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* Deconstruction: The Anime was one of the original live action series. The live action series was more of a straight up Franchise/SuperSentai hero vs the bad guys affair with Jiro acting more like TheCape and everything being light hearted in spite of the darker implications of certain aspects of the show. The anime [[AscendedFridgeHorror uses some of these implications]] to present a more realistic take on Kikaider. To wit:

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* Deconstruction: {{Deconstruction}}: The Anime was one of the original live action series. The live action series was more of a straight up Franchise/SuperSentai hero vs the bad guys affair with Jiro acting more like TheCape and everything being light hearted in spite of the darker implications of certain aspects of the show. The anime [[AscendedFridgeHorror uses some of these implications]] to present a more realistic take on Kikaider. To wit:


* Deconstruction: The Anime was one of the original live action series. The live action series was more of a straight up SuperSentai hero vs the bad guys affair with Jiro acting more like TheCape and everything being light hearted in spite of the darker implications of certain aspects of the show. The anime [[AscendedFridgeHorror uses some of these implications]] to present a more realistic take on Kikaider. To wit:

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* Deconstruction: The Anime was one of the original live action series. The live action series was more of a straight up SuperSentai Franchise/SuperSentai hero vs the bad guys affair with Jiro acting more like TheCape and everything being light hearted in spite of the darker implications of certain aspects of the show. The anime [[AscendedFridgeHorror uses some of these implications]] to present a more realistic take on Kikaider. To wit:

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* Deconstruction: The Anime was one of the original live action series. The live action series was more of a straight up SuperSentai hero vs the bad guys affair with Jiro acting more like TheCape and everything being light hearted in spite of the darker implications of certain aspects of the show. The anime [[AscendedFridgeHorror uses some of these implications]] to present a more realistic take on Kikaider. To wit:
** Even with a conscience circuit, Jiro is literally only days old and only months old at best by the end of the first series. Computer brain, accelerated learning, and conscience circuit or not there is no way he could get a handle on being human in such a short time especially considering some people spend their entire lives trying to get a handle on being human and still haven't gotten the hang of it which often leaves him confused, stressed, shaken, angry, and generally at a loss when it comes to handling his situation or dealing with other people. The anime shows how someone only a short time into their existence yet possessing an adult's ability to learn and understand would deal with the situation. Hint: not well.
** With Dark and Professor Gill, it shows just how evil and depraved a secret underworld organization with super-tech would be if world conquest was their goal. While the silliness of the robot's designs and abilities remains along with Gill's silly robes and robot controlling flute is used, there is absolutely no humor in what Gill and his minions are doing: murder, destruction, extortion, and terrorism. Sure the giant robot praying mantis seems funny until it charges of up vibro-blade arms and bisects someone.
** The end of the series shows just what it means to be human and it's a stark commentary on the human condition. While Jiro wanted to be human, being human isn't all about love, compassion, honor, and bravery, because if it were, then evil wouldn't exist. Jiro learns with his act of [[spoiler:killing Gill with his own hands]] that being human is about having flaws and limitations and being able to rise above them which also means that sometimes men must do terrible things in order to help a greater good or prevent a terrible evil. To be truly human is to have flaws and make mistakes.


Now it has a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/Kikaider character sheet]] under construction.

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Now it has a [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Characters/Kikaider [[Characters/{{Kikaider}} character sheet]] under construction.


* WorldMadeOfCardboardSpeech: In the end when Jiro is partially corrupted by Gill (he still has good inside but now has evil inside to). Gill, throughout the series tells Kikaider that he isn't human and will never be human. Ironically, because of Gill, Kikaider is now capable of cruelty, anger, and deceit. This culminates with Jiro stating to Gill that he is at last human [[spoiler: and then holding gill's brain jar in his hands and crushing it saying "with this act I am at last human".]]

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* WorldMadeOfCardboardSpeech: In the end when Jiro is partially corrupted by Gill (he still has good inside but now has evil inside to). Gill, throughout the series tells Kikaider that he isn't human and will never be human. Ironically, because of Gill, Kikaider is now capable of cruelty, anger, and deceit. This culminates with Jiro stating to Gill that he is at last human [[spoiler: and then holding gill's Gill's brain jar in his hands and crushing it saying "with this act I am at last human".]]


* OnlySixFaces: Bijinder seems to be Mitsuko in a different outfit, and Reiko looks and dresses exactly like Mitsuko only with long hair.

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* OnlySixFaces: Bijinder seems to be Mitsuko in a different outfit, and Reiko Rieko looks and dresses exactly like Mitsuko only with long hair.


* FiveBadBand:

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* FiveBadBand:FiveManBand:


* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: After the company that supported the English dub dropped the series, it's getting harder to get a hold of some of the [=DVDs=].



* [[AnimeFirst Live Action Show First]]: While the manga was made alongside the live action series, it first started being published in August 1972, while the toku first aired during July of the same year, thus predating the manga by two months.


** [[spoiler:Hakaider]] in the {{crossover}} with ''KamenRiderGaim'' [[spoiler:is Hakaider's body with Sengoku Ryoma's brain.]]

