That’s right the third season of Baki is already on the way! Except it’ll be coming to Japan first before arriving worldwide. We’ll be speculating the global release of Baki season three and four below and the future of the series.
Baki is a Netflix Original anime based on the manga Baki The Grappler. Prior to its arrival on Netflix, Baki was more than established. With an ongoing manga series that’s continued to publish since 1991, not to mention multiple series based upon the manga, Baki is arguably a fan favorite amongst those that love their martial art titles.
At the time of writing, we’re still waiting for the global release of season 2. Meanwhile, Japan is expecting the arrival of season three by the end of April. Netflix Japan is the first country to receive any brand new episodes of Baki. Episodes of the first season aired week to week from June 2018 to which all 26 episodes were available in Japan before any arrived on Netflix globally. For global audiences, the first season has been split in half but identified as seasons one and two. All 26 episodes in Japan are classified as one season.
Please Note: For the sake of continuity we identify the Japanese ‘second’ season as seasons three and four for global audiences in our articles.
Season 3 and 4 Netflix Japan Release Date
Confirmation for the ‘second’ season was announced by Weekly Shonen Champion Magazine. The magazine published a promotional poster to confirm the next season would be arriving on Netflix on the 30th of April. Like the first, Japan will receive episodes week to week.
The episode count is yet to be confirmed but we are fully expecting another 26 episodes. This would mean season 3 covers the first 13 episodes and season 4 would cover the remaining 13. We’re still waiting on confirmation for when Season 3 begins in Japan.
To clarify once again the following table shows the difference in how Baki seasons are labeled in Japan and for Global audiences:
|Netflix Japan||Netflix Global|
|1||1 & 2|
|2||3 & 4|
From the official Japanese Twitter, some fans may able to view the first episode of the next season of Baki at Anime Japan! Netflix may be looking to flex their anime muscles as they showcase some of the latest titles coming to the streaming service soon.
— Netflix Japan Anime (@NetflixJP_Anime) March 20, 2019
When Will Baki Season 3 be on Netflix?
The release date in Japan will dictate the global release schedule for Baki.
Season 3 would have to begin airing before July for a potential 2019 release date. Assuming Baki Season 3 begins in June 2019, we could see another December release date. As for the ‘fourth’ season, don’t expect that until of least 2020. The likely release date being Spring of 2020.
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