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NEWS: Kinnikumania 2009 'Real' Pro Wrestling Event Announced




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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:41 am Reply with quote
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On New Year's Eve last year, fighting celebrity Bob Sapp fought Akihiko Tanaka, a free-style wrestler (pictured at right) who dressed as the Kinniku Mantaro manga character for their mixed martial arts bout.

And it was about as interesting as I'd expected it to be. I'd like to hope the focus will be on worked matches at this event.
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GATSU



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:50 am Reply with quote
How fun. I wonder if it's easy to wrestle while cosplaying.
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Rolando_jose



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:18 am Reply with quote
Zin5ki wrote:
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On New Year's Eve last year, fighting celebrity Bob Sapp fought Akihiko Tanaka, a free-style wrestler (pictured at right) who dressed as the Kinniku Mantaro manga character for their mixed martial arts bout.

And it was about as interesting as I'd expected it to be...


Yoou realize that you haven't say anything? Wink
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KabaKabaFruit



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:52 pm Reply with quote
This is gonna be pure cheeseball. I mean, Yudetamago's cartoon wrestlers wrestling for real? Laughing

But...epic fail that the event is only available to readers of Young Men's Playboy magazine. Sorry, but Kinnikuman wouldn't be where it is today without the support of the Shueisha fanbase. This is just a big slap in the face to the people who read the Kinnikuman manga and helped turn it into the franchise juggernaut that is today. I hope they'll reconsider before the actual event takes place.
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fighterholic



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:24 pm Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
How fun. I wonder if it's easy to wrestle while cosplaying.

You would have to ask those who have fought as Jyuushin Sanga Raiga. It's hard to see in those masks.
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