Ranked #3878

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
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones, Diomedea
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.831 (scored by 4,854 users)
Ranked: #38782
Popularity: #2186
Members: 13,830
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Mori, Takeshi
Mori, Takeshi
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kyoda, Tomoki
Kyoda, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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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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Oct 12, 2008
This is based on an old manga by the legendary Ishinomori Shotaro, which would later pave way for Kamen Rider. Despite that, it is very much different from that series. The Skull man is a background character shrouded in mystery as well as why people turn into monsters. The anime is very slow if you don’t give it much attention, it isn’t really action oriented and emphasizes more on cracking the case, and yet defining what true evil is and covers a lot of philosophical and social issues on a local to international level such as corruption in relation to martial law and organized religion. read more
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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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Feb 5, 2014
The thing which initially drew me into watching this anime was the poster for it. The skullman kneeling in a pool of blood. When I first saw that glorious picture I thought to myself, "yes! this is going to be legendary!"...little did I know that this would be the hope which propelled me into watching the whole series and not to drop it half way through. Let me explain.

The anime starts by introducing the characters and setting the mystery at hand, which is good. It doesn't just drop you into the story without any explanation. However, as I continued to finish one episode and go read more
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