Kikaider

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Kikaider
人造人間キカイダー
GenreAction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Television drama
Written byShotaro Ishinomori(creator)
Music byMichiaki Watanabe
StudioToei Productions
Ishimori Productions
NetworkTV Asahi
Original runJuly 8, 1972May 5, 1973
Episodes43
Anime television series
Directed byTensai Okamura
StudioStudio OX
NetworkKids Station
Original runOctober 16, 2000December 28, 2000
Episodes13
Original video animation
Kikaider 01: The Animation
Directed byKeitaro Motonaga
StudioStudio OX
ReleasedJune 30, 2003July 3, 2003
Episodes4
Original video animation
The Boy with the Guitar: Kikaider vs Inazuman
Directed byKonno Naoyuki
StudioStudio OX
ReleasedSeptember 19, 2003
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Kikaider
人造人間キカイダー
GenreAction, Adventure, Science Fiction
Television drama
Written byShotaro Ishinomori(creator)
Music byMichiaki Watanabe
StudioToei Productions
Ishimori Productions
NetworkTV Asahi
Original runJuly 8, 1972May 5, 1973
Episodes43
Anime television series
Directed byTensai Okamura
StudioStudio OX
NetworkKids Station
Original runOctober 16, 2000December 28, 2000
Episodes13
Original video animation
Kikaider 01: The Animation
Directed byKeitaro Motonaga
StudioStudio OX
ReleasedJune 30, 2003July 3, 2003
Episodes4
Original video animation
The Boy with the Guitar: Kikaider vs Inazuman
Directed byKonno Naoyuki
StudioStudio OX
ReleasedSeptember 19, 2003
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Kikaider (キカイダー Kikaidā?) is a Japanese television franchise, created by Shotaro Ishinomori, featuring the main character Kikaider. The tokusatsu aired for the first time in July 1972.

The series was originally a live-action tokusatsu series, as was its sequel, Kikaider 01. A manga drawn by Ishinomori was eventually published, introducing Kikaider 00. A 13-episode anime and 4-episode OVA based on the manga were created in 2001.

Ishinomori used the stories of Carlo Collodi's Pinocchio, the basis for Astro Boy, as a tribute to its creator, Osamu Tezuka, Ishinomori's mentor. Cyborg 009 is an influence for this franchise. Other bases for Kikaider included Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, as the inspiration for his science fiction action story.[citation needed]

The tokusatsu series from 1972 is especially popular in Hawaii. The complete DVD series is available with English subtitles through JN Productions.

Media[edit]

Tokusatsu[edit]

Manga[edit]

The manga series was serialized in Shōnen Sunday, Bessatsu Shōnen Sunday and more children's magazines at the same time as the live action television series. Kikaider Code 02 a manga series by MEIMU published by Kadokawa Comics A.

Anime[edit]

Superhero Safety[edit]

In the past, the Super Giant movie series and shows like Moonlight Mask (the first TV superhero in Japan) became controversial, when younger viewers began imitating the stunts performed. The original Android Kikaider series was one of the first tokusatsu superhero TV shows to add safety bumpers at the end of each episode, warning viewers not to imitate the stunts performed by its superhero.

Protagonists[edit]

Dark[edit]

Hakaider Squad[edit]

Shadow[edit]

Foot Soldiers[edit]

Destructoids[edit]

Deathbots[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jinzo ningen Hakaida". Hakaider. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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