Baki the Grappler (TV)

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[ adapted from Baki The Grappler (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Grappler Baki Maximum Tournament (TV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
Grappler Baki TV
باكي الخطاف (Arabic)
グラップラー刃牙 (Japanese)
Genres: tournament
Themes: martial arts, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Baki Hanma is a young fighter who yearns to follow in the footsteps of his father, Yujiro, and become the strongest fighter in the world. Thru that he trains tirelessly and fights constantly to hone his skills and develop his body to achieve these goals. Many intense battles lay ahead of Baki as he goes about his quest to be the best and ultimately take the title of "King" from his father.
User Ratings: 425 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 23 votes (dub:12, sub:10, ?:1)
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:27, dub:16, raw:1)
 Very good: 95 votes (sub:62, dub:32, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 100 votes (sub:60, dub:38, others:2
2 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 80 votes (sub:46, dub:33, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:16, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Not really good: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:5)
 Weak: 16 votes (sub:10, dub:4, ?:1, others:1
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Bad: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:4, ?:1)
 Awful: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:3, others:2
2 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1263 users, rank: #839 (of 6010)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.645 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.1493, rank: #3155 (of 6003)
Weighted mean: 6.540 (Good−), rank: #3307 (of 6003) (seen all: 7.12 / seen some: 5.48 / won't finish: 3.65)
Bayesian estimate: 6.567 (Good−), rank: #3007 (of 4569)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 2001-01-08 to 2001-06-25
Opening Theme:
"Ai Believe" by Project Baki
"Child Prey" by Dir En Grey
Ending Theme:
"All Alone" By Project Baki
"Reborn" by Project Baki
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 3
News: Show:
FUNimation Releases (Mar 6, 2005)
Otakon 2004 - FUNimation (Aug 12, 2004)
Grappler Baki Licensed (Jul 13, 2004)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Baki the Grappler - DVD Box Set 2 (DVD) 2008-03-25 (from $28.78)
    Baki the Grappler - Season 1-2 Box Set (DVD) 2008-09-02
    Baki the Grappler - Round 1 - Warrior Reborn : Round 1 (DVD 1) 2005-06-14 (from $8.29)
    Baki the Grappler - Starter Set Vol1 + Artbox (DVD 1) 2005-06-14
    Baki the Grappler - Grappler vs Gripper (DVD 2) 2005-08-09
    Baki the Grappler - Jungle Warfare (DVD 3) 2005-10-04 (from $17.26)
    Baki the Grappler - Tough Love (DVD 4) 2005-11-29 (from $5.99)
    Baki the Grappler - Young Champion (DVD 5) 2006-01-24 (from $17.61)
    Baki the Grappler - King Hanma (DVD 6) 2006-03-21 (from $7.29)
    Baki the Grappler - The Hunted (DVD 7) 2006-05-16 (from $7.24)
    Baki the Grappler - A Brother's War (DVD 8) 2006-07-11 (from $7.24)
    Baki the Grappler - Illegal Tactics (DVD 9) 2006-09-05 (from $5.85)
    Baki the Grappler (DVD 10) 2006-11-14 (from $5.91)
    Baki the Grappler (DVD 11) 2007-01-02 (from $7.29)
    Baki the Grappler (DVD 12) 2007-02-27 (from $7.24)
    Baki the Grappler + Artbox (DVD 7) 2006-05-16 (from $28.78)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Hitoshi Nanba
Director:
Hiroaki Nakashima (ep 20)
Koji Yoshikawa (eps 6, 19)
Tarou Iwasaki (eps 5, 18)
Yuji Himaki (ep 17)
Script:
Fumihiko Shimo (ep 18)
Junko Tomioka (ep 17)
Masashi Sogo (ep 20)
Natsuko Takahashi (ep 5)
Storyboard: Naoyuki Itou
Original Manga: Keisuke Itagaki
Animation Director:
Atsuko Sasaki (eps 5, 18)
Futoshi Higashide (OP/END)
Jun Nakai (eps 5, 19)
Kenshi Hattori (ep 20)
Masayuki Sato (ep 17)

