According to Yokokawa, Baki the Grappler “saved” him, and he’s long looked up to the character’s father Yujiro Hanma.
The pro bodybuilder has done promotional work for the anime—for good reason, he very much looks like real-life Baki!
Even the anime’s official account has tweeted out its surprise at how Yokokawa looks like Baki in the flesh.
Long-running manga Baki the Grappler recently got a new anime adaptation on Netflix.
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