Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy

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Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy

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Kid Muscle (or Mantaro for short) also known as Kinnikuman Nisei, is a bumbling, gross, and wimpy sort-of person. Unfortunately, he has been summoned to protect the earth from the evil dMp, a band of cheating wrestlers from outer space. Luckily he's not undertaking this task alone. Kid Muscle must join the Muscle League, a group of wrestlers from outer space who are training themselves so they can defend the earth, and stop the dMp by achieving "Ultimate Muscle", a hidden power that makes Mantaro an almost unbeatable opponent. 1982 ... The popularity of this wacky wrestler skyrocketed when he starred in a cartoon television series. The original animated series aired in Japan from 1983 to '86 with 137 episodes. Ultimate Muscle experienced a successful run as one of the original and most successful shows of the FoxBox (now 4KidsTV). Main Characters: New Generation Muscle League Members: Kid Muscle: Just Your Ordinary Lazy, Scardy-Cat, Idiot, Superhero Wrestler. Born Mantaro Kinnikuman, He's The Son Of The Legendary King Muscle, He's The Only Person Standing Between The Earth And The Ultimate Evils! Along With His Trainer Meat, The Kinniku-Buster (His Dad's Finisher Attack) And The Gift Of All Men In His Family, The Power Of Ultimate Muscle, He's Unstoppable!. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Kinniku-Buster, Kinniku-Driver, Muscle Millennium. Kevin Mask: Son Of The Famed Robin Mask. This wrestler hooked Up With The DMP to Spite his Father, but saw the light of day when he realized they had NO loyalty or honor. He became a free agent for a short time, but finally the Masked Knight joined the Muscle League in time for the Chojin Crown. Special Ability/Signature Move: Big Ben Bash, Tower Bridge, Maelstrom Power Terry "The Grand" Kenyon: Son Of Terry Man, Who Was The Close Friend Of King Muscle, Terry And The Kid Are Like Their Dads! Terry Doesn't Have Any Power House Attacks, But His Quick Attacks Are Just As Good. When You Need A Friend, He's The One Who Won't Let You Down. Special Ability/Signature Moves: Texas Clover Hold, Calf Branding, Toe Hold Dik Dik Van Dik: A Strange Gazelle-Like Man And A New Generation Guardian Of Tokyo Who Ranked #1 At Hercules Factory, Dik Dik Is A Crazy Neat Freak, He Tries Not To Get Too Close To The Rest Of The Muscle Leaguers'. But When His Friends Are In Trouble, He Is Always Willing To Lend A Horn Or Two! His First Official Victory Was When He Defeated Monsieur Cheeks. Special Ability/Signature Move: Antler Fist, Savannah Heat Wally Tusket: A Stout Walrus-Man Who's Favorite Food Is Fish. He's The Defender Of Hokkaido. Hailing From Ireland, He's Ranked #2 At Hercules Factory. He's A Gentle Giant, Sometimes To His Detriment. He Maybe The Weakest Of The Group, But Possibly The Most Brave. He Often Fights Before The Kid To Give Him A Chance To Survey The Opponent And Is ALWAYS An Inspiration For The Kid. His Mom And Little Sister Dorothy Sometimes Are At His Matches. His first official victory was when he defeated Mr. French Special Ability/Signature Move: Sky High Driver, Ice Rock Driver Muscle League's Generation Ex: Eskara/Mars: Another Member Of The Second Graduating Class Of The Hercules Factory [While Wearing An Overcoat And Hat As A Disguise Until His True Form Was Revealed During A Match With Terry Kenyon] With A Hidden Past [New Generation DMP]. He Defeated Terry Kenyon And Jeager, But Was Defeated By Kid Muscle in the Championship. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Swallowtail, Mask Of Madness Jeager: As A Pupil To Brocken Jr. And A Member Of The Second Graduating Class Of The Hercules Factory, He Holds The Power Of The Hecules Factory. