Chargeman Ken!

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Synonyms: Charge Man Ken!, Cha-Ken!
Japanese: チャージマン研!


Type: TV
Episodes: 65
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 1974 to Jun 28, 1974
Premiered: Spring 1974
Broadcast: Not scheduled once per week
Producers: Tama Production
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.591 (scored by 14081,408 users)
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Ranked: #135692
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Popularity: #8596
Members: 3,940
Favorites: 25

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Ken Izumi is a kid who can charge his powers from surrounding light sources and use them through a laser type gun.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Izumi, Ken

Sawada, Kazuko

Izumi, Caron








Jural Seijin


Izumi, Saori


Izumi, Hiro





Mogaki, Hiromichi
Miura, Noboru
Episode Director
Wakuda, Masaaki
Script, Series Composition
Andou, Toyohiro
Script, Series Composition


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"Chargeman Ken! (チャージマン研!)" by Hibari Children Chorus (ひばり児童合唱団)

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May 16, 2021
I adore this show with every fiber of my being. I was genuinely disappointed when I finished it because I knew I wouldn't be able to experience anything so beautifully terrible again.

Never in my life did I think there could be an anime so staggeringly lazy, so bafflingly inept, so utterly spellbinding in how it gets everything wrong in the most spectacular way possible.
Chargeman Ken makes Mars of Destruction, Skelter+Heaven, and Garzey's Wing look almost competent by comparison.

I could go into incredible details explaining why this show is a disaster on every conceivable level, but I implore you to watch it knowing as little as ...
Jun 16, 2021
Chargeman Ken.... Oh, Chargeman Ken. Probably one of the few anime everyone can cohesively say is the worst anime ever made. But oh, that's the charm of the entire anime.

I first discovered Chargeman Ken by this video by Kenny Lauderdale that a friend sent to me — (this is not sponsored in any way) — and I watched this in disbelief. Surely there can't be an anime as bad as Kenny's saying. It can't be as lazy, thrown together and hash tag as anyone is saying in the comments. It just couldn't be.

So I went with a few episodes Kenny highlighted in the video ...

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