Animation Supervisor:
Katsunori Kaneko (ep 17)
Nobushige Inoshita (ep 5)
Shinya Kudo (ep 18)
Yoshitomo Miura (ep 17)
Yukari Akimoto (eps 5, 19)
Calligraphy: Mari Oto
Color Director:
Hiroyuki Nokji (eps 17-18)
Kazumi Hasegawa (ep 20)
Motomo Suzuki (ep 18)
Motomu Suzuki (ep 5)
Takamoto Kobayashi (ep 6)
Tomonori Kobayashi (ep 19)
Digital Effects:
Tatsuyuki Hasegawa (ep 18)
Tetsuya Nishimura (ep 12)
Tetsuyo Nishimura (eps 6, 19) 
Editing Assistant: Yuuji Oka
Key Animation:
Keisuke Masunaga (eps 4, 10, 17)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi (4 episodes
eps 4, 10, 17, 23
)

Planning: Dynamite Tommy
Production Checker: Fukashi Azuma
Production manager: Masaharu Moriya
Production Setup: Aki Yamazato
Recording: Chiaki Sato
Situation Design: Isamu Imakake
Sound Effects: Kazutoshi Sato
Theme Direction: Hitoshi Nanba (OP/END)
Theme Song Performance:
Dir en grey (OP 2)
Project Baki
Ryoko Aoyagi (OP)
Titles: Nana Mochizuki
Kenji Nomura as Yujiro Hanma
Masami Kikuchi as Baki Hanma
Yurika Hino as Emi

Eiji Yanagisawa as Master
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Styrdum
Masayuki Nakata as Hanayama
Mugihito as Doppo Orochi
Naomi Kusumi as Tokugawa
Sachiko Kojima as Kozue
Takayuki Fujimoto as Musashi
Toru Ohkawa as Igari
Yoshikazu Nagano as Atsushi

Aruno Tahara as Vladimir
Eiji Yanagisawa as Doctor
Eiji Yanagizawa as Detective
Jin Yamanoi as Kizaki
Kazuhiro Nakata as Kosyo
Kenichi Ono as Matsuo
Kiyomi Asai as Nina
Kyomi Asai as Nina
Mami Horikoshi as Karou's Mother
Masayuki Nakata as Takagi
Masayuki Omoro as
Izo Motobe
Kuriyagawa
Masayuki Omoru as Kuriyagawa
Motoko Kumai as Young Hanayama
Naomi Kusumi as
Gym Owner(ep 6)
Yuri's Grandfather
Ryoko Aoyagi as Mai
Takuo Kawamura as
Gym Member B(ep 6)
Naito
Toshitaka Shimizu as
Announcer
Gym Member A(ep 6)
Yoshikazu Nagano as
DJ(ep 6)
Quebas
Yu Shimaka as Toba
Yurika Hino as Kinuyo
Yutaka Shimaka as Toba
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Digital Effects: GTAC Digital Labo
Editing Studio: Video Sunmall
Production: Free Will
Recording Studio: Tact Studios
Sound Production: Dream Force Co., Ltd.
English cast
English staff
ADR Director:
Chad Bowers (eps 20-24)
Chris Cason (eps 19-20)
Jeremy Inman (eps 17-18)
Script:
Eric Vale
Matthew N. Irby (eps 17-20)
Sean Micheal Teague (eps 5-6)
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
ADR Engineer:
Andrew Tipps (eps 17-18)
James Barker (eps 5-6, 19-20)
Zach Bolton
Assistant Script Supervisor: Jaqueline Gilbert
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Assistant Video Editing: Jessie Mancilla
Audio Mixing Engineer:
Adrian Cook (17-20)
Nathanael Harrison (eps 5-6)
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Production Assistant: Jeffrey Miller
Production Coordination:
Melissa Mauney (eps 17-20)
Neil Weathersbee (eps 5-6)
Rotoscoping: Jeffrey Miller
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Robert McCollum as Baki
Wendy Powell as Emi