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Red Rain Of Pain, Beefcake Hammer Hydrozoa: Another Member Of The Second Graduating Class Of The Hecules Factory. He Is The Incarnation Of Water Since He's Made Of It. His XYZ Crash Defeated Wally Tusket. He Then Lost To Kid Muscle In The Next Phase Of The Tournament. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Aqua Lens, Vertebreaker, XYZ Crash Road Rage: Another Member Of The Second Graduating Class Of The Hercules Factory. He Lost To Kid Muscle In The First Round Of The Tournament. Special Ability/Signature Move: Crossing Chaos, Nasty Drop Other New Generation Muscle League Members: Apollo: Graduate Of Hercules Factory. He's The Defender Of Kanto, The Tokyo Area. Special Man Jr: Son Of Special Man. Samuu: He's From India. In His Final Test At Hercules Factory, He Lost To Ramen Man. Jairo: Graduate Of Hercules Factory. He's The Defender Of Chugoku, The Hiroshima Area Of Japan. Gorgeous Man: Graduate Of Hercules Factory. He's The Defender Of Kyushu And Okinawa. Canadian Boy: Son Of Canadian Man. The Adams: Graduate Of Hercules Factory. He's The Defender Of Tohoku, The Area Below Hokkaido. Original Muscle League Members: King Muscle: Born Suguru Kinnikuman, He's The Father Of Kid Muscle And 58th King Of Muscle Planet. He Is A Great Hero And At One Time Fought With The Other Muscle League Members To Keep Peace For All Humanity. Although Withered And Weaker, He Still Packs A Mean Punch When He's Challenged. He Visits Earth From Time To Time To Meet With Old Friends And Watches Over His Son's Life. His Brother Is Sergeant Muscle. Special Ability/Signature Move: Kinniku-Buster Terry Man: King Muscle's Best Friend And Father Of Terry "The Grand" Kenyon. He Is The Protector Of Earth. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Texas Clover Hold, Spinning Toe Hold Ramen Man: Before The Second Coming Of The DMP, He Secretly Went To Muscle Planet To Get Kid Muscle In Order To Teach Him. Special Ability/Signature Move: Great Wall Drop, Revolving Dragon Kick Buffalo Man: As A Strict Instructor At Hercules Factory, He Creates Fear In His Students. It Was Revealed That Buffalo Man Was Once A Member Of The Original DMP Until He Had A Change Of Heart. Special Ability/Signature Move: Hurricane Mixer Brocken Jr: Jeager's Instructor And Biological Father. Known As The Best Trainer The Hercules Factory Ever Had. Special Ability/Signature Move: Red Rain Of Pain Sergeant Muscle: King Muscle's Brother And Kid Muscle's Uncle. He Appeared At The Kinnikuman Council Of Elders Before Kid Muscle Was Sent To Fight The Gruesome Threesome. He Leads A Team Called "The Untouchables." Special Ability/Signature Move: Boot Camp Stretch Ninja Ned: Once A Member Of The Original DMP, Ninja Ned Is On Seargent Muscle's Team, "The Untouchables." He Holds A Grudge Against Hanzou Who Defeated His Friend A Long Time Ago. He Tried To Stop Him, But Was Defeated And He And His Spirit Retreated To Another Dimension While His Decoy Fell Into The Bottomless Pit. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Stealth Mode, Ninja Balloon Attack, Dimension Cross Robin Mask: King Muscles Greatest Rival And Father Of Kevin Mask. He Had Been Champion of Earth Untill King Muscle Arrived And Defeated Him For The Title. He Is A Man Of Honor, And His Sense of Right and Wrong Is What Originally Drove Kevin Mask To The dMp. He's Now A Trainer At The Hercules Factory. Special Ability/Signature Move: Tower Bridge Warsman/Lord Flash: Famous Chojin Wresler, trained by Robin Mask to be one of the mightiest and fiercest wrestlers in history. Lost to King Muscle in the Chojin Finals. Reappeared as Lord Flash to train Kevin Mask for the Chojin Championship in order to repay Robin Mask for being his friend. Special Ability/Signature Move: Mach Pulverizer Rikishi Man/Wolfman: Hercules Factory Instructor. Special Ability/Signature Move: Gasho Hineri [Means Clasping Your Hand In Front Of You As If You Were Praying Or Meditating And Twist] Geronimo: Hercules Factory Instructor. Special Ability/Signature Move: Apache Yell Curry the Cook: Hercules Factory Instructor. Jesse Maybia: Part Time Hercules Factory Instructor. New Generation DMP: Checkmate: Sunshine's Most Powerful Disciple And The Most Powerful Opponent In The Series. He May Be A Gentleman, But He Is The New Generation DMP's Deadliest Assassin [When His Opponent's Guard Is Down]. He Lost To Kid Muscle After Pummeling Terry "The Grand" Kenyon And Dik Dik Van Dik. He Showed Up In The Different Matches In Which Kid Muscle Fought Against The Gruesome Threesome. