Grappler Baki (OAV)

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[ adapted from Baki The Grappler (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Baki the Grappler
Grappler Baki The Ultimate Fighter
باكي الخطاف
グラップラー刃牙 (Japanese)
Genres: tournament
Themes: sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Baki, a new grappler on the no-holds barred fighting scene, is flying up the ranks. All that is left in his wake are the dead and the defeated. However, no one can tell whether he can keep this up against the previous champion, a fierce fighter who severs his opponents very nerves to win.
User Ratings: 215 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Excellent: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:5)
 Very good: 19 votes (sub:10, dub:9)
 Good: 59 votes (dub:36, sub:22, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 43 votes (dub:25, sub:17, raw:1)
 So-so: 21 votes (dub:14, sub:6, raw:1)
 Not really good: 13 votes (dub:8, sub:5)
 Weak: 26 votes (dub:13, sub:13)
 Bad: 10 votes (dub:9, sub:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 671 users, rank: #1425 (of 5998)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.674 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.173, rank: #4887 (of 5994)
Weighted mean: 5.630 (Decent−), rank: #4936 (of 5994) (seen all: 5.74 / seen some: 4.45 / won't finish: 3.54)
Bayesian estimate: 5.731 (Decent−), rank: #4174 (of 4546)
Running time: 45 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1994
Release dates: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Grappler Baki (DVD) 1998-12-01

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yuji Asada
Script: Yoshihisa Araki
Storyboard: Yuji Asada
Unit Director: Yuji Asada
Original Manga: Keisuke Itagaki
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Art Director: Hitoshi Nagao
Animation Director: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Sound Director: Nobuhiro Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Yosuke Moriguchi
Executive producer:
Genro Ito
Seiichi Nishino
Color Key: Yoko Wakana
Color setting: Kenji Narita
Negative Editing:
Masami Ohashi
Yoshie Katō (assistant)
Production Advancement: Riaki Renta
Production Business: Hideyo Mochizuki
Production manager: Noriko Nishino
Publicity Manager:
Naoko Watanabe
Natsuko Ito (Toei Video)
Recording: Osamu Ichikawa
Recording Assistant: Takeshi Kobayashi
Sound Effects: Shiwa Yokoyama
Special Effects: Masahiro Kimura
Theme Song Composition: Jun Murakami
Theme Song Lyrics: Jun Murakami
Theme Song Performance: Tamotsu Mizutani
Kappei Yamaguchi as Baki Hanma

Kaneto Shiozawa as Kosho Shinogi
Kazumi Tanaka as Kiyosumi Kato
Kouji Totani as Atsushi Suedo
Michio Nakao as Kohei Kuzumi
Naoki Tatsuta as Mitsunari Tokugawa
Sanae Takagi as Kinuyo Matsumoto
Shozo Iizuka as Doppo Orochi
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Kongo Ryu
Yumi Touma as Kosue Matsumoto

Bin Shimada as Narrator
Hideo Ishikawa as Fighter
Kazunari Tanaka as Bodyguard
Keisuke Itagaki as Contestant A
Masaaki Satake as Trainer
Masato Hirano as Ring Announcer
Naoyuki Taira as Referee
Tomohisa Asou as Assistant
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Tulip
Film Developing: Toei Kagaku Kogyo
Finish Animation: Sung San
In-Between Animation: Sung San
Photography: Studio Wood
Production: Knack
Recording Studio: Tabac
Sound Production: Studio Route S
Titles: Maki Pro
Video Editing: Tōne Studio
English staff
English cast
Director: Jim Malone
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Dubbing Manager: Peter Bavaro
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno
Engineer: Dan Rich
Production Coordination: Edward S. Whang
Carter Cathcart as Baki Hanma

Carter Cathcart as Mitsunari Tokugawa
Leo Gorman as Doppo Orochi
Stan Hart as
Kosho Shinogi
Seicho Kato
Vance Acres as Atsushi Suedo

Eric Stuart as Stadium Fight Announcer

English companies
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Dubbing: Taj Studios Inc.
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Translation: Lighthouse Productions
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
(none)
Broadcaster: space power
Arabic cast
(none)
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