Apr 30, 2016
In mid-80’s while the TV series was airing, Toei animation made their first special involving with the Jusitce Choujin called; Kinnikuman: Showdown! The Seven Justice Supermen vs. The Space Samurais. It’s basically Super Wrestlers in Space!
If you ever experience an ordinary Kinnikuman episode, then you should get very familiar with this one.
This special isn’t that special, it’s basically the length of three Kinnikuman shorts. The animation, the jokes and the music is like any other second season standards. There is one reference to Space Battleship Yamato, which is called Battleship Tomato. GET IT?!
The opening theme is kind of clever. They took out the parts of
that hurts Kinnikumans ego, mirroring Beansman expectation of Kinnikuman which will later let him down.
The villain in a disappointment. A SPACE SAMURAI SHOULD NEVER BE A DISAPPOINTMENT! Why? Because most important Villain in Kinnikuman will cripple you! There’s one that can cripple your body, one that could cripple your spirit and worst, one that could cripple YOUR MANLY FRIENDSHIP! OH SNAP!
There’s nothing much to say than this is just a standard episode but longer.
If this is your introduction to Kinnikuman, that fine. But I would recommend reading the manga or watch the anime. The series is outrages, but it has its charm. So check out if you want to see suplexes in Space.
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