Baki the Grappler

1994 manga series written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki

Baki the Grappler is a manga and anime series by Keisuke Itagaki. It was originally serialized in the Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1991 to 1999, lasting 42 collected volumes. It was followed by two sequel series, New Grappler Baki (バキ or Baki in Japanese) serialized from 1999 to 2005, and Baki: Son of Ogre (範馬刃牙 or Hanma Baki in Japanese) which began in 2005 and currently in serialization.

The three Bs - Brutal, bone crushing, Baki Taglines

Baki Hanma

  • I'll do it for you, Mother. (As he is about to fight Yujiro)
  • It is true that you have more experience than me, but I am good. That's all you will have to explain to your lapdogs how I made you look like an idiot in front of them. Ha ha. Oh another thing, you've got no style. You can throw that in too.
  • Come on, at least grunt!
    • After he kicks Hanayama Kaoru in the head.
  • I'm going to train there whether you like it or not!

Yujiro Hanma

  • I have listened to such rumors as well, Strydum. My critics have faith in contenders until I reveal the truth.
  • If Baki is so inclined to impress me, then I will have to simply exceed his accomplishment, Captain Strydum.
  • I'm going to prove that the term 'father' truly means 'master'.
  • No need for your formalities. You're all fully aware that I'm here to terminate him.
    • To the captain at the Prime Minister's estate
  • Quite a spill, Captain. It might hurt less next time if you had your face-shield down next time.
    • To the Captain of the Prime Minister's personal bodyguards
  • What's futile is not realising the reality your own futility. One hundred cowards are the same as one.
  • You're so angry!
    • To Baki before they fight
  • Your control over your body leaves something to be desired, Baki.
    • Yujiro to Kynomoto
  • The greatest conflict of all, old friend is peace without Conflict.

Emi Akezawa

  • Give your father something to be proud of!
  • Look. It looks like a father carrying a child on his back.


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