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Betterman

TV, ep.26 (~24 min.), 1999

 

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Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Psychological, Science-Fiction, Supernatural, Mystery, Shounen
Tags: Bionic Powers, Mecha, Sci Fi
Release Date: 02.04.1999 ‑ 01.10.1999
Studios: SUNRISE Inc.
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Type: TV (1999)
Episodes: 26, ~24 min.

Alternative names:

ベターマン
A deadly virus has attacked humanity with vicious intent! At the forefront of the battle is the enigmatic Akamatsu Industries- Disguised as a heavy machine factory in Tokyo, this clandestine organization uses neural enhanced weapons known as Awakeners to battle the virus. But will the combined efforts of this secret organization and the mysterious warrior Betterman be enough to save Tokyo? Character design by Takahiro Kimura, mecha designs by Kunio Okawara.
A deadly virus known as "Algernon" has attacked humanity with vicious meaning. At the forefront of the battle is the mystifying Akamatsu Industries - disguised as a heavy machine factory in Tokyo, this undercover organization uses neural enhanced weapons known as NeuroNoids to battle Algernon. Also helping with their secret efforts is the mysterious mutant who is only known as "Betterman".
After a random encounter with his childhood friend Hinoki, Keita finds himself in the cockpit of a powerful mecha known as a Neuroroid alongside the girl. Though he once was a typical teenaged boy, Keita now must help the employees of Akamatsu Industries as they try to solve the mystery of Algernon, a deadly affliction that causes the infected to become homicidally violent. What is Algernon, and who is the mysterious 'Betterman' who tends to show up when danger presents itself? Keita and the gang are determined to uncover the truth, by any means necessary.
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Related anime:

Betterman TV, 1999
GaoGaiGar: King of the Braves TV, 1997, Shared Universe
Yuusha Ou GaoGaiGar Final Grand Glorious Gathering TV, 2005, Alternative setting

Related characters:

Lamia Betterman
Lamia Betterman
Keita Aono
Keita Aono
Hinoki Sai
Hinoki Sai
Shou Yanagi
Shou Yanagi
Miyako Asami
Miyako Asami
Kaede Kurenai
Kaede Kurenai
Chandy
Chandy
Sakura
Sakura
Shigeru Akamatsu
Shigeru Akamatsu
Kaori
Kaori
Bodaiju
Bodaiju
Asami MIYAKO
Asami MIYAKO
Chandi
Chandi
Kazuho HEICHI
Kazuho HEICHI
Lamia
Lamia
Ritsuko FUCHUU
Ritsuko FUCHUU
Sakura AKAMATSU
Sakura AKAMATSU
Seeme
Seeme
Yamajii
Yamajii