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.
What Is Baki’s Plot?
The young protagonist named Baki Hanma travels the world in hopes of one day defeating the strongest man in the world, who is his father “Yujiro Hanma”. The only way he can ever hope to surpass his father is by constantly honing his skills and he continues to do that. On his journey, there are many battles ahead and if he wants to take the title of king from his father he has no other choice but to keep winning.
In Baki 2018, five of the world’s most violent and brutal death row inmates head for Tokyo, Japan.
Their goal is to taste defeat. That’s right, all they want is to get crushed by their opponent and suffer a humiliating defeat. That’s why they want to challenge the underground champion, “Baki Hanma” They think that Baki might be capable enough to crush them.
All five of them have unreal strength and tenacity that they have become bored with life itself.
Baki and other underground warriors by his side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. All five of them together face off in an epic showdown against the death row inmates. And thus, the world’s deadliest tournament begins.
Baki English Dub:
The English Dub of Baki is available on Netflix.
When is Baki Season 3 coming out?
Fans of the martial arts anime are joyful to listen to that Baki are returning for a 3rd season! We’ve known of renewal since March through the official Baki twitter account confirming Netflix’s renewal for one more season.
Another thing to note is that the Baki 2018 is actually a continuation of the 2nd season of Grappler Baki that ended in 2001. However, fans can start from Baki 2018 as it can also serve as a solid entry point to the Baki anime.
And because Baki 2018 is a sequel to “Grappler Baki: Saidai Tournament-hen) it can be considered as the third season (Baki Netflix season 3) of the series which makes the upcoming season considered as the fourth season.
Baki Season 3 Release Date:
And if we see the Baki 2018 anime as a two-season anime of 13 episodes each (Baki Part 3 & Baki Part 4). Then four seasons of Baki have already been released and two more have been confirmed to be released in the next year, even though no official release date was announced, we believe Netflix will release Baki season 3 sometime in April 2020. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
If you haven’t watched the anime here is a quick trailer of this awesome anime!