Netflix will start streaming the new anime adaptation for 26 episodes this summer
The official Japanese website for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of the "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc of Keisuke Itagaki's long-running action/martial arts manga series Baki today posted a 80-second new PV to introduce the voices of the five death row convicts who come to Tokyo to challenge the strongest man Baki. Their purpose is "to learn the taste of defeat."
Following the first installment Grappler Baki, the manga's second installment Baki was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion for 276 chapters from 1999 to 2005. The "Most Evil Death Row Convicts" arc was told in the first part of the second installment.
The 26-episode new TV anime is scheduled to be streamed on Netflix first for Japanese audience in summer 2018, then for international audience in fall. The protagonist Baki Hanma is set to be voiced by 29-year-old Nobunaga Shimazaki (Haruka Nanase in Free!). The new anime's OP song "BEASTFUL"
is performed by two-member unit GRANRODEO, while its ED song "RESOLVE" is sung by 24-year-old
voice actress Azusa Tadokoro.
Dorian: Banjou Ginga (Gihren Zabi in Mobile Suit Gundam)
Doyle: Takehito Koyasu (Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo)
Sikorsky: Kenjiro Tsuda (Seto Kaiba in Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Speck: Chafurin (Namihei Isono in Sazae-san)
Ryuko Yanagi: Issei Futamata (Yusaku Godai in Maison Ikkoku)
© Keisuke Itagaki (Akita Shoten)/Baki Production Committee