Baki Franchise Has 'Unprecedented Important Announcement' on June 9
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The staff for the new anime of Keisuke Itagaki's Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) manga will host a livestream program on Niconico on June 9 at 9:00 p.m. (8 a.m. EDT), and the description for the event states that the program will have an "unprecedented important announcement," in addition to providing the latest information about the franchise.
Netflix will premiere the anime this summer inside Japan, and this fall outside of Japan. The series will have 26 episodes, and will also air on television. The anime will adapt the "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc from the manga, which features underground ring fighters in the no-rules combat environment of death row convicts.
Toshiki Hirano (Rayearth, Dangaioh, Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment (Lupin III, ReLIFE). Fujio Suzuki (Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo, 009-1, New Getter Robo) is designing the characters. Tatsuhiko Urahata (DNA², Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Tsuredure Children) is in charge of series composition.