Jinzou Ningen Kikaider The Animation


Android Kikaider - The Animation

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kikaider, Artificial Humanoid Kikaider, Jinzo Ningen Kikaider, Android Kikaider, Humanoid Kikaider
Japanese: 人造人間キカイダーTHE ANIMATION
English: Android Kikaider - The Animation
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 16, 2000 to Jan 8, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Sundays at 23:25 (JST)
Studios: Radix, Studio OX
Source: Other
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.981 (scored by 45174,517 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #44332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6317
Members: 10,231
Favorites: 73

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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

The genius robotics professor, Dr. Komyoji has created Kikaider—a humanoid robot tasked with the protection of Dr. Komyoji's son and daughter. Gifted with the conscience circuit, Kikaider is given the power to simulate real emotions that helps to distinguish between "right and wrong."

Can Kikaider protect Dr. Komyoji's children and battle against the evil Dr. Gill and his army of androids? The fight against world domination lies in the hands of Kikaider.

(Source: Bandai Entertainment)

Background

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Okamura, Tensai
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Andou, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Theme of Gemini" by Mitake Akira
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Ending Theme

"Destiny" by Horie Yui




Reviews

Sep 7, 2011
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 ...
Jan 23, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Jinzou Ningen Kikaider: The Animation is based off of a live action tokusatsu series from the 70s. The anime version came out nearly three decades after the live action. Which might seem weird, but if you think about it, Hollywood does the same thing all the time in terms of mining old properties to make a quick buck off of the fanbase. It usually goes very badly. Let's see if Radix, the studio behind Divergence Eve & Haibane Renmei, did better. 

Story:

We open with Doctor Komyoji working in his lab in a scene reminiscent of Frankenstein (pronounced Fronkensteen.)  Meanwhile, his children are reading the story of ...

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