Netflix's 'Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the shonen anime

The popular shonen anime is returning with Part 3 of its story, the Great Raitai Tournament Saga, and our hero Baki Hanma is about to get his chance to face his father in the ring


                            Netflix's 'Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the shonen anime
Baki (Netflix)

Of all of Netflix's Original Anime, none are quite as popular as 'Baki'. The popular shonen anime is returning with Part 3 of its story, the Great Raitai Tournament Saga, and our hero Baki Hanma is about to get his chance to face his father in the ring.

Here’s everything you need to know about the project:

Release date

'Baki' Part 3 'The Great Raitai Tournament Saga' will be released on Netflix on June 4, 2020.

Plot

Part 3 kicks off the Great Raitai Tournament Saga of the anime with Baki entering a centennial tournament in China in the hopes that he can defeat his father, Yujiro. However, he still has a deadly poison coursing through his veins so it remains to be seen whether he will be able to survive this brawl for the ages.

Here's the official synopsis of the series, "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!"

Cast

The voice cast of the show from the first two parts will be returning in Part 3. Nobunaga Shimazaki voices Baki in the Japanese version while Troy Baker voices the hero in the English dub. Other cast members include Kaiji Tang, Sora Amamiya, Akio Ōtsuka, and more. 

Director

Toshiki Hirano

The series is directed by Toshiki Hirano. Part 3 adds new art director Masanori Nishiyama to the mix and brings in Shingo Ishikawa to design characters alongside Fujio Suzuki. The show is based on Keisuke Itagaki's 'Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero)' manga and has been developed by TMS Entertainment.

Trailer

A trailer for the Great Raitai Tournament Saga was released on Netflix on May 20. It sets the stage for the great battle to come and in its final moments, the clip teases that the death-row inmates who have plagued Baki from the start of the series have broken out again.



 

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