Baki
Photo Credit: TMS Entertainment

Baki, the famous martial arts anime‘s official Twitter account announced that that 25-year-old professional bodybuilder Naotaka Yokokawa is appointed as its official supporter.

Naotaka Yokokawa said:

“I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it, more than when I won the bodybuilding championship in Japan. It is like a dream, my efforts have finally paid off. I feel so glad that I have continued to love Baki and Yujiro Hanma. I grew up reading Baki and admiring Yujiro, then I have finally come this far. The way I have lived my life and my way of thinking is all I have learned from Baki. Thanks to Baki, a person named Naotaka Yokokawa was completed. It’s the very essence of my youth. If it weren’t for Baki, I wouldn’t exist.”

Photo Credit: TMS Entertainment

Anime‘s cast members include:

  • Kenichi Ogata performing as Kaku Kaiō
  • Yoshiyuki Kouno performing as Son Kaiō
  • Yasuhiko Kawazu performing as Yō Kaiō
  • Daichi Endō performing as Mon Kaiō
  • Ryuuzo Hasuike performing as Jo Kaiō
  • Hiroaki Ishikawa performing as Mō Kaiō
  • Takanori Hoshino performing as Samwan Kaiō
  • Tomoaki Ikeda performing as Ri Kaiō
  • Satoshi Taki performing as Han Kaiō
  • Yutaka Aoyama performing as Juku Kaiō
  • Hideaki Tezuka performing as Shobun Ron
  • Hiroki Yasumoto performing as Shunsei Kaku

The second season of the Baki anime will debut worldwide on Netflix on June 4.

The anime’s staff members inlude:

  • Shingo Ishikawa, Masanori Nishiyama, and Toshiki Hirano are directing the second season at TMS Entertainment
  • Fujio Suzuki and Shingo Ishikawa are designing the characters
  • Tatsuhiko Urahata is in charge of the series scripts
  • Masanori Nishiyama is the new art director
  • Hiromi Miyawaki as the color designer
  • Tatsuo Noguchi as the director of photography
  • Yuriko Sano as editor
  • Kenji Fujisawa as the composer
  • Keiko Urakami and Yasuyuki Uragami as the sound directors

Netflix portrays the story:

“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!”