The Skull Man (TV)

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Alternative title:
الرجل الجمجمة (Arabic)
スカルマン (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
I beleive it should be " freelance journalist Minagami Hayato" rather than "freelance photographer Minagami Hayato". 
Set in an alternate history of Japan, freelance journalist Hayato Mitogami returns to his hometown of Ootomo to investigate rumors of a man wearing a skull mask committing murders there. Once in the city, he discovers connections between the victims and a local pharmaceutical company, a new religious sect, and strange half human, half animal creatures. Along with a young photographer Kiriko Mamiya, he decides to find out who the Skull Man really is.
Set in an alternate history of Japan, freelance photographer Minagami Hayato returns to his hometown of Ootomo to investigate rumors of a man wearing a skull mask committing murders there. Once in the city, he discovers connections between the victims and a local pharmaceutical company, a new religious sect, and strange half human, half animal creatures. Along with a young photographer, he decides to find out who the Skull Man really is. 
User Ratings: 337 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 604 users, rank: #1556 (of 6085)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.816 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6866, rank: #2804 (of 6077)
Weighted mean: 6.772 (Good−), rank: #2805 (of 6077) (seen all: 6.94 / seen some: 6.08 / won't finish: 4.31)
Bayesian estimate: 6.801 (Good−), rank: #2519 (of 4580)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2007-04-21 (episode 0: Skullman - Yami no Joshou)
2007-04-28 to 2007-07-21 (Fuji TV)
2007-05-11 to 2007-08-10 (Tokai TV)
2007-07-03 to 2007-09-25 (Kansai TV)
2007-07-23 to 2007-10-15 (BS Fuji)
2009-10-19 to 2010-01-18 (Animax)
2009-12-25 (The Anime Network - Two Episode Streaming Premiere)
2012-11-11 to 2012-12-23 (Philippines, Hero - League of Heroes)
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
#1: "Hikari no Machi" by TOKIO
#2: "The Skull Man (Promotional Video Theme Version)" by Shiro Sagisu
Ending Theme:
"Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru (明日は明日の君が生まれる)" by Chocolove from AKB48
Official website:
The Skullman (Japanese)
The Skullman (Japanese) 
Trivia: We have 4
Review:
The Skull Man DVD (Feb 4, 2010)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Skull Man - Complete collection (DVD) 2010-02-02 (from $3.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Takeshi Mori
Series Composition: Yutaka Izubuchi
Script:
Hiroshi Ohnogi (eps 3-4, 8, 11)
Seishi Minakami (eps 2, 5, 7, 12)
Shingo Takeba (ep 10)
Yutaka Izubuchi (eps 1, 6, 9, 13)
Storyboard:
Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 6)
Rokuro Niga (ep 9)
Shigehito Takayanagi (ep 4)
Shinji Higuchi (OP)
Takeshi Mori (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 8, 10-11, 13
)

Tomoki Kyoda (ED)
Toshiyuki Kato (ep 3)
Yasuhiro Minami (ep 7)
Episode Director:
Hirokazu Yamada (eps 3, 9)
Junichi Yokoyama (ep 8)
Katsumi Terahigashi (eps 1, 6, 12)
Keisuke Onishi (ep 11)
Satoshi Nakagawa (ep 10)
Shigeru Ueda (ep 4)
Tomoki Kyoda (OP, ED)
Yasuhiro Minami (ep 7)
Yasushi Muroya (eps 2, 5, 13)
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Original creator: Shotaro Ishinomori
Character Design: Jun Shibata
Animation Director:
Fumiaki Kouta (eps 4, 7)
Hikari Takanashi (ep 8)
Jun Shibata (OP; eps 1, 6, 13)
Masaki Yamada (ep 11)
Satoru Nakaya (ep 3)
Tetsuya Sato (ep 8)
Toshiaki Iino (ep 10)
Toshiyuki Fujisawa (eps 2, 5, 9, 12)
Yasushi Shingou (ep 4)
Mechanical design: Yoshinori Sayama
Director of Photography: Susumu Fukushi
Producer: Kōji Yamamoto (Fuji TV)

Conceptual Design: Yutaka Izubuchi (Skull Man & GRO)
Design: Shingo Takeba
Editing: Kengo Shigemura
Key Animation: Fumiaki Kouta (ep 1)
Theme Song Lyrics: Yasushi Akimoto (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Tokio (OP)
VFX Director: Yasushi Muraki
Animation Assistance: Manglobe (ep 11)
Animation Production: BONES
Backgrounds:
Feng Animation
Green
Broadcaster:
Animax (2009-10-19)
Bandai Channel
BS Fuji (2007-07-23)
CS Fuji TV NEXT
Fuji TV
Kansai Telecasting Corporation (2007-07-03)
Tokai TV (2007-05-11)
Digital Paint:
Green
T2 Studio
Finnish Animation: Tokyo Movie
Photography: T2 Studio
Recording Studio: Two Bows
Japanese cast
Hiroshi Tsuchida as Skull Man
Makoto Yasumura as Hayato Mikogami

