Muteking, The Dashing Warrior
|Muteking, The Dashing Warrior|
(Tondemo Senshi Mutekingu)
|Genre||Science Fiction, Comedy|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Seitaro Hara|
|Original network||Fuji Television|
|Original run||September 7, 1980 – September 27, 1981|
Muteking, The Dashing Warrior (とんでも戦士ムテキング Tondemo Senshi Muteking) is a science fiction comedy anime series by Tatsunoko Productions, created in 1980. It ran from September 7, 1980, to September 27, 1981, on Fuji TV. Twelve-year-old Rin Yuki loyally supported his father when the world laughed at the scientist for saying that Earth was about to be invaded from outer space. But Rin did not expect to become personally involved—until he met Takoro, the strange young "deputy sheriff" from another world who was on the trail of notorious space criminals. There were only four Kurodako Brothers, but they plotted to use their alien science and natural shape-changing powers to become the secret masters of Earth. With Takoro's help, Rin became the mighty super-hero, Muteking, to foil their schemes.
The series was televised in Italy under the title of simply Muteking.
An English dub of episode one was also made, apparently in an unsuccessful attempt to sell the series to the United States. In this one-episode dubbed version (which has been posted on YouTube in three parts), Rin Yuki is named "Scooter Loon," and his father is renamed "Linus Loon."
- Original story: Tatsunoko Production
- Executive producer: Kenji Yoshida
- Planning: Ippei Kuri, Shigeru Yanagawa
- Producers: Ippei Kuri, Tomoyuki Miyata
- Production supervisors: Minoru Uchima, Minoru Uno, Tsuneo Tamura
- Scripts: Shigeru Yanagawa, Kazuo Sato, Akiyoshi Sakai, Seiya Yamazaki, Takeshi Shudo, Yu Yamamoto et al.
- Episode direction: Hiroshi Sasagawa, Masayuki Hayashi, Koichi Mashimo, Yutaka Kagawa, Shinya Sadamitsu, Yoshizo Tsuda, Hidehito Ueda, Kenjiro Yoshida, Kazuo Yamazaki, Masakazu Higuchi et al.
- Character designs: Ippei Kuri, Akiko Shimomoto
- Mechanical design: Kunio Okawara
- Key animation supervisor: Sadao Miyamoto
- Key animation director: Shizuo Kawai
- Art director: Kikuko Tada
- Music: Koba Hayashi
- Produced and distributed by: Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. / Fuji Telecasting Co., Ltd.
- Rin Yuki: Kazuhiko Inoue
- Takoro: Yumiko Uzaki
- Dr. Dankichi Yuki: Isamu Tanonaka
- Koharu Yuki: Kazue Komiya
- Sonny Yuki: Rokuro Naya
- Mitchi: Takako Tsutsui
- Nubon: Takemi Nakamura
- Takokichi: Toru Ohira
- Takomaru: Shigeru Tsuji
- Takosaku: Shin Aomori
- Takomi: Makoto Kosaka
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- "Productions". Tatsunoko Productions. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- "ムテキング キャラクター". Web.archive.org. 2008-12-18. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- "ムテキング ダイジェスト". Web.archive.org. 2008-12-18. Archived from the original on December 18, 2008. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
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