The Opening
Episode number 1
English title The Opening
Original title 開始!
Saga Maximum Tournament Saga
Series Baki the Grappler:
Maximum Tournament
Original airdate July 23, 2001
Episode Chronology
Previous The King's Ransom
Next Reverse

The Opening is the first episode of Baki the Grappler: Maximum Tournament. Its Japanese air date is July 23, 2001.


Mitsunari Tokugawa announces his plans for a world martial arts tournament, and fighters from around the world gather for it. In the first fight of round one in the A-Block, Baki Hanma fights Artemis Regan, a professional wrestler; in the second fight of round one in the A-Block, Vale Tudo master Zulu fights Muay Thai master Dentoranee Jitpika.


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