Mari Nikaido
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Mari Nikaido in Kinnikuman Nisei

Mari Nikaido is a Yamato nadeshiko-type that was Kinnikuman's original love interest in the series for the first three story arcs. The anime on the other hand, kept her as the love interest for the entire series throughout the 80s and 90s.

1st Kaiju Extermination Arc

Mari is a daycare worker at Suminoe Kindergarten that inexplicably falls for Kinnikuman.

20th Chojin Olympics Arc


American Tour Arc

2nd Kaiju Extermination Arc

When Bibimbap arrives, she feels overshadowed by her and gives up on Kinnikuman, going overseas to study.

Ultimate Chojin Tag Arc

Kinnikuman Nisei

In Kinnikuman II Mari has returned to Japan and has an adopted daughter named Rinko who is the love interest of Mantaro Kinniku.

Theme Song
"Catch Me, My Hero" by Kaori Kumiko.
  • Suminoe Preschool Daycare Worker (Principal in Nisei)