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: Knack Productions
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Tama Production
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi, ShounenShounen
Duration: 6 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 4.921 (scored by 468468 users)
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Ranked: #101242
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Popularity: #8448
Members: 1,933
Favorites: 13
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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
Izumi, Saori
Izumi, Hiro
Jural Seijin


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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Jul 10, 2016
RafaelDB (All reviews)
I'm gonna do like the AJS Review of Doom 2016 and talk here as fast as i can

Chargeman Ken! is a meme... a So bad it's Good anime that turned into Japanese golden Meme!

Everything about it is wrong!

Animation is like Speed Racer but even more Terrible. (1/10)

Characters are Dumb and awful. (1/10)

Music is WAAAAY too corny and awkward (1/10)

Story... PFFT what Story? it's just typical stories of the Hero saving the day all day (1/10)

Enjoyment was the best part because of how awful it is (10/10)

somehow all of these Ingredients makes up a Beautiful Butterfly of absolute Terribleness for Laughs

do i need to say read more
Apr 3, 2020
Booger-chan (All reviews)
Chargeman Ken is one of the most fascinating pieces of animation that I've seen in ages, despite the fact that it barely moves.

Objectively, it's probably the worst anime I've ever seen, but that absolutely does not mean it is unwatchable. It's a perfect train wreck of baffling decisions and laziness that all comes together into a surreal comedy.

Every episode is horribly written, horribly drawn, horribly animated, and horribly acted, but the bite-size runtime of 5 minutes means it never drags. My husband and I started watching one episode while we have our morning coffee, but inevitably we end up saying "one more, just one more".

Honestly, read more
May 14, 2017
Streecer (All reviews)
This show is amazing. It's an utter catastrophe in nearly every aspect of it's production and execution. This is "The Room" of anime

Watch as a young child transforms into a superhero and callously kills many, many innocent people. Particular highlights include watching a man shoot himself after pretending to be mentally ill, another old man being driven to suicide by evil aliens who leave nooses around him, our hero crashing his spaceship into a plane and essentially killing hundreds of people, an episode where somebody is forced to be an arsonist, and who could forget the episode where Ken kills his sister's crush (who is read more

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