This year’s issue of Akita Shonen’s Weekly Shonen Champion magazine announced on Wednesday that production on the second season of Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki (New Grappler Baki: In search of our Strongest Hero) has been greenlit. Netflix once again is to have exclusive first venue to debut the new season.
Netflix premiered the first season of the series on June 25th inside Japan, it ran for 26 episodes ending on December 17th. However, Netflix posted the first 13 episodes outside of Japan on December 18th followed by the second half of the first season on Tuesday. The Synopsis provided by Netflix:
The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world’s most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat — their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki’s side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!Netflix
As a fan of the Netflix series and of the Grappler Baki story, I cannot wait for this to be released!