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Review: Baki the Grappler


Plot Summary:
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. Thru 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.Hanma Baki, son of the strongest grappler in the world, is trying to claim his father’s throne. To do so he has to fight many; making lots of friends and enemies in the process.

I have been watching Baki the Grappler over the past year! It is one hell of an anime! When I started it off I had about 4 DVDs and I thought it would probably end around DVD 6 but I was very wrong about that. This anime is a full throttle no joke fighting anime with so many fighters who just want to put everything on the line for the last taste of glory. It is insane, you get really caught up with this anime. You follow Baki Hanma through his development from a grappler to becoming one of the most powerful grapplers on the planet, just so he could beat his father Yujiro Hanma. Yujiro is known to be the unstoppable monster and through out the whole series nobody is able to beat him and most everyone is killed or extremely injured after fighting him.

This is one hell of anime when you follow all these fighters who have dedicated their lives to perfect their style of fighting in one way or another. And following Baki through all his trials and the bond that he forms with these men that he fights until one of them falls. This is one amazing anime, the animation itself is good, but it could have been better, for a little bit it isn’t consistent, but the storyline and you get pulled into the whole atmosphere of the fighters. You hate some of them, you respect some of them, and you love some of them. That is how good this anime is, it pulls you into it. I recommend this anime to anyone who likes fighting anime with a really good story!

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