TMS Studio announced Tuesday that Keisuke Itagaki’s Hanma Baki – Son of the Ogre manga inspired an animated series on Netflix. Baki’s third series on Netflix and a sequel to Baki’s most recent series: Dai Raitaisai-hen.
The story again follows underground thug Baki Hanma, who challenges his father, the seemingly invincible Yūjirō “Ogre” Hanma, known as “the strongest living being on earth.”
Itagaki’s original martial arts manga, Baki The Grappler (Grappler Baki), ran in Akita Publishing’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999.
Akita Publishing’s 42 compiled books have more than 63 million copies in circulation. The series received two television anime seasons and an original video anime (OVA) band.
The sequel to the Baki manga, titled, is the second starring role in the overall Itagaki franchise. The manga ran from 1999 to 2005 in the Weekly Shōnen Champion with 31 published volumes. The Series inspired the two previous animated series on Netflix and an original anime DVD adaptation (OAD) featuring the “Most Evil Death Row Convicts” arc. OAD arrived in December 2016 with a limited edition of Itagaki’s 14th Manga Baki-Dou Band.
After the Baki sequel manga ended in 2005, Hanma Baki ran in the same magazine from 2005 to 2012. The Baki-Dou sequel debuted as the third in Weekly Shōnen Champion in March 2014.