History Anime / EighthMan

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.
26th Apr '15 2:17:39 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. * FlashStep: Eight Man's superspeed is portrayed as this trope, with the sparks of his footsteps the only sign that something struck an opponent.
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* DragonAscendant: [[spoiler:After sabotaging the football team, Tony Gleck is able to stage a hostile takeover of the Biotechno MegaCorp, and force his former boss Mr. Halloween (Daigo) to be turned into a cyborg suicide bomber.]] * 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. augmented, [[spoiler:and later help his sidekick's DisappearedDad, a team member, fight through withdrawal symptoms]]. * FlashStep: Eight Man's superspeed is portrayed as this trope, with the sparks of his footsteps often the only sign that something struck an opponent.

* DrugsAreBad: Used by NonstandardCharacterDesign: Tanaka from 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 original series (and his rookie cop nephew Ichiro) have to take to use noticeably more cartoony designs than 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. * FlashStep: Eight Man's superspeed is portrayed as this trope, with the sparks of his footsteps the only sign that something struck an opponent.other characters.

* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''After,'' Hazama remembers the night his fiancee was murdered and how he promptly hunted down and killed those responsible. The memory of the murder unfortunately can trigger UnstoppableRage.
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''After,'' Hazama remembers the night his fiancee ([[DubInducedPlotHole or sister?]]) was murdered [[spoiler:by Tony Gleck]], and how he promptly hunted down and killed those responsible. The memory of the murder unfortunately can trigger UnstoppableRage.
26th Apr '15 11:35:46 AM binaroid
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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Cyborgs routinely run rampant because the cybernetic link to the nervous system along with the massive boost in strength unhinges most people's minds. Eight Man, being a ({{Bishonen}}) PhlebotinumRebel with "good cybernetics" is able to escape these effects and battle the evil MegaCorp producing them. * 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.
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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Cyborgs routinely run rampant because the cybernetic link to the nervous system along with the massive boost in strength unhinges most people's minds. Eight Man, being a ({{Bishonen}}) PhlebotinumRebel with "good cybernetics" is able to escape these effects (mostly) and battle the evil MegaCorp producing them. * 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. * FlashStep: Eight Man's superspeed is portrayed as this trope, with the sparks of his footsteps the only sign that something struck an opponent.
13th Oct '13 9:32:46 PM Vasha
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Along with ''Anime/AstroBoy, {{Gigantor}}'' and ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', ''EighthMan'' is historically significant as one of the first anime series to be distributed in the United States. The American version's [[ImportationExpansion newly animated]] [[ExpositoryThemeTune opening sequence]] was the first professional animation work done by Creator/RalphBakshi.
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Along with ''Anime/AstroBoy, {{Gigantor}}'' ''Anime/AstroBoy'', ''Anime/{{Gigantor}}'' and ''Anime/SpeedRacer'', ''EighthMan'' ''8th Man'' is historically significant as one of the first anime series to be distributed in the United States. The American version's [[ImportationExpansion newly animated]] [[ExpositoryThemeTune opening sequence]] was the first professional animation work done by Creator/RalphBakshi.
28th Aug '13 6:02:06 AM erforce
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Any similarities to another story about [[RoboCop a dying cop revived by Science]] are purely coincidental.
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Any similarities to another story about [[RoboCop [[Franchise/RoboCop a dying cop revived by Science]] are purely coincidental.
6th Jul '13 3:04:12 PM Freezer
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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. [[InformedWrongness 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. [[InformedWrongness [[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.]]
2nd Jul '13 3:50:51 PM shawnvw
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* SdrawkcabAlias: His secret identity is named Tobor.
29th Jun '13 10:16:27 PM Freezer
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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. [[InformedWrongness 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.]]
29th Jun '13 10:09:17 PM Freezer
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!! Eight Man After contains examples of:
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!! Eight Man 8th-Man After contains examples of:
29th Jun '13 10:08:37 PM Freezer
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!! This series contains examples of: * CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Cyborgs routinely run rampant because the cybernetic link to the nervous system along with the massive boost in strength unhinges most people's minds. Eight Man, being a ({{Bishonen}}) PhlebotinumRebel with "good cybernetics" is able to escape these effects and battle the evil MegaCorp producing them. * 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.
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!! This The original series contains examples of: * CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Cyborgs routinely run rampant because the cybernetic link to the nervous system along with the massive boost in strength unhinges most people's minds. Eight Man, being a ({{Bishonen}}) PhlebotinumRebel with "good cybernetics" is able to escape these effects and battle the evil MegaCorp producing them. * 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. of:

* [[spoiler:KilledOffForReal: In ''8th Man After'' it's revealed that Azuma was deleted from his cyborg body with no explanation as to how or why he was deleted, the only remaining trace being his name, and his successor Hazama inheriting the body. However, combining statements from Sachiko and Professor Tani suggests that Azuma eventually wasn't able to cope with his situation and died. Since Tani had the body to begin with, it's possible that he ended up ''euthanizing'' Azuma.]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''After,'' Hazama remembers the night his fiancee was murdered and how he promptly hunted down and killed those responsible. The memory of the murder unfortunately can trigger UnstoppableRage. * SuperSerum: Used in the OVA.

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!! Eight Man After contains examples of: * CyberneticsEatYourSoul: Cyborgs routinely run rampant because the cybernetic link to the nervous system along with the massive boost in strength unhinges most people's minds. Eight Man, being a ({{Bishonen}}) PhlebotinumRebel with "good cybernetics" is able to escape these effects and battle the evil MegaCorp producing them. * 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:KilledOffForReal: In ''8th Man After'' it's revealed that Azuma was deleted from his cyborg body with no explanation as to how or why he was deleted, the only remaining trace being his name, and his successor Hazama inheriting the body. However, combining statements from Sachiko and Professor Tani suggests that Azuma eventually wasn't able to cope with his situation and died. Since Tani had the body to begin with, it's possible that he ended up ''euthanizing'' Azuma.]] * PutOnABus: Azuma disappears not a minute into the OVA, never to be seen again. ** [[spoiler: BusCrash: We later discover that Hazama isn't a totally new Eight Man, but inhabits the original body. Azuma's mind had been deleted by persons and methods unknown.]] * RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''After,'' Hazama remembers the night his fiancee was murdered and how he promptly hunted down and killed those responsible. The memory of the murder unfortunately can trigger UnstoppableRage. * SuperSerum: Used in the OVA.
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