Plawres Sanshiro is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Jirou Ushi. It was serialized in the Akita Shoten magazine Shukan Shōnen Champion from August 6, 1982 to May 3, 1985. An anime adaptation aired in 1983 in Japan, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Greece and Algeria. The name is a shortened derivative of "Plastic Model Wrestling Sanshiro." It has also been loosely translated to "PlaWres 3-Shirou" and "Puraresu Sanshiro." The animation is based on the manga of the same name, though the visuals of the characters, in particular the PlaWrestler robots, were different.