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UltimateMuscle

The Title screen of Ultimate Muscle.

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 Ultimate Muscle episodes

Voice Actors [1]

Alexandria Meat: Pollock, Mike

Kinniku Suguru: Thompson, Marc

Kevin Mask: Lewis, Ted

Terry the Kid: Abbey, Gregg

Brocken Jnr.: Grayson, Wayne

Buffaloman: Green, Dan

Checkmate: Grayson, Wayne

Clioneman: Green, Dan

Bone Cold: Schemmel, Sean

Dead Signal: Arcelus, Sebastian

Gazelleman: Stuart, Eric

Jade: Grayson, Wayne

Keiko: Williams, Kerry

Ataru Kinniku: Stewart, Eric

Bininba Kinniku: Taylor, Veronica

Tamaki Maekawa: Hollingshead, Megan

MAXman: Green, Dan

Harabote Muscle: Dunstan, Darren

Kazuo Nakano: Lewis, Ted

Rinko Nikaido: Ortiz, Lisa

Ramenman: Thompson, Marc

Rex King: Thompson, Marc

Robin Mask: Green, Dan

Scarface: Thompson, Marc

Sunshine: Brimmer, David

Terryman: Lewis, Ted

Staff [2]

Producer: Kimura, Kyotaro

Director: Komura, Toshiaki

Episode Director: Imazawa, Tetsuo

Episode Director: Kasai, Osamu

Episode Director: Ueda, Yoshihiro

Key Animation: Maru, Kanako

Key Animation: Miwa, Kazuhiro

Key Animation: Murata, Noriyasu

Key Animation: Nitta, Yasunari

Key Animation: Shida: Naotoshi

Background Art: Sugiura, Shouichirou

Original Creator: Yudetamago

ADR Director: de Oliveira, Drausio

Songs

(More to Come)

Changes from Original Version

Names Changes

New Generation
Legends
Legends (Galactic Wrestling only)
Playable Characters
Toy Collection

Trivia

Plot Changes

  • Rather than just being Jeager'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

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.

References

  1. https://myanimelist.net/anime/1707/Kinnikuman_II_Sei/characters
  2. https://myanimelist.net/anime/1707/Kinnikuman_II_Sei/characters
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