BAKI is a popular martial arts action anime that aired in 2020 and ever since fans have been wondering about Baki season 4.
The action anime is based on a Japanese manga called Grappler Baki illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki. The manga series has four sequels and the anime has three seasons to date. The first season of Baki aired in 2001 with 24 episodes, followed by the second season in 2020, and the third season in 2021.
BAKI follows the young boy Baki Hanma who is raised by his mother, Emi. Baki hopes to become a powerful warrior like his father. However, after getting beaten by his old man, and the death of his mother, Baki travels the world, training to surpass his father.
Here’s what we know about BAKI season 4 so far.
Will There Be Baki Season 4?
There is no Baki season 4, but fortunately, the story continues in Baki Hanma anime. The anime is based on the manga sequel of the same name that ran from 2005 to 2012.
Grappler Baki, the manga on which the anime is based is followed by four sequels. The first one is Baki serialized from 1999 to 2005. Baki Hanma ran from 2005 to 2012 and Baki Dou ran from 2014 to 2018. The last one, Bakidou began in 2018.
Baki Hanma begins sometime after the defeat of Alai Jr. It also features the fight with Yujiro. The anime follows Baki’s preparation for his fight with Yujiro, including other battles.
Baki Hanma serves as the fourth season of Baki and the story will continue from there. The anime premiered on Netflix in September 2021 and is available to watch on the platform. Here’s its official trailer:
The second season of Baki Hanma is also confirmed, but there is no official release date yet. We can expect the show to make a comeback in 2023.
What is Baki Season 4 Release Date?
According to Netflix, Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre is season 4 of Baki. Although it continues the story, it has a different name and is served as a different anime.
The first season of Baki Hanme aired in September 2021 and is continuing. The first season of the anime has a total of 12 episodes, and the rest will continue in season 2.
Netflix announced the second season on March 24, 2022, and they released a teaser of the series.
TMS Entertainment is responsible for the production of the anime. It was a no-brainer as the first season was a complete hit on the platform, and it was a matter of a few months before Netflix confirmed the renewal of the series.
You can also see the official teaser poster of Baki Hanma season 2:
What is the Plot of Baki Hanma?
Baki Hanma season 1 was full of action and epic fights. The first season concluded with Baki finally managing to defeat Biscuit Olivia, who was the strongest man in America. As a result, Baki gained his freedom from the Arizona State Prison. It also earns him recognition from his father.
Yuujiro is very interested in these events and Baki’s latest fight with Olivia. He knows that the battle with his son is getting closer now. Yuuijiro expects the fight to be the most challenging one of his life.
Apart from Yuuijiro, Baki will face more enemies and opponents. The anime will also cover the manga’s “Wildman War – Pickle Wars Saga.”
List of Baki Hanma Characters
Here are the main characters of Baki Hanma:
- Baki Hanma
- Emi Akezawa
- Yuujiro Hanma
- Doppo Orochi
- Kiyosumi Katou
- Mitsunari Tokugawa
- Atsushi Seudou
- Izou Motobe
- Kureha Shinogi
- Koushou Shinogi
- Gerry Strydum
- Kaoru Hanayama
- Gouki Shibukawa
- Katsumi Orochi
- Kaiou Retsu
- Jack Hanma
- Kozou Matsumoto
Baki Hanma Characters
Here are some other characters of Baki Hanma anime:
- Rumina Ayukawa
- Chamomile Lessen
- Jun Suevaru
- Mouth (Lips, Teeth, and Tongue)
- Dr. Albert Payne
Fan’s Reaction to Baki Hanma Season 2 Announcement
Fans are ecstatic regarding the news of season 2 of Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre. After the trailer, fans got to see a glimpse of the Pickle, the primitive warrior.
The excitement around the next season is hyped, as everyone’s waiting for Netflix to announce a release date for season 2. Nonetheless, the show deserves all the praise from viewers and fans because of its spectacular animation and characters.
How to Watch Baki in Order?
If you are a fan who is starting out, here is the correct order in which you should watch Baki anime and OVAs:
- Baki the Grappler Season 1 (2001)
- Baki the Grappler Season 2 (2001)
- Baki the Grappler: The Ultimate Fighter (1994)
- Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Special Anime (2016)
- Baki: Most Evil Death Row Convicts Saga Season 1 (2018)
- Baki: Great Chinese Challenge Saga/ Godlike Clash of the Kids Saga Season 2 (2020)
- Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 1 (2021)
Baki is no doubt one of the most endearing anime series, and the best fighting anime. Unfortunately, there is no Baki season 4, but the story is continuing as a separate anime called Baki Hanma. Baki Hanma season 2 is just announced, meaning the story of Baki is still continuing with more fights and action to come.
Till then stay tuned as I will keep you updated regarding any news regarding Baki anime in the industry. For now, if you are looking for Baki season 4, you can watch Baki Hanma season 1 on Netflix and continue the story.