8 Man (TV)

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Alternative title:
O Oitavo Homem (Portuguese) 
Tobor the Eighth Man 
Восьмой (Russian) 
エイトマン (Japanese) 
Genres: action , drama , science fiction 
Themes: cyborg , mecha , superhero 
User Ratings: 23 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 2 votes (dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: -
 Good: 6 votes (dub:5, sub:1)
 Decent: 6 votes (?:2, dub:2, edit.dub:1, sub:1)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Weak: -
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, ?:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 92 users, rank: #3799 (of 6418)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.565 (Decent−), std. dev.: 1.9962, rank: #5347 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 5.646 (Decent−), rank: #5278 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.84 / seen some: 5.48 / won't finish: 4.53)
Bayesian estimate: 6.291 (Decent+), rank: #3803 (of 4884)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 56 
Episode titles: We have 57
Vintage: 1963-11-07 to 1964-12-31 
(1965) Televised in the US as Tobor the Eighth Man 
(1966) Televised in England 
(1992) Live Action remake 
Links: We have 1
Based on a story by Kazumasa Hirai, 8 Man had already been adapted into a Manga by Jiro Kuwata (published in Shonen Magazine) when it was adapted into a TV series in 1963. It was later adapted into a live action movie, 8 Man (8 Man returns in the US). 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (DVD 6) 2009-10-05
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (DVD 7) 2009-10-29 (from $17.95)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (DVD 8) 2009-10-29 (from $17.95)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime - Box Set 2 (DVD 5-8) 2009-10-29 (from $59.95)
    Tobor the 8th Man's Greatest Adventures (DVD) 2009-11-02 (from $17.95)
    Tobor the 8th Man's Greatest Adventures - [wide screen] (DVD) 2009-11-02 (from $17.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Haruyuki Kawajima 
Episode Director: Kiyoshi Onishi 
Music: Hiroaki Hagiwara 
Original story: Kazumasa Hirai 
Character Design:
Jiro Kuwata 
Kiyoshi Onishi 
Animation Director: Kiyoshi Onishi 
Producer: Toshimichi Miwa 

Theme Song Composition: Hiroaki Hagiwara 
Theme Song Lyrics: Takehiko Maeda (OP) 
Theme Song Performance: Shigeru Katsumi (OP) 
Sakae Takayama as 8 Man/Rachiro Azuma 

Kazue Tagami as Ichiro Hikaki 
Miyuki Ueda as Sachiko 
Shiroo Amakusa as Senyuuemon Tanaka 
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Frank Schuller 
Screenplay: Reuben Guberman 
Gene Prinz 
Peter Fernandez (Pilot Episode) 
Bob Gaynor as Chief Fumblethumbs 
Jack Metger as Dr. Spectra (eps 2-56) 
Jerry Berke as Tobor 
Sandy Warshaw as
Dr. Spectra (ep 1) 

English companies
Distributor: Video Rarities 
Released by: T.A. Productions 
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Channel: Morocco tv1 
Arabic cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Lauro Fabiano as Oitavo Homem/Rachiro Azuma 

Isaac Bardavid as Dr. Tani 

Milton Rangel as Narração 

Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Rede Globo 
Dubbing Studio: Cinecastro 

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