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The genius robotics professor, Dr. Komyoji has created Kikaider a humanoid robot tasked with the protection of Dr. Komyojis son and daughter. Gifted with the conscience circuit, Kikaider is given the power to simulate real emotions that helps to distinguish between right and wrong. Can Kikaider protect Dr. Komyojis children and battle against the evil Dr. Gill and his army of androids? The fight against world domination lies in the hands of Kikaider.
Manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori's reworking of "Pinocchio" was made into a live-action series in 1972; this later anime version (2000) is done in a retro style that reflects the influence of Osamu Tezuka and some American cartoons. Professor Komyoji is killed in his lab while creating Jiro, a super-android who looks like a human--until he morphs into his battle form. What sets Jiro apart is the "Gemini Circuit" that gives him a conscience. Jiro meets Komyoji's daughter Mitsuko and son Masaru, who initially welcome him. But when Mitsuko checks her father's data, she learns that the Gemini Circuit is flawed: if it cannot be repaired, Jiro must be destroyed. Jiro flees, but finds himself battling the insect-like mecha sent by the evil Dr. Gill. The basic story is familiar, but it's presented with more feeling than most mecha tales. (Rated 13 and older: violence) --Charles Solomon
Got here quicker than expected. Brand new and sealed. Great order, my girlfriend has been dying to find this series for so long and it's going to make the best Christmas present... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Chun Lung Fong
This is a hard anime to find its a darker tale than the 1970s series but the darker aspects make all the more entertaining thumbs upPublished 22 months ago by Anonimus
I have never read the original 1973 manga of Kikaider. Watching the live action TV series as a kid in Hawaii, I never realized that the story of Kikaider is a love story between... Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Cilantron 1 of 2
volume 1 of Kikaider introduces you to a humanoid android named Jiro. Who is the only robot to have been blessed and cursed with a Gemini circuit. Read morePublished on February 2, 2009 by Zabdiel
Good story good animation.Love the old style,it brings back fond memories of the better(in my opinion) styles of anime,todays style seems washed out ,without depth.Published on December 12, 2007 by Denaxas M. Antar
One dark and stormy night, Dr. Komyoji, a scientist more interested in robotics than his young son and daughter, brings to life a robot with a human appearance and even a... Read morePublished on June 28, 2004 by Sesho
This is a wonderful show. Shotaro Ishinomori was a genius when it came to story telling, and this definantly rubs off on the adaption of his manga, Android Kikaider. Read morePublished on February 20, 2004 by BiolanteX
I am not normally a fan of anime and I am not a fan of fighting robot transformer type shows, but Kikaider is different. Read morePublished on November 11, 2003 by "snowdoggie"
This was a great show! I saw every episode on Adult Swim when it was on. An intriguing plot, well designed characters, and awesome sound track all make this one of the best to come... Read morePublished on November 10, 2003 by T. Perrine