Right Stuf announces 8 man

posted on 2000-11-22 13:05 EST
Rights Stuf has announced the upcoming re-release of one of the first Anime TV series ever made, 8th Man. On January 30th TRSI will be releasing volumes 1 to 4 on VHS for $19.98 each. Each volume is about 120 minutes long and is presented in it's original mono, black and white spleandour.

From the press release:
The 60's classic 8th Man! Created by writer Hirai Kazumasa and artist Kuwata Jiro in 1963, 8-Man was a Japanese comic strip detailing the crimebusting adventures of 8-Man. The comic was developed into an animated series, which was re-edited, dubbed into English, and brought to the United States in syndication in 1965.

You can destroy his body, but you can't keep a good crimefighter down. The villainous Saucer Lips learned the hard way when he killed police officer Peter Brady. Little did he know he actually would create his greatest foe, the bionic superhero known as...Tobor, the 8th Man!

After Saucer Lips killed Brady,the slain police officer was found by Professor Genius. The Professor used Brady's body, memories, and personality to create Tobor (robot spelled backwards), the 8th Man, an atomic-powered crimefighter who could fly.. with super strength and an arsenal of robotic weapons. Operating from the Metropolitan International Police Headquarters, Tobor battles against Saucer Lips and other villains such as Armored Man, Baron Stormy, Dr. Spectra, the Satan Brothers, and the Intercrime spy ring. Still using the name "Peter Brady," Tobor keeps his identity a secret from everyone except Police Chief Fumblethumbs.

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