AnimeSuki Forums

Register Forum Rules FAQ Members List Social Groups Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   AnimeSuki Forum > Anime Discussion > Older Series

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2006-12-30, 00:17   Link #1
monir
cho~ kakkoii
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 3rd Planet
Skull Man



Production Company: BONES

Genre: Shounen cheese with a SciFi twist.

Expected Release Date: 2007

Website: http://www.skullman.jp/

A Japanese might be more familiar with the likes of Ishinomori Shotaro, the original creator of the Skull Man that becomes a very popular manga in 1970. His featured character, Skull Man, is apparently one of the first anti-heroes seen in the manga. In 1997, Shimamoto Kazuhiko continues with Skull Man after getting a personal request from the legendary mangaka who was, at that point, just too ill to do the things he loved. I'm going to give this series a try for two reason: a) Bones is doing it, b) The director for this series is Takeshi Mori. The scriptwriter/designer is going to be done by Izubuchi Yutaka, who also storyboarded the action scenes for the Cowboy Bebop Movie. As a shounen-fan at heart, the importance of well animated action sequence can never be stretched enough in a shounen series, and since, this guy is involved, I'm expecting good animated action from the series as well. The following synopsis is taken from the 1970 version, courtesy of Wiki. Shimamoto Kazuhiko's version is a remake with his own art and story although the concept doesn't change much.
There are mass murders and catastrophes all over Japan, committed by a masked/caped psychic madman called the Skull Man, and his shape-shifting aide Garo (named after the manga ninja Garo created by Sanpei Shirato), who can turn into various powerful mutant monsters. The calamities caused by the Skull Man are investigated by the Tachiki Detective Agency, with the help of a young man named Tatsuo Kagura, the son of a yakuza in the Kagura Clan.
I'm not yet sure which version Bones intends to animate. I hope they choose Shotaro's version that is, apparently, much much darker. Looking forward to it.

Last edited by monir; 2006-12-30 at 01:20. Reason: corrected Director's info, thanks to Wao!!
monir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 01:10   Link #2
wao
OK.
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Fields of High Attus
Age: 25
A correction, the director of the show is not Izubuchi, the director is Takeshi Mori. Izubuchi is doing the story/scriptwriting, as well as the design for the Skullman and the GRO (whatever that is) it seems.


I have a feeling they are basing it off the original version.
__________________
Thanks for the fish
wao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 01:20   Link #3
monir
cho~ kakkoii
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 3rd Planet
That is great to hear!

Thanks for the correction btw. I've upadated the opening the post.
__________________
Eat and sleep! And Solace. Sig by RRW.
Space Brothers Executive member of the ASS. Ready to flee at the first sign of trouble.
monir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 01:45   Link #4
Radiosity
Sexy Tornado
*Artist
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The European Bunion
Age: 36
So where's Castle Greyskull?

...oh wait, wrong series
__________________
Radiosity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 06:22   Link #5
MrProphet
The Commissar Vanishes
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Age: 32
Send a message via ICQ to MrProphet
Despite being the biggest BONES fan ever, I can't seem to get excited by this. Maybe because I'm not such a Kamenrideresque fan.

I'll watch it... maybe they'll surprise me. Honestly, I was waiting to Izubuchi to impress me one more time after Char's Counterattack and RahXephon, so maybe this is it.

Time (and 4-5 straight episodes of something impressive) will tell.
MrProphet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 07:01   Link #6
Nightengale
~Night of Gales~
*Author
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Very interesting. Being a 1st and 2nd generation (( First to RX )) rabid old-school Kamen Rider fan (( kind of distilled now... The last one I watched was Ryuuki, 555 and Hibiki. Kabuto nearly killed Kamen Rider for me. Urgh. )), I've heard a lot of praise for Skull Man as the basis for the original Riders only with a darker, more gritty tone. Not to mention a combination of BONES + Izubuchi + Mori (( less of him though...)), sounds promising.

What the hell am I saying, I'm definitely going to watch this just to cleanse my sin of never gotten the chance to see the origin of Kamen Rider in action.
__________________
Night~and~Gale: ~ The Final Mythology of the Man who Defied Destiny.

The sleeping lion shall awaken beyond the depths of time, crossing ten billion lights, come to Terra.
Nightengale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-30, 15:27   Link #7
Sonhex
Not dead. Yet.
*Graphic Designer
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Skull Man PV from Comiket 17 curtesy of Moetron. Not the best video, but you can see they've opted for the brooding 1970 story over giant insects and whatnot. Characters are pure Bones though...
Sonhex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-31, 00:42   Link #8
wao
OK.
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: The Fields of High Attus
Age: 25
Hey, that actually looked pretty shiny and nice. Now my interest in it has been upped... of course it's just a trailer, but it seems as if they've got the more capable staff on this show. I'm still uneasy bout Takeshi Mori but hm...

