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Heroman

Heroman

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ヒーローマン

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2010 to Sep 23, 2010
Producers: Bones, TV Tokyo, Dentsu
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.961 (scored by 7035 users)
Ranked: #20672
Popularity: #1360
Members: 17,956
Favorites: 36
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Joey is an orphan living with his grandmother in Center City on the West Coast of the United States of America. Joey, like any other boy his age, is interested in robots and gadgets and dreams about owning a particular toy robot called a Heybo. Heybos have very advanced mechanisms and controls but with great mechanisms comes great price; the robot is too expensive for Joey, whose only source of income is a part-time job at a restaurant and he needs that money to help support himself and his grandmother.

One day, when Joey is on his way home from school, he happens upon a couple of bullies who are playing around with a Heybo. Long story short, the bullies manage to get the robot run over by a car and Joey retrieves the wreckage from a trash can. Once home, Joey fixes the robot and names it Heroman. Later that night, a thunderstorm results in Heroman getting wet and, improbably, struck by lightning. The result is amazing, Heroman grows massive in size, gets emblazoned with the colors of the American flag and responds to Joey's commands!

At the same time in space, an alien race called the Skrugg is preparing an invasion of Earth. Now it's up to Joey and Heroman to save Earth!

Related Anime

Adaptation: Heroman
Side story: Heroman Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Heroman
Heroman
Main
Takeuchi, Ryouta
Japanese
Takeuchi, Ryouta
Davis, Lina
Davis, Lina
Main
Obata, Mayu
Japanese
Obata, Mayu
Bermúdez, Ana Rocío
Spanish
Bermúdez, Ana Rocío
Jones, Joseph Carter
Jones, Joseph Carter
Main
Komatsu, Mikako
Japanese
Komatsu, Mikako
Kaina, Simon
Kaina, Simon
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei

Staff

Nanba, Hitoshi
Director, Storyboard
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishihira, Shinji
Storyboard
Tetsuya
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition



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Jul 15, 2013
SchrodingersMatt
How ironic that Stan Lee would have to go to Japan to make a good old-fashioned American style superhero show, but in an era where it's more common to see parodies, dark twists and subversions than the genuine article, it's nice to see a callback to the good old days. The heroes are very heroic, the villains are very evil, and we never question for a moment which side is in the right. The robots are awesome, the monsters are creepy, and the action is a blast to watch. Ordinary teenagers have ordinary teenage problems, nosy adults worry about their kids, and life gets a read more
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Sep 23, 2010
Archaeon
Over the years there have been several attempts at merging Eastern manga and anime with Western comics and cartoons. Batman had two manga outings (Child of Dreams and Death Mask), while the X-Men saw their manga counterparts run straight into a wall. Spiderman and The Hulk made appearances as early as 1970, and many people already know about the promised anime adaptations of several well known titles (Wolverine, X-Men, Iron Man, etc).

The problem is that all of the attempts thus far have not been as successful as one might hope or expect. One of the reasons for this is because the titles that have been read more
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Recommendations

Both are charming throwbacks to classic superhero Saturday morning cartoons.
While Tiger&Bunny uses clever satires with the theme of superheroes, Heroman is more basic with the whole premise.
The weak main character that finds a super robot, which becomes more powerful when it needs. In both the character develops and becomes stronger, but in Gurren Lagann there's the second part of the anime, which is too good to be compared to the pro-american Heroman.

Opening Theme

#1: "Roulette" by Tetsuya (eps 1-12)
#2: "missing" by Kylee (eps 13-26)

Ending Theme

#1: "CALLING" by FLOW (eps 1-12)
#2: "Boku no Te wa Kimi no Tame ni" by Mass Alert (eps 13-25)

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