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8 Man After

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Hazama is a private detective, who becomes fatally wounded in a run-of-the-mill case. In order to survive, Hazama is tranformed into the legendary cyborg 8Man -- to put an end to the cybernetically-enhanced criminals' wave of crime. But as the death count increases, Hazama soon begins to question how much of his real self is left, and if the emotionless 8Man he becomes is really in control...

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Jiro KUWATA Character Design
Sumiyoshi FURAKAWA Director
Michael KENNEDY Music
Koji HONDA Producer
Norihisa ABE Producer
Shinnji KOBAYASHI Producer

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8 Man After Shebes 8/10 Mar 19, 2012
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Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
  • Movie (1 ep x 83 min)
  • 1995

A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?

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NekoRocket
finding the essence of what it means to be human while living as a machine is the crux of this action based anime and has many similar themes to 8man after. the music's better, though. :)
sothis
Ghost in the Shell and 8man After both tackle the difficult question of how a human mind can inhabit a machine. Ghost in the Shell is definitely very slow and beautiful, while 8man After is violent and gritty, but I still enjoyed both. For a dark tone and similar content, I highly recommend you check this out.
Frost
If crime-fighting cyborgs with identity-problems is your thing, both 8-Man After and Ghost in the Shell will serve you nicely. Although Ghost in the Shell has a much existential edge to it, both titles put a lot of focus on the meaning and consequence of having a machine body.
chii

Human minds exist inside the body of a machine. For these people it's something new and they are discovering the advantages and disadvantages of having a machine body. 8 Man After is pretty oldschool while Ghost in the Shell has some pretty graphics. If you liked one check out the other.

Armitage III Poly-Matrix

Armitage III Poly-Matrix
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 1997

The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.

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NekoRocket
Striving with the differences between man and machine and what defines a soul, both 8man after and Armitage focus on the action side of things while delving into the philosophical aspects between blowing things up.
chii

What are the differences between man and machine? What defines a soul? Both 8 Man After and Armitage focus on finding the answers to these questions for themselves while blowing things up of course. If you liked one you'll like the other.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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Zadillo
Deals with some similar issues of what it means to be human, etc. and you should definitely enjoy the fight scenes and technology.
Frost
Both 8-Man After and Stand Alone Complex are about cyborgs and the effect they have on crime and crime fighting. 8-Man After is more straight-forward than Stand Alone Complex (which makes sense since it's a movie compared to a TV series), but there are many recurring themes in both titles.

Key the Metal Idol

Key the Metal Idol

Murao Mima has created a robot daughter named Key, but after raising her for a very short time, Mima dies, leaving behind cryptic messages telling Key how she can become human. Key must struggle alone to learn the harsh lessons of life and search for the 'key' to her own dream: the power of 30,000 friends to make her a real human girl.

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Zadillo
Yet another very good series about human emotion and how it relates to cybords, etc. Deals with some similar themes, while also exploring other ones found in other anime from a different perspective.
sothis
For a surprisingly similar violent look at how humans and machines can be integrated, emotions and all, check this out. I truly enjoyed both of these, so I know if you liked one, you'd like the other.. not only for the tone, but also the content and feel.

Armitage III

Armitage III

The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.

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chii

What are the differences between man and machine? What defines a soul? Both 8 Man After and Armitage focus on finding the answers to these questions for themselves while blowing things up of course. If you liked one you'll like the other.

watch it online now!