Animated series about an android super-hero. He was the scientist's eighth attempt at creating a super being, hence the title. In addition to the usual powers such as flying, ray blasts, ... See full summary »
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Jerry Berke ...
 Peter Brady / ... (voice)
Bob Gaynor ...
 Chief Fumblethumbs (English version) (voice)
Jack Metger ...
 Dr. Spectra (Ep.2 onwards) (voice)
Sandy Warshaw ...
 Dr. Spectra / ... (voice)
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Animated series about an android super-hero. He was the scientist's eighth attempt at creating a super being, hence the title. In addition to the usual powers such as flying, ray blasts, etc., he was also able to assume other identities by "morphing". Written by Tony Golden <MrGolden@SWBell.net>

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Alternate-language version of Eitoman (1963) See more »

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The original "Robocop" as anime, with Americanized dialog.
20 August 1999 | by (Orlando, FL) – See all my reviews

Although not available commercially, "grey market" tapes of this show are sometimes found at science fiction conventions. I vaguely remembered this show from my childhood. Seeing it again was a shock; I didn't realize anime was done this simply.

A police detective is shot and killed, and a wise old scientist (with white hair and cape) places his consciousness into a robot body. (Yep, the genesis of "Robocop" and its descendants.) Besides super strength and speed, he can impersonate anyone; the first episode has him morphing briefly into Kruschev and John Kennedy! Mostly he hunts down criminals with technological gadgets, with the occasional giant monster for variety. His secret identity as "Detective Tobor" is almost incidental; no serious conflict with his secret identity occurs.

Not only is it black-and-white, it's graphically simple; lots of white space with minimal detailing. One surprise is that the dubbing (done years before digital matching of animation to English dialog) works and sounds better than most early dubbed anime - especially the original "Speed Racer."


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