Episode number 17
English title Champion
Original title 集結
Saga Underground Arena Saga
Series Baki the Grappler TV
Original airdate April 30, 2001
Episode Chronology
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Next The Cord-Cutter

Champion is the seventeenth episode of Baki the Grappler TV. The episode first aired on April 30, 2001.


Flash forward three years: Baki Hanma is now the champion of the underground arena. Mitsunari Tokugawa meets with Doppo Orochi, a great Shinshinkai karate fighter, and asks him to enter his son in the arena. Doppo finds Kiyosumi Katou, a former student, at his dojo beating up his fighters, and he introduces Katou to the arena. Baki trains for a fight at the boarding house where he is staying, where Kozue Matsumoto, the daughter of the woman who owns the house, has a crush on him.


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