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Synonyms: Kinniku-Man, Muscleman, Muscule Man, Musculman
Japanese: キン肉マン


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: May 15, 1979 to ?
Genres: Action Action, Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Sports Sports
Theme: Combat Sports Combat Sports
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: ShuuPlay News
Authors: Yudetamago (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 11571,157 users)
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Ranked: #16322
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Popularity: #4618
Members: 4,285
Favorites: 174


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Kinnikuman (a.k.a. Kinniku Suguru) is a cowardly, clumsy, moronic, gyuudon-devouring excuse for a superhero (or Choujin)... who just happens to be the prince of an alien planet. But despite his pathetic appearance, he is very honorable and can become quite powerful when he needs to be. With his sidekick Meat-kun and fellow Choujin's Terryman and Ramenman there to help him, Suguru quests to become the greatest Choujin on the planet. Whether with a combination of tremendous heart and stamina (The Burning Inner Strength) or the "Power of Friendship," Kinnikuman frequently defeats villians 10 times more powerful than him and often causes his enemies to have a change of heart and join him. Though he seems destined to be an idiot forever, slowly but surely Kinnikuman becomes worthy of the title "Hero."

Note: Between volumes 36 and 37 publication there's 22 years gap. From volume 38 onwards starts restarted in 2011 version.


Kinnikuman won the 30th Shogakukan Manga Award for best children's manga in 1984.

In Spain, it was published in Catalan as Musculman by Glénat from November 2006 to June 2008.

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Dec 14, 2023
Preliminary (1/? eps)
Kinnikuman manga review: Kinnikuman is the most outrageous shonen series I ever seen , it’s so over the top , and it’s still going to this day , the series is the early example of a gag manga turn action manga series , the plot makes no sense , there retcons all over the place , but the series is so manly you don’t care at all , this series may have flaws , but it’s sillyness what makes it work so very well , the series is still going strong , it’s wild we will be getting a anime next year ...
Oct 16, 2022
Preliminary (700/? eps)
If Dragon Ball, Fist of the Northstar and Saint Seiya are considered the Grandfather of Fighting Shonen, Kinnikuman can be considered the Grandgrandfather of those as not only did it come before them but also set up a lot of standards needed for a good action packed show. In fact, it inspired many popular shonen such as One Piece.

Kinnikuman at first started off as a gag manga parodying Ultraman at the time, but over the course of the series, the Ultraman elements will be dropped such as the techniques that are parody versions of the main characters, the ability to turn into a giant and ...
Jun 3, 2021
Preliminary (736/? eps)
Kinnikuman is my favourite manga and Suguru is my favourite protogonist off all time. Because Suguru's character development is very good and well written.

The series is awesome. Fights, story, variety of characters, the universe itself is so big and amazing. Kinnikuman started as a gag and parody (ultraman) manga. But after chapter 28 it changes. So don't dropped the manga early. Atleast read like 50 chapter and i am sure you'll like it.

And lastly every Kinnikuman lover can send me a friend request. I love to talk about kinnikuman. I hope you guys like the series just like me. :)

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