Interest Green Lantern vs. Kinnikuman Drawing Held by Creator
posted on 2011-09-08 19:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The Japanese Internet service provider Nifty and Kinnikuman creators Yudetamago are hosting a contest to ask which Chōjin (superhero) from Kinnikuman would contestants want to fight against Green Lantern and tag-team with Green Lantern and why.
Contestants can enter the contest by answering these questions on Nifty's website. One winner, chosen from the entrants, will receive an original Kinnikuman illustration drawn by the manga creator duo Yudetamago.
The contest is being held to commemorate the Green Lantern film, which will open in Japan on September 10. The deadline for the contest is October 2.
Yudetamago's original manga revolved around a farcical wrestler who fought opponents and evildoers inside and outside the ring. The Kinnikuman figures were imported into the United States under the "M.U.S.C.L.E" brand name in the 1980s. Viz Media then released Yudetamago's Kinnikuman Nisei - Second Generations manga sequel in North America as Ultimate Muscle: The Kinnikuman Legacy, and 4Kids released the anime version on television.
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.
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