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!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Son of Ogre 223

Seeking out what's beyond strength ...

Chapter 223 - Reason to Fight.

That which was carved into his back. A 3 headed Dragon. This refects this man's resolve!

That what appeared was ...

A dragon with 3 heads.

Chiharu: I apologize for the sudden challenge.

Baki: .... why ..?

Chiharu: A reason ...? Is that needed ...?

Baki: No ... well that ...

Baki: Why is Mr.Shiba doing this. By his own will? Just who's orders ...?

No matter how you look at it, this is just way too sudden ....

Well of course ... to accept without asking anything would be cool. I'm sure that would be cool but. Between Shiba and I ...

There is just no reason to fight ... !!!

It's as if he ran into an invisible wall. The Ninja flew back 5 meters.

Hanayama: Have a fight with Baki.

Chiharu: M ... Me ..!?

Chiharu: W ... Why .. Someone like me ...

Hanayama: Since when does Shiba Chiharu need a reason ...?

Retsu: This ....

Retsu: Just what is this? This blow ...!?

Retsu: I can see it ...

I can clearly see every attack ...

I'm negating all his attacks ...

Retsu: However my bodies insides ...

My inner organs ...

Their having damage carved into them ...


Such a round thing ...

You can even feel kindness from inside that soft glove.

That muscle pressure. Within those muscles ...

It's almost like theirs something sharp inside.

Defeat ...

Retsu takes a blow to the chin but returns the favor. What will this mean for the fight. What will happen to the unlucky Shiba who challenged Baki?


  1. What a nice surprise, thank you very much for these translations! :)

  2. yes a very nice surprise indeed thank you

  3. Wow, that is great. Thank you very much for these scanlations :D

    Would have liked to see a bit more of Baki but it seems that they just wanted to show how strong he has become. :p

  4. Great, thanks a lot

  5. Thank god Shiba got his ass handed to him on the first move :p Didnt like him when he was in the anime and dont like him now...he was defeated soon enough :D

    Thanks again :D

  6. Whoa tons of translations, thanks again dude !

  7. retsu better not go down that easily or i will be seriously disappointed. As great a fighter smoke may turn out to be, retsu is still a fighting genius who has surpassed many at his own level. I'm hoping it may be that retsu merely feels the "sting" of boxing, but has yet to find someone to stand on equal footing. I mean, does anyone else feel if retsu goes down now, it will undermine who he is? hes a friggin kaioh for f'ing sakes!

    sooooo... what do yall think is gonna happen?

    btw, thanks aplenty soniku (can never be said too many times)

  8. That smoking dude uses most probably some kind of inner martial art punch. I hope Retsu will not lose like this. It can't be that he is defeated that fast.

  9. i think return to the fights with sportmen is just stupid. It's a shame that nobody have balls to challenge Pickle, Yudjiro or at least Baki.
    o-ow, spooky smoky boxer... Would be Retsu who fought with Pickle as even be able to defeat a boxer. What a dissapointing turn of story.
    i really would like to see Hanayama vs Jack or Yudjiro dealing with Pickle, not Retsu making a career in sports...
    sorry for bad english

  10. Retsu isn't gonna lose, this is just to add suspense to the story and keep the reader interested. If we had Retsu destroying everyone in boxing without even a little bit of difficulty it would soon get stale. Anyway he's not gonna lose, at least i don't think so haha

  11. this shit about boxing is just a way to match up retsu vs ali jr , this is so obvious now ali make his move, in the final tournament ali jr will fight retsu to avenge the boxing world...and shiharu? what the hell , he can't be even in the same road as baki xD!!!!!!

  12. When does the next chapter come out?
    I really wanna know, what happens next.
    BTW, thx for the scanlations.

  13. You are the best thing that happened to the Baki fans since the wild fang project started :)

    I'm glad you're picking up from where they left off, please keep it up until the end :)

  14. Ichido Reichan (wild fang project)September 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Whoah! Sonikku, you're my hero!! I knew you were good, but I didn't know you were THIS GOOD!!
    this keep me up to date on reviews, changes and to visualize my future volumes, as you know, I edit the tankoubons that are revised versions rather than the weeklies but this is just awesome.

    If I may ask you a favor, I plan to re-edit Baki in search of our strongest hero, now that the french version is complete and everyone have been spotting mistakes, could you ask the people in ritual (rod0411 comes into mind) if they can make a list of stuff that need to be changed to I can correct it? thanks my friend, keep up the good work, WFP is advancing on the classic baki so we catch up before the story ends :)

  15. what better way to appreciate soniku's effort than to regale him with a haiku?

    thank you soniku
    have my baki fix for now...
    will he defeat dad?

    tons of other ways not involving haikus, that's for f'ing sure

  16. Thanks for the translations. Getting very interesting.

  17. Man i love Retsu's face in the last panel.

  18. Yeah! Chiharu is the man, his fight with Ian was hilarious, one of the funnest fights to watch lol!