8 Man After (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Cyber Desesperado
Eightman After
Oitavo Homem - O Policial do Futuro (Portuguese)
Восьмой: Спустя годы (Russian)
الرجل الثامن (Arabic)
エイトマン AFTER (Japanese)
Themes: cyborg, mecha, superhero
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Private detective Hazama Itsuru is hired by Professor Tani to investigate a cyborg parts theft which eventually leads him to meet Sachiko Yokogawa, the original 8 Man's love interest. Living her new life working for the Biotecho Corp., Sachiko finds herself involved with a new 8 Man, who appears after Hazama is fatally wounded by an unknow cyborg. Amidst a violent urban background with cyber-junkies creating chaos around the city, this other 8 Man will fight criminals in a more agressive way.
User Ratings: 124 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 8 votes (dub:6, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Very good: 17 votes (dub:11, sub:5, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Good: 37 votes (dub:29, sub:6, raw:1, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 35 votes (dub:24, sub:8, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
 So-so: 13 votes (dub:11, sub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:6, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 4 votes (dub:2, edit.dub:1, sub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 317 users, rank: #2380 (of 6757)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.419 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.5032, rank: #4035 (of 6763)
Weighted mean: 6.358 (Decent+), rank: #4188 (of 6763) (seen all: 6.45 / seen some: 5.54 / won't finish: 3.99)
Bayesian estimate: 6.468 (Decent+), rank: #3631 (of 5088)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1993-08-21 to 1993-11-22
Ending Theme:
#1: "Eightman no Theme (Version 1993)" by Nobuyoshi Kuwano (eps 1-3)
#2: "Hohoemi no Mukougawa" (微笑みの向こう側) by Nobuyoshi Kuwano (ep 4)
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DVD (Region 1)
    8 Man After - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2016-05-31 (from $15.29)
    8 Man After - Perfect Collection (Dub.DVD) 2001-11-27

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoriyasu Kogawa
Screenplay: Yasushi Hirano
Storyboard: Yoriyasu Kogawa
Fumi Miyoshi (Sound System)
Hitoshi Miyata
Tomohide Harada (Interlink)
Original Work: Kazumasa Hirai
Original Manga: Jiro Kuwata
Character Design: Kenichi Ohnuki
Animation Director:
Kenichi Ohnuki
Kunihiro Abe
Mechanical design: Kunihiro Abe
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Theme Song Arrangement: Ryouichi Kuniyoshi (ED2)
Theme Song Composition:
Hiroaki Hagiwara (ED1)
Nobuyoshi Kuwano (ED2)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Takehiko Maeda (ED1)
Yoshiko Miura (ED2)
Theme Song Performance: Nobuyoshi Kuwano
Juurouta Kosugi as Hazama Itsuru

Eiko Yamada as Sam O'Conner
Ikuya Sawaki as Morris Daigo
Issei Futamata as Tony Gleck
Masaharu Satō as Detective
Mika Doi as Sachiko Yokogawa

Hirohiko Kakegawa as Executive (ep 4)
Keaton Yamada as Dr. Tani
Kiyoyuki Yanada as
Announcer (ep 2)
Criminal (ep 1)
Masaharu Satō as O'Conner (eps 3-4)
Masaru Ikeda as Chief Tanaka
Masashi Hirose as Mayor White (ep 2)
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Board Member (ep 3)
Secretary (ep 1)
Nobuo Tobita as Eddie Schmidt
Shigeru Nakahara as
Chen (eps 2-4)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
Producer: Carl Macek

Adaptation: Ardwight Chamberlain
Additional Sound Effects: Ernie Sheesley
DVD Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release, uncredited)
Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley
Music Editing: Ernie Sheesley
Musical Score: Mike Kennedy
Post Production: Scott Narrie
Production Coordination: Kara Redmon
Recording engineer: Ernie Sheesley
Restoration: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release, uncredited)
Script Editing: Fred Patten
Streamline Logo Animation: John Gibbons
Steve Bulen as Hazama Itsuro (8 Man)

Barry Stigler as Daigo
Daniel Woren as
Jeff Winkless as Tony Gleck
Kirk Thornton as
Mari Devon as Sachiko Yokogawa
Michael McConnohie as
Michael Reynolds as Chief Tanaka
Michael Sorich as
Brown-Haired Cyber Junkie
Stadium Security
Richard Allen as Mr. O'Conner
Richard Cansino as Ichiro
Stephen Apostolina as
Blonde Cyber Junkie 2
Security Guard 1
Steve Kramer as Security Guard 2

English companies
Broadcaster: Sci-Fi Channel
East2West Films (uk)
Enoki Films
DVD Production: Image Entertainment
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
Korean staff
Korean cast
Seung-Jun Kim as Hazama Itsuro (8 Man)

Korean companies
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Françoise Blanchard
Emmanuel Fouquet as Hazama

Annie Milon as Sachiko
Antoine Tome as Tanaka Tony
Guillaume Orsat as Ichiro O'Connor
Michel Castelain as Professeur
French companies
Distributor: AK Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Oriol Rafel as Hazama (Spain dub)

Montse Moreno as Sachiko Yokugawa (Spain dub)
Vicky Martínez as Sam (Spain dub)

Albert Trifol Segarra as Ichirô (Spain dub)
Alberto Trifol as Chief Tanaka (Spain dub)
Alfonso García Zambrano as Mayor White (Spain dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Detective (Spain dub)
Félix Benito as Daigô (Spain dub)
Rafael Calvo as Professor Tani (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Erik Paulsen
Script: Erik Paulsen
Julia Biedermann as Sachiko Yokogawa
Oliver Feld as Hazama Itsuro

Gerd Grasse as Professor Tani
Gerhard Paul as Chief Tanaka
Jan Kurbjuweit as Ichiro
Konrad Bösherz as Sam O'Conner
Michael Telloke as Morris Daigo
Roland Hemmo as Detective
Till Hagen as Eddie Schmidt (ep 4)
Tilo Schmitz as Tony Gleck
Wolfgang Kühne as O'Conner (eps 3-4)

Andreas Hosang as Secretary (ep 1)
Gerald Schaale as Chen (eps 2-4)
Jürgen Kluckert as Mayor White (ep 2)
Peter Reinhardt as Max (eps 2, 4)
Peter Thomsen as Announcer (ep 2)

German companies
Broadcaster: K-Toon (premiere)
Arabic staff
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: space power
Arabic cast
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
Joe Placiego as Daigo, Professor

Brian Mathew Ligsay as Tony Gleck, Chief Tanaka
Jay De Castro as O'Connor, Chen, Detective Rebo
Pocholo Gonzales as 8 Man, Hazama, Mayor, Eddie Schimt
Ryan Ang as Ichiro
Ted Penas as Max
Virna Pahoyo as Sachiko Yokogawa
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: HERO TV
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Locutor: Emerson Camargo
Sidney Lilla as Hazama Itsuru/Oitavo Homem

Daoiz Cabezudo as Chefe Tanaka
Fábio Moura as Tony Gleck
Fátima Noya as Sam O'Conner
Francisco Borges as Morris Daigo
Rosana Beltrame as Sachiko Yokogawa

Araken Saldanha as Dr. Tani
Carlos Eduardo as Secretário do Morris
César Leitão as Cyber Junkie de cabelo marrom
Eleu Salvador as Detetive
Emerson Camargo as Eddie Schmidt
Hermes Baroli as Ichiro
João Angelo as Sr. O'Conner
Tatá Guarnieri as Chen

Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Multishow
Distributor: Mundial Filmes
Dubbing Studio: Mastersound

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