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Trivia / Kikaider

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  • 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.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes:
    • After Bandai Entertainment went out of business in 2012, the North American releases of the anime went out of print.
    • Averted for the tokusatsu, which is still in print to this day. Also averted for the manga, which is currently being sold digitally through Comixology. Played straight for the Kikaider Code 02 manga however.
  • The Wiki Rule: The Kikaider Wiki.
  • What Could Have Been
    • A third TV show to follow Kikaider 01 was considered but dropped.
    • Hakaider's movie was to lead into a spin off tv series that was gonna premiere a year after the film's release. While ultimately scrapped, elements of the planned show became the unrelated Toei tokusatsu Choukou Senshi Changerion. Even earlier than that, A TV series starring a heroic Hakaider was planned by Ishinomori all the way back in the 80s as an attempt to bring the series back. There's even concept art for it.
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  • Working Title: 01 Kikaider and Kikaider 01 were juggled before the latter was chosen.


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