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Japanese: ヒーローマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2010 to Sep 23, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG - Children
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Ranked: #34112
Popularity: #1472
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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!

Related Anime

Adaptation: Heroman
Side story: Heroman Specials

Characters & Voice Actors

Takeuchi, Ryouta
Takeuchi, Ryouta
Davis, Lina
Davis, Lina
Obata, Mayu
Obata, Mayu
Bermúdez, Ana Rocío
Bermúdez, Ana Rocío
Jones, Joseph Carter
Jones, Joseph Carter
Komatsu, Mikako
Komatsu, Mikako
Hofmann, Muriel
Hofmann, Muriel
Kaina, Simon
Kaina, Simon
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei


Nanba, Hitoshi
Director, Storyboard
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director
Tamura, Koutarou
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Ishihira, Shinji

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Jul 15, 2013
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
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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Dec 24, 2014
Heroman is a weird one. I'm not talking about the actual content since I always write these opening paragraphs before watching the series or film. No, I'm referring to the fact that it was written by Smiling Stan Lee. Yes, the same one who was President and CEO of the United States' Marvel Comics back before they lost their damn minds and made a lot of insanely stupid decisions like Jubilee becoming a vampire, Nightcrawler becoming half demon, Polaris being retconned as Magneto's daughter, Speedball becoming Penance and if I keep listing these we'll be here for tens of thousands of words. Anyway, Stan Lee read more
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Apr 8, 2010
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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they are both america/japan anime. heroman is made with the help of Stan Lee, and east of eden is alike to Robert Ludlum novel
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.
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.
A boy receives a power like no other and is suddenly thrust into a world of chaos?
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 a range of varying allies
6-They both just seem to have an aura excitement! (My opinion)

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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