“I want to know defeat…” That’s the sound of someone gearing up for a serious fight in Netflix’s brutal new anime, Baki.
The hard-hitting series is based on the manga of the same name – specifically, the Most Evil Death Row Convicts saga. It follows martial arts champion Baki Hanma, who trains hard to surpass his legendary father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Then, five violent death row inmates descend upon Tokyo to take him on.
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.
More than 63 million copies of the original manga series have been printed. Directed by Toshiki Hirano and written by Tatsuhiko Urahata, this series comprises 26 episodes, produced by TMS Entertainment for the screen.
The bloodbath begins on Netflix on 18th December. Here’s the trailer:
Baki is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
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