Baki Hanma 2021 Tv Series Review
After more than a year out the ring, Baki Hanma is back for season 4 with the anime returning to the Netflix streaming platform.
I present ‘The Baki Rule’… Ridiculous characters and a ridiculous art style plus ridiculous fight sequences, all equals ridiculous fun.
The over-the-top nature of the Baki anime is probably the main reason why it has become one of Netflix’s most popular original anime series in recent years.
The story follows Baki, a 17-year-old who is known as the second strongest fighter in the world – only behind his father, Yujiro. On his path to be the greatest fighter, Baki fights death row inmates, martial arts grandmasters and everyone in-between.
Season 3, titled ‘The Great Raitai Tournament Saga’ released in June 2020 and finally, over one year later, we know what the future holds!
IS BAKI HANMA SEASON 3, 4 OR A SEQUEL IN THE FRANCHISE?
In September 2020, it was revealed that the Baki Hanma – Son of Ogre manga (a continuation to the original series) would be adapted into another anime broadcast.
Fans of Baki understandably breathed a sigh of relief, but many were confused as to if this was season 3, 4 or a fully-fledged sequel.
This is because Netflix released the two-cour first season as two separate seasons, which was later referred to as ‘Parts’.
This means that the latest Baki instalment is technically Part 3 in Japan and Part 4 internationally for the franchise.
However, Netflix currently labels ‘Baki Hanma’ as a separate series to the previous three seasons, meaning it is technically a sequel to the ‘Baki’ anime.
BAKI HANMA: RELEASE DATE AND TIME
The teaser trailer from July stated that Son of Ogre would be “coming soon”, with later confirmation that a Fall launch had been targeted.
On September 2nd, the streaming giant uploaded the official trailer for Baki Hanma, which revealed that a date had been set for September 30th.
Netflix then released all 12 episodes of Baki Hanma on Thursday, September 30th at 12 AM PDT (3 AM EDT/8 AM BST).
The opening theme song is titled ‘Treasure Planet’ and is performed by Granrodeo. Whilst the ending theme from Generations from Exile Tribe being titled ‘Unchained World’.
The new content launched with both subbed and dubbed options available – an issue of criticism previously when part 3 released without an English option.