A BOY FROM
OUTER SPACE
A GIANT ON THE MATTERS
THE FORMIDABLE RIVAL
The Arabian Magician
The Flying Jelly Fish
Dinosaur Men
A Big Showdown
Robot Isle
The Overgrown Lizard
Shaberia
The Fancy Machine
S.O.S. Global
The Gold Picker
Attack of the Radioactive Ants
The Great Space War
The Star in Memory
The Space Zoo
The Stolen Mount Fuji
Pirate Satan
Planet Of Terror
Robot
Good-Bye Saturnian
The Earth Zero Hour
The Ghost Space Ship
Battle on a Desert Island
Secret Under the Sea
The Rocket Pilot
JAPANESE EPISODES
on NTSC VHS VIDEO

Episode List and Synopsis Part I


Episode #1

First Televised in Japan 1964.5.21 TBS Television

Prince Planet arrives from Radion in...

A BOY FROM OUTER SPACE


Episode #2

First Televised in Japan 1964.5.28 TBS Television

A GIANT ON THE MATTERS


Episode #3

First Televised in Japan 1964.6.4 TBS Television

"THE FORMIDABLE RIVAL"

No information is available on this episode. Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


Episode #4

First Televised in Japan 1964.6.11 TBS Television

THE ARABIAN MAGICIAN

No information is available on this episode. Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


Episode #5

First Televised in Japan 1964.6.18 TBS Television

THE FLYING JELLYFISH


Episode #34

First Televised in Japan 1964.6.25 TBS Television

THE DINOSAUR MEN



Episode #35

First Televised in Japan 1964.7.2 TBS Television

I was faced with a cold-hearted criminal when I investigated the case of...

THE BIG SHOWDOWN


Episode #36

First Televised in Japan 1964.7.9 TBS Television

ROBOT ISLE


Episode #37

First Televised in Japan 1964.7.16 TBS Television

I met the Black Butterfly Gang once again when I faced...

SEVEN DAYS OF TERROR

7 days of Nightmare

The notorious Black Butterfly Gang has issued an ultimatum: Deliver 10 million in gold bullion or they will unleash the fury of the "Neutral Bomb" on the citizens of Metropolitian City - a weapon that utterly annihilates all living things. But 8th Man also faces the challenge of Enon 005 - a super-robot sent from the country of Armaco to recover the bomb, which they built!! Super episode too and one of my favs!

Technical Notes: Enon spelled backwards is None, I tested it in a mirror - just kidding. Not commercially released


Episode #38

First Televised in Japan 1964.7.23 TBS Television

One of the most dangerous opponents I ever faced was the man who could walk through walls...

THE ATOMIC GHOST

Mysterious Human Ghost

A Black Butterfly agent named, Mr. Barret is caught in an violent explosion (thats it there in the first pic..I dont think the scientist-dude in the rear lived through it) that changed his molecular structure. Now he can walk through walls or any solid substance, hence his new name the "Ghost". Mr. Karsh, the head of BB operations in the area sends the powerful Atomic Ghost on a series of missions to undermine the national security and just plain cause a bunch of trouble! But 8th Man is there at every turn to thwart him, so now the prime objective is the destruction of 8th Man and the Ghost will use Chief Fumblethumbs and Jenny to lure our Hero into a trap!

Technical Notes: Commercially released on Video Rarities label


Episode #39

First Televised in Japan 1964.7.30 TBS Television

I found myself fighting monsters out of time and space, created by the machine that made...

THE ELECTRONIC PHANTOMS

The Boy Who Makes Vision

No, the kid isnt wearing a fancy hair-dryer on his noggin...that is the Beta-version of the "Image-maker" a device that the Intercrime wants very badly, and also causes a lot of trouble for 8th Man, as you may imagine. Great episode!

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #40

First Televised in Japan 1964.8.6 TBS Television

Coldknuckle the Executioner from Intercrime returns as...

INTERCRIMES INVINCIBLE ROBOT

Transparent Robot Jupiter

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #41

First Televised in Japan 1964.8.13 TBS Television

I almost met my match in strength in the adventure I call...

TARGET 8th MAN!

Eight Man Assassination Order

The Black Butterfly Gang assigns one of their top agents, Byrd on a mission who sole purpose is to destroy their foe, 8th Man.

Technical Notes: Commercially released on Video Rarities label


Episode #42

First Televised in Japan 1964.8.20 TBS Television

ATTACK OF THE HORRIBLE HONEY BEES

Queen Bee Monster

Technical Notes: Commercially released on Video Rarities label


43rd episode aired in Japan: Salamander Maneuvers/ Script: Tsune Toyota


Televising 1964.8.27 (re-televising the 24th story)
Episode #43

First Televised in Japan 1964.9.3 TBS Television
Script: Kazumasa Hirai

My enemy used a fantastic combination of science and witchcraft when I met...

THE NUCLEAR WITCH

Witch person with ESP

Mysterious happenings at the Beritron reactor lead Tobor to a paralyized girl, Nona Richards, who lost her younger brother in an accident during a tour of the reactor. Now, a powerful, evil force threatens the Beritron, its Director and anyone who dares to stand in the way.

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #44

First Televised in Japan 1964.9.10 TBS Television
Script: Katsura ???

The fate of the people of the world was in my hands when I met...