Then again, I already have so many shows I want to watch in the Spring season and I have to really cut down on my anime watching, so if this doesn't prove to be like, as awesome as Seirei no Moribito or something (that is, assuming Moribito ends up as kickass as its trailer)... then I'll probably not watch it.
__________________
Thanks for the fish
wao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2006-12-31, 23:56   Link #9
DaigoMadoka
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Personally, I'd rather see this done both anime and Tokusatsu/live action, since the promotion pictures of the SkullMan costume looks pretty cool as seen here:
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7...ullman1pm9.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3...ullman2iu0.jpg
His helmet really reminds me of Wodan's helmet from Super Robot Taisen Original Generation 2 for some reason though.
DaigoMadoka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-01-12, 08:00   Link #10
Sonhex
Not dead. Yet.
*Graphic Designer
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: UK
Trailer now online. It's the one showed at Comiket 71.

Looks solid (if unspectacular IMHO), but definately something to look forward to in Spring. Anyone else get some Blood+ vibes from it?
Sonhex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-01-12, 14:32   Link #11
solomon
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Suburban DC
Well, the trailer isn't bad. And I have interest in anything by Bones, so I suppose I'll give it a shot. It'll have to hit certain notes to click with me, but it gives off a bit of a spawn vibe and I actually enjoyed that series. It all comes down to the characterization and ambiance, cause once youve seen one badass vigalantie story you've seen em all (at least in this day and age). Looks fun though, in it's own way.
solomon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-02-21, 11:20   Link #12
BluWacky
尻の竜
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: London, UK
Age: 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaigoMadoka View Post
Personally, I'd rather see this done both anime and Tokusatsu/live action
Your wish appears to have been granted - Fuji TV are airing a Skullman tokusatsu show (their first for 28 years), "Skullman - Prologue of Darkness", starting a week before the Skullman anime.
BluWacky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-03-24, 16:46   Link #13
Lanz
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by BluWacky View Post
Your wish appears to have been granted - Fuji TV are airing a Skullman tokusatsu show (their first for 28 years), "Skullman - Prologue of Darkness", starting a week before the Skullman anime.
I'm pretty excited about the anime and this. Plus, the live action prologue's got Shigeki Hosokawa (Hibiki in Kamen Rider Hibiki and Ray Penber in the live action Death Note movie)
Lanz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-02, 20:14   Link #14
lommm
l'homme de lommm
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: 34 3 118 15
i just read that Shiro Sagisu (Bleach) is doing the music! that should be good!!
lommm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-02, 22:19   Link #15
DangerMouse
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by lommm View Post
i just read that Shiro Sagisu (Bleach) is doing the music! that should be good!!
Cool.

I really liked the one piece of music we've heard so far, that Zorro-esque theme in the trailer was really nice.
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-17, 02:12   Link #16
Saber Cherry
Marionette
 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Age: 14
Every time I hear or see anything about Skull Man, it just seems so god-awful... and makes me wish Bones was doing something good instead. Mainly, I guess, because Bones is capable of great stuff, and I hate the combination of dark + cheese. I sort of expect this to be one that has high ratings in Japan but fansub groups drop after the second or third episode.

Whenever I get a glimmer of hope, I need only glance at the picture of Skull Man, and it dies amid soft, sad laughter...
Saber Cherry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-17, 02:18   Link #17
Dark Lord Zenigame
ロリコン
 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Waiting for the full moon...
Send a message via AIM to Dark Lord Zenigame
Your lack of faith in the impending explosion of pure awesome saddens me a great deal.
__________________
「無一物」
仏に逢えば仏を殺せ。
祖に逢えば祖を殺せ。
何物にも捕われる、
縛られず、
ただあるがままに己を生きる。
Dark Lord Zenigame is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-17, 12:29   Link #18
monir
cho~ kakkoii
*Moderator
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: 3rd Planet
To enjoy this kind of show, one must have the appetite for shounen cheese. The show is also slated for 13 episodes, so it might be a good one from Bones.
__________________
Eat and sleep! And Solace. Sig by RRW.
Space Brothers Executive member of the ASS. Ready to flee at the first sign of trouble.
monir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-17, 17:41   Link #19
darkscythe
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
the first episode will be a tokusatsu, I really looking forward for it. For the anime, not really.
darkscythe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2007-04-17, 18:07   Link #20
DangerMouse
Senior Member
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saber Cherry View Post
Every time I hear or see anything about Skull Man, it just seems so god-awful... and makes me wish Bones was doing something good instead. Mainly, I guess, because Bones is capable of great stuff, and I hate the combination of dark + cheese. I sort of expect this to be one that has high ratings in Japan but fansub groups drop after the second or third episode.

Whenever I get a glimmer of hope, I need only glance at the picture of Skull Man, and it dies amid soft, sad laughter...
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark Lord Zenigame View Post
Your lack of faith in the impending explosion of pure awesome saddens me a great deal.
I agree with that, especially as I'm in the process of watching Kamen Rider Den-O at the moment, hehe.

Saber Cherry, Bones is doing something good at the same time as this though if you don't like this one, you should check out Darker Than Black for their other show, in that you'll get your awesome Bones fix (Wolf's Rain/Bebop/etc. style).
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:52.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
We use Silk.