Netflix’s TV anime series adaptation for Keisuke Itagaki‘s Grappler Baki will be receiving a second season. The show will be produced by TMS Entertainment (Lupin III part IV). Release date TBA.
The anime show first season ran from June 25, 2018 – December 17, 2018. It’s featured the “Most Evil Death Row Convicts” arc from the manga, the second installment in Itagaki’s overall series.
Itagaki launched the original Baki the Grappler (Grappler Baki) manga in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Champion in 1991. The series ran through 1999, and spanned 42 collected volumes. The series is set to premiere in 2017
The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world’s most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat — their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki’s side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!