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** [[spoiler:Hakaider]] in the {{crossover}} with ''KamenRiderGaim'' ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' [[spoiler:is Hakaider's body with Sengoku Ryoma's brain.]]


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[[caption-width-right:350:1972 Tokusatsu series]]
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* AlternateContinuity: ''Mechanical Violator Hakaider''

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** The spinoff film ''Mechanical Violator Hakaider'' runs on BlackAndGreyMorality.


''Android Kikaider'' (人造人間キカイダー, ''Jinzō Ningen Kikaider'') was originally a 1972 Japanese {{tokusatsu}} live-action series that aired alongside a tie-in manga version, both created by ShotaroIshinomori. The tokusatsu was a huge hit and a classic among superhero media. An animated version was produced in 2001 in a rather retro art style quite similar to that of the manga. The overall plot of the animation was also much closer to that of the manga than the plot of the live-action series was, which took many liberties with the story and was slightly more MonsterOfTheWeek type story.

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''Android Kikaider'' (人造人間キカイダー, ''Jinzō Ningen Kikaider'') was originally a 1972 Japanese {{tokusatsu}} live-action series that aired alongside a tie-in manga version, both created by ShotaroIshinomori.Creator/ShotaroIshinomori. The tokusatsu was a huge hit and a classic among superhero media. An animated version was produced in 2001 in a rather retro art style quite similar to that of the manga. The overall plot of the animation was also much closer to that of the manga than the plot of the live-action series was, which took many liberties with the story and was slightly more MonsterOfTheWeek type story.


* {{Adorkable}}: played UpToEleven with Hattori Hanpei in the 70's show, epsecially when he tries to repair his car with ninja techniques or by ''licking the steering wheel''.

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* {{Adorkable}}: played UpToEleven with Hattori Hanpei in the 70's show, epsecially especially when he tries to repair his car with ninja techniques or by ''licking the steering wheel''.



** Saburo in the live action. While his animated counterpart is a total JerkAss, he avoids killing innocent people and he revolted against Gill when he [[DisneyDeath momentanealy destroyed]] Kikaider with dirty methods.

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** Saburo in the live action. While his animated counterpart is a total JerkAss, he avoids killing innocent people and he revolted against Gill when he [[DisneyDeath momentanealy momentaneously destroyed]] Kikaider with dirty methods.



** The SHADOW organisation in the live action series:

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** The SHADOW organisation organization in the live action series:



* [[AnimeFirst Live Action Show First]]: While the manga was made alongside the live action series, it first started being published in August 1972, while the toku first aired during July of the same year, thus predating the manga by two months.



* NoNameGiven: A lot of the monsters of the week weren't given real names, or atleast weren't clear about them. Such as giant mantis, robot black ant guy, golden bat vampire dude, and that one leopard robot, and the flying turtle that shoots rocks.

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* NoNameGiven: A lot of the monsters of the week weren't given real names, or atleast at least weren't clear about them. Such as giant mantis, robot black ant guy, golden bat vampire dude, and that one leopard robot, and the flying turtle that shoots rocks.



* OncePerEpisode: In the 1970's series, after Jiro destroys a destructoid the scene always cuts to a bunch of metal junk being thrown into the ground.

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* OncePerEpisode: In the 1970's series, after Jiro destroys a destructoid Destructoid the scene always cuts to a bunch of metal junk being thrown into the ground.



* ReplacementGoldfish: Jiro (literally "next son") was modoled after the likeness of his creator's dead son Ichiro ("first son"). Hakaider's human name, Saburo ("third son") continues the theme.

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Jiro (literally "next son") was modoled modeled after the likeness of his creator's dead son Ichiro ("first son"). Hakaider's human name, Saburo ("third son") continues the theme.



* RoboFamily: All androids refer to eachother as siblings.

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* RoboFamily: All androids refer to eachother each other as siblings.



* StealthPun: Gemini Circuit = Jimminy Cricket

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* StealthPun: Gemini Circuit = Jimminy Jiminy Cricket



* TokenMinority: The black android toting a lovely afro in the fourth episode of the anime is one of the few black people seen in animes these days.

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* TokenMinority: The black android toting a lovely afro in the fourth episode of the anime is one of the few black people seen in animes anime these days.



** Although the DVD adds one episode that is nothing but clipshows and filler.

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** Although the DVD adds one episode that is nothing but clipshows clip shows and filler.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: Dr. Komiyoji takes over his body]], we never see Saburo/Hakkaider again for the rest of the series, and was never given a suitable defeat as once he returns he is then immediately killed by Gill and thus never got a proper final fight with Kikaider. In the OVA Gill returns in a Hakkaider-style body, but that's not quite the same.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: After [[spoiler: Dr. Komiyoji takes over his body]], we never see Saburo/Hakkaider Saburo/Hakaider again for the rest of the series, and was never given a suitable defeat as once he returns he is then immediately killed by Gill and thus never got a proper final fight with Kikaider. In the OVA Gill returns in a Hakkaider-style Hakaider-style body, but that's not quite the same.

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