It all starts with the many trails and hardships of a young boy. At first glance he seems like any other young man trying to make his way through society, but he has an odd hobby. He seeks out strength more than anyone else! Six floors under the Tokyo Dome exists an frightening place. A literal "sacred ground" for those who desire power! A place that exists for the sole reason of deciding the world's strongest man! This is about non other that Grappler Hanma Baki!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Son of Ogre 173

Chapter 173 - Like a butterfly.

At first half of it was just for fun.
I just wanted to catch it on a whim.

I realized it won't go so smoothly.

I got you! For sure.

That time I quietly realized.
In this world there are creatures which can just pass through you.

The Father of practical karate, that karate fighter preached this.

I've taken many punches, many kicks, many knees, elblows, blows ...

Metal pipes, Stones, Knives.
As closely as possible. Close, Closer, just a small margin away.

That's the way I've disposed of everything thrown at me.

In one instance during an everyday practice match, at the heat of battle it was said this occurred.

"He just passed through me"
"His body just seemed to go through me ..."

Of course, such an incident isn't possible.

Within that fleeting moment where the opponents conscious is focused on the attack, he slips past him and winds up behind his opponent.

His blocks, dodges, steps.

Trained till there is absolutely no wasted movement.

Will allow you to spin around the opponent, and even appear to slip past him.

This male ...

Just how many paranormal magics will he use !!?

Retsu: This much ...?
Retsu: Baki's martial arts has progressed to this level ...?
Retsu: Could I even do that ...?
Retsu: Orochi Doppo acclaimed as a martial arts God ...

Retsu: Shibukawa Gouki said to be a walking figurehead of martial arts ...
Retsu: Even my master, Strongest Master of Chinese Kenpo. Kaku Kaioh.
Retsu: Even those 3, could they imitate that !!?

It isn't really odd that Pickle was baffled.
The opponent that he couldn't even touch ...

Was right between his thighs.

As if his hand was holding a saber.
That hand sunk right into what hangs at the thighs. Piercing deep into his vitals.


  1. cool!! jeje i love this manga!

  2. Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee IN YOUR NUTS!

  3. your going to feel that in the morning

  4. Random Baki FreakMay 18, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Haha Baki´s such an evil sneaky fucker, he always pulls that shit on every opponent xD
    its like "Know your place, Bitch"

    The ultimate climax would of course be if he´d manage to pull it off on the Ogre himself xD

    (Thanks for tranlating btw, I was kinda depressed before finding your blog xD I´d def donate your ass if you´d give me your paypal alias or something, as a thanks..)

  5. Can anyone tell me what happened to the 2011 scans? thanks