History Anime / EighthMan

23rd Jan '17 4:43:19 PM starofjusticev21
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* InconsistentDub: To name just one example, one episode features an assassin named Ice Finger. Later he appears again as the brain donor for a killer robot, but for some reason his name was changed to Cold Knuckle.
7th Jan '17 9:35:28 PM philipnova798
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* ArtShift the American theme song, mentioned Below, looks considerably more western-looking than that of the series itself.

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* ArtShift ArtShift: the American theme song, mentioned Below, looks considerably more western-looking than that of the series itself.
7th Jan '17 9:32:29 PM philipnova798
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* ArtShit the American theme song, mentioned Below, looks considerably more western-looking than that of the series itself.

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* ArtShit ArtShift the American theme song, mentioned Below, looks considerably more western-looking than that of the series itself.
7th Jan '17 9:32:19 PM philipnova798
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Although the animation was average for a TV series of its time (it ran from November 7, 1963 to December 12, 1964 in Japan), by modern standards it is laughable and crude. In addition to being in black and white, its production crew had almost no experience with cel animation and took several episodes to gain any skill with the form. Even then it was of low quality, with a minimal frame rate, low detail, and wooden movement.

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Although the animation was average for a TV series of its time (it ran from November 7, 1963 to December 12, 1964 in Japan), by modern standards it is laughable and crude.crude (like most shows of its era). In addition to being in black and white, its production crew had almost no experience with cel animation and took several episodes to gain any skill with the form. Even then it was of low quality, with a minimal frame rate, low detail, and wooden movement.


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* ArtShit the American theme song, mentioned Below, looks considerably more western-looking than that of the series itself.
21st Dec '16 1:27:58 PM Kalaong
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* WhatTheHellHero: Sachiko chews out Eight Man for using excessive force in killing a rampaging cyborg football team, going so far as to call him scarier than the cyborgs he killed. [[MoralDissonance The cyborgs that were in the midst of slaughtering dozens of innocent fans in the stands and were just about to do the same to Sachiko before Eight Man arrived.]]

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* WhatTheHellHero: Sachiko chews out Eight Man for using excessive force in killing a rampaging cyborg football team, going so far as to call him scarier than the cyborgs he killed. [[MoralDissonance The cyborgs that were in the midst of slaughtering dozens of innocent fans in the stands and were just about to do the same to Sachiko before Eight Man arrived.]]]] Of course, it could be a DubInducedPlotHole because Eight Man not only [[CoupDeGrace killed cyborgs that he'd already disabled]], but grabbed Sachiko by the collar and was about to do the same to ''her''. Eight Man and Professor Tani comment that the incident ''was'' a rampage; Hazama and Eight Man aren't really that compatible due to his UnstoppableRage, and there's an ever-present threat of Hazama tearing people to pieces just because he's in the grip of a violent flashback.
11th Dec '16 5:26:22 AM starofjusticev21
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* {{Ruritania}}: The professor who created 8th Man is said to have defected from a fictional country called Armico, to explain why all his blueprints and written communications are in a weird foreign language (Japanese, of course).
18th Jun '16 8:32:11 PM binaroid
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It also prompted a DarkerAndEdgier {{Revival}} {{OVA}} series in 1993, ''8th Man After'', which was released in English by Creator/StreamlinePictures. This has joined its originator as a CultClassic due to its unique blend of dark CyberPunk and over-the-top SuperHero themes. It is also remembered for its mock-worthy DrugsAreBad themes - CyberneticsEatYourSoul because they are unusable without PsychoSerum. Eight Man is resurrected to fight them, fueled by SuperSerum. Just Say NO to PsychoSerum - Use SuperSerum! This could have all been avoided by [[FridgeLogic simply distributing the "safe" serum.]] Then lots of people could have cybernetics. But ReedRichardsIsUseless. [[MST3KMantra It's just an anime, I should really just relax]] and enjoy the ultraviolence.

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It also prompted a DarkerAndEdgier {{Revival}} {{OVA}} series in 1993, ''8th Man After'', which was released in English by Creator/StreamlinePictures. After''. This has joined its originator as a CultClassic due to its unique blend of dark CyberPunk and over-the-top SuperHero themes. It is also remembered for its mock-worthy DrugsAreBad themes - CyberneticsEatYourSoul because they are unusable without PsychoSerum. Eight Man is resurrected to fight them, fueled by SuperSerum. Just Say NO to PsychoSerum - Use SuperSerum! This could have all been avoided by [[FridgeLogic simply distributing the "safe" serum.]] Then lots of people could have cybernetics. But ReedRichardsIsUseless. [[MST3KMantra It's just an anime, I should really just relax]] and enjoy the ultraviolence. ''8th Man After'' was released in English by Creator/StreamlinePictures in the Nineties; Creator/DiscotekMedia re-released it on DVD in 2016 with both the original Japanese language track and Streamline's dub.
2nd Apr '16 1:17:48 PM MisterBeeg
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* ISurrenderSuckers: How the whole thing started. The leader of the gang that Azuma was going after pretended to surrender so that his other henchmen can gun him over with their car while he was distracted.

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* ISurrenderSuckers: How the whole thing started. The leader of the gang that Azuma was going after pretended to surrender so that his other henchmen can gun run him over with their car while he was distracted.distracted, killing him. This lead to the scientist retrieving his body and rebuilding him as 8th Man.
2nd Apr '16 1:16:12 PM MisterBeeg
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* ISurrenderSuckers: How the whole thing started. The leader of the gang that Azuma was going after pretended to surrender so that his other henchmen can gun him over with their car while he was distracted.
26th Apr '15 2:20:40 PM binaroid
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* DrugsAreBad: Used by the OVA in place of CyberneticsEatYourSoul: it's not the cybernetics per se that drives the users crazy, but the massive quantities of PsychoSerum they have to take to use the implants effectively. Eight Man makes do with good-old SuperSerum. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be closer to "I Just Get These Headaches" Serum, because of the overreaction Hazama has to the memory of his fiancee's murder.]] The metaphor becomes a little on-the-nose when Eight Man has to fight a football team that was augmented, [[spoiler:and later help his sidekick's DisappearedDad, a team member, fight through withdrawal symptoms]].

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* DrugsAreBad: Used by the OVA in place of CyberneticsEatYourSoul: it's not the cybernetics per se that drives the users crazy, but the massive quantities of PsychoSerum they have to take to use the implants effectively. Eight Man makes do with good-old SuperSerum. [[spoiler:Which turns out to be closer to "I Just Get These Headaches" Serum, because of the overreaction Hazama has to the memory of his fiancee's (fiancee/sister)'s murder.]] The metaphor becomes a little on-the-nose when Eight Man has to fight a football team that was augmented, [[spoiler:and later help his sidekick's DisappearedDad, a team member, fight through withdrawal symptoms]].symptoms]].
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the first episode (or act of the CompilationMovie), Tanaka mentions that Hazama's fiancee was killed. Much later, when Hazama actually flashes back to the incident, several characters mention that his ''sister'' was the one killed.
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