Baki gets much more of a spring in his step in “Revived!”, as the healing powers of sugar waters are proven and an old master returns to the fight.
This recap of Baki season 3, episode 3, “Revived!”, contains spoilers. You can check out our thoughts on the previous episode by clicking these words.
Baki season 3, episode 3 opens with Baki stuffing his face, in a much more jovial mood after Kozue’s tears staved off the poison that was ravaging his body. His recovery is overseen by Retsu, who forces him to neck several litres of water and fructose while a voiceover explains how his various internal organs are coping. The boy’s body undergoes “unprecedented super recovery.” I mean, yeah, why not? Hydration is good for you.
Sea Emperor Kaku takes on Sea King Samwan, a Muay Thai practitioner, in the next fight. There’s a bit of an age difference, but it’s no problem for the sprightly and deeply immature Kaku, who yanks down his opponent’s shorts and gives his nuts a flick of the finger. Old dog, old trick. He speaks to the press after about techniques — what’s the point in having any that weak people can’t use? It defeats the purpose of the martial arts, after all. Forget power and speed. Ball-flicks reign supreme.
Backstage, Samwan gets into a disagreement with Yujiro, who mocks him for losing the way he did. Samwan attacks him, but Yujiro makes him talk to the hand, so to speak.
Sea King Yoh takes on the bizarre American candy enthusiast Sea King Dorian in the next round of the tournament. The former whoops him easily, but Dorian’s weird handler dude feeds him a boiled sweet, which brings him back around. Backstage, they encounter Yoh again, and he’s furious about a Westerner being called a Sea King. He demands a rematch. Dorian’s handler asks if he wouldn’t mind fighting him instead, proving his strength quickly. Yoh insists he returns to the fighting stage. It’s on.
The announcers declare that Biscuit Oliva, Dorian’s “assistant”, will be fighting Yoh in a special match. Yoh is still pretty convinced that their skills are worlds apart, and to prove the point he gives some handy background on his fighting style, which has apparently made a diamond of his entire body. Oliva simply crushes the diamond, much to the amusement of Yujiro.