Why Canon on the Wiki?
Similar to that of the One Piece Wiki, only manga information will be included in the character story sections. This is to avoid confusion and to help readers know the full pure story of Kinnikuman. Any anime-only arcs - or anime changes - must be in their own section separate to 'Story'.
If you create a page that is from the filler arcs, one must categorise it in one of the filler categories.
When a canon character has a filler alternation, it must be in a separate section.
What is Canon?
Only the main manga series will be considered canon. This includes:
These three works are published by Yudetamago, in magazines such as Weekly Shonen Jump and Shu Play News. This is the original story by the creators themselves, as such it is considered canon unless otherwise stated by the creators (or contradictions of canon).
It should be noted that - early in the manga - there are the aforementioned contradictions. This is due to Kinnikuman changing genres from a humorous gag-manga into a dramatic wrestling manga, and - in these circumstances - one can only make an educated guess as to what is best considered canon (when in doubt, it is acceptable to note contradictory errors in an aside or under 'Trivia').
We will also consider canon any extra-supplementary works that are designed to work in tandem to the manga series, and/or are explicitly stated by Yudetamago to be a part of the overall canon. This includes various encyclopaedias, character books, and the Deep of Muscle series.
Okamaras and Eragines Chapters
Before Kinnikuman began serialisation, there was a two-part pilot manga. In the first, he fights Okamaras and in the second Eragines. These stories portray a radically different origin for Kinnikuman and thus should not be considered canon.
A failed pilot intent on reviving the Kinnikuman franchise, this story contains several elements that flat out contradict Kinnikuman Nisei such as Kevin Mask and Kuan appearing before they should have been born. Even though it is contained in Kinnikuman vol. 37, it should not be considered canon.
This was an official manga spin-off series by Yudetamago aimed at children (as opposed to the adult audience of Nisei). In many places, especially early on, it conflicts with Nisei canon.
Kochikame 30th Anniversary Manga
For the 30th anniversary of Kochi-Kame, the longest running manga to date, a special manga was made in which the characters of Kinnikuman interact with the characters of Kochi-Kame. This story - being a crossover - is considered Non-Canon.
Anime & Movies
Arcs exclusive to the anime must be in a separate section.
It is preferred that changes to the anime also be in a separate section, if they are extensive, or under 'Trivia', if they are brief in nature. The anime, while adapting the manga relatively faithfully, also has many changes. It is because of these changes that the anime does not occur in the same canon as the manga. It has its own canon and must be treated as a separate entity.
Due to the numerous versions of the series, the following are possible timelines that are present in Kinnikuman.
- Deep of Muscle
- Kinnikuman (2011)
- Kinnikuman Nisei
- Kinnikuman Anime
- Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne
- Kinnikuman Nisei Anime
- Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle
- Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle 2
Only the source material is considered "canon".
This is because, while Viz may be the official translator, the official manga was written to be geared towards an Ultimate Muscle audience, and thus many names and facts have been altered or omitted. It also occasionally is prone to mistakes, such as a change of dates in the Robin Mask side-story.
We also typically don't consider scanlation groups to be the definitive canon. We respect them a great deal, but there is great inconsistency between the groups, and some groups have been known to make innocent mistakes. It is for this reason, anything unique to a particular group, and that isn't in the source material itself, will not be considered canon and should be omitted or altered when placed on an article.
What Else is Not Canon?
This is the English dub of Kinnikuman Nisei.
Ultimate Muscle changes characters' names, backgrounds, and outcomes of major events. It should is thus not canon within the main series, and the Japanese version should be referenced in any "Anime" or "Anime Changes" section. We allow for any asides or notes about Ultimate Muscle relevant to the articles, especially in "Trivia" or "About", but the events of this series must not be considered canon in articles.
No fanworks take place in ANY canonical timeline and thus is not placed on the wiki. You also must not link to any fanworks, or to sites that designed to gain profit, especially if they contain download links.
This includes (but is not limited to):
- Fan Games