Even the mightiest fictional pro-wrestlers are no match for a pollen-satureated foe without a little help from PITTA MASK. Hit the jump to see the video.
On September 20th, the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Japan with UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson, the mixed martial arts promotion's third fight card at Japan's Saitama Super Arena following UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson in February 2012 and UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann in March 2013. As with previous Japanese trips, promotional efforts got a bit of help from Yudetamago, creator(s) of manga's intergalactic wrestler Kinnikuman.
Robin Mask is one of the most popular masked wrestlers in Yudetamago's long-running manga/anime series Kinnikuman. He is recently featured in TV CMs for Japanese medicine maker ARAX's pollen protection mask "PITTA MASK." He, who is suffering from pollen allergies, wears the mask on his own metal mask. Check the clips after the jump.
To celebrate the Japanese releases of Marvel Comics based movies Thor: Dark World and Captain America: Winter Soldier, Kinnikuman (or MUSCLE in English) creator(s) Yudetamago have drawn a tribute of the two super heroes, to be published in the issue of Shonen Jump doing on sale January 4th. Get a look after the jump.
Along the lines of the famous Hatsune Miku meat buns, the Japanese Family Mark convenience stores has been offering snacks based of super power wrestling series Kinnikuman (MUSCLE in English). After Warsman black curry was offered this month, the ever popular Ramanman is being feature in buns starting December 3rd. Limited to 720,000 buns, manga creator(s) Yudetamago illustrated the wrapper. More after the jump.
Japanese snack company Tohato has unveiled the third set of what seems to have become an annual collaboration between its well established caramel corn snacks and classic manga. This year's varieties includes egg pudding flavor honoring wrestling series Kinnikuman, chocolate honoring baseball series Star of the Giants, and apple honoring boxing series Ashita no Joe. Get a look after the jump.
On February 26th, American mixed martial arts promotion UFC will be running its first Japanese event in 12 years. To smooth things over, UFC has brought in some help from manga superhero and intergalactic wrestler Kinnikuman. See the results after the jump.
Interplanetary superhero wrestler Kinnikuman has been keeping busy with the return of his eponymous manga in the pages of Weekly Playboy, but that doesn't mean he hasn't found time to take care of his hair, or cross-promote Scalp-D, convenience store chain Lawson's brand of medicated shampoo and conditioner. See the results after the jump.
Kinnikuman—the madcap Weekly Jump wrestling comedy manga which was licensed in North America as Ultimate Muscle—has a new manga set to kick off in Japan on November 28. Hit the jump or get the "Kinniku Flash"!
A strategy for launching a foreign media venture in Japan is to attach it to a local celebrity or pop culture institution, even if there isn't a strong natural tie between the two. In the case of the live action Green Lantern movie, it's Yudetamago and his wrestler from space Kinnikuman. Yeah, they're both space related superheroes, but you have to admit, the masked grappler from M.U.S.C.L.E. is an amusingly odd fit with galactic policeman. More after the jump.