Ayako Kawasumi as Kiriko Mamiya
Fumiko Orikasa as Maya Kuroshio
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Akira Usami
Masayuki Katou as Yoshio Kanzaki
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Masaki Kumashiro

Akeno Watanabe as Nurse(ep 5)
Akio Ohtsuka as Sirks 05(ep 10)
Atsushi Imaruoka as DJ "Jin"(eps 6-7)
Chafurin as Sirks 02(eps 10-11)
Eri Kitamura as Child(eps 4, 8, 12)
Eri Nakao as Office Lady A(ep 4)
Fumihiko Tachiki as Priest(ep 11)
Hajime Uchino as Soldier(ep 12)
Hideki Tasaka as
Soldier(ep 13)
Tetsurou Shingyouji
Hiroshi Shirokuma as
Assistant(eps 12-13)
Baba(ep 8)
Boy B(ep 2)
Criminal(ep 10)
Man(ep 4)
MC(ep 7)
Policeman A(ep 11)
Sound Engineer(ep 6)
TV Announcer(ep 3)
Hisako Kyouda as Old lady at Restaurant(Nami's aunt)
Houchu Ohtsuka as Kanji Isurugi
Iemasa Kayumi as Voice of the Directive
Katsuhiro Harasawa as Boy C(ep 2)
Katsuhisa Houki as Takeumi Kusaka(eps 3-6)
Katsunosuke Hori as Kyouichirou Tachigi
Kazue Komiya as Sara Kuroshio
Kenji Matsuda as Kōichi Kami
Kenjiro Tsuda as
Boy D(ep 2)
Yamaki
Kikuko Inoue as Nami Kisaragi(eps 6-9)
Kouji Tsujitani as Ryuuji Kirishima(eps 6, 8)
Mai Kadowaki as Child D(ep 2)
Marie Miura as Child(ep 12)
Michiko Neya as Reina Shingyouji
Miho Saiki as Office Lady B(ep 4)
Minoru Shiraishi as Policeman B(ep 11)
Mitsuo Iwata as
Sirks(ep 10)
Sirks 03(ep 10)
Mitsuteru Nagato as Policeman(ep 9)
Naomi Wakabayashi as Child B(eps 2, 4, 8, 12)
Nobuo Tobita as Sirks 04(ep 10)
Nobuyuki Kobushi as Subsecretary Hyoudou(eps 6, 8)
Norio Wakamoto as
Brain Gear commander(eps 10-13)
Scarl(ep 13)
Osamu Saka as Gouzou Kuroshio
Rika Morinaga as Child A(eps 2, 4, 8, 12)
Satoshi Tsuruoka as DJ(ep 7)
Satsuki Yukino as Helen(eps 7-13)
Sayaka Ohara as Yui Onizuka(eps 1-3)
Seizo Katou as Dr. Gamo Whiskey
Shiho Hisajima as Office Lady C(ep 4)
Shinpachi Tsuji as Gisuke Haniwa
Shintarou Oohata as Boy A(ep 2)
Showtaro Morikubo as Sirks 01(eps 10-11)
Takashi Onozuka as Believer(ep 9)
Takashi Oohara as Vigilant(ep 3)
Tomokazu Seki as Tsuyoshi Shinjou
Unshou Ishizuka as Alucard van Bogeuto(eps 7-13)
Yoko Nishino as Child(ep 9)
Yousuke Akimoto as Eimei Funakoshi
Yukiko Monden as Child C(ep 2)
Yumi Kakazu as Sayoko Karasuma(eps 1-3)
Yumiko Iwamoto as Mother(ep 9)
Yuri Nakatani as Byakureikai reception desk(ep 6)
English cast
English staff
Translation: Camellia Nieh
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
(none)
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: Section23 Films
DVD Production: Seraphim Digital
Internet Streaming:
Hulu
The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Alfonso Vallés as Skull Man(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Hayato Mikogami(Spain dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as Kiriko Mamiya(Spain dub)
Carlos Lladó as Akira Usami(Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Maya Kuroshio(Spain dub)
Joaquin Rossell as Kyōichirō Tachigi(Spain dub)
Jordi Naro as Masaki Kumashiro(Spain dub)
Jordi Pons as Yoshio Kanzaki(Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Tsuyoshi Shinjō(Spain dub)
Vicente Gil as Gōzō Kuroshio(Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Brain Gear Commander (Skull)(Spain dub; ep 13)
Angel del Río as
Ryūji Kirishima(Spain dub; eps 6, 8)
Sirks 04(Spain dub; ep 10)
Tetsurō Shingyōji(Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell as
Nami Kisaragi(Spain dub; 6-9)
Yui Onizuka(Spain dub; eps 1-3)
Gloria Garcia as Sayoko Karasuma(Spain dub; eps 1-3)
J. Ignacio Latorre as
Dr. Gamo Whiskey(Spain dub; eps 10, 12)
Hideaki Funakoshi(Spain dub; ep 6)
Sirks 02(Spain dub; eps 10-11)
Subsecretary Hyōdō(Spain dub; ep 8)
Joan Massotkleiner as
Gisuke Haniwa(Spain dub)
Voice of the Directive(Spain dub; ep 7)
Jorge Varela as
Hideaki Funakoshi(Spain dub; eps 8-10)
Sirks 03(Spain dub; ep 10)
Maria Rosa Guillén as
Old Lady at Restaurant(Spain dub)
Sara Kuroshio(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada as
Helen(Spain dub; ep 7)
Reina Shingyōji(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera as
Arcade Van Vogout(Spain dub)
Mitsuo Yamaki(Spain dub; ep 1)
Subsecretary Hyōdō(Spain dub; ep 6)
Sergio Mesa as
Kōichi Kami(Spain dub; eps 6-7)
Sirks 01(Spain dub; eps 10-11)
Tasio Alonso as
Kanji Isurugi(Spain dub; eps 8, 11-12)
Kimihiko Kusaka(Spain dub; ep 6)
Mitsuo Yamaki(Spain dub)
Sirks 05(Spain dub; ep 10)
Voice of the Directive(Spain dub; ep 9)

