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Baki The Grappler: Keisuke Itagaki’s version to get anime adaptation

First Posted: Dec 01, 2016 07:51 AM EST
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It's been years since anime television has premiered the big-toned muscle guys fighting underground for fame and money, Baki The Grappler. Many has been captivated by its storyline and motivated others to get that rocking gym body.

But now, Baki's saga continues with Keisuke Itagaki's version being eyed for a television adaptation. That will surely excite fans of the previous show with every punch.

Anime News Network wrote that the first issue of 2017's Akita Shoten Weekly Shonen Champion magazine has revealed that Itagaki's New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero will be given its own television series. The announcement didn't detail much but more information shall come out in its following releases.

The anime will be using the storyline of "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc that shall expose the vulnerability of Baki in their underground fights. The manga is known to have run from 1999 to 2005 with 31 volumes overall.

"Baki The Grappler," the original series was shown from 1991 to 1999 with "Baki" following in 1999 to 2005 as written by Game n Guide. The show is undeniably good since it captivated and inspired fans.

After two animes, two "Baki" manga series came out. "Baki-Dou" was released in 2012 and "Baki-Geiden," the latest one, started in 2013.

The new anime's storyline will focus on five death row convicts who is longing to be defeated and therefore, break out of their prisons to reach Japan's lethal matches.

The original Baki The Grappler series has been described as not a cliché from other martial arts or fighting genre as they featured ripped bellies and even arms in the muscles. The anime is expected to debut in Japanese TV but sources indicate too that there would be international televise for those who are longing to get another look in the story of Baki.

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