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Can Morph His Body Into 4 Forms: King [Regular Form], Knight [Horse Head And Body With Man's Upper Torso], Rook [Stone Body With The Head Of The Tower], And Grand Slam [Combination Of All Other Forms: Knight Form Made Of Rook Stone And Head Is Half Horse, Half King]. Weakness: Can Feel No Pain, And Therefor Has NO Clue When His Body Is Too Beaten To Go On. Tyrannoclaw: One Of Sunshine's Two Disciples. He Lost To Terry "The Grand" Kenyon In A Steel Cage Match, In Which Kid Muscle Was The Referee In. Special Ability/Signature Move: Jurassic Hand, Tyranno jaw breaker. Weakness: Cold. Sunshine: Once A Feared Member Of The Original DMP [Made Up Of Devil Knight, Ashura Man, Atlantis, Ninja Ned, Buffalo Man, Shocadile, Just To Name A Few Just In Case The Other Names Weren't Dubbed] And One Of The Leaders Of The New Generation DMP, He Dreams Of Resurrecting That Team. He Is Now The Instructor Of Checkmate And Tyrannoclaw. Doomsmane: Doomsmane [The Green Dragon Guy] Is One Of The New Generation DMP Leaders And Instructors Alongside Skulldozer. Both Were Doomed When Sunshine Blew Up The DMP Base. Skulldozer: Skulldozer [The Devil Guy That Wears An Outfit With Skull Pictures On It] Is Also One Of The New Generation DMP Leaders And Instructors Alongside Doomsmane. Both Were Doomed When Sunshine Blew Up The DMP Base. Pumpinator: He's The Grandson Of Shocadile. He Badly Defeated Wally Tusket, But Was Undone By Kid Muscle. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Impervious To Blows As He Is Made Up Of The Same Resilient Material A Running Shoe Is, Can Transform Into A Giant Sneaker And Stomp His Victims In The Ring. Weakness: His Ego And His Complete Abhorrence To Getting Dirty. Dialbolic: Cohort Of Pumpinator And Kevin Mask. He Was Defeated By Kid Muscle. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Trama Voice Dial, Lock Shocks. Weakness: Water Or Liquids Of Any Kind Addversarious: He is 1 of 2 Most Powerful Wrestlers Of The New Generation DMP. Got Pummeled By Kid Muscle In The First Episode. Special Ability/Signature Move: The Add Sign On His Chest Expands Out Like An I-Beam To Squash Opponents. Cranky Doodle Claw Daddy: After Kid Muscle Defeated Checkmate, This Remnant Of The New Generation DMP Kidnapped Roxanne While She Was Out With Kid Muscle. Kid Muscle Defeated Him And Saved Roxanne. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Feelers Can Lengthen And Act As Tentacles To Hold Opponents, His Body Armor And Little Legs On His Chest Act As A Stray Jacket To Bind His Opponents. Boaconda: Besides Addversarious, He Is 2 of 2 Powerful Wrestler Of The New Generation DMP. He Snuck Into The Hercules Factory Disguised As Special Man Jr, But He Got Demolished By Kid Muscle [With A Little Help From Terry "The Grand" Kenyon]. Special Ability/Signature Move: His Tail Can Be Used To Constrict Or Lash Out At His Opponents. Weakness: Doesn't Like Peanuts. The Gruesome Threesome: A Trio Of Bad Wrestlers [Which Their Enemies Called Them By The Way They Looked] That Sergeant Muscle's Group Defeated And Kid Muscle Had To Fight Them To Claim The Ultimate Muscle Power, And The Members Of This Group Are: Forkolossus: This Half Man/Half Machine Wrestler Is The First Gruesome Threesome Member That Kid Muscle Fights On The Prison Island Shogan Isle, Where Wally Tusket And His Family Spectated. Forkolossus Also Mention That Kid Muscle Defeating Some Of The New Generation DMP Members Had Brought Misery To Them And Their Families, Even Checkmate's. Special