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Release Date:
9 June 2003 (USA) See more »
The genius robotics professor, Dr. Komyoji has created Jiro (who has the ability to transform into Kikaider)... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 36)
Tomokazu Seki ... Jiro / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Yui Horie ... Mitsuko Kômyôji (3 episodes, 2000)
Yumiko Kobayashi ... Masaru Kômyôji (3 episodes, 2000)
Keaton Yamada ... Hanpei Hattori (3 episodes, 2000)
Etsuko Kozakura ... Etsuko Sarutobi (3 episodes, 2000)
Shinji Ogawa ... Professor Gill Helbert (3 episodes, 2000)
Jûrôta Kosugi ... Hakaider / ... (3 episodes, 2000)
Shôzô Îzuka ... Dr. Den Kômyôji (3 episodes, 2000)
Minami Takayama ... Chigusa Sakamoto (3 episodes, 2000)
Dave Wittenberg ... Jiro / ... (2 episodes, 2000)

Series Directed by
Tensai Okamura (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Shôtarô Ishinomori (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Shou Onodera .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Akira Mitake (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Yûsho Okada (unknown episodes)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jinzô ningen Kikaidâ: The Animation" - Japan (original title)
"Humanoid Kikaider: The Animation" - International (English title)
"Kikaider" - USA
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In the English release of this show, the credits stroll through the Japanese credits as well as the American creditsSee more »
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Followed by Kikaider 01: The Animation (2001) (V)See more »
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One Promising Aspect..., 1 July 2003
Author: Zeorymer from New York, USA

As a whole, this series would not make a list of top ten animes. It might make a list of top fifty....might. The animation is unique, but looks like Mickey Mouse stuff, the storyline is unoriginal, the battle scenes typical. The only interesting thing about this anime is Jiro's inner struggle. He is a robot, but since he is endowed with the Gemini System (artificial conscience), he is able to tell right from wrong. However, this system is badly damaged early on in the series and Jiro is constantly asking "Is this right? Is this what I'm supposed to do?" etc. etc...Also, Jiro has to deal with being a robot when he is surrounded by humans. Where he is hard and cold, the people around him, like Mitsko, are soft and warm. It's no mistake that the little boy told Jiro the story of Pinocchio, for they are much alike. Jiro has to deal with peoples fear of him, since he's different from them.

Aside from Jiro's inner conflicts, this series is unremarkable.

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