Baki offers arguably the wildest barehanded brawl in anime history. Rejoice! Because the next season of Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre is confirmed by Netflix!
After emerging victory against the strongest grappler in America, Baki finally buys his freedom from Arizona State Prison. Guarded by a helicopter above his head, Baki goes to the airport and backs to his homeland.
Meanwhile, the next chapter is shadowed by a caveman giving a punch to the jaw of a dinosaur. The next strongest being Baki should overcome is decided.
Now, the showdown between a living fossil and modern humans is set for the next season.
When will it air? We have the best information lineup. Let’s dive in!
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Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre Season 2 Release Date
Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre Season 2 Release Date
Countdown to July 15, 2023 at 10:00 AM (UTC)
The second season was confirmed by Netflix on March 24, 2022. Like the previous season, the series will be exclusively streamed through Netflix.
Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre was released as Original Net Animation (ONA) on September 30, 2021. As with other ONA, 12 episodes were released at the same time.
Though one year has passed, the exact release date has yet to be announced. But, based on fans’ theory, Baki series has approximately a year and half gap through the different seasons since 2018.
So, it can be estimated that Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre will be released in the summer of 2023.
Based on the past record, the staff and cast will likely reprise their initial position. Hirano Toshiki is directing the series, Urhata Tatsuhiko is in charge of the series composition, Urakami Keiko and Urakami Yasuyuki will handle the sound.
GRANRODEO still holds the baton for singing the opening of the series, while the ending is still unpredictable because the performer changes throughout the seasons.
Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre Season 2 Trailer
The trailer was released on March 28, 2022. It shows the next contender of Baki from the Jurassic era.
The other masters of respective martial arts are also present in the trailer. They seem to greet the individual from million years ago.
The visual won’t change from the previous seasons based on the reprising staff. We can expect the same quality of battle as the last season.
Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre Story
The story follows Baki Hanma, the boy who trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to overcome his father, Yuujiro Hanma, the strongest human on the planet.
The whole plot is actually a mess of tournaments and whatnot. Many martial arts are embedded in the series. With each of them surpassing human limits in every corner.
The latest anime story follows Baki who acquires a new technique called Shadow Boxing.
The technique could make an illusion of an enemy. He enhances it further to the point that the illusion now can inflict real damage on Baki.
After hearing his father fights an African elephant, he decides to visualize fighting against a giant praying mantis. He thinks that a praying mantis can easily devour an elephant if they have the same size.
He uses a lot of techniques he knows of but the illusion is too tough for him.
Then, he tries out the Chinese Kenpo: Toroken which mimics the fighting style of a praying mantis. Using that technique, he gains a total victory against it.
After that, he enters prison in the USA just for having a chance to fight the strongest fighter in America, Biscuit Oliva.
Long story short, he wins against Oliva and gets discharged on the same day.
Now, the finale shows the caveman trapped in stone while fighting against T-Rex. He will be the new wall Baki has to overcome before confronting his father.
The next season will be the fight between primitive VS modern techniques. Who will become the winner?
Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre Season News
Baki the Grappler is a Japanese manga created by Keisuke Itagaki.
The series was serialized in the shonen manga from 1991 to 1999. The whole chapter was compiled into 42 volumes of manga by Akita Shoten.
While it is mainly a combat genre, this is not exaggerating if it has a fantasy aspect because of the unreal fighting prowess of each character. One example is when Yuujirou Hanma stops an earthquake just by punching the earth.
But it doesn’t stop the fandom to be created. The manga series gets a success with 4 whole sequels ahead from of its original.
Baki (1999 – 2005), Baki: Son of Ogre (2005 – 2021), Baki-Dou (2014 – 2018), and Bakidou (2018 – present, this series title was written by Katakana rather than Kanji).
The entire series has a whopping 146 volumes which are double of Naruto’s entire series. For the record, 2018’s Bakidou is still in production. God knows when Baki manga will end.
The material for anime is still vast. The latest Baki: Son of Ogre only covers a quarter of the whole material.
Knowing the remaining material, it is safe to say that there will be at least 2 seasons coming up for the sequel.
Looking for recent trends, Netflix is eager to create combat anime such as Tekken: Bloodline, Kengan Ashura, etc. As one of the oldest series in the market, Baki will likely strive in years to come.