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Japanese name: Betterman
Japanese name: ベターマン
English name:
Dates: April 2, 1999-October 1, 1999 (April 1, 1999-September 30, 1999)
February 10, 2003-March 21, 2003 (United States)
Broadcast time: Friday, 1:15-1:45 am (Thursday, 25:15-25:45)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company: Victor Company of Japan, Sunrise
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Tech TV (United States)
Creator(s): Hajime Yatate (Sunrise staff members), Yoshitomo Yonetani
Series Director: Yoshitomo Kometani (pseudonym for Yoshitomo Yonetani)
Episode Director(s): Yoshitomo Yonetani, Takeshi Yoshimoto, Akira Yoshimura
Producer(s): Hiroyuki Orukawa, Shinichiro Kobayashi, Taksahi Kochiyama (associate), Shