The upcoming Kinnikuman (Ultimate Muscle): Perfect Origin has announced that it will release in July 2024. Production IG is animating the anime with Akira Satou (Aoashi) as director and Hirotaka Marufuji (Aquarion Evol) is the series’ character designer.
The new Kinnikuman anime series will adapt the 2011 revival of Yudetamago’s original Kinnikuman manga, starting with the Perfect Origin arc. The production of the new series also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the original Kinnikuman anime. It was announced in December 2023 with key visuals, teaser trailer, and cast. The cast includes Mamoru Miyano, who will voice Kinnikuman, and Akira Kamiya (who was the original Kinnikuman) will voice both Mayumi Kinniku and Prince Kamehame.
Kinnikuman is a Japanese manga series created by Yoshinori Nakai and Takashi Shimada, also known as Yudetamago. It was originally published by Shuiesha’s Weekly Shounen Jump from 1979 to 1987 before resuming publication in 2011 in Shuiesha’s news web magazine Shu Play. This is one of the best-selling manga series in Japan, selling more than 77 million copies. The series has inspired several manga, anime, films, games, and spin-off merchandise. The original Kinnikuman anime series aired from 1983 to 1986 with 137 episodes and was produced by Toei Animation. It tells the story of Kinnikuman during the war. There is a three-way fight between three superhero armies: justice superheroes, evil superheroes and perfect superheroes. In all battles, the origins of all “superhero” species will be revealed, relationships will become deeper and there will be battles with updated techniques and a dramatic friendship does not change. Everyone has a reason to fight in their hearts!
Source: Original website©Yudetamago/Shuiesha/Kinnikuman Production Committee