Skull Man

The Skull Man

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Synonyms: The Skullman
Japanese: スカルマン SKULL MAN
English: The Skull Man
Spanish: The Skull Man
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 29, 2007 to Jul 22, 2007
Premiered: Spring 2007
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:45 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.601 (scored by 87228,722 users)
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Ranked: #61212
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Popularity: #3853
Members: 32,556
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Otomo City: where freedom and justice have atrophied to the bone; where conspiracy rules the day and death stalks the night... Death in the form of the Skull Man, a literal Grim Reaper whose skeletal grin presages grisly mayhem and murder, even to the monstrous mutants that haunt the city's underworlds!

To investigate a bizarre slaying, journalist Minagami Hayato and photographer Kiriko Mamiya must stalk this ultimate predator, through a festering cadaver of a city where the corruption flows in rivers as deep and foul as the sins of the reigning elite, and unearth a secret so shocking that an entire city has been turned into a tomb to contain! In a nightmarish necropolis where nothing is as it seems, vengeance comes in the form of a living Death's-Head!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kyouda, Tomoki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Hikari no Machi" by TOKIO

Ending Theme

"Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umareru (明日は明日の君が生まれる)" by Chocolove from AKB48


Nov 8, 2007
Title: The Skull Man

Manga, Anime: The Skull Man was originally a 100-page one-shot story done by Shotaro Ishinomori (famous for Cyborg 008 and Kamen Rider), released in Shonen Magazine's 1970 issue, and is cited as one of manga's first anti-heroes. Ishinomori did a rework of it just before he started work on the live-action show Kamen Rider (translated as Masked Rider) in 1971, as Toei wanted to use it for the basis of the show, and it was just a bit too dark and gory for a kid's show. And then in 1997, just before his death, he contacted Kazuhiko Shinamoto with plot ...
Oct 12, 2008
This is based on an old manga by the legendary Ishinomori Shotaro, which would later pave way for Kamen Rider. Despite that, it is very much different from that series. The Skull man is a background character shrouded in mystery as well as why people turn into monsters. The anime is very slow if you don’t give it much attention, it isn’t really action oriented and emphasizes more on cracking the case, and yet defining what true evil is and covers a lot of philosophical and social issues on a local to international level such as corruption in relation to martial law and organized religion. ...
Feb 11, 2017

Warming this review may contain spoilers.

First impressions, so my first thoughts where that is was one of those anime remakes of a classic manga and it's sounds some what interesting based of its primise. So I thought this would be one of those anti hero story's which I am a big fan of.

Story, 3/10

Are story begins with main character hayato who has come back to his home town of otomo city,Which have become home for a mysterious cult and other dodgey dealings.
in order to investigate the mysterious the story's of monsters in the streets and a
Mysterious person known as the skull man who leaves ...

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