Baki returns home, only to find that his training has made him more powerful than Yuri Chakovsky . Hitoshi Kuriyagawa tells Kaoru Hanayama that Baki must fight Yuri 1st. Baki shows up to one of Yuri's training session, and shows him how powerful he has become. Kaoru will not stand idle and wait for his turn to fight Baki. Kaoru confronts Yuri in a hallway, so he can disposed of the obstacle between him and a fight with Baki. Kaoru destroys Yuri in battle forcing Baki to come look for him. The episode ends as Baki and Kaoru facing off in mortal combat.
Famous for creating Baki the Grappler. Before becoming an artist he serve in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.He also holds a degree in Shorinji Kempo, and has competed in the National Sports Festival of Japan.