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.
Alright people here we go Grappler Baki! this is the story of the most unfortunate badass ever, the story of Baki starts even before he was born because his father is the most visious ruthless crazy mofo of all time.. and he wants a son to match his strength. And so baki was born for the soul purpose of one day defeating his ridiculously crazy father.
Baki is a really cool character to follow in this anime he is tough and learns fast to defeate his oponets and has a pretty cool personality. Baki is a true compediter in a world of fighting he fights for the thrill of the fight and to be the best, his fighting spirit usually wins his opponents over in the heat of battle... but do not be mistaken Baki fights to win.
Ok so the style of fighting in this anime pushes the actual limit of human ability back a few feet to creat a very exciting style of fighing that range from street brawler to pro wrestler to martial arts master, you see such a veriation of style and additude that it really makes the show "pop" as you see the clash of culture and style!
The story line is straight forward and simple Baki needs to become the strongest man in the world to one day take on his father. In the start of the show Baki is training with instructers, coaches, and the latest technology to become a great fighter but soon realizes that he needs a more bad to the bone training regimen to even comepare to the greatest underground fighers. Baki being so young has his work cut out for him even attempting to go against the best of the underground but being he is the son of the scaryest dude of all time he is able to get his foot in the door.... then proceeds to kick people in the face with it.
Character development in this show is not so great but thats not really what this show is about, the development followes the main character but thats about it, the cool thing is that all characters that have any value in the show have there history touched on so you can see the potential in them for the build up of a fight and makes it more exciting but to some may be a turnoff. Baki does make friends along the way but is basicly a lone wolf which is why the character development is lacking.
** SPOILER ALERT ** kind of..
So in this review u probly see that i mention Baki's father alot, there is a good reason for it. His father is the main modivation of this anime EVERYONE wants a peice of him but the dude is untouchable by ANY means of force.. straight up super badass. The dude is beyond cocky and literly thinks of himself as a god and for a damn good reason.... super badass. There has never in anime been a character that dominates so much, shure there are characters in other animes that can beat him, but in all the anime i have watched no character in a fighting anime has been so evil, ruthless, dominate and fun to watch. Yujiro (bakis father) is my favorite anime bad guy of all time and he makes this anime worth watching just for him alone! Let me give you one example.... Dude is standing in the back waiting for his turn to fight in the turny and Yujiro just appears and wants to join in the tournament, so he grabs the guy buy the sholders and slowly bends him into a pretzel killing him (lol) then says " this man is unable to fight, I will take his place"