Baki returns in Baki Dou anime series

By Fariha Bhatti


Apr 24, 2024

Reading time: 2 min

Baki is returning in a new anime series based on Baki Dou, with the same title. 

First aired in 2001, the Baki anime truly surged to fame when it was released on Netflix in 2018. While it was already huge among the manga community, it gained a new fanbase on Netflix—a fanbase that was pretty satisfied with how Baki Hanma ended in 2023. Now, Baki may have earned the title of the “world’s strongest creature,” but his story is far from complete. 

TMS Entertainment has announced that Baki is returning in Baki Dou, a brand new anime based on the manga of the same title. 

What is Baki Dou about?

Miyamoto Musashi Baki

Baki Dou will continue after the great fight between the father and the child. Baki has earned his father’s respect and the title of the strongest creature, but now he’s bored with his strength and nothing excites him. 

In 2018, the Baki Dou Manga was published, continuing the story after the fight had ended. However, the characters struggle with extreme boredom. Unexpectedly, their situation takes a turn for the better when the legendary samurai, Miyamoto Musashi, is resurrected.

The characters are fascinated and excited by Musashi’s appearance. Things take a scary turn when they realize that Musashi truly emphasizes the “martial” aspect of martial arts. 

What is the Baki Dou anime based on?

Baki Dou is based on the fourth Baki manga series, released in 2014. 

Baki anime follows the story of Baki the Grappler manga Keisuke Itagaki wrote and illustrated. The series was first published in 1991 and ran till 1999 in Weekly Shonen Champion. It had 42 volumes and multiple sequels including Baki Hanma Baki-Dou. Baki Dou 1 was published in 2014 and ran till 2018. It was continued in Baki Dou 2, released in 2018. 

Here’s the complete read order for the Baki manga series if you want a detailed breakdown. 


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