Betterman (TV)

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Alternative title:
ベターマン (Japanese) 
Themes: mecha 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: A deadly virus known as "Algernon" has attacked humanity with vicious meaning. At the forefront of the battle is the mystifying Akamatsu Industries – disguised as a heavy machine factory in Tokyo, this undercover organization uses neural enhanced weapons known as NeuroNoids to battle Algernon. Also helping with their secret efforts is the mysterious mutant who is only known as "Betterman". 
User Ratings: 409 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (dub:8, sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 34 votes (sub:16, dub:15, edit.dub:2, ?:1)
 Very good: 59 votes (dub:35, sub:20, edit.dub:2, raw:1, ?:1)
 Good: 105 votes (dub:67, sub:32, edit.dub:3, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 61 votes (dub:39, sub:20, edit.dub:2)
 So-so: 42 votes (dub:23, sub:17, raw:1, ?:1)
 Not really good: 32 votes (dub:18, sub:12, edit.dub:2)
 Weak: 33 votes (dub:18, sub:12, edit.dub:3)
 Bad: 14 votes (dub:8, edit.dub:4, ?:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 9 votes (dub:7, sub:2)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (dub:3, sub:3, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1141 users, rank: #931 (of 6067)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.046 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.2345, rank: #4329 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 5.953 (Decent), rank: #4570 (of 6061) (seen all: 6.36 / seen some: 5.44 / won't finish: 3.57)
Bayesian estimate: 5.998 (Decent), rank: #3993 (of 4611)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 26 
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 1999-04-01 to 1999-09-30 
Opening Theme:
"Yume no Kakera" by Uyontana 
Ending Theme:
#1: "Chin~requiem~" by *~mai~ (eps 1-25) 
#2: "Dou~revelation~" by *~mai~ (ep 26) 
Official website:
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 1
Reviews:
Betterman DVD 3 (Apr 3, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Betterman - The Awakening (DVD 1) 2002-06-04 (from $23.99)
    Betterman - The Awakening (DVD 1) 2004-04-13
    Betterman - Metamorphosis (DVD 2) 2002-08-06 (from $16.99)
    Betterman - Metamorphosis (DVD 2) 2004-04-13 (from $14.39)
    Betterman - Seeds of Death (DVD 3) 2002-10-08 (from $23.99)
    Betterman - Seeds of Death (DVD 3) 2004-04-13
    Betterman - Inhuman Nature (DVD 4) 2002-12-03 (from $23.99)
    Betterman - Inhuman Nature (DVD 4) 2004-04-13
    Betterman - Despair (DVD 5) 2003-02-04 (from $23.99)
    Betterman - Despair (DVD 5) 2004-04-13
    Betterman - Finality (DVD 6) 2003-04-01 (from $44.49)
    Betterman - Finality (DVD 6) 2004-04-13
    Betterman - Complete Collection (DVD 1-6) 2004-09-28
    Betterman - Complete Collection [Anime Legends] (DVD 1-6) 2006-10-17

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Series Director: Yoshitomo Kometani 
Music: Kouhei Tanaka 
Original creator: Hajime Yatate 
Character Design: Takahiro Kimura 
Art: Ariaki Okada 
Mechanical design: Kunio Okawara 
Assistant producer: Takashi Kochiyama 
Character Animation Director: Takahiro Kimura 
Chief Writer: Hiroshi Yamaguchi 
Color setting: Akiko Shibata 
Creature Design: Takayuki Taketani 
Design: Rei Nakahara 
Key Animation:
Keiji Gotoh (ep 25) 
Naoko Nakamoto 
Nobuyoshi Sasakado 
Music producer: Shiro Sasaki 
Planning Chief: Koutaro Nakayama 
Sound: Sadayoshi Fujino 
Special Concept: Toru Nozaki 
Theme Song Performance:
Wuyontana (OP) 
Yoshitomo Yonetani (ED1 & ED2, credited as "*~mai~") 
Broadcaster: Bandai Channel 
Key Animation:
AD Cosmo (8 episodes
eps 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 20, 23, 26
)
 
Anime R (5 episodes
eps 5, 10, 15, 21, 26
)
 
Nakamura Production (11 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 16, 18-19, 21-22, 24-26
)
 
Studio Dub (eps 18, 25) 
Studio Mu (eps 4, 24) 
Studio Wanpack (eps 6, 16) 
Music Cooperation: TV Tokyo Music 
Photography: Trans Arts Co. 
special effects: Marix 
Titles: Maki Production 
Japanese cast
Kappei Yamaguchi as Keita Aono 
Kyoko Hikami as Hinoki Sai 
Takehito Koyasu as Betterman Lamia 

Chafurin as Shigeru Akamatsu 
Houko Kuwashima as
Chandy 
Miyako Asami 
Junko Iwao as Sakura 
Shinichiro Miki as Shou Yanagi 
Tomoko Kawakami as Seeme 
Yuko Minaguchi as
Kaede 
Kaede Kurenai 

Hiroaki Ishikawa as Tsuguo "Usshi" Ushiyama 
Hiroki Takahashi as Cactus Prickle 
Houko Kuwashima as Kazuho Heichi 
Katsumi Suzuki as Chika-chan 
Kazuhiro Nakata as Pakila 
Kazuki Yao as Bodaiju 
Kazuo Oka as Dr. Mikio Sai 
Kyōko Kaneko as Laurier Noir 
Maiko Itou as Mako "Hasechin" Hasegawa 
Mugihito as Mugito Mamon 
Naoki Bandou as Officer 
Narumi Tsunoda as Nurse 
Nobuyuki Tanaka as Mario Sai 
Osamu Ichikawa as Umezaki 
Takehito Koyasu as Yamajii 
Tomoko Kawakami as
Li-Chan 
Ritsuko "Li-Chan" Fuchu 
Umi Tenjin as
Itoshino Kaori-chan 17-sai 
Yoko "Yaanto" Yamamoto 
Yuusaku Yara as Yakusugi 
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi 
Producer: Charles McCarter 

Engineering Assistant:
Cam Desmond 
Conor Whiteley 
Production Coordination:
Diana Gage 
Patricia Murray 
Warren Opheim 
Production Support/Translation: Tatsuhiro Nishiuchi 
Re-Recording Mixing:
Jan Deny 
Mark M. Pinder 
Recording engineer:
Brad Belden 
Ryan Manning 
Voice Direction: Teri Snelgrove 
Jonathan Love as Betterman Lamia 
Mariette Sluyter as Sakura 
Matthew Erickson as Keita Aona 
Onalea Gilbertson as Hinoki Sai 

Dave Pettitt as Shigeru Akamatsu 
David Kelly as Yakusugi 
Jonathan Love as Shou Yanagi 
Onalea Gilbertson as Chandy 

Byron Close as Mode Warp Officer 
Carol-Anne Day as
Hinoki's Friend 
Kaori Sweet Seventeen 
Christy Greene as Li-chan 
Colleen Blackmore as Kaede 
Doug McKeag as Dr. Mamon 
M.J. McCann as Seeme/Lume 
Mark Gatha as Cactus 
Steve Olson as Dr. Umezaki 

English companies
Adaptation: The Ocean Group 
Broadcaster: TechTV (Anime Unleashed) 
Distributor: Bandai Entertainment 
Recording Studio: Blue Water Studios 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Mariana Gómez 
Benjamin Rivera as Keita Aono 

Mariana Gómez as Seeme 
Martha Ceceña as Miyako Asami 
Mayra Arellano as Sakura 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Televisa Canal 5 (Mexico) 
Dubbing Studio: Intertrack S.A. de C.V. Mexico 
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