Baku Yumemakura, the author of the spin-off Baki illustrated novel Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden, announced that a “martial arts novel” of his will receive an anime adaptation. The announcement was made in the 2021 ninth issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion.
It is unknown if the “martial arts novel” refers to Yūenchi: Baki Gaiden, which includes appearances by characters from Yumemakura’s Garōden and Shishi no Mon novels. In 2018, Yumemakura revealed that his Chimera novels were being adapted into an anime movie by Ghost in the Shell’s Mamoru Oshii.
The original Baki The Grappler manga ran in the Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999, with 42 tankobon volumes. The series also received two television anime seasons and an OVA volume. A third Baki series, titled Baki Hanma, was also announced to be in production last year.