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Title
M.U.S.C.L.E.KinnikumanM.U.S.C.L.E.
Released
183 (Seperated into two parts)183 (Seperated into two parts)
Dates
1983–1986 (1st Part) 1991–1992 (2nd Part) 2011β€”???? (3rd Part Manga Only)1983–1986 (1st Part) 1991–1992 (2nd Part) 2011β€”???? (3rd Part Manga Only)
Company
Currently UnlicensedToei Animation
Creator
Yudetamago (Takashi Shimada and Yoshinori Nakai)
Director
Yasuo Yamayoshi, Takenori Kawada, Tetsuo Imazawa, Atsutoshi Umezawa
Genre
Action, Comedy, SportsAction, Comedy, Sports
Related
Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman LegacyKinnikuman Nisei
Characters
-- listed below ---- listed below --

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Characters: M.U.S.C.L.E.

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Skullduggery Kinkotsuman Manitoban βŠ• Canadaman βŠ•
Suguru Kinniku/Kinnikuman Suguru Kinniku/Kinnikuman Neptuneman βŠ• Neptuneman βŠ•
Alexandria Meat βŠ• Alexandria Meat βŠ• Ninja Ned βŠ• The Ninja βŠ•
Beetlebomb βŠ• Geronimo βŠ• Okamarasu βŠ• Okamarasu βŠ•
Big Budo βŠ• Big The Budo βŠ• Planetman βŠ• Planetman βŠ•
Black Hole βŠ• Black Hole βŠ• Prince Lou Ow βŠ• Prince Kamehame βŠ•
Brocken Jr. βŠ• Blocken Jr. βŠ• Ramenman βŠ• Ramenman βŠ•
Brockenman βŠ• Blockenman βŠ• Robin Mask βŠ• Robin Mask βŠ•
Buffaloman βŠ• Buffaloman βŠ• Rogue Shogun βŠ• Akuma Shogun βŠ•
Curry Cook βŠ• Curry Cook βŠ• Satan Cross βŠ• Satan Cross βŠ•
Eraginesu βŠ• Eraginesu βŠ• Sheik Seijin βŠ• Sheik Seijin βŠ•
Iwao βŠ• Iwao βŠ• Shivano βŠ• Ashuraman βŠ•
Kazuo "Alderans" Nakano βŠ• Kazuo "Alderans" Nakano βŠ• Shocodile βŠ• Sneagator βŠ•
Kinniku Ataru βŠ• Kinniku Ataru βŠ• Sosumi βŠ• Rikishiman βŠ•
Kinniku Mayumi βŠ• Kinniku Mayumi βŠ• Specialman βŠ• Specialman βŠ•
Kinnikuman Big Body βŠ• --?-- Stecaseking βŠ• Stecaseking βŠ•
Kinnikuman Mariposa βŠ• --?-- Sunshine βŠ• Sunshine βŠ•
Kinnikuman Super Phoenix βŠ• --?-- Terryman βŠ• Terryman βŠ•
Kinnikuman Zebra βŠ• --?-- Vance McMadd βŠ• Harabote Muscle βŠ•
Leopaldon βŠ• Leopaldon βŠ• Warsman βŠ• Warsman βŠ•

Description: M.U.S.C.L.E.

"I won't even need the push of my farts!" "I have no idea what that means, but what confidence!"

The story is about Kinniku Suguru, a superhero. A bad one that is. He always gets beaten up by kaiju and chows down gyudon ("All I need is gyudon for the 300 years, It's fast and delicious and kinda cheap!"). One day, a alien named Meat comes and tells him that he is the long lost prince lost by mistaking a pig for their son. The Planet Kinniku produces the best Chojin (Heroes) in the universe. He is a clumsy fool so he decides to enter wrestling competitions and battles evil Chojin to prove himself worthy of the throne, which culminates in a final battle against 5 pretenders for the throne. Many of Kinnikuman's friends were once villains (Ramenman, Buffoloman, Ashuraman and Warsman) or arrogant heroes (Terryman, Robin Mask and Rikishiman).

The kinkishi (small, eraser-like toys) toys were released in the US as M.U.S.C.L.E. (Millions of Unusual Small Creatures Lurking Everywhere) in the 80s. You may remember them from your childhood. The sequel series, Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy was imported here by 4Kids in one of their few good dubs.

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