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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: 6.581 (scored by 42584,258 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #59212
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5156
Members: 14,640
Favorites: 77

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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

Asami, Miyako

Kuwashima, Houko

Akamatsu, Shigeru



Yao, Kazuki


Tenjin, Umi


Kouchiyama, Takashi
Assistant Producer
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, 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
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 ...
Dec 22, 2008
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
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 ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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