Ability/Signature Move: 3 way impact. Hanzou: The Second Member Of The Gruesome Threesome Had A Bad Experience In His Childhood. When He Was A Little Boy, A Meteor Shower Destroyed His Village And The Radiation From The Meteors Scarred His Face And Mutated Him And He Now Wears A Hideous Mask. He Puts His Hand In His Sheath And Out Comes His Sword-Hand Which He Uses To Steal People's Faces And Souls [Called The Mt. Fuji Facelift]. Kid Muscle Defeated Him In An Ancient Chinese-Like Village [Where Dik Dik Van Dik Spectated] Way After Hanzou Sent Ninja Ned Into The Bottomless Pit Where The Wrestling Ring Was Over. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Mt. Fuji Facelift, Centipede Kick, Tatami Puppet, Pinwheel Maneuver Bone Cold: The Final Member Of The Gruesome Threesome Is The Son Of Skullduggery And The Most Powerful Of The Group [More Powerful That Forkolossus And Hanzou Put Together]. Kid Muscle Fights Bone Cold In Tahiti, Where Terry Kenyon Spectated, And Injured Minch In The Hip With His Blade [In The Japanese Version, Minch Died], But Kid Muscle Avenged Him. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Sistine Scalpel, Moaning Lisa, Gray Matter, The Riviter, Blade Launch The Poison Six-Pack: These Wrestlers Crashed The Ikemen Chojin Crown Banquet Before The Finals And Kidnapped Roxanne, Trixie, And Kiki. Kid Muscle And Co. Had To Fight Them In A Tag-Team Match In Different Locations In Order To Release Them. And The Members Are: Dazz-Ling: This Jamaican-Accented Member Of The Poison Six-Pack Is The First Cousin To Mr. Peel. He Was The First To Fight Alongside The Protector Against Terry Kenyon And Jeager In The Redwood Forest For The Fate Of Trixie. He Was Defeated By Terry Kenyon When He Slamed Dazz-Ling Into The Mat From A High Altitude. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: The Bedazzler, Illusion Casting The Protector: This Big, Knight-Like Robot Member Of The Poison Six-Pack Fought Alongside Dazz-Ling Against Terry Kenyon And Jeager In The Redwood Forest. He Was Defeated When Jeager's Red Rain Of Pain Attack Hit His Weak Spot Shutting Him Down. Special Ability/Signature Move: Mega Pressure Mr. French: This French-Accented Frog-Man Is A Member Of The Poison Six-Pack. He Fought With Monsieur Cheeks Against Dik Dik Van Dik And Wally Tusket In The Middle Of A Big Lake For The Fate Of Kiki. He Was Defeated By Wally Tusket's Sky High Driver After Being Weakened By Checkmate. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Tongue Attack Monsieur Cheeks: This Butt-Headed Wrestler Is Another French-Accented Member Of The Poison Six-Pack Who Fought Alongside Mr. French Against Dik Dik Van Dik And Wally Tusket In The Middle Of A Big Lake. He Was Defeated By Dik Dik Van Dik's Savannah Heat After Being Weakened By Checkmate. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Air Criossant Jagg-Ed: This Jagged Member Of The Poison Six-Pack Fought Alongside Baron Max-A-Million Against Kid Muscle And Kevin Mask At Mt. Fuji For The Fate Of Roxanne. Even Though He Was Defeated By Kevin Mask's Big Ben Bash, Both Were Disqualifyed When They Were Not Completely In The Ring When The Time To Get Back Into The Ring Ran Out. Special Ability/Signature Move: Spike Cyclone Baron Max-A-Million: This Caped Baron Is The Leader Of The Poison Six-Pack And Has 2 Incarnations: Maximum Max-A-Million And Max-A-Million Overdrive. He Fought Alongside Jagg-Ed Against Kid Muscle And Kevin Mask At Mt. Fuji. He Did A Lot Of Damage To Kid Muscle Before Being Defeated By The Muscle Millennium. Special Ability/Signature Moves: Royal Pain, Incarnation-Shifting, Baron Wasteland Slyscraper: A human skyscraper who can stretch over 100 stories high. Terry Kenyon became his trainer and cornerman for the Chojin Finals. Was defeated by Ricardo in round 1. Special Ability/Signature Move: Body Scraper Photo-Pat: A human photobooth who can trap enemies in its own pictures. No One knows if Photo-Pat is a male or female. Was defeated by Destruction in round 