6.4/10
238
6 user 4 critic

8 Man After 

A police officer that nearly meets a violent death is turned into a cyborg with superhuman strength, speed and reflexes.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1993  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Toshiko Fujita, Ichirô Nagai
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.

Director: Toyoo Ashida
Stars: Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Stars: Michael Dobson, Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh
Memories (1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono
Akira (1988)
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath who can only be stopped by two teenagers and a group of psychics.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
A.D. Police Files (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Animation | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three different, unique stories about an elite police force called the AD Police.

Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Adam Henderson, Brad Moranz
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Task Force X targets a powerful mystical object that they will risk their lives to steal.

Director: Sam Liu
Stars: Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams, Billy Brown
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti
Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio
Lily C.A.T. (Video 1987)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The expendable crew of a corporate space vessel must stop a murderous shape-shifting alien organism that somehow got on board. However, the alien monster is not the only trouble on board.

Director: Hisayuki Toriumi
Stars: Hiroyuki Okita, Masako Katsuki, Osamu Saka
8 Man (1992)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After Tokyo police officer Yokoda is killed in the line of duty, his chief decides give Yokoda's body to Dr. Tani for use in a secret scientific experiment: Yokoda's brain will be ... See full summary »

Director: Yasuhiro Horiuchi
Stars: Kai Shishido, Etsushi Takahashi, Sachiko Ayase
Guyver: Out of Control (Video 1986)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

High school student Sho happens to come across a mysterious metal object that causes his body to become enveloped in a weapon-encrusted suit of armor, changing him into a being called The ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Watanabe
Stars: Yû Mizushima, Michie Tomizawa, Keiko Toda
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Mari Devon ...  Sachiko Yokogawa 4 episodes, 1993
Steve Bulen ...  Hazama Itsuru 4 episodes, 1993
Mike Reynolds ...  Chief Tanaka 4 episodes, 1993
Richard Allen Richard Allen ...  Mr. O'Conner / ... 4 episodes, 1993
Catherine Battistone Catherine Battistone ...  Sam O'Connor / ... 4 episodes, 1993
Richard Cansino ...  Ichiro 4 episodes, 1993
Jeff Winkless ...  Tony Gleck 4 episodes, 1993
Mika Doi ...  Sachiko 4 episodes, 1993
Issei Futamata ...  Tony 4 episodes, 1993
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ...  Chief 4 episodes, 1993
Jûrôta Kosugi Jûrôta Kosugi ...  Hazama 4 episodes, 1993
Eiko Yamada ...  Sam O'Connor 4 episodes, 1993
Keaton Yamada Keaton Yamada ...  Tani 4 episodes, 1993
Edit

Storyline

Whatever happened to 8-Man? Why did he suddenly disappear, never to be seen again? This was the question on Sachiko's mind, as she couldn't forget about that fateful day when she learned the truth. When she found out Rachiro Azuma (whom she called Azuma-san) was the 8-Man, Azuma disappeared, never to be seen again...it seemed. She went on with her life, working in Public Relations for the Biotechno Corporation. Times have changed. Crime has a new face and a new mode. Newer technology has become part of the game, but the number one player is still power. Power is what high crime is looking for. So what do you do when the criminals turn into near-invincible cyborgs? The answer: bring back an old cyborg crime fighter, one capable of combatting this new threat. 8-Man returns to the scene, but he (like the scene) has changed. His mind is different, as he has a new host with a different set of priorities. 8-Man's new host is private detective Hazama Itsuru, a hard-nosed, sometimes violent ... Written by Kinnikuman12195@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

8 Man After See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 parts)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Professor's Japanese name is Dr.Tani See more »

Connections

Featured in Sci-Fi Channel Saturday Anime (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Hohoemi no Mukougawa
Performed by Nobuyoshi Kuwano (Episode 4)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of my first exposures to anime.
16 July 2005 | by BlazeFoxSee all my reviews

Before Cartoon Network had Toonami and Adult Swim, the budding "Sci-Fi Channel" had a weekly marathon they called "Saturday Anime." They'd play stuff like Cashaun: Robot Hunter, Tank Police, Project A-Ko, and my favorite: 8-man After. This wasn't Tiny Toons or Chip & Dale, this was the extreme world of Japanese animation. I don't remember much of it since I was 12 when I had seen it, but 8-man is a complicated hero who not only must battle the bad guys but must fight to keep himself sane as well, less he kill everyone around him.

He shreds through the air at lightning speeds and though he is ashamed of it, he gets his energy from a kind of cyber-dope. A company called "Bio-Tech" has been manufacturing the drugs and the cybernetic limbs and selling them to street gangs as well as a football team. The team goes berzerk and sets their sites on the spectators, 8-Man loses his grip and he mercilessly kills the players to save the innocent. The girl he had earlier saved screams at him, calling him a monster.

8-Man begins to question if he really is in control of himself. It is a very twisty and emotional piece that pulls you in. Before Sci-Fi ran the stuff I didn't even know anime existed, now its EVERYWHERE!


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed