It has been only a year since we saw Baki face off against Muhammad Ali Jr. One would assume that we would have to wait a while for the new season, but Netflix already has us drooling!
Even before the anime adaptation, Baki was a very successful manga in its own right. However, with its over-the-top fight scenes and explicit injuries, it was going to be hard to translate that to the anime medium.
But Netflix knocked it out of the park! And now it has given us a taste of the franchise’s latest offering.
The official website for Baki anime has released a new creditless title sequence for its Season 3, Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre. The upcoming season of the anime will be released on Netflix this Fall.
The opening begins with a shot of the Arizona State Prison or the Black Pentagon, where the next arc will occur. We then get glimpses of fierce men of Black Pentagon, who challenged Biscuit Oliva in the past, who also makes an appearance later fighting against Baki.
We also get our first look at Jun Guevaru, the strongest person in the Black Pentagon.
The title sequence for the anime features the opening theme “Treasure Pleasure” by GRANRODEO.
Yujiro Hanma has finally acknowledged his son as a worthy opponent, now Baki’s pursuit of revenge truly begins.
The upcoming season will adapt the Great Prison Battle Saga, where Baki seeks to challenge Biscuit Oliva in Arizona State Prison. First, however, he has to face off against the heroes of Oliva’s fortress before getting to the final boss.
How does he get inside a prison in the US, you ask? Well, he kidnaps President Bush, obviously!
Grappler Baki known as Baki the Grappler in North America, is a manga series written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion, and collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten.
The story follows teenager Baki Hanma as he trains and tests his fighting skills against a variety of different opponents in deadly, no rules hand-to-hand combat.
He spends every waking moment training and fighting so that he may someday surpass the fighting abilities of the strongest being on Earth – his father Yuujiro Hanma, a cruel man who lives only to fight and hurt people.
Source: Baki Anime Official Website