Grappler Baki is the sensation of the karate fighting world. He always seems to know his opponents' moves in advance, and has yet to be defeated. However, he now faces Kosho Shinogi, an adversary about whom he knows next to nothing. Known as the 'Cord Cutter', Shinogi reaches inside his foes' bodies and rips out their nervous systems, leaving them paralysed or dead. Fighting him in the Shinshinkai Organisation's private arena, where anything goes, Grappler Baki could be in for the fight of his life.