Angel del Río(Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós(Spain dub)
Carmen Calvell(Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia(Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre(Spain dub)
Joan Massotkleiner(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén(Spain dub)
Marta Estrada(Spain dub)
Ramón Rocabayera(Spain dub)
Sergio Mesa(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain dub)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Dubbing Director: Carlo Landrito
Channel Head: Ruel Ferrer
Channel Producer: Diana Jean S. Hernandez
Special Thanks To: Alexx Agcaoili
RYAN BONDOC as
Hayato Mikogami
Skull Man

Christian Velarde as Kyouichirou Tachigi
John Maylas as Akira Usami(eps 2-5)
Lovely Mejala as Kiriko Mamiya
Mark Muñoz as Tsuyoshi Shinjou
Noel Magat as Gouzou Kuroshio
Pinky Rebucas as Maya Kuroshio
Rafael Miranda as Masaki Kumashiro
RYAN BONDOC as Father Yoshio Kanzaki

Carlo Landrito as
Eimei Funakoshi
Movie Trailer Narration(ep 5)
Ootomo Train Station Announcer(ep 1)
Christian Velarde as
Child C(3 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8 and 12
)

Gisuke Haniwa
Grace Cornel as
OL Employee(eps 4-5)
Reina Shinyouji
Sara Kuroshio
Sayoko Karasuma(eps 1-3)
Lovely Mejala as
Child A(3 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8 and 12
)

Hitomi Tachibana(ep 1 at start)
OL Employee(eps 4-5)
Mark Muñoz as Sirks 04/Jack Goodman(ep 10)
Mark Ivan Uy as Akira Usami(eps 2-5)
maynard llames as Sirks 01(eps 10-11)
Noel Magat as
Alucard Van Bogeuto (Arcade Van Vogout; eps 7-13)
DJ "Jin"(eps 6-7)
Kōichi Kami
Mitsuo Yamaki (Tsuyoshi's pal)
Sirks 03(ep 10)
Noel Urbano as Dr. Gamo Whiskey(eps 10-13)
Pinky Rebucas as
Child B(3 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8 & 12
)

Helen(ep 7 & 13)
Nami Kisaragi(eps 6-9)
Nurse(ep 5)
OL Employee(ep 4)
Yui Onizuka(eps 1-3)
Rafael Miranda as Tetsurou Shinyouji
Rean Delos Reyes as Kanji Isurugi
Robert Brillantes as Sirks 04/Jack Goodman(ep 10)
Rowel Calma as
Sirks 05(ep 10)
Takeumi Kusaka(eps 3-6)
Rowena Benavidez as
Reina Shinyouji
Sara Kuroshio
RYAN BONDOC as
Child D(3 episodes
eps 2, 4, 8 & 12
)

Sirks 02(eps 10-11)
Skull (Heisei Edition)(Brain Gear Commander; ep 13 at end)

Tagalog companies
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