Baki Hanma season 2 part 2 review: A dragged-out and monotonous addition to the series

The second part of Baki Hanma season 2 follows the long-awaited battle between Haki and his father, Yujiro. The second part of season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.


After Baki and Pickle’s fight, everyone looks forward to Baki fighting his father, Yujiro, the world’s strongest man. Baki earlier wanted to fight his father because he killed his mother, but Baki no longer hates him. 

Their highly anticipated battle becomes a cause of concern for the leaders of various powerful countries, as every country fears Yujiro, the man who is strong enough to take down their armies all on his own.

While Yujiro is waiting for his son to fight him, Baki has other plans. He wants to have a normal relationship with his father. He wants them to share a meal, to have his father cook for him, and to bicker with him. However, Yujiro has no desire to bond with his son.

Will their fight improve Yujiro and Baki’s relationship, or will it drive them further apart? This season also focuses on Retsu’s journey as he trains to become a boxer after losing a limb in his fight with Pickle. 


The second part of season 2 does not simply tell the audience what happened to the men who fought Pickle in part one. Instead, it depicts Retsu’s journey in detail, as the audience had become invested in his story in the first part.

For the most part, Baki and Yujiro’s fight lives up to the hype. There are techniques, such as the Dress, that keep it exciting. The outcome of the fight is especially interesting, as its end is unexpected yet satisfying.


The worst problem with the second part is that it drags everything way too much. The events leading up to the fight are extended unnecessarily, which makes that part monotonous. In fact, Baki and Yujiro’s conversations in between their fight are also monotonous at times.

Furthermore, this part tries to accommodate a lot of stories, such as the story of Baki’s mother and grandfather, and ends up making all of them unexciting. The subplots make it seem like the main plot is all over the place.

The show’s view of men, women, and love is reductive and problematic. The strongest man in the world is also the best of men, as physical strength is the only thing that they need to be men. Additionally, women fall in love with them based on nothing else except their physical prowess.


The second part of Baki Hanma season 2 was the anime’s most awaited story arc, but it is definitely not the best. It is safe to say that season 2’s part one is better than part 2.

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Baki Hanma season 2 part 2 review: A dragged-out and monotonous addition to the series 1

Director: Toshiki Hirano

Date Created: 2023-08-25 00:30

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