The genius robotics professor, Dr. Komyoji has created Jiro (who has the ability to transform into Kikaider) – a humanoid robot tasked with the protection of Dr. Komyoji’s son, Masaru, and daughter, Mitsuko. Gifted with a conscience circuit, which has the power to simulate real emotions that helps to distinguish between “right and wrong”, Jiro must protect Mitsuko and Masaru from the evil Dr. Gil who wants Jiro to join his army and aid in his goal of world domination.
The series initially begins as a darker version of the original live action tokusatsu show Jinzou Ningen Kikaida, creating and expanding many emotional conflicts within Kikaida and other characters which were not present in the original Kikaida story.
Man, did i glad to see this anime. Im a big kamen rider & shotaro ishinomori fan, seeing kikaider is no brainer.
The story of kikaider is about....well you can read the synopsis up there. Sound like your typical hero story but its so well told & a bit of twist at the end.
Art in the anime is old school meaning old astroboy like artwork since ishinomori sensei is one of student osamu tezuka had. I really like the artwork, its stay true to the original manga art & for those who think its ugly can suck it.
The music is very well done, the op is
masterpiece and the ed is very nice, my favorite is the theme guitar for jiro~
Jiro is a great main character, for a superhero hes very innocent yet very charming. Hes development is very good and at the end of the series he is not the same guy(mature) at the start of the series.Other characters is also great, like the badass kikaider rival HAKAIDER which one of great villians in the anime. Mitsuko in the other hand is very motherly figure and very strong in harsh times, i really like her but her brother is very....whiny? Well his just a kid(not mature) but he did change at the end.
I really enjoy the heck out this anime. To toku/superhero fan is a must see and neutral give it a try, dont let the artwork fool ya. Oh, did i mention the animation is top notch?Less speedlines, still images & great action scenes.