Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc Reveals 2nd Trailer & Additional Voice Cast Members

© Yudetamago/Shueisha, Kinnikuman Production Committee

A second new PV trailer has been released for the Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc anime, which also revealed the additional voice cast members in the TV series. The anime will premiere in Japan in July 2024. 

The newly added cast members include: 

  • • Sumire Uesaka as Meat
  • • Daisuke Ono as Terryman
  • • Katsuyuki Konishi as Robin Mask
  • • Yuki Kaji as Warsman
  • • Tomokazu Seki as Ramenman
  • • Jun Kasama as Brocken Jr.
  • • Kensho Ono as Geronimo
  • • Hiroki Yasumoto as Buffaloman
  • • Toshiya Miyata as Black Hole
  • • Tetsuya Kakihara as Stecasee-King
  • • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Springman
  • • Kisho Taniyama as Mr. Khamen
  • • Yasuhiro Mamiya as Atlantis
  • • Mitsuaki Kanuka as The Mountain
  • • Toshio Furukawa as Chairperson

Mamoru Miyano was announced earlier as the voice of Kinnikuman, with the original Kinnikuman Akira Kamiya voicing Kinniku Mayumi (Kinnikuman’s father) and Prince Kamehame (Kinnikuman’s master).

Akira Sato (Aoashi) is directing Kinnikuman Perfect Origin Arc, with Makoto Fukami (Tengoku-Daimakyo) as series screenwriter, Hirotaka Marufuji (Lupin the 3rd Part 6) as character designer, and Yasuharu Takanashi (Naruto Shippuden co-composer) as music composer. Production I.G is in charge of the animation production for the series.  

The new Kinnikuman anime series celebrates the original Kinnikuman anime’s 40th anniversary from Toei Animation, which aired from April 3, 1983 to October 1, 1986 for a total of 137 episodes. The series also inspired a 1984 special episode and the 1991 46-episode Kinnikuman: Kinnikusei Oui Soudatsu-hen series.

In 2002, another Kinnikuman anime series was licensed by 4Kids Entertainment and aired on the Fox Box programming block under the title Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy. The first season aired for a total of 51 episodes in 2002. The second season was broadcasted for 26 episodes and aired from 2003 to 2004. Discotek Media licensed both seasons and released the full 77-episode series on Blu-ray in 2023. 

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© Yudetamago/Shueisha, Kinnikuman Production Committee

The original Kinnikuman manga series was created by the creative duo Yudetamago and was launched in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump on May 26, 1979 until May 4, 1987. The manga returned in 2011 for a new continuation and is currently serialized on Shupure NEWS. A total of 84 tankobon volumes have been released under the Jump Comics label as of March 2024. 

Kinnikuman follows the clumsy titular character, whose real identity is Suguru Kinniku. He learns that he is descended from a royal line from the planet Kinniku and that he is the missing prince. Kinniku is a distant planet known for creating the greatest superheroes in the universe. To prove his worthiness for the planet’s throne, he enters several wrestling tournaments and battles many evil supermen known as the evil Choujins. 

Source: Pony Canyon Anime Official Twitter, press release

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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