Better known as Baki the Grappler, the series began publication back in October, 1991. Since then it has become widely admired in the martial arts world, and that being the reason why the series is 147 volumes long! This spreads out to more than 1200 chapters written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki over the course of three decades.
The manga released into several part; Grappler Baki (42 volumes), Baki (31 volumes), Baki Hanma (37 volumes), Baki-Dou (22 volumes), and Bakidou (13 volumes). Four seasons have been animated so far, and a fifth one titled Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 2 is scheduled to be released soon on Netflix. We’ll cover all the recent updates surrounding the anime down below.
What’s the Plot of Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 2?
The fifth season is going to adapt straight from the third part of the manga ‘Baki Hanma’ listed above. The anime has also been given the name Son of Ogre as that’s what it’ll be about, Baki’s journey to train himself for his inevitable encounter against his father- Yujiro Hanma.
If you watched the previous season about how Baki willingly went to prison, you’ll know how devastating of an opponent Baki can be. Baki explicitly went inside the home field of the notorious ‘Mr. Unchained’, Biscuit Olivia. Baki ultimately humiliated Olivia- in front of his beloved Maria. Olivia who was supposedly referred to as one of the strongest men alive was overpowered by a young Baki.
As for the second season of Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre, it’ll be focussing on a peculiar caveman called ‘Pickle’ who was shown near the end of the last episode. A small Spoiler Alert, Pickle is a 200 Million year old caveman who has been in stasis since the meteorites sent the Jurassic period to extinction. He’s also stated to be as strong as Yujiro Hanma! Rest easy as the next season will hold no punches back.
Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 2 Trailer
A promo trailer for Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre season 2 was revealed by Netflix showcasing Pickle, Baki, Yujiro, and others. TMS Entertainment is set to animate the series yet again, and they did a remarkable job.
Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 2 Release Date
Netflix has provided no official update regarding the release date for the second season of Baki Hanma. Though the service is known to release their anime after a couple of months. Already three months have passed since we received the last promo, we expect a new trailer with the release date to arrive soon. Our guess is that the series will arrive in January 2023, but take this with a pinch of salt.
"Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre" Season 2 – Teaser PV!
-Release Date: TBA
-Animation Studio: TBApic.twitter.com/V1iHjZxcnb
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