Eightman After

8 Man After

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eight Man After, Eitoman After, 8man After
Japanese: エイトマン AFTER
English: 8 Man After
German: 8 Man After
Spanish: 8 Man After
French: 8 Man After
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 21, 1993 to Nov 22, 1993
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.191 (scored by 19221,922 users)
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Ranked: #83082
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Popularity: #8444
Members: 4,686
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Private detective Hazama Itsuru is hired by Professor Tani to investigate a cyborg parts theft which eventually leads him to meet Sachiko Yokogawa, the original 8 Man's love interest. Living her new life working for the Biotecho Corp., Sachiko finds herself involved with a new 8 Man, who appears after Hazama is fatally wounded by an unknow cyborg. Amidst a violent urban background with cyber-junkies creating chaos around the city, this other 8 Man will fight criminals in a more agressive way.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Itsuro, Hazama

Kosugi, Juurouta

Yokogawa, Sachiko

Doi, Mika

Chief Tanaka

Ikeda, Masaru

Mayor White





Nakahara, Shigeru

Gleck, Tony

Futamata, Issei

Schmidt, Eddie

Tobita, Nobuo

O'Conner, Sam

Yamada, Eiko

Professor Tani

Yamada, Keaton


Macek, Carl
Producer, Director
Kogawa, Yoriyasu
Director, Storyboard
Hirano, Yasushi
Nishida, Asako
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

1: "Eight Man no Theme (Version 1993) (エイトマンのテーマ(Version 1993))" by Nobuyoshi Kuwano (桑野信義)
2: "Hooemi no Mukougawa (微笑みの向こう側)" by Nobuyoshi Kuwano


May 17, 2023
Plot/Story: 7.5/10
8 Man After offers an enjoyable plot set years after the original 8 Man series. The new protagonist, Hazama Itsuru, takes on the role of the hero while seeking revenge in the name of justice. The story unfolds over four episodes, which would have been better suited as a film. It's a slow burner that caters to audiences seeking a dramatic theme. The story is exciting, dramatic, and surprisingly violent.

Animation/Design: 8/10
The animation in this anime is well-executed, with each scene beautifully drawn and colored. The visuals remain clear and never become cluttered. The highlight of the show is the well-illustrated fighting scenes, showcasing the ...
Oct 18, 2021
Mixed Feelings
You'll find a good story line and very good character development presented with a bad, dated soundtrack and slightly better than mediocre art that is surprisingly enjoyable to watch.

Generally, I'm not a big fan of superhero stories. I also tend to shy away from cyborg stories as well. However, I gave 8 Man After a shot and to be honest, I was surprised just how much I liked it.

The story is pretty simple, but you do have some complex undertones that I found a nice addition to the story. You have several tragic subplots as well as a love subplot that support the overall story. ...
Jul 1, 2015
8-Man After is the sequel to the original 8-Man series of the 60's.The character was also given a live action film I have never seen and a couple of manga series as well. There has also been a video game released of him for the old Neo Geo system. 8-Man has also been said to be the inspiration for Robo-Cop. The similarities seem to be rather obvious but I think it pales in comparison to the robotic police officer. The point people.... 8-Man is rather popular and has developed quite a following.

8-Man After is in no way a work of art and I could never ...

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