Harabote Muscle (ハラボテ・マッスル?) is a supporting character in Yudetamago's manga series Kinnikuman and its sequel Ultimate Muscle (Kinnikuman Nisei). He is usually referred to as Iinchō (委員長 , Chairman?). In the English adaptation of Ultimate Muscle, Harabote is renamed Vance McMadd as a parody of WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) owner Vince McMahon, and the federation is renamed the Intergalactic Wrestling Federation (IWF). His children Ikeman and Jacqueline are based loosely on Shane and Stephanie McMahon.

Due to the fact that the Kinniku family became the Muscle family in the English adaptations of Ultimate Muscle, Harabote Muscle was renamed Vance McMadd.


  • Name: Harabote Muscle
  • Classification: Seigi Chōjin
  • Homeland: Planet Harabote
  • Age: 68, 104 (Nisei)
  • Height: 165 cm
  • Weight: 123 kg
  • Chōjin Kyōdo: 450,000 Power
  • Trademark Techniques: Body Scissors (胴じめ, Dōjime?), Killer Key Lock (殺人キー・ロック, Satsujin Kī Rokku?)
  • First Appearance: Manga Chapter 28, Anime Episode 6

Voice Actors


Harabote Muscle is the rival and close friend of Mayumi Kinniku, whom he refers to as Mayumi-chan (真弓ちゃん?) (as if they were children). He serves as the chairman of the Chōjin Committee (超人委員会, Chōjin Iinkai?), which oversees all Chōjin activity in the universe. However, he is not very well respected by the Chōjin community. He was at one time a Chōjin Wrestler and had obstructed Mayumi's quest for Chōjin Olympic V3 by winning the 11th Olympics. Also in those days, he had long hair.

As chairman, he oversees all the matches and tournaments that take place within the series and will sometimes serve as referee. He was also the moderator of Kinnikuman's coronation and later the Survivor Match for the Kinniku Throne. He spends most of his times talking and watching the matches with Mayumi, particularly in the earlier chapters, where they provide much of the series' comic relief.

Though initially impressed with Kinnikuman's abilities, he soon becomes annoyed with his moronic personality and becomes disappointed whenever he advances in tournaments.

In Kinnikuman Nisei, his Chōjin Committee status has fallen, apparently because his management skills have deterioated with age. He also seems to have a personal vendetta against Kinnikuman's son, Mantarō Kinniku. Afterwards, he hands his chairman position over to his son, Ikemen Muscle.

In the original anime he speaks in a Kyushu dialect and has the character (i?) (as in Iinchō) written on his forehead, however this is discontinued in the Nisei anime.

Career Information

  • Birthdate: 1911 (however, in "Kinnikuman Nisei", his statue in the Hercules Factory Colossio corridor has "1918~" engraved beside it)
  • Family: Ikemen (son), Jacqueline (daughter)
  • Favorite Food: Squid with vinegar, Milk
  • 11th Chōjin Olympic Champion
  • Intergalactic Chōjin Society Chairman (宇宙超人協会委員長 Uchū Chōjin Kyōkai Iinchō?)
  • Chōjin Committee Chairman (超人委員会委員長 Chōjin Iinkai Iinchō?)
  • Chōjin Grappling Council Chairman (超人格闘評議会議長 Chōjin Kakutō Hyōgikai Gichō?)
  • Chōjin Olympics Committe Chairman (超人オリンピック委員会委員長 Chōjin Orinpikku Iinkai Iinchō?)
  • Strict Chairman (石頭委員長 Ishiatama Iinchō?)
  • Little Fatass (チビデブ Chibi Debu?)
  • Beer Belly (ビール腹 Bīru-bara?)
  • Tanuki Old Man (タヌキ親父 Tanuki Oyaji?)
Win/Loss Record
  • O Mayumi Kinniku
  • X Mayumi Kinniku (Figure 4 Leg Lock)
  • Δ Mayumi Kinniku (Iron Claw)
  • Δ Mayumi Kinniku (Killer Key Lock)

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