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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: 7.231 (scored by 44104,410 users)
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Ranked: #30742
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Popularity: #5745
Members: 13,322
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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.

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 ...
Dec 14, 2023
The granddaddy of all Shonen baby ! It’s Muscleman ! Or Ultimate Muscle if you remember that name , it’s the original series from Toei Animation, this show did not age well at all , first the animation isn’t the best , it’s choppy it’s slow , the characters proportionally look diffident from time to time , the series is iconic but should use a DBZ Kai style recut , that right this show got Toei good old friend Filler , a bit too much if you ask , me Kinnikuman is a good MC , but other Chojins just out shine him ...
Feb 2, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Ahh, who could ever forget one of the grandfathers of the battle shonen genre. Of course everyone did...

Kinnikuman is one of those “I'm too old for this sh*t” anime which is evident of its humour and depictions of people in other countries (literally Brockenman and Geronimo). The anime itself was a blast to watch despite of its rusty animation, slow fights, and weird voice acting. I did find myself laughing at the first arc which is really rough around the edges.

The show's titular protagonist, Kinnikuman has got to be one of the most unique characters of its time. Not to mention the funny asf backstory ...

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Manga 'Kinnikuman' Gets New Anime Series

Manga 'Kinnikuman' Gets New Anime Series

Production company Pony Canyon opened an official website for a new anime adaptation of Yudetamago's Kinnikuman (Muscle Man) manga on Friday, revealing a more

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