Baki Hanma Anime Gets Sequel and available on Netflix This Fall

On Thursday, the 32nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shnen Champion magazine announced that TMS Entertainment's Baki Hanma anime will premiere on Netflix worldwide this fall.

The magazine also announced the launch of a website on Thursday to commemorate the manga's 30th anniversary, which will take place this September. The website is hosting a fan art contest, and people can enter by tweeting art, cosplay, videos, or original manga by August 31.


Baki Hanma will be the third Baki series to air on Netflix, following the recent Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen series.

Synopsis:
The story finally unfolds into a full-blooded clash between Baki Hanma and his father, Yujiro Hanma, who is known as the "strongest creature on earth." The climax of the Baki universe, which depicted the "strongest parent-child brawl in history of the world" in the original manga, has been adapted into the long-awaited anime!

Nobunaga Shimazaki will reprise his role as Baki Hanma.

Baki Itagaki's original The Grappler (Grappler Baki) martial arts manga ran in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999, and the 42 Akita Shoten compiled book volumes have sold over 63 million copies. Two television anime seasons and an original video anime (OVA) volume were produced for the series.

The Baki manga sequel, simply titled Baki, is the second main installment in Itagaki's overall franchise. From 1999 to 2005, the manga was also published in Weekly Shonen Champion in 31 volumes. The manga inspired two previous Netflix anime series, as well as an original anime DVD (OAD) adaptation of the "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc. In December 2016, the OAD was released in conjunction with a limited edition of Itagaki's 14th Baki-Dou manga volume.

Hanma Baki ran in the same magazine from 2005 to 2012 after the Baki sequel manga finished in 2005. The Baki-Dou sequel series began in Weekly Shonen Champion in March 2014 as the third main sequel to the original Baki The Grappler manga and concluded on April 5, 2018. Bakidou, the manga's fifth main installment, debuted in 2018.

Source: Weekly Sh┼Źnen Champion issue 32, Anime News Network

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