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The upcoming 2021 TV series for Kinnikuman.


The TV series is an upcoming live-action series premiering on WOWOW on October 8th, 2021.[1] It is set in 2019 and features Gordon Maeda as Warsman. Tetsuaki Matsue will direct the series, and Takeshi Takemura will write the scripts. (The two previously collaborated on the manga-based documentary series Yamada Takayuki no Tokyo Kita-ku Akabane.)

The story is about an attempt to make a live-action movie based on Kinnikuman, which runs into production troubles, and thus the actors must go on a quest to uncover the true secrets behind the Kinnikuman series.[1]


Gou Ayano[2]

  • He plays himself in the series. In the show's story, he plays the role of Robin Mask and acts as a producer of the in-story film "Muscleman". Ayano will be a key part of the story, directing the investigation of what is preventing the production of the "Muscleman" film.

Gordon Maeda

  • In the story, Maeda has been cast as the character Warsman in "Muscleman". He and his co-stars embark on a journey to discover the 'secret past' of "Muscleman", in order to get the movie's production back on its feet.

Tina Tamashiro & Sion Sono[2]

  • Tamashiro and award-winning director Sono will both also play themselves in the show. Tamashiro is cast to play the character Alexandria Meat in the in-story film Muscleman, while Sono is the director of that film. In the series, Ayano has cast Tamashiro and Maeda.


The 'mockumentary' series is set during November, 2019. A fictional production team sets out to make a live-action film-adaptation for Kinnikuman.[3] The team believes that it is impossible to make a movie, but - despite this belief - they go ahead with their plans to create a trilogy of films; despite their work hard, the production soon runs into trouble.

Gordon Maeda - playing himself - is asked to perform in the movie by its producer. He accepts the offer, which leads him and his co-stars setting out to find the 'secret past' of Kinnikuman, in hopes of fixing the issues surrounding making the movie and to get production back on its feet.[3]

Cast & Crew



  • Director: Tetsuaki Matsue
  • Screenplay: Takeshi Takemura
  • Music: Yoshitaka Fujimoto
  • Producers: Tokuji Hasegawa (WOWOW), Teruhisa Yamamoto, Hideyuki Wakuda (C & I Entertainment)
  • Production: C & I Entertainment
  • Planning: Boiled egg


Please add summaries here; very detailed synopses need their own articles

Episode One

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Episode Two

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Episode Three

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Episode Four

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Episode Five

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Episode Six

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Episode Seven

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Episode Eight

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Episode Nine

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