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Ultimate Muscle is the English dubbed version of the Kinnikuman Nisei anime. The latter series was commissioned by 4Kids and was created for a primarily American audience, which took creative liberties with the plot and made some changes due to necessary censorship. This series did badly in Japan, but was very popular in the West.

Episodes

Main Article: List of Kinnikuman Nisei episodes

Music

(More to Come)

Name Changes

General Terminology

  • Justice Federation - Universal Chojin Committee
  • Muscle League - Justice Chojin

New Generation

Legends

Legends (Galactic Wrestling only)

Playable Characters

Toy Collection

Changes from the Original

Plot Changes

  • Rather than just being Jade's trainer, Brocken Jr. was changed to being his father as well.
  • Mince's death was never confirmed. They simply said he injured his hips.
  • The faeces in a match against Rex King was changed into a "stink bug"

Other Changes

  • The ethnicity of a few characters were changed. Check Mate and Geronimo became British, Buffaloman became Russian, The Ninja became American, etc.
  • The dMp which stands for Demon Making Plant was changed to Destruction, Mayhem and Pain.
  • The forehead markings of some characters were removed, such as Meat and Terry the Kid

Ultimate Muscle: Manga

The English version of Kinnikuman Nisei is mostly identical to the Kinnikuman Nisei version. The names have been changed to match those from the anime dub, and there are some minor instances of censorship early on, but otherwise it remain a rather accurate translation.

Staff & Main Cast [1]

Cast

  • Alexandria Meat: Pollock, Mike
  • Kinniku Suguru: Thompson, Marc
  • Kevin Mask: Lewis, Ted
  • Tamaki Maekawa: Hollingshead, Megan
  • MAXman: Green, Dan
  • Harabote Muscle: Dunstan, Darren
  • Sunshine: Brimmer, David
  • Terryman: Lewis, Ted
  • Terry the Kid: Abbey, Gregg
  • Brocken Jnr.: Grayson, Wayne
  • Buffaloman: Green, Dan
  • Keiko: Williams, Kerry
  • Ataru Kinniku: Stewart, Eric
  • Bininba Kinniku: Taylor, Veronica
  • Rex King: Thompson, Marc
  • Robin Mask: Green, Dan
  • Scarface: Thompson, Marc
  • Checkmate: Grayson, Wayne
  • Clioneman: Green, Dan
  • Bone Cold: Schemmel, Sean
  • Dead Signal: Arcelus, Sebastian
  • Gazelleman: Stuart, Eric
  • Jade: Grayson, Wayne
  • Kazuo Nakano: Lewis, Ted
  • Rinko Nikaido: Ortiz, Lisa
  • Ramenman: Thompson, Marc

Staff [2]

  • Producer: Kimura, Kyotaro
  • Director: Komura, Toshiaki
  • Episode Director: Imazawa, Tetsuo
  • Key Animation: Shida: Naotoshi
  • Background Art: Sugiura, Shouichirou
  • Episode Director: Kasai, Osamu
  • Episode Director: Ueda, Yoshihiro
  • Key Animation: Maru, Kanako
  • Original Creator: Yudetamago
  • ADR Director: de Oliveira, Drausio
  • Key Animation: Miwa, Kazuhiro
  • Key Animation: Murata, Noriyasu
  • Key Animation: Nitta, Yasunari

Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle

In Japan, the Kinnikuman Nisei anime did poorly and was cancelled after the Poison Six Pack Arc. However, 4Kids Entertainment wished to finish the Chojin Crown arc, so they ordered new episodes which were first aired in America and then in Japan two years later. In Japan, the new episodes were aired as two new seasons entitled Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle and Kinnikuman Nisei: Ultimate Muscle 2.


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