It has been decided that a new series will be produced to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the TV anime “Kinnikuman. “ It will be the first time in 17 years that a new animation in the “Kinnikuman” series will be produced since the 2006 broadcast of the TV animation “Kinnikuman II” season 3. Cast and staff information will be announced later.
Who transcends humans, and the superhuman “Kinnikuman,” with his fellow justice superhumans, fights in the ring against formidable enemies that stand in the way one after another? Iku is a fighting manga based on professional wrestling. Kinnikuman, a clumsy and stupid dropout superman from Kinniku Planet, depicts how he grows into the most muscular man in the superhuman fighting world through hard work, friendship, and victory. It is the debut of a collaborative work by the author, Yudetamago (original: Takashi Shimada, drawing: Yoshinori Nakai ), “Weekly Shonen Jump.” Published from May 1979 to May 1987.
After that, in 1998, “Kinnikuman II” was serialized in “Weekly Playboy” with Kinnikuman’s son Mantaro Kinnikuman as the main character. The total circulation of the comic series has exceeded 77 million copies.
The TV animation was broadcast from April 1983 to October 1986 and from October 1991 to September 1992 and was popular with an average audience rating of 20%. The character eraser “Kinkeshi” became a big boom, selling 200 million units.
This new “Kinnikuman” animation is the first in 17 years since the third season of the TV animation “Kinnikuman II” ended in March 2006. I can say this clearly. Please look forward to it and wait for a while.” Nakai said, “I have great expectations, but on the other hand, I also feel a great responsibility. I will come,” he commented.
In addition, the released visual depicts Kinnikuman depicting a muscular back, and the mook book “Kinnikuman Jump Vol. 4 ~ “New Anime Decision & 40th Anniversary of First TV Anime Broadcast” Commemorative Issue ~” is used as the cover illustration. Yudetamago/Ryuji Shimada (Original Scenario) Comment We are finally able to announce happy information that will please everyone. “Kinnikuman” will be animated. I still have a lot of things I want to tell you, and I’m sure everyone is curious, but it seems that I can only say this right now, so I’m sorry. We’re steadily producing exciting things.
Please look forward to it. Yudetamago, Yoshinori Nakai (drawing manager) Comment What should I do to get more people to read “Kinnikuman”? I have devoted myself to brushing up my painting skills earnestly and continuing to draw with every stroke of my heart. The opportunity has finally come that this thought may reach many people. I have great expectations, but I also feel a great responsibility. I will continue to draw works that everyone can enjoy.