments of Baki which is also known as Baki the Grappler which two seasons either you buy Blu-ray or you can watch it on third party anime streaming sites.
How long it takes to Watch Baki Anime Series Completely?
It takes about 65 hours and 30 minutes or almost three days to complete the whole Baki series.
- Baki The Grappler: The Ultimate Fighter (1994) (45 mins)
- Baki the Grappler (2001): Season 1 (24 episodes of 25 mins each)
- Baki the Grappler (2001): Season 2: (24 episodes of 24 mins each)
- Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime (2016) (15 mins)
- Baki Season 1 (26 episodes of 24 mins each)
- Baki Season 2: (13 episodes of 24mins each)
- Baki Hanma: The Son of Ogre (2021) (12 episodes of 24 mins each)
Baki anime series is not for those who have weak heart. The baki anime series not only about intense fight and all but also shows the story of a young boy climbing the ladder up to top of his fighting carrier. Skipping the first two parts of Baki won’t affect the plot of the 2018 series, but if you have the time and love retro anime, don’t skip it.
The OVAs can be watched after completing Baki Season 2 (2001), and you can skip it if you want to watch the 2018 Netflix anime from scratch.