What happened to Baki’s girlfriend Kozue Matsumoto?

By Fariha Bhatti


Sep 16, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Kozue Matsumoto is an important figure in the protagonist’s life, Baki Hanma and their relationship has been a significant part of the storyline. However, as the series progresses, fans have been left wondering what happened to Kozue and where her character has gone.

Kozue Matsumoto is a young woman who initially appears in the Baki series as a high school student and love interest of the main character, Baki Hanma. She is depicted as a kind-hearted and supportive individual, often providing emotional stability for Baki in the midst of his intense martial arts training and battles. Kozue’s presence in Baki’s life serves as a grounding force, and their relationship adds a touch of romance to the otherwise action-packed storyline.

Despite not being a martial artist herself, Kozue plays an essential role in Baki’s life. She acts as a pillar of emotional support, offering encouragement and love during Baki’s intense training and battles. Kozue’s presence brings a sense of balance and normalcy to Baki’s otherwise chaotic and violent world. 

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What Happened to Baki’s Girlfriend Kozue Matsumoto?

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As the “Baki” series progresses, the focus shifts towards intense martial arts battles and the main characters’ growth. Unfortunately, this shift in focus also means that secondary characters like Kozue Matsumoto receive less attention. 

Many fans have expressed disappointment at this development, as they were invested in Kozue’s character and wanted to see more of her involvement in the story.

While Kozue’s absence from the spotlight may be disheartening for fans, it is essential to remember that the series primarily revolves around Baki Hanma and his martial arts journey. As such, the narrative naturally prioritizes the development of Baki’s character and his interactions with other fighters. However, it is worth noting that Kozue’s character is not entirely forgotten and does make occasional appearances throughout the series.


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