THE THUNDERMAKER

Worldwide Torpedo Attack Plan


Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #45

First Televised in Japan 1964.9.17 TBS Television
Script: Kazumasa Hirai

"Condemned Criminal Tarantula"

No information is available on this episode. Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


47th episode aired in Japan: large monster Eera /Script: Katsura true 佐 happy
Televising 1964.9.24 (re-televising the 27th story)


Episode #46

First Televised in Japan 1964.10.1 TBS Television
Script: Kano ???

THE MONSTER BIRD

The Sky demon person it flies

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #47

First Televised in Japan 1964.10.8 TBS Television
Script: Kano ???

The Bubble Ball Maneuvers

Some information is available on this episode. This is about another one of Spectra's home-made destruction machines like the Terrible Top or the Steel Salamander - probably created to destroy 8th Man, I'd wager...whatdayathink?
Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


Episode #48

First Televised in Japan 1964.10.15 TBS Television
Script: Kano ???

I had to face an unusal enemy when I met...

THE MENACE FROM OUTER SPACE

Mars human SAW

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #49

First Televised in Japan 1964.10.29 TBS Television
Script: Kazumasa Hirai

"30 Hundred Million Hostages"

Some information is available on this episode. Not sure how this was translated into English-version. Japanese version says its about a Nazi scientist who is the succesor "daemon doctor" which means Dr. Spectra! So, maybe Intercrime fires Spectra in this epsiode, not sure. Anyway this Nazi guy builds some kind of weapon to defeat 8th Man, but he doesnt succeed, of course! This one is on my Want List! You got it? Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


Episode #50

First Televised in Japan 1964.11.5 TBS Television
Script: Kano ???

A combination of revenge and genius activated the monster known as...

THE LIVING STATUE

Mysterious Image Giant

The Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dr. Bernard is attacked by his own statue that was raised in his honor...could it be that someone is jealous? Could it be his former friend and co-worker, Dr. George? Hmmm...could be!

Technical Notes: Not commercially released


Episode #51

First Televised in Japan 1964.11.12 TBS Television
Script: Tsune Toyota

The foes that used my own power against me, these are the...

THE TERRIBLE IMITATION PEOPLE

the earth which aimed

When a team of astromoners from the Metropolitian City Observatory rush to investigate what they believe to be a large meteor impact, they are horrified to discover an alien life form that assumes their indenties and prepares then plans to invade the Earth. But Mr. Wright, the observatory's engineer stayed behind; noticing a change in his co-workers he enlists the help of Detective Tobor to investigate the situation.

Technical Notes: This episode also includes after the main story an odd segment hosted by Chief Fumblethumbs and narrated by 8th Man - giving us a "primer" on Outer-Space creatures and aliens, with a surprise at the end!
Not commercially released


Episode #52

First Televised in Japan 1964.11.19 TBS Television
Script: Tsune Toyota

"Human Food Fish Piranha"

Some information is available on this episode. This one is about robot Piranha-fish lots of them, and yes, they eat metal. In fact I think they eat everything...Jenny is eaten in this episode and Chief Fumblethumbs too...... April fool!! OK that was a horrible joke, but no one has complained about it yet - when they do I will change it...someday.

THE Last episode of English-dubbed series

Updates will be published whenever, if ever they are obtained. If you have this episode in the English-dubbed version, I would like to obtain a copy.

Technical Notes: "Availability Unknown"


55th Japanese episode/script: Kazumasa Hirai
1964.11.26 televising 7 days nightmare (re-televising the 37th story)


The Following Episodes are Japanese Language Only


Episode #56

"Rebellion Of ムタール"

Information is available on this episode & will be published soon.

Technical Notes: "Availability in Japanese only"


Episode #57

"Rule Of シャーク "

Information is available on this episode & will be published quite soon.

Technical Notes: "Availability in Japanese only"


Episode #58

"Super Mankind Mutant" (Part I)

In this two part episode that wraps up the TV series, three evil little kid geniuses take on 8 Man with a variety of advanced inventions such as personal force fields, energy weapons and a rather ineffective robot who gets his can kicked by 8th Man several times. The first part basically introduces these things and also shows the European spy gang "Black Butterfly" at odds with both the evil kids and 8 Man. Dr Spectra also gets in the picture as an unexpected ally in this most unusual offing!

Technical Notes: "Availability in Japanese only"


Episode #59

"Super Mankind Mutant" (Part II)

In this second part the battle heats up between 8 Man at the evil "children". He takes a hit from one of their weapons and gets both legs blown off but is able to escape. The building this battle takes place in is destroyed, but this was just a cover for an inpregnable "fortress" that the kids hide in. The Army comes along to save the day but the evil kids have a death-ray that blasts them and all the surroundings into a war-zone wasteland. Dr Spectra, 8 Man and Prof. Tani all have a pow-wow agree to allow Spectra to build new equipment into 8 Man! Now he has the ability to oscilliate his robotic body at such high-speed that he can vaporize about anything he contacts! This new ability is the death-knell for the above mentioned evil robot who gets turned to dust at their next encounter! The defeat their robot gets one of the kids so upset that he decides to go outside their protective fortress to battle 8th man face to face - that turns out to be a mistake that backfires and he is killed. After this a truce is called and the fighting ends...the kid's fortress is in reality a spaceship or a dimensional traveler, they vanish and are gone. The last frames relay to the viewer one word, strangely enough in English ... END

Technical Notes: "Availability in Japanese only"



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Many Thanks to Glen Johnson for his invaluable assistance!


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