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Baki the Grappler, Vol. 1: Warrior Reborn
Baki the Grappler Vol 1 Warrior Reborn
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2005     1hr 40min

Every warrior?s life is but a moment. These fearless fighters exist knowing all too well that each moment could be their last. There is always someone stronger, or faster. There is always someone unafraid to go to any l...  more »

     
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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Funimation Prod
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese

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Movie Reviews

This is just the beginning.....
Greg A. Julian | Toronto, Canada | 10/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I already have a two volume collection which I purchased at a comic store about a year ago and it is still in steady rotation for viewing pleasure. If you watched the U.S Manga Version Grappler Baki - The Ultimate Fighter, it does not even compare to this series. If you think it will be expenseive to collect the whole series, believe me it is worth it. This series is insane. 5+ stars Hands down!!!!"
A pleasant surprise...
The reviewer | 06/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This new anime based on the hit selling comic is very enjoyable
and intriguing. After watching the 4 episodes I couldn't wait for the next installment. The animation, characters, soundtrack, and plot are all done extremely well. Baki, a 13 year old take-no-s*hit kind of fighter, is always out looking for the next great challenge which makes this a violent, fast-paced series.
During the viewing I was reminded of another excellent anime series, Fighting Spirit, so if you're enjoying that series then Baki is right up your alley.
This DVD is also available in the DVD starter kit, so it looks like there might be about 6 or 7 DVD's total in this set."
Grapples you and doesn't let go!
Nyghtshayd | Providence, RI | 02/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Hands Down this has to be the best strictly martial-arts anime SERIES out now.

Parents, be advised that this series is hand-to-hand and is violent yet not too graphic.

In this volume, we meet Baki a lone 13y.o. in Japan who is on a mission to be the greatest fighter in the world. Living separately from but fully endorsed by his SMOKIN-HOTT mother who is obsessed with Baki's father Ujiro who is indeed, a martial arts monster...get vol.1 and 2 and you will agree.

Animation:
Body musculature is exaggerated...every 3rd episode or so they switch artists and you can really tell the difference. I don't know why they do this but I get really happy when they go back...

Sound:
As always, the Japanese voice acting with subtitles is great. The English voice acting isn't so great, hokey sounding, some comical dialog, and the different from what is being said in Japanese about a third of the time...BUT all that makes it worth watching again.

Music:
Now THIS is one of the things that grabbed me!
It has a Jap-Rock intro, the usual but good background and incident themes and jazzy cool ending theme...but when the action starts, you get a euro-dance track that goes very well. When the action ends a nice lounge house track. All well done IMO.(this made me want the sound track)

Story:
After I got the first "6" volumes, I thought the story would get old... that was until I got a hold of 7&8... Ok we are talking about vol.1 right now. So for story? "Grapples you and doesn't let go!"

Overall:
If you get this by itself you will be crying in a corner saying "WHY OH WHY DIDN'T I GET 2 OR 3 AT A TIME...! ". There are three things that hooked me.
1. Who Baki is going to face.
2. What happens between face-offs.
3. What impossible feat will Ujiro pull off next.


I Highly recommend this set.
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