The Man Who ReturnedThe Man Who Returned (1969) Season 1 Episode 3- Tiger Mask Anime Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Tôei Company Ltd.
- Animated Characters: Naoto Date/Tiger Mask, Mr. X, Da'te Naoto, Kenta, Ruriko Wakatsuki, Kentaro Takaoka, Jack Brisco, Daigo Daimon/Mister Fudo, Announcer, Gaboten, Black Tiger, Wakatsuki Sensei, Black V, Mr. Kamikaze, Kintaro Ohki, Takeshi, Antonio Inoki, King Tiger, Kentaro Tanaka/Yellow Devil, Giant Baba, Tiger the Great/Miracle 3, Big Tiger, Toranosuke Arashi.
- First Aired in 1969.
- Episode Number: 3
- Running Time: 25 minutes.
- Season: 1
Cartoon Production Information:
Based on Ikki Kajiwara and Naoko Tsuji's 1968 manga in "Bokura" magazine.
Episodes were edited into several seasonal "movies." Episode 9 became the 47-minute "Tiger Mask" (1970); Episodes 23, 25 and 26 became the 53-minute "Tiger Mask: War Against the League of Masked Wrestlers" (1970); and Episode 56 became the 25-minute "Tiger Mask: The Black Demon" (1971).
A follow-up series ran for 33 episodes in 1981, this time on TV Asahi. Set after Naoto Date's death, it included characters Tatsuo and Outer Space Mask. Directors were Kozo Mirishita, Shigenori Yamauchi, Hideki Takayama, Tomoharu Katsumata, Masayuki Akehi, Kazuo Yamazaki and Osamu Sekita. Haruya Yamazaki was the writer; animation was by Tsukasa Abe.
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