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Cyber Desesperado (1993)
"8 Man After" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  27 November 2001 (USA)
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A police officer that nearly meets a violent death is turned into a cyborg with superhuman strength, speed and reflexes.

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Credited cast:
Mari Devon ...
Sachiko Yokogawa (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Hazama Itsuru (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
Chief Tanaka (voice)
Richard Allen ...
Mr. O'Conner (voice)
Catherine Battistone ...
Sam O'Conner / Stadium Announcer (voice)
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Tani / Mayor (voice) (as Daniel Woren)
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Ichiro (voice)
Jeff Winkless ...
Tony Gleck (voice)
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Cop / Anchor (voice)
Ardwight Chamberlain ...
Chen (voice)
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Max / Security 1 / Blonde Junkie 2 (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
Kirk Thornton ...
Eddie / Council (voice)
Barry Stigler ...
Boris Daigo (voice)
Art Kimbro ...
Walla (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mika Doi ...
Sachiko (voice)
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Whatever happened to 8-Man? Why did he suddenly disappear, never to be seen again? This was the question on Sachiko's mind, as she couldn't forget about that fateful day when she learned the truth. When she found out Rachiro Azuma (whom she called Azuma-san) was the 8-Man, Azuma disappeared, never to be seen again...it seemed. She went on with her life, working in Public Relations for the Biotechno Corporation. Times have changed. Crime has a new face and a new mode. Newer technology has become part of the game, but the number one player is still power. Power is what high crime is looking for. So what do you do when the criminals turn into near-invincible cyborgs? The answer: bring back an old cyborg crime fighter, one capable of combatting this new threat. 8-Man returns to the scene, but he (like the scene) has changed. His mind is different, as he has a new host with a different set of priorities. 8-Man's new host is private detective Hazama Itsuru, a hard-nosed, sometimes violent ... Written by Kinnikuman12195@yahoo.com

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One of my first exposures to anime.
16 July 2005 | by (Seattle,Wa) – See all my reviews

Before Cartoon Network had Toonami and Adult Swim, the budding "Sci-Fi Channel" had a weekly marathon they called "Saturday Anime." They'd play stuff like Cashaun: Robot Hunter, Tank Police, Project A-Ko, and my favorite: 8-man After. This wasn't Tiny Toons or Chip & Dale, this was the extreme world of Japanese animation. I don't remember much of it since I was 12 when I had seen it, but 8-man is a complicated hero who not only must battle the bad guys but must fight to keep himself sane as well, less he kill everyone around him.

He shreds through the air at lightning speeds and though he is ashamed of it, he gets his energy from a kind of cyber-dope. A company called "Bio-Tech" has been manufacturing the drugs and the cybernetic limbs and selling them to street gangs as well as a football team. The team goes berzerk and sets their sites on the spectators, 8-Man loses his grip and he mercilessly kills the players to save the innocent. The girl he had earlier saved screams at him, calling him a monster.

8-Man begins to question if he really is in control of himself. It is a very twisty and emotional piece that pulls you in. Before Sci-Fi ran the stuff I didn't even know anime existed, now its EVERYWHERE!


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