The Niku-men are four balding men that are looking for the legendary "Dragon's Whisker" a product that will allow anyone to grow a full head of hair.

When they finally find the Dragon's Whisker, Ranma is using it as his pigtail tie. This is because he accidently ate soup that was made from another whisker and the only way to stop his hair from growing incredibly fast was to use the Whisker as a hair tie.

As you can imagine, the Niku-men, Happosai, and Genma would all love to get their hands on the whisker and restore each of their bald heads to its previous glory.

The Meaning Behind the Name

The Niku-Men, more specificly, Niku-man, An-man, Pizza-man, and Curry-man all have names which match what type of food they resemble. Niku-man looks like the food niku-man, An-man looks like the food an-man, etc.

Isamu Tanonaka, Shigeru Chiba, Bin Shimada, Arihiro Hase, Alec Willows, Sam Vincent, Don Brown & Nick Misura

The Niku-men are voiced by: Isamu Tanonaka (Bibidi/Dragon Ball Z) as Niku-man and Shigeru Chiba (Megane/Urusei Yatsura, Yotsuya/Maison Ikkoku, and Sasuke/Ranma ) as Curry-man. Bin Shimada (Sentaro Daimonji/Ranma ) played An-man and the late Arihiro Hase (Hikaru Ichijo/Super Dimensional Fortress Macross) was Pizza-man.

In English Alec Willows (Oolong/Dragon Ball) is Niku-man, Sam Vincent (Maomolin/Ranma ) is Curry-man, Don Brown (Jaken in Inuyasha is An-man, and Nick Misura (Ebitan from the first Ranma film) is Pizza-man.

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