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Author Topic: Benimaru and Tatsunoko's "Hurricane Polymar"  (Read 3810 times)
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« on: August 01, 2013, 12:36:11 AM »

Benimaru's "Shinkuu Katategoma" was lifted from the 1974 Tatsunoko anime "Hurricane Polymar."

http://youtu.be/gVXdlHi4moQ?t=17m47s

Polymar is also playable in Capcom's recent fighter "Tatsunoko vs Capcom."
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2013, 02:19:41 AM »

Why not just brutal for it's time, this is brutal now lol

The sheer punishment of hapless thugs lol

Didn't see a move near 17m47 that looked like katategoma, but after seing that, but it's in there somewhere.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 11:25:20 AM »

Why not just brutal for it's time, this is brutal now lol

The sheer punishment of hapless thugs lol

Didn't see a move near 17m47 that looked like katategoma, but after seing that, but it's in there somewhere.

It's located around the 19:07 minute mark or so.  

I started at 17:47 because that's where he starts fighting.

If you think Polymar is brutal in his own show, go play Tatsunoko vs Capcom.  His combos combined with hypers can take 80% of your health.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2013, 01:09:26 AM »

I get it now, thanks for the PM.

Looks like they pay homage to the great Polymer with the same move name.
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 10:39:32 AM »

I've heard some people say that Benimaru's design is similar to Polnareff from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.

Could it be that Benimaru may be a tribute to several anime characters?
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 03:01:43 PM »

Benimaru's looks and a number of his special moves are homages to anime characters.

His Three-Stage Reflex Kick and his Phantom Hurricane super come from Polymar.
His Flying Drill kick and Raijinken come from Casshern.
And obviously his appearance is very similar to Polneraff from JoJo's Bizzare Adventure.

Ironically, despite the references to anime, he hates anime and otakus.
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« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2013, 10:14:01 PM »

Benimaru's looks and a number of his special moves are homages to anime characters.

His Three-Stage Reflex Kick and his Phantom Hurricane super come from Polymar.
His Flying Drill kick and Raijinken come from Casshern.
And obviously his appearance is very similar to Polneraff from JoJo's Bizzare Adventure.

Ironically, despite the references to anime, he hates anime and otakus.

That's intentional on SNK's part.

Other anime references in SNK that I can think of off the top of my head:

Athena (the Greek Goddess, not the schoolgirl idol) = Athena from Saint Seiya.

Ryo Sakazaki = Ein, the Bounty Hunter from Fist of the North Star 2.

Geese Howard = Souther, also from Fist of the North Star

Andy Bogard = Shin, also from Fist of the North Star.

Mr. Big (Art of Fighting) = Umibozu from City Hunter.

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I'm not even kidding about Ryo.  He literally looks like Ein.  Go watch it if you don't believe me.

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What's even funnier is that Casshern and Polymar made their first ever appearances in a fighting game (Tatsunoko vs Capcom) long after their actual special moves did, with the introduction of Benimaru in KoF 94.
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« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014, 12:37:09 PM »

Polymar is my favorite character in Tatsunoko vs Capcom, he's so fun to play.
About KOF and TvC, the same person who voiced Polymar in that game is voicing Iori in KOF, and also Joe from KOF and Batsu from TvC are also voiced by the same person.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2016, 04:22:10 PM »

Apparently, Hurricane Polymar's getting a live action movie now:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2016-11-14/tatsunoko-productions-hurricane-polymar-anime-gets-live-action-film/.108824
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