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Skull Man

Skull Man

Alternative Titles

English: The Skull Man
Synonyms: The Skullman
Japanese: スカルマン SKULL MAN


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2007 to Jul 22, 2007
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.831 (scored by 4230 users)
Ranked: #36992
Popularity: #1973
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Otomo City: where freedom and justice have atrophied to the bone; where conspiracy rules the day and death stalks the night... Death in the form of the Skull Man, a literal Grim Reaper whose skeletal grin presages grisly mayhem and murder, even to the monstrous mutants that haunt the city's underworlds!

To investigate a bizarre slaying, journalist Minagami Hayato and photographer Kiriko Mamiya must stalk this ultimate predator, through a festering cadaver of a city where the corruption flows in rivers as deep and foul as the sins of the reigning elite, and unearth a secret so shocking that an entire city has been turned into a tomb to contain! In a nightmarish necropolis where nothing is as it seems, vengeance comes in the form of a living Death's-Head!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Skullman, The Skull Man

Characters & Voice Actors

Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Tsuchida, Hiroshi
Kanzaki, Yoshio
Kanzaki, Yoshio
Katou, Masayuki
Katou, Masayuki
Mamiya, Kiriko
Mamiya, Kiriko
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Mikogami, Hayato
Mikogami, Hayato
Yasumura, Makoto
Yasumura, Makoto


Yamamoto, Kouji
Mori, Takeshi
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Ueda, Shigeru
Episode Director

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May 11, 2010
I've been itching to write a review for this anime. I finished it just a few hours ago, and it left a (pretty darn) big impression on me.

Story: The story revolves around a young man named Hayato, who decides to revisit his old hometown and look into the mysteries revolving around the masked murderer, "The Skull Man." It is only later on that he finds himself and his female partner, Kiriko, deeply involved in the dealings of The Skull Man, and something must be done to stop these events from happening.

The story holds HEAVY religious mention I would want to say that it was an read more
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Nov 8, 2007
Title: The Skull Man

Manga, Anime: The Skull Man was originally a 100-page one-shot story done by Shotaro Ishinomori (famous for Cyborg 008 and Kamen Rider), released in Shonen Magazine's 1970 issue, and is cited as one of manga's first anti-heroes. Ishinomori did a rework of it just before he started work on the live-action show Kamen Rider (translated as Masked Rider) in 1971, as Toei wanted to use it for the basis of the show, and it was just a bit too dark and gory for a kid's show. And then in 1997, just before his death, he contacted Kazuhiko Shinamoto with plot read more
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Very similar series about a main hero fighting with monsters in human skin.
reportRecommended by Cafer - Add to favorites
You could say that "The Skull Man" is Japans dark heroes tale in comparison to America's "The Batman". If you like dark hero series then the one you haven't watched may be for you.

Opening Theme

#1: "Hikari no Machi" by TOKIO

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

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