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What are the best Baki mangas?

If you're a fan of martial arts, it is almost impossible that you haven't heard of Baki the Grappler. Well, just because it is a staple mange series when you enjoy the classic genre. Despite its not-so extraordinary plot featuring a young man named Baki Hanma who dreams to be the most powerful fighter ever, why is Baki manga such a popular series? In our opinion, the series has been a balancing act between realism and over-the-top action. It manages to remain believable through all the gore and violence and we think that's one of the reasons for its enduring popularity.

If you haven't read the manga yet, now is a great time to do so. Yet, we are pretty sure questions like 'How many different Baki mangas are there?' and 'What are the differences among the Baki mangas?' could still puzzle you at this point. And that is the main reason why this list of the best Baki manga was created. And so, to answer the question 'why are there so many Baki mangas', it is because of the side stories that come with it. It is our aim to help you narrow down your choices and read the main texts for you to have a stronger foundation before reading the side stories like Grappler Baki Gaiden: Antonio Igari vs Mount Toba, Baki Tokubetsuhen - Saga and many more. With rumors of a possible Baki manga 2020 release and the on-going Netflix series, there is a lot to look forward to. We thought it would be cool to make a list of some of the best Baki manga chapters and story arcs while we wait for new ones to come. Check it out below and tell us what you think of them in the comments section.

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  1. 1Baki Gaiden: Kenjin

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    Baki Gaiden: Kenjin might be just one of the many side stories of Baki manga but you can be sure that it's one of the best. This spinoff series explores the history of Doppo Orochi. He has been a constant source of strength and wisdom for the fighters in the series, including Baki. That and the guy is just plain badass. Check this Baki manga out and learn more about this character.

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  1. 2Baki: Son Of Ogre

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    If you're done reading the first Baki manga, Son of Ogre, or also known as Hanma Baki, is an easy recommendation for the best Baki mangas that you should read next. The story here focuses more on Baki as he trains to become stronger as well as delving deeper into his volatile relationship with his father. Just in case you were wondering, this is the third series among the five major Baki the Grappler manga. 

  2. 3Baki-Dou

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    Ever wondered what would happen if Miyamoto Musashi existed in our present-day world? Then, you gotta check out Baki-Dou that tells the story of the legendary samurai being brought back to life in modern-day Japan as a result of cloning experiments. It's the most inspired Baki manga story we've ever read and you should read it as well ASAP.

  1. 4Amusement Park: Baki's Tales of the Strong

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    If you need a breather from reading the main Baki manga storyline, check Amusement Park: Baki's Tales of the Strong out. It's a collection of short stories in the world of the Baki manga. You can think of them as standalone stories that you can read when you have some time.

  2. 5Baki Gaiden: Scarface

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    Baki Gaiden: Scarface is an essential Baki manga that any fan of the series should read. The manga is set in the same Baki world and explores the story of Kaoru Hanayama, Baki's first real opponent, rival, and friend. 

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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    "Baki is mostly a fighting for fighting's sake. Very little character development outside fights but it's the fighters' philosophies that really hooked me into this. Some of them is moving, especially what it's like to dedicate your life for something and it's still not enough. This Baki manga is an example."
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    Baki Gaiden: Scarface
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    "I'm thrilled with a Netflix announcement of having Baki finally on Netflix so I went back my Baki collections and found this one. Itagaki himself has a unique approach to manga. He's obsessed with martial arts and I could see it through his manga. I'm glad this side story stays true to that."
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    Amusement Park: Baki's Tales of the Strong
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    "My favorite part was when Baki had a fight with a 9 foot tall imaginary praying mantis. That's just so unbelievable, having to make your own imaginary enemy and treat it as very much so real. This manga pretty much shows that there's more to Baki than this sheer determination."
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    Baki-Dou
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    "My most memorable instance in this manga is how Baki threw himself off a high place to gain a near-death focus. That was so daredevil in my opinion and extreme. I pretty much enjoyed Baki mangas and even up to this gaiden he still shines."
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    Baki Gaiden: Kenjin
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    Anonymous
    October 3, 2018
    "Honestly I prefer the anime over manga. I admit for both anime and manga the story is fairly good but it went sloppy as Baki aged. I don't know why that happened. Yet credits to Itagaki for the action-packed manga pages."
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    Baki: Son Of Ogre
This list is about What are the best Baki mangas
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Baki Gaiden: KenjinBooks 4 Paid
2Baki: Son Of OgreBooks 3 Paid
3Baki-DouBooks 2 Paid
4Amusement Park: Baki's Tales of the StrongBooks 0 Paid
5Baki Gaiden: ScarfaceBooks -1 Paid
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