Animated series (loosely) based on the film series, in which Daniel, Miyagi and new friend Taki travel the world in search of an ancient Japanese talisman.






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Series cast summary:
 Daniel La Russo 13 episodes, 1989
 Miyagi Yakuga 13 episodes, 1989
 Miyagi - NBC Live action introduction 13 episodes, 1989


Staying in Okinawa for a bit after Chozen's defeat, Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRousso are alerted by the temple girl, Taki, to the theft of a small magic Chinese shrine talisman by persons unknown. Together, the trio pursue the shrine around the world to return it to its rightful place. However, that quest will not be easy as numerous villains are determined to exploit the shrine for their own ends and it will take all of our heroes skill and daring to thwart them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Release Date:

9 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karate kid  »

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1.33 : 1
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Oh my god, I can't believe I still remember this cartoon!
5 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Karate Kid (1989) was a cheesy saturday morning cartoon that

debuted on N.B.C. The cartoon was real hokey and I didn't stick with it (the phony voices had something to do with it). The plots made part three

look innovative. Man, I thought I was dreaming that this show ever existed

until I saw it on this site. I knew I wasn't hallucinating! Like most 80's

nostalgia nothing was worth remembering and this series is one of them.

Bad cartoon spun off of a dead in the water franchise. Nothing to

recommend (unless you're a masochist).

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