Bob Carter as
Narrator
Yasha Ape
Brice Armstrong as Igari
Chris Rager as Yuri
Doug Burks as Tokugawa
Emily Hornsby as Kozue
Grant James as Kido
Greg Dulcie as Doppo
Kyle Hebert as Vladimir
Mark Stoddard as Strydum
Matt Tompkins as Yujiro
Mike McFarland as Kitazawa
Phil Parsons as Kajima
R Bruce Elliott as Kuriagawa
Troy Baker as Katou

Andrew Chandler as Rescuer A(ep 3)
Bob Carter as Dinoy(ep 1)
Brad Jackson as
Announcer
Dumpy(eps 1-2)
Yajima(ep 2)
Carter Cathcart as Mitsunari Tokugawa 
Charles Baker as Hatakana
Chris Forbis as Tubby(ep 2)
Christopher R. Sabat as
Kousho(eps 17-18)
Toba(eps 19-20)
Chuck Huber as Nomura/Gaia
Dan Penz as Kuraishi
Daniel Penz as Kuraishi
Duncan Brannan as Takagi
Ed Blaylock as Govek
Eric Stuart as Announcer
Jamie Marchi as Yasuko(eps 23-24)
Jason Konopisos as Harlan
Jeff Johnson as Coach(ep 1)
Jim Johnson as
Ando(eps 3-4)
Gizo
John Burgmeier as Doctor
Josh Martin as
Chiba
Rescuer B(ep 3)
Justin Pate as Spitter(ep 1)
Kate Borneman as Mai
Kate Bornemann as
Maid
Nina(ep 2)
Kevin Keating as Orientale the Wrestler
Kyle Hebert as
Doctor(ep 3)
Hanayama(ep 4)
Tommy(ep 2)
Leo Gorman as Doppo Orochi 
Lydia Mackay as Kozue's Mom
Mark Stoddard as
Announcer(ep 3)
Bad Guy(ep 1)
Radio Announcer(ep 2)
Mike Murray as
Burly Trainer(ep 1)
Chain Guy(ep 1)
Paul Lodgsdon as Sanada
Phil Parsons as
Naito(ep 1)
Slick(eps 2-3)
R Bruce Elliott as
Sensei
Shibukawa
Randy Tallman as Masuo
Stan Hart as
Kosho Shinogi
Seicho Kato 
Steven Walters as Sly(ep 1)
Troy Baker as Copperhead
Vance Acres as Atsushi Suedo

English companies
ADR Production: FUNimation Studios
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Post Production: FUNimation Entertainment
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Karl-Line Heller
Franck Adrien as Yujiro Hanma, Stridum
Pascal Gimenez as Baki

Cyril Etesse as Kaoru Hanayama
Damien Laquet as Doppo, Motobe
Karl-Line Heller as Kozué
Laurent Pasquier as Les frères Shinogi, Tokugawa
French companies
Distributor: Déclic Images
Dubbing: PILON Studio Son
German staff
German cast
(none)
Linus Kraus as Baki Hanma
Rolf Buschpeter as Yujiro Hanma
Sabina Godec as Emi Akezawa

Djamil Deininger as Kaoru Hanayama
Gordon Piedesack as Doppo Orochi
Tanja Esche as Kozue Matsumoto

Achim Barrenstein as General Strider
Christoph Bautz as Katsumi Orochi
Dieter Gring as Kizaki
Erik Borner as Kyosumi Kato
Gisa Bergmann as Jane
Michael Lucke as Keeicho Ando
Oliver Wronka as Gaia/Nomura
Peter Heusch as Gouki Shibukawa
Peter Lehn as
Chiba "junger Brother"
Chiba "older Brother"
Renier Baaken as Andreanov Garland
Sascha Nathan as Dr. Zyon
Wolff von Lindenau as Kuraishi
German companies
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
(none)
Broadcaster: space power
Arabic cast
(none)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Bon Reyes as
Baki Fuuma
Baki Hanma
Dada Carlos as Emi Akezawa
Montreal Repuyan as Yujiro Hanma

Tagalog companies
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