Ranked #3384


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ヒーローマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2010 to Sep 23, 2010
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.941 (scored by 7,899 users)
Ranked: #33842
Popularity: #1595
Members: 20,351
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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!


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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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Sep 23, 2010 12:48 PM
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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Apr 8, 2010 2:31 PM
Okay guys, let's talk about HEROMAN, the current front runner for anime of the goddamned decade.

So one day Stan Lee got up and said "I bet I can put those crazy Japanese to work!"
And so he did.

The result is HEROMAN, a throwback to old comic books, Saturday morning cartoons, teenage superhero shows and the 90's in general with glorious HD Bones animation. This shit is so nostalgic that when the overly elaborate commercial bumpers showed up I literally heard "Heroman will be right back after these messages!". This series is also most likely the most American(superior) anime ever produced. Taking place in CENTER CITY, CALIFORNIA, read more
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Apr 23, 2010 11:00 AM
This is a Stan Lee production in full. But it is severely lacking in many areas. The main protagonist, Joey, is a whiny kid who wears his pants to tight and relies heavily on his "cool" friend, Psy.

The robot, the titular Heroman, is disappointing. It looks like a direct tip-off of the Michelin man and whatever motion capture they used for the running of the thing is strange looking. Most of the time is spent listening to Joey's angst between shouting really uninspired attack names at the robot, which has to ask permission from the kid to to attacks read more
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May 1, 2010 6:32 AM
Stan Lee is amazing.

Anime is also amazing.

However, just because the two are amazing does NOT mean that they'll go well together.

When I heard about Heroman, I thought that it'd be awesome. I was utterly disappointed.

The characters do NOT react at all realistic.

"Oh look! There's Joey, this girly teenager, fighting aliens with this weird ass robot! You're such a hero, Joey!"

It just seemed half assed that the characters would just accept a random alien-fighting robot come out of nowhere. And the stereotypical bully's first thought is, "You better not become a hero! I will become a hero yada yada yada".

Why doesn't any one show actual read more
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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. 
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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. 
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Orphan boy? Check.

Giant robot? Check.

Wrist Controller? Check.

Both shows have some glaringly obvious similarities, but the mentality behind them is very different (one Eastern, with shades of old wuxia tales, the other Western, with all of the comic book hallmarks)

Of the two, Giant Robo: The Day The Earth Stood Still is easily the better show, but Heroman is still worth watching as it's entertaining enough in its own way. 
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The anime version of the Megaman Starforce game, this series shares many similarities with Heroman in that
1-Both series' main protagonists are underdogs and are mistreated by their fellow classmates
2-Both main protagonists are dreamers who what to become like their missing fathers (Joey wants to be a hero like he viewed his dad and Geo wants to go to space like his father did)
3- Both come across super powered beings (Heroman and Omega-Xis) and learn to become heroes with their help.
4- In the two series, the world is attacked by aliens (Skrugg and FMians)
5- Joey and Geo are both supported by  read more 
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