1. Special Ability/Signature Move: Trapping people in a photo Hollywood Bowl: A giant toilet who has a HUGE grudge against Kid Muscle because King Muscle defeated his father, Mr. Pee. He was defeated by Kid Muscle in round 1. Special Ability/Signature Move: Flushing, Razor Toilet Paper Chichini Man: A Korean wrestler whose name can't be pronounced by Doc or Mac. Was defeated by Kevin Mask in round 1. Barrier Free-Man: Composed of two people: Nillis and Chicho Man. Nillis worked at a retirement home and does everything in his power to help the elderly. Nillis found Chicho Man morphed to the branch of a tree, he is elderly and so Nillis took pitty on him allowing Chicho Man to share his body. Despite this Chicho man resents Nillis because he is the weaker half of their wrestling team. Was defeated by Kid Muscle in round 2 and they had a change of heart. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Grandpolly Morph, Lion's Mouth D-Struction: A wrestler with three horns who relies on them for his ultimate weapon. Was defeated by Comrade Turbinski in round 2. Special Ability/Signature Move: Mass Destruction Blocks: A wrestler composed entirely of concrete building blocks. Can change shape whenever he likes. His only weak spot is a black block with living organ tissue inside. Was defeated by Kevin Mask in round 2. Special Ability/Signature Move: Shape-Shifting Ricardo: Actually a Muscle League/DMP hybrid. This evil Spanish-accented wrestler has two forms: A Brazilian Chojin, and a grey jaguar monster. Even though Jeager's towel was thrown in, Ricardo hospitalized him in round 2, but Kid Muscle avenged his friend in the semifinals. Special Ability/Signature Move: Spike Shackle/Brazilian Nutcracker Comrade Turbinski: This Russian-accented wrestler can take the form of any plane whenever he likes. Was defeated by Kevin Mask in the semifinals. Special Ability/Signature Move: Turbo Tailspin Other Characters: Meat He Coaches The Kid Onto Victory And Feels A Great Bond To The Kid, After Training His Father. He Usually Is Disappointed In The Kid's Wimpy Behavior. After Being Brought Out Of His Ice Chamber By The Kid, Meat Decides That The Kid Will Be Just As Great As His Dad! Meat Later Found Out During Kid Muscle's Match With Bone Cold That Minch Was His Real Father. Roxanne: She's One Of Kid Muscle's Friends And Shows Up At Matches Involving Kid Muscle And Any Of His Companions. Another Fact About Roxanne Is That When She Was A Baby, The Basket Containing Her Was Left By The Gate Of An Orphanage Where A Ophanage Worker Adopted Her As Her Own Daughter. She Was One Time Kidnapped By Cranky Doodle Claw Daddy And Kid Muscle Rescued Her. Trixie: One Of Roxanne's Two Companions Who Also Shows Up At Matches Involving Kid Muscle And Any Of His Companions. Kiki: Another One Of Roxanne Companions. El Nino: The Chojin farmer that Kid Muscle defeated to gain entrance to the Chojin Championship. He later became Kid Muscles cornerman for the Chojin Finals when Meat was injured. Special Abilities/Signature Moves: Straw Hat Stealth Strike, Thrash Suplex Mac Metaphor: He's The Announcer Of The IWF [Intergalactic Wrestling Federation] In Which Kid Muscle Takes Part In. Doc Nakano: He's The Co-Announcer Of The IWF. He Happens To Wear A White Wig That Sometimes Comes Off. Theme Song Big bad boys from Outer space, ULTIMATE MUSCLE!! Here to body slam the human race, ULTIMATE MUSCLE!! Wrestlers race to our defense, With strength and speed and flatulence, ULTIMATE MUSCLE! ULTIMATE MUSCLE!! Hero's join the operation, From different planets and different nations, It's an intergalactic federation, To monitor the situation, Catch each and every confrontation Only broadcast on this station, ULTIMATE MUSCLE! ULTIMATE MUSCLE! Well up on muscle planet behind a mask they hid, The face of our new champion, The king there had a KID KID KID KID Kid Muscle has the power, He's also kinda nuts, This guy could save the universe, If he only had some guts! ULTIMATE MUSCLE! ULTIMATE MUSCLE!

