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The Tatakae!! Ramenman anime was broadcast between January 10~September 11, 1988, every Sunday from 10:30~11:00 on NTV. 35 episodes were made before its cancellation.


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.

Story Summary

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.

Story Arcs

Volume 1

  • The Birth of Ramenman!!
  • Poison Fist!!
  • Touryuu Gokui Sho (manga chapter)
  • The Secret of the Gokui Sho!!
  • Revenge!!
  • Attack the Darkness!!

Volume 2

  • The Flesh Colosseum
  • Defeat the Shogi Nana Kishuu!
  • Kinnikuken Banboro's Weakness
  • Tosatsuki Gyoku'ou's Revenge

Volume 3

  • Protect Karasukenpo!!
  • Chikinmon San Akunin Arc

Volume 4

  • The Heated Death Match!!
  • Ramenman Ugokazaru koto...!
  • Sodom and Gomorrah Arc
  • Mongol Tiger Arc

Volume 5

  • Mongol Tiger Arc
  • Fu Yung Haai Arc
  • Touchuuken Unryuu Arc
  • Fierce Battle: The Three Bangasaken Brothers!!

Volume 6

Volume 7-8

  • Anki Go Tensei Arc

Volume 9

  • Anki Go Tensei Arc
  • Shao Mai's Showdown!!
  • Dorai Kenshi Arc

Volume 10

  • Dorai Kenshi Arc
  • Ramenman Ranbo Arc

Volume 11

Volume 12

  • Koutei Gozen Jiai Arc

List of Episodes

List of Characters

Main Article: List of Tatakae!! Ramenman characters

Staff/Main Cast


  • 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

Main Cast


Theme Songs

  • 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

Manga Changes

Main Article: Manga to Anime Changes#Tatakae!! Ramenman

Reception & Legacy

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