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Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
July 8, 1972 - May 5, 1973
Anime television series
October 16, 2000 - December 28, 2000
Original video animation
Kikaider 01: The Animation
June 30, 2003 - July 3, 2003
Original video animation
The Boy with the Guitar: Kikaider vs Inazuman
September 19, 2003
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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 in a style reminiscent of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy 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.
The tokusatsu series from 1972 is especially popular in Hawaii. The complete DVD series is available with English subtitles through JN Productions.
2 Superhero Safety,
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Android Kikaider (1972) TV Series + one movie,
Kikaider 01 (1973) TV series,
Mechanical Violator Hakaider (1995) movie,
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.
Android Kikaider: The Animation (2000)-(2001) TV Series,
Kikaider 01: The Animation (2001) 4-Part OVA,
The Boy Who Carried a Guitar: Kikaider Vs. Inazuman (2002) OVA Special,
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.