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Kinniku (Muscle) Man is without doubt the most popular wrestling comics in Japan. This comic series was published in the reputable Weekly Shonen Jump from 1979-1987, and it’s sequel, Kinniku Man Nisei, is currently appearing on Japan’s Weekly Playboy. Kinniku Man is a parody, action, and drama all condensed in a form of wrestling. However, what I remember most about this comic is the awesome wrestling moves especially Kinniku Man‘s trademark action, the “Kinniku Buster!”

Kinniku Buster

Kinniku Buster is Kinniku Man‘s most popular attack and one of the 48 Killer Moves. It was first used during the fight with Warsman. He places an opponent’s neck on his shoulder and grabs their thighs. He then jumps up and lands in a sit-out position, causing damage to the neck, spine, and groin.

Kinniku Buster is not a comical move anymore. There are wrestlers performing this very move on the ring.


Samoa Joe of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Kinniku Mania 2009
From Event “Kinniku Mania 2009”

Tani Kinniku Buster
Tani from HJPG

muhammed Yone Kinniku Buster
Mohammed Yoneh and Kinniku Buster

Reference: Wikia, Wikipedia, Miyatasan, K2K Time, Tsujicco Online