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By Jeremy Looney, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Brutal graphic violence in over-the-top martial arts anime.

TV Netflix Anime 2018
Baki TV show poster: a swirl of animated muscled, menacing shirtless men are shown

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Sex scene

There's a straight up sex scene. Shows her breasts and them doing it and him going down on her and playing with her . It's not ok
age 12+

Good anime

Autum H. overreacting fr. it's not that bad and if you have a kid that's mature it's fine.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Story takes the back seat to over-the-top action in this wild and brutally violent martial arts anime. Baki is a show purely about bloody and exciting fights -- the story is nonsensical and there isn't much to take away from the plot. Baki does feature a memorable cast of diverse characters; many of the eccentric fighters come from around the world and have unique styles of martial arts and philosophies regarding fighting. These fighters often don't have much time to shine, though, as they're frequently upstaged by their Japanese counterparts.

While the plot is lacking, there are many interesting flashbacks and monologues that explore martial arts techniques and explain character motivations, although sometimes these bits of exposition are poorly paced and interrupt the flow of the fighting action. If you don't mind the graphic violence, gore, and lack of a complex story, there's still a lot of entertainment that Baki can deliver with its hard-hitting action.

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