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Sean Schemmel

Bone Cold

Pete Zarustica

Pete Zarustica

Additional Voices/Ikman McMadd

Ryoutarou Okiayu

Ryoutarou Okiayu

Kevin Mask(Japanesse Version)

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Mac Metaphor/ Dik Dik VanDik/ Geronimo

Frank Frankson

Frank Frankson

Terry Kenyon, Forkolossus

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • starting off

    10
    im new to this so how on muscle planet do start watching these episodes
  • weird

    5.0
    i havent watched the show myself but ive seen the DVD covers and it looks like a WWe fan tried to make an anime out of wrestling and what do you get you get ultimate muscle kinnikuman legacy.I swear i thought i saw a guy with a clown nose.So you Ultimate muscle fans are probably really mad at me but who gives two **** about my opinion.Dont get pissed off at me and start pming me cause you are really mad at me DONT do IT.Dont give a rats ass about what i say if you like ultimate muscle.Cuase if you take it to heart you are goin to get really pissed and flood my inbox so this is my review hope you like it and sorry for the profanity.so longmoreless
  • AHAHGHAGHG Whirrr Boom RUBBISH

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    Thank god they canceled it i see it amusing the smallest of children, and the faint headed but Not prime time viewers.

    This show was an insult to its time slot thank god thank god

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    its soo bad i have nothing moe to say so . . . . .

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  • When I first heard that Ultimate muscle was a wrestling cartoon I thought it would be cool. There are nothing but these genetic animals that you would think its the zoo.moreless

    1.0
    How to begin... this cartoon maybe be a bit fun for children who enjoy a laugth of someone who uses his backside as a finisher move. Any one who is mature enough should not watch this cartoon there are more better fighting anime than this. There is no blood violence in the anime, yes thats how lame it is... Its not proper wrestling more aien type if you know what I mean.moreless
  • FOX SMELLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10
    FOX SUCKS! Ultimate Muscle was awesome and the best show on FOX (anime). I wish FOX would aire this show again soo bad. Everyone loves it! Some shows on FOX arent even that good, but Ultimate Muscle is the best on FOX, you know it! Ultimate Muscle DESERVES to be aired again. I remember every morning i used to get up just to watch it, otherwise I'd sleep in,ofcourse. This show is hil-ari-ous. Everybody agrees with me to aire this show again.If FOX aires it again they would get tremendous ratings and everyone would love them. FOX should think about that. Not only is it great for the people but also for FOX... PUT IT ON!!!!!!!!moreless
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