Eitoman (1963– )

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A slain detective is transformed by a scientific genius into a shape-shifting cyborg superhero who fights crime.

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Cast overview:
Sakae Takayama ...
 8 Man / ... (voice)
Miyuki Ueda ...
 Sachiko Saki (voice)
Takayuki Hara ...
 Professor Tani (voice)
Shirô Amakusa ...
 Police Chief Zen'emon Tanaka (voice)
Kazue Tanaka ...
 Ichirô Higaki (voice)


A slain detective is transformed by a scientific genius into a shape-shifting cyborg superhero who fights crime.

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cyborg | based on manga | anime | See All (3) »





Release Date:

7 November 1963 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

8-Man  »

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(56 episodes)
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Version of Eightman (1991) See more »


(8 Man)
Opening theme
Performed by Shigeru Katsumi
Music by Hiroaki Hagiwara
Lyrics by Takehiko Maeda
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Not Quite as Original as Claimed
27 March 2007 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

It is sometimes claimed that Eitoman is the fountainhead from which RoboCop and similar cyborg fiction comes. In point of fact, the crime fighting cyborg was introduced with or before DC's original Robotman (created by Siegel and Schuster, who had earlier created Superman) in the Apr 1942 Star-Spangled Comics. The original Robotman, who had a human brain and an otherwise robotic body, appeared routinely until 1953. He was occasionally reprinted, and revived later. There were probably antecedents for Robotman in the American pulp magazines of the '30s or '40s. Certainly science fiction magazines, books, and comic books continued to feature such characters subsequently.

Eitoman might or might not have played some role in informing the creators of RoboCop; but it didn't present the innovation often claimed.

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