Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre: Is Baki finally Yujiro’s rival in strength?

Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre anime’s last episode ended with the burning question: Is Baki Yujiro’s rival now? 

You might think defeating Oliva was a ticket to fight Yujiro, but that isn’t the case. Yujiro is powerful enough to defeat an entire army alone and his punches are sometimes compared to nuclear explosions.

So do you think Baki is on the same level already? Though he is getting better by the day, the answer is, not yet. Yujiro has finally acknowledged Baki as an opponent, but that does not mean they are on the same level.

Baki is yet to face some more opponents before he can come face to face with Yujiro. In fact, his next opponent was teased in episode 12 of Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre. 

Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre: Is Baki finally Yujiro's rival in strength?
Baki | Source: Crunchyroll

The next person he will challenge is Pickle, the primitive man who was preserved in a saline formation while fighting a T-Rex. Now that Baki has defeated the strongest man in the USA, his next opponents will be even more fierce.

Can Baki Hanma beat Yujiro Hanma?

Even after the impressive shadow boxing feat that Baki achieved, he needs to develop his skills even more. 

In the finale of the Great Prison Battle Saga, Baki defeated Oliva with pure strength and no fancy technique. This also speaks volumes about his development as he defeated a man whose body seems almost as if it’s made of pure iron, with brute force.

Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre: Is Baki finally Yujiro's rival in strength?
Yujiro Hanma | Source: Fandom

Soon Baki will fight Pickle and then before long face Yujiro in their final battle. Will Baki be able to defeat him? Or will Yujiro remain the strongest creature alive?

About Baki

Grappler Baki known as Baki the Grappler in North America, is a manga series written and illustrated by Keisuke Itagaki. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion, and collected into 42 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten.

The story follows teenager Baki Hanma as he trains and tests his fighting skills against a variety of different opponents in deadly, no rules hand-to-hand combat.

He spends every waking moment training and fighting so that he may someday surpass the fighting abilities of the strongest being on Earth – his father Yuujiro Hanma, a cruel man who lives only to fight and hurt people.

Source: Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre on Netflix  

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