Animated series (loosely) based on the film series, in which Daniel, Miyagi and new friend Taki travel the world in search of an ancient Japanese talisman.
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Series cast summary:
Joey Dedio ...  Daniel La Russo 13 episodes, 1989
Robert Ito ...  Miyagi Yakuga 13 episodes, 1989
Janice Kawaye ...  Taki 13 episodes, 1989
Pat Morita ...  Miyagi - NBC Live action introduction 13 episodes, 1989
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Staying in Okinawa for a bit after Chozen's defeat, Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRousso are alerted by the temple girl, Taki, to the theft of a small magic Chinese shrine talisman by persons unknown. Together, the trio pursue the shrine around the world to return it to its rightful place. However, that quest will not be easy as numerous villains are determined to exploit the shrine for their own ends and it will take all of our heroes skill and daring to thwart them. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 September 1989 (USA) See more »

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Karate kid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Just another product of the time.
20 March 2019 | by Java_JoeSee all my reviews

The 80's were a time when things looked great, everybody was making money hand over fist and cartoons were everywhere. It didn't matter what the subject matter was. Take a product that was popular and make a cartoon about it. So what happens when you take a popular enough movie franchise that is gearing up to release a third movie? Why make a cartoon about it of course. And this is where we get "The Karate Kid".

It takes place sometime after the second movie. Daniel has decided to stay in Okinawa with Mr. Miyagi and learn karate. Well at the local museum a magical thingie is stolen and Mr. Miyagi, Daniel and some Japanese girl that was created for this series go all over the world trying to track it down and bring the treasure home. Along the way they use their karate powers to defeat bad guys and do incredible stunts like seeing Daniel surf a torpedo. I guess if it wasn't for his karate skills he'd be shark bait.

The cartoon itself is bad. What else needs to be said? Nobody seems to remember it, there are no petitions for it to be put on DVD and that's about it. As I said it's a product of the times that really needs to be left where it was.


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