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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)
Themes: cyborg, mecha, superhero
User Ratings: 32 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 2 votes (dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Good: 8 votes (dub:6, sub:2)
 Decent: 8 votes (dub:3, ?:2, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 3 votes (edit.dub:1, dub:1, sub:1)
 Not really good: 3 votes (dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Weak: -
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:1, ?:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 101 users, rank: #5163 (of 9511)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.938 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1056, rank: #7445 (of 9639)
Weighted mean: 5.999 (Decent), rank: #7229 (of 9639) (seen all: 7.22 / seen some: 5.15 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.450 (Decent+), rank: #5328 (of 7236)
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)
    The Best of Tobor: The 8th Man (Dub.DVD 1) 2019-01-16 (from $14.99)
    The Best of Tobor: The 8th Man (Dub.DVD 2) 2019-05-01 (from $14.99)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 1) 2010-04-07 (from $99.99)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 2) 2008-10-21
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 3) 2009-03-12
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 4) 2009-05-11
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 5) 2009-07-21 (from $21.98)
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 6) 2009-10-05
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 7) 2009-10-29
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime (Dub.DVD 8) 2009-10-29
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime - Box Set 1 (Dub.DVD 1-4) 2009-08-03
    Tobor the 8th Man - Original TV Series Anime - Box Set 2 (Dub.DVD 5-8) 2009-10-29
    Tobor the 8th Man's Greatest Adventures (Dub.DVD) 2009-11-02
    Tobor the 8th Man's Greatest Adventures - [Wide Screen] (Dub.DVD) 2009-11-02 (from $127.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Haruyuki Kawajima
Aritsune Toyota (11 episodes
eps 7, 12, 15, 24, 26, 36, 39, 42, 51-52, 54

Ichiro Kano (8 episodes
eps 33, 35, 38, 41, 46-48, 50

Kazumasa Hirai (25 episodes
eps 1-4, 8-11, 14, 19, 21-22, 25, 29-32, 34, 37, 40, 43, 45, 49, 55-56

Masaki Tsuji (7 episodes
eps 16-17, 23, 27-28, 44, 53

Ryo Hanmura (eps 5, 18, 20)
Tetsuyoshi Ōnuki (eps 6, 13)
Episode Director: Kiyoshi Onishi
Original story: Kazumasa Hirai
Original Manga: Jiro Kuwata
Character Design:
Jiro Kuwata
Kiyoshi Onishi
Animation Director: Kiyoshi Onishi
Producer: Toshimichi Miwa

Ink & Paint: Katsukazu Nishitani
Key Animation: Jiro Kuwata
Theme Song Composition: Hiroaki Hagiwara
Theme Song Lyrics: Takehiko Maeda (OP)
Theme Song Performance: Shigeru Katsumi (OP)
Sakae Takayama as 8 Man/Hachirō Azuma

Hajime Akashi as Narrator
Kazue Tagami as Ichirō Higaki
Miyuki Ueda as Sachiko Seki
Shirō Amakusa as Zenemon Tanaka
Takayuki Hara as Dr. Hōi Tani

Hiroshi Kayama as Custer
Hōsei Komatsu as Kitō
Junji Chiba as Dr. Night Demon
Kazue Tagami as Masami Ōga
Masako Nozawa as Dr. Sonya
Masaoki Takato as Dr. Night Demon
Michiru Hojo as Dr. Shin
Nobuo Tanaka as Ken
Ranko Mizuki as
Dr. Yukari Mizusawa
Nami Kojima
Shuichi Kazamatsuri as Geronimo
Takeshi Kuwabara as Georg Müller

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
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
ADR Director: Carla Civelli
Screenplay: Milton Rangel
Lauro Fabiano as Oitavo Homem/Rachiro Azuma

Angela Bonatti as Sachiko
Ênio Santos as Tanaka
Isaac Bardavid as Dr. Tani

Jomery Pozolli as Diretor do Presídio
Mário Monjardim as Dr. Hanson
Maurício Barroso as Miller
Milton Rangel as
Embaixador de Solares

Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Rede Globo
Dubbing Studio: Cinecastro

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