Fans of the Baki series are desperately waiting for Baki season 3! If you are one of those fans then, you are in the right place. Today, we will give you all the information you need about Baki season 3 and tell you when it could be releasing.
The Baki anime is a Netflix original adaption of the popular manga “Grappler Baki (Baki the Grappler)” Grappler means wrestler. The manga by Keisuke Itagaki was published back in 1991 and it ended after 9 years in 1999. It had a total of 371 chapters compressed into 42 volumes. It was a big hit among martial arts fans, still is!
In 2001, the Baki manga got an anime adaption “Grappler Baki” The anime was 24 episodes long and it ended after six months on June 26th. Just a month later (on July 24th, 2001), the anime returned with a sequel, ‘Baki the grappler season 2’ “Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen (Baki The Grappler – The Ultimate Tournament )”.
Baki The Grappler Story:
Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen was also 24 episodes long and it ended on December 25 after six months.
As you can see, both seasons of Baki aired and ended in the same year. After that, there remained a big silence, which lasted almost two decades.
In the year 2018 (Last year) Baki (Baki the Grappler season 2) returned thanks to Netflix on June 25th.
It was a total of 26 episodes and it was done very well, keeping the modern standards of animation in mind. Not to mention, it was 26 episodes long only in Japan. For the rest of the world, the Baki 2018 had two seasons of 13 episodes each. And they were released globally in Dec 2018 for all the world to see.
Now, let’s talk about what to expect next. Since Baki 2018 had two seasons of 13 episodes each, but it is still considered a single season of 26 episodes in Japan. The news of the next season will be like this for Japan; Baki season 2 has been confirmed and it will most likely air in summer 2020 at the earliest. It will also be 26 episodes a long season, and for the rest of the world, it’ll be two seasons(Baki season 3 and Baki season 4) of 13 episodes each (Baki Netflix season 2 for Japan).
You may be wondering, what’s the point of dividing those 26 episodes into two seasons. Well, it’s because that’s just how it is. Baki 2018 was available globally after it ended in Japan. And it was available in the form of two seasons.