June 1982 to December 1988 (concluding along with the cancellation of the magazine itself). The title is a spin-off of the authors' previous work, Kinnikuman, centering around the character of Ramenman, who travels the land to fight various enemies. Like its predecessor, it was adapted into an anime version by Toei Animation, which spans a 35-episode television series that aired on Nippon Television in 1988 and a theatrical film. A video game for the Family Computer was published by Bandai in 1988.
Set in a land where several martial arts styles collide, including (but not limited to) Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Karate, and South Korean Taekwondo. Yet amongst these Shaolin-trained fighters and men powerful enough to cut the face of a mountain, Victory Ramenman is said to be the strongest of them all. At a young age, he witnessed his father Somenman being murdered by members of the Cobra Gang (who are still running rampant to this day). Found and taken in by the wise old Chen Zongming, Ramenman trains for 12 years under his master and learns the great Essential Battle Dragon (闘龍極意書, Toryu Gokui Sho) style of Chojin Kung Fu. Now, with his young sidekick Shumai, Ramenman travels the land seeking vengeance for his father, fighting several villains along the way.
- Main Article: List of Tatakae!! Ramenman characters
The Tatakae!! Ramenman anime was broadcasted January 10~September 11, 1988, every Sunday from 10:30~11:00 on NTV. 35 episodes were made before its cancellation.
- Main Article: List of Tatakae!! Ramenman episodes
- Original Author: Yudetamago
- Planning: Kazuo Shimamura, Yoshio Takami, Kyoutarou Kimura, Hidehiko Takei
- Producer: Masahisa Saeki
- Writing: Haruya Yamazaki, Kenji Terada
- Series Director: Masayuki Akihi
- Other Directors: Yasuo Yamayoshi, Takeshi Shirato, Takashi Kuoka, others
- Character Design: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi
- Background Art Design: Makoto Sakamoto
- Music: Keiichi Oku
- Katsuji Mori as Victory Ramenman
- Minori Matsushima as Shumai
- Ichiro Nagai as Chen Zongming, Narration
- Yuriko Yamamoto as La Niang
- Yusaku Yara as Gundam
- Ken Yamaguchi as Hogan
- Hideyuki Hori as Chuchai
- Yosuke Akimoto as Quancao
- Norio Wakamoto as Banboro
- Kenji Utsumi as Gyokuo
- Isamu Tanonaka as Kyonpi
- Kazuko Sugiyama as Mapo
- Michie Tomizawa as Takenoko
- Opening: Kagayake! Ramenman (輝け!ラーメンマン, Shine! Ramenman)
- Ending: Kibou e no Tabi (希望への旅, A Journey to Hope)
Both are performed by Junichiro Oda.
Changes from Manga Version
- Main Article: Manga to Anime Changes#Tatakae!! Ramenman
- Tatakae!! Ramenman: Released July 23, 1988 by Toei Manga Matsuri.
- 001. : The Birth of Ramenman!!
- 002. : Poison Fist!!
- 003. Touryuu Gokui Sho (manga chapter)
- 004. : The Secret of the Gokui Sho!!
- 005. : Revenge!!
- 006. : Attack the Darkness!!
- The Explosive Choujin 102 Gei (1988)
- ↑ Tatakae!! Ramenman "Lomien Man at Toei Animation". http://corp.toei-anim.co.jp/english/film/lomien_man.php Tatakae!! Ramenman.