Discotek Media Announces Blu-Ray Release ‘Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy’

Discotek Media is bringing all seventy-seven episodes of the sports parody anime ‘Ultimate Muscle.’ The release includes ‘The Kinnikuman Legacy’ and ‘Second Generation: Ultimate Muscle 2.’ The Blu-Ray box set will feature the visuals in standard definition as well as both the original Japanese original and the English dub from 4Kids Entertainment.

The box set has a planned release on May 30, 2023, though it is currently available for pre-order on the Right Stuf Anime website.

The anime was directed by Toshiaki Komura and produced by Toei Animation between 2002 and 2004. The series aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and on the Fox Box animation block of Fox in the United States.

It is based on the comedy manga by writer Takashi Shimada and artist Yoshinori Nakai and published by ‘Weekly Shōnen Jump’ between 1979 and 1987. Though it was relaunched in 2011 within the pages ‘Shū Play News’ magazine.

You can check out the intro for the series here:

Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,

“Mantaro Muscle (also known as Kid Muscle, Mantaro Kinniku in the Japanese version) is the spoiled son of superhero wrestler King Muscle (Kinnikuman in the Japanese version). After 28 years of peace, the Seigi Choujins’ (Muscle League) old enemies regroup and form the Demon Manufacturing Plant (dMp, known in the English version as Destruction, Mayhem and Pain). The Muscle League has lost its edge and are overwhelmed by the young, well-trained fighters. Recognizing their weakness, the Seigi Chojin reopen the Hercules Factory (a school for superheroes) and begin training a new generation of heroes to take on the dMp. At first unwilling, Mantaro (Kid Muscle) is one of the young heroes and defeats his father to prove his readiness to graduate.”

‘Ultimate Muscle’ is a sequel to the 1990s anime ‘Kinnikuman’ and its follow-up ‘Kinnikuman: Scramble for the Throne’ produced by Toei Animation.

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