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Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Baki the Grappler
O Último Combate (Portuguese)
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: 233 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Excellent: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Very good: 22 votes (sub:12, dub:10)
 Good: 67 votes (dub:39, sub:27, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 47 votes (dub:27, sub:19, raw:1)
 So-so: 22 votes (dub:14, sub:7, raw:1)
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:8, sub:4)
 Weak: 27 votes (sub:14, dub:13)
 Bad: 10 votes (dub:9, sub:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 720 users, rank: #1643 (of 9581)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.781 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.1508, rank: #7804 (of 9703)
Weighted mean: 5.706 (Decent−), rank: #7952 (of 9703) (seen all: 5.81 / seen some: 4.44 / won't finish: 3.54)
Bayesian estimate: 5.807 (Decent−), rank: #6711 (of 7286)
Running time: 45 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1994-08-21
Release dates: We have 2
Ending Theme:
"Baki no Theme" (刃牙のテーマ) by Tamotsu Mizutani
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter (DVD) 1998-12-01 (from $99.95)
    Martial Arts Pack - Ayane's High Kick / Grappler Baki: The Ultimate Fighter (DVD) 2002-05-28

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yūji Asada
Script: Yoshihisa Araki
Storyboard: Yūji Asada
Unit Director: Yūji Asada
Original Manga: Keisuke Itagaki
Character Design: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Art Director: Hitoshi Nagao
Animation Director: Yoshihiko Umakoshi
Sound Director: Nobuhiro Kobayashi
Director of Photography: Yōsuke Moriguchi
Executive producer:
Genro Ito
Seiichi Nishino
Color Key: Yōko 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: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama (as 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 Kōshō Shinogi
Kazumi Tanaka as Kiyosumi Katō
Kōji Totani as Atsushi Suedō
Naoki Tatsuta as Mitsunari Tokugawa
Sanae Takagi as Kinuyo Matsumoto
Shōzō Iizuka as Doppo Orochi
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
Michio Nakao as Kōhei Kuzumi
Naoyuki Taira as Referee
Tomohisa Asō as Assistant
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Ryūkongō
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Tulip
Distributor: Toei Video Co., Ltd. (as Toei V-Anime)
Film Developing:
Toei Chemical Industry
Finish Animation: Sung San Production
In-Between Animation: Sung San Production
Photography: Studio Wood
Production: Knack
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Production: Studio Route S
Titles: Maki Production
Video Editing: Tōne Studio
English cast
English staff
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
Ross Charap as Narrator
Stan Hart as
Kosho Shinogi
Seicho Kato
Vance Acres as Atsushi Suedo

Asia as
Kinuyo Matsumoto
Kozue Matsumoto
Carter Cathcart as Underground Doctor (uncredited)
Eric Stuart as
Hayashi (Kuzumi's trainer)
Kouhei Kuzumi
Shinshinkai Student A
Stadium Fight Announcer
Tokugawa's Bodyguards
Underground Audience Members
Jim Malone as
Budōken Arena Referee (uncredited)
Budōken Staff Member (uncredited)
Shigeru Akatsuka (uncredited)
Ross Charap as
Kongō Ryū
Shinshinkai Student C
Stan Hart as
Ōwada (Baki's first opponent)
Shinshinkai Student B
Vance Acres as Matsuo

English companies
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Dubbing: Taj Studios Inc.
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Translation: Lighthouse Productions
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Space Power
Arabic cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Marco Ribeiro
Translation: Ednaldo Esteves (Edinaldo Luiz)
Marco Ribeiro as Baki Ranma

Carlos Marques as Kosho Shinogi
Christiane Monteiro as Kozue Matsumoto
Domício Costa as Doppo Orochi
Ronaldo Júlio as Atsushi Suedo
Samir Murad as Kiyosumi Kato
Waldir Fiori as Mitsunari Tokugawa

Ricardo Vooght as
Ring Announcer
Sérgio Stern as Bodyguard

Portuguese companies
ADR Production: Audio News
Distributor: Lloyds Home Video

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