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Japanese: ベターマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 1999 to Oct 1, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.601 (scored by 40344,034 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #58402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4937
Members: 13,649
Favorites: 70

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A deadly virus known as "Algernon" has attacked humanity with vicious meaning. At the forefront of the battle is the mystifying Akamatsu Industries—disguised as a heavy machine factory in Tokyo, this undercover organization uses neural enhanced weapons known as NeuroNoids to battle Algernon. Also helping with their secret efforts is the mysterious mutant who is only known as "Betterman."

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Kuwashima, Houko

Kurenai, Kaede

Minaguchi, Yuko

Akamatsu, Shigeru


Asami, Miyako

Kuwashima, Houko


Yao, Kazuki


Kouchiyama, Takashi
Assistant Producer
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Original Creator, Planning


Opening Theme

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"Yume No Kakera (ユメノカケラ)" by Wuyontana

Ending Theme

1: "Chin: Requiem (鎮-requiem-)" by Mai
2: "Dou: Revelation (導-revelation-)" by Mai

Oct 4, 2014
Hatul (All reviews)
This is one of the weirdest, most screwed up anime I've ever seen. And in a medium such as this (plus, considering the amount I've seen), that's saying a lot.
But I mean that in the most positive way and I think this title deserves far more attention than it gets. There's simply nothing else I can think of that's quite like it.

This is a spoiler free review.

*Story* 9/10

Down to it, It's about a couple of teenagers who join some secret organization to pilot crude looking mechs and fight against weird creatures they know nothing about, alongside a macho pretty boy with rainbow colored hair who read more
Dec 22, 2008
ankhu (All reviews)
y' know.. this is the best mecha I've ever senn far more better than NGE NGE in my opoinion was pretty booooooring.. but in betterman there was action giong on all the time.. thats why i love this anime.. but there was one thing that reaalyy pissed me off. KEITA AONO that guy is one of the most hated anime characters of mine.. in my opinion he is such a @#$%...but story line is very well made-orirginal plot...
May 17, 2013
Seigeengine (All reviews)
Betterman is a show that crosses sci-fi tech, supernatural elements, and at times, straight up magic. I'll be reviewing Betterman with my personal rating system consisting of rating five categories out of 100 points, and then multiplying them out by a weighting factor to get a score between 0, and 100. The categories are Acting/Characters, Plot, Enjoyment, Atmosphere/Theme/Setting, and Visuals/Audio/Effects.

The show consists almost entirely of a central cast of characters you'll be seeing a lot of. Most secondary characters that don't become major later in the plot aren't shown in detail. While the characters are not particularly complex, none of them are played up read more
Mar 30, 2018
therex55213 (All reviews)
While I will not spoil all the events of the series, I will state the concluding moral of the narrative, including slight reference to some particular events. So, if you want to hear that from the show rather than from here, I'd say end reading here. I have a beef, and I'm going to vent.

Betterman is a Sci-fi/Horror series set in the Gao-Gai-Gar setting taking place a few years after that series conclusion. From its roots in that franchise it retains the same level of varied and well designed but not well developed characters, heavily detailed but not well researched or internally consistent technobabble, and read more

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