Real Name Revealed! Kinniku Mantaro Joins The Battle
An additional fight was announced for Dynamite!! today. Bob Sapp returns as he takes on Kinniku Mantaro. This fight is produced by DJ OZMA featuring Yudetamago (name of the duo who made the Kinnikuman manga).
Kinniku Mantaro is the 59th prince of Planet Muscle (Planet Kinniku) and son of the first Kinnikuman, Suguru Muscle and Belinda Bibinba. Raised during times of peace, he is a spoiled, cowardly, lazy teenager, much like his father was except with more emphasis on cowardice and less on clumsiness. He usually start matches off in a cowardly state, only managing to get a few good moves in due to luck. However, when his friends are in trouble or his opponent is being dishonorable, he manages to reach the state of Kajiba no Kuso Djikara (Burning Inner Strength). When this happens, the Niku-Mark appears on his forehead and his strength, stamina, and technique increase many fold.
I have gone undercover for the past few days and can today reveal to the world that Kinniku Mantaro’s real name is actually Akihito Tanaka, which his mother Bibinba officially named him in secret, and that he has won the All-Japan Wrestling Championships seven times in a row.
This guy is legit.
Update: DJ OZMA made a challenge to the most popular NYE program NHK Red And White Song Battle for not choosing him this year.
Update #2: It seems that Kinniku Mantaro will not transform his head to that of a normal human during the fight. AKA It seems that he will wear the m*** during the fight.
Update #3: Tanigawa said at the press conference that Mantaro has been practicing MMA in Sakuraba’s Gym. He also said that Mantaro is the best Heavyweight Japanese MMA talent.
Update #4: Of course Mantaro will not wear the m*** of today’s press conference on NYE. He will wear one more suitable for an MMA fight.
Update #5: The remaining fights will be announced on Wedensday. About 4 fights are planned.
FieLDS Dynamite!! ~Yuuki no Chikara 2008~
Date: December 31st, 2008
Place: Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Kiyoshi Tamura
Joachim Hansen vs. J.Z.Calvan
Shinya Aoki vs. Eddie Alvarez
Hideo Tokoro vs. Daisuke Nakamura
Mark Hunt vs. Jerome Le Banner
Semmy Schilt vs. Mighty Mo
Mirko CroCop vs. Choi Hong Man
Kinniku Mantaro vs. Bob Sapp
K-1 Rules Fights:
Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Takeda Kozo
Gegard Mousasi vs. Musashi
Yoshihiro Sato vs. Artur Kyshenko
K-1 Koshien Final Fight:
HIROYA/Shimada vs. Kusakabe/Urabe
K-1 Koshien Semifinal Fights:
HIROYA vs. Shota Shimada
Ryuya Kusakabe vs. Koya Urabe
Yukio Sakaguchi vs. TBA
Hayato “Mach” Sakurai vs. TBA
Minowaman vs. TBA
(Photo By: Sportsnavi)