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Synonyms: Muscleman, Musculman
Japanese: キン肉マン


Type: TV
Episodes: 137
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1983 to Oct 1, 1986
Premiered: Spring 1983
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.321 (scored by 38143,814 users)
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Ranked: #25142
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Popularity: #5718
Members: 12,271
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Kinnikuman is a superhero... a bad one. The one day a person named Meat tells Kinnikuman that he is the prince of an alien planet. Kinnikuman must save the day numerous times fighting evil chiyojins and competing in tournaments to prove himself to his family and to gain respect and money.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tamiya, Takeshi
Imazawa, Tetsuo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director
Yamayoshi, Yasuo
Yabe, Akinori
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Kinnikuman Go Fight!" by Akira Kushida (eps 1-65)
2: "Honoo no Kinnikuman (Blazing Kinnikuman)" by Akira Kushida (eps 66-124)
3: "Kinnikuman Senpuu (Sensation)" by Akira Kushida (eps 125-137)

Ending Theme

1: "Niku 2x9 Rock 'n Roll" by Akira Kushida (eps 1-65)
2: "Kinniku-Mambo" by Akira Kamiya (eps 66-96,107-124)
3: "Kinnikuman Ondo" by Akira Kamiya & Minori Matsushima (eps 97-106)
4: "Kinnikuman Club" by Akira Kamiya (eps 125-137)


Jan 11, 2017
Ah Kinnikuman. One of the pioneers of modern Shonen anime. It makes me sad that series like these are barely recognisable outside Japan, and mainstream anime like nowadays don't captive me as much as 80's animes (Hokuto no Ken, Kinnikuman, City Hunter, Otokojuku, etc). At least the sequel Kinnikuman Nisei, also known in the west as Ultimate Muscle, gained more attention. So without further ado, let me give my opinion on the classic Kinnikuman.

Story: 8/10
The story is simple. Suguru Kinniku, known as Kinnikuman (Muscleman in english) is the son of the king and queen of Planet Kinniku, and heir to the throne. When he ...
Sep 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Well, the humor itself is outdated but the fact that it was influential to animes like the OG Dragon Ball, and JJBA.

It first starts off as a Parody of Ultraman which then shifts into serious wrestling in further arcs. I do not recommend watching if you aren't patient with old late 70's anime. Further arcs also improve the animation but the voice actors keep slowly disappearing. There are also racial stuff going on in the anime such as Brockenman/Brocken jr. being a complete Nazi with the swastika uncensored.

Do not watch unless you are easily offended, bored, or impatient

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