4Kids Entertainment will launch the Japanese animated series KINNIKUMAN at NATPE 2002. The 52-episode series combines comedy and super hero action with the flair of pro-wrestling. As a baby, Kinnikuman was accidentally displaced as prince of his home planet. Now, to prove himself worthy as heir to the throne of Kinniku, he must compete in the ultimate intergalactic tournaments. As a result, Kinnikuman confronts hundreds of the most diverse and powerful superhero wrestlers that the world has to offer. The series itself launched in Japan over 15 years ago and the story continues with newly produced episodes from Toei, Japans largest animation studio.
Brett Rogers goes behind the scenes at 4Kids to discover the group that brought us POKÉMON and has recently been called the fastest-growing company in America.http://mag.awn.com/index.php3?ltype=pageone&article_no=256