Kinnikuman Manga Releases New Exhibition Art For Its 45th Anniversary!

Author Yudetamagi also drew a special exhibition illustration celebrating the anniversary.

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Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the Kinnikuman TV anime, following which the anime will receive a brand new series next month along with a permanent museum dedicated to the series.

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the original manga drawn by Yudetamago. To celebrate this, a special exhibition is being held in Tokyo in August.

Author, Yudetamagi also drew a special exhibition visual showing the protagonist Kinnikuma holding the “4” and “5” fingers of his hand in air while being surrounded by memorable panels and pages from the manga.

kinnikuman 45th anniversary illustration

Inspired by this art by the author, a limited edition 45th anniversary pose figurine will be available as an exclusive bonus with ticket purchases.

kinnikuman 45th anniversary figurine

The celebratory exhibition is titled Kinnikuman 45th Anniversary Original Art Exhibition: Love and Bonds and will take place in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro Sunshine City from August 10–25.

About Kinnikuman:

Kinnikuman, also known as Ultimate Muscle in English, was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1979 to 1987.

In 1983, the manga also inspired an anime adaptation.

Later in 2011, the series was republished in Shueisha’s web magazine, Shu Play News, and also has spin-off manga series, anime films, video games, and merchandise.

The manga has released 83 volumes in Japan, and the latest volume will be in Japanese bookstores on September 29.

Source: Anime!Anime!