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Tatakae!! Ramenman (闘将(たたかえ)!!拉麵男(ラーメンマン) "Fight!! Ramenman"), also known as Lomien Man,[1] is a manga authored by the duo of Yudetamago that was serialized in Shueisha's Fresh Jump magazine from June 1982 to December 1988 (concluding along with the cancellation of the magazine itself). The title is a spin-off of the authors' previous work, Kinnikuman, centering around the character of Ramenman, who travels the land to fight various enemies. Like its predecessor, it was adapted into an anime version by Toei Animation, which spans a 35-episode television series that aired on Nippon Television in 1988 and a theatrical film. A video game for the Family Computer was published by Bandai in 1988.

Summary

Set in a land where several martial arts styles collide, including (but not limited to) Chinese Kung Fu, Japanese Karate, and South Korean Taekwondo. Yet amongst these Shaolin-trained fighters and men powerful enough to cut the face of a mountain, Victory Ramenman is said to be the strongest of them all. At a young age, he witnessed his father Somenman being murdered by members of the Cobra Gang (who are still running rampant to this day). Found and taken in by the wise old Chen Zongming, Ramenman trains for 12 years under his master and learns the great Essential Battle Dragon (闘龍極意書, Toryu Gokui Sho) style of Chojin Kung Fu. Now, with his young sidekick Shumai, Ramenman travels the land seeking vengeance for his father, fighting several villains along the way.

Characters

Main Article: List of Tatakae!! Ramenman characters

Anime

The Tatakae!! Ramenman anime was broadcasted January 10~September 11, 1988, every Sunday from 10:30~11:00 on NTV. 35 episodes were made before its cancellation.

Episodes

Main Article: List of Tatakae!! Ramenman episodes

Staff

  • Original Author: Yudetamago
  • Planning: Kazuo Shimamura, Yoshio Takami, Kyoutarou Kimura, Hidehiko Takei
  • Producer: Masahisa Saeki
  • Writing: Haruya Yamazaki, Kenji Terada
  • Series Director: Masayuki Akihi
  • Other Directors: Yasuo Yamayoshi, Takeshi Shirato, Takashi Kuoka, others
  • Character Design: Yasuhiro Yamaguchi
  • Background Art Design: Makoto Sakamoto
  • Music: Keiichi Oku

Main Cast

Theme Songs

Both are performed by Junichiro Oda.

Changes from Manga Version

Main Article: Manga to Anime Changes#Tatakae!! Ramenman

Movie

Games

External links

  1. Tatakae!! Ramenman "Lomien Man at Toei Animation". http://corp.toei-anim.co.jp/english/film/lomien_man.php Tatakae!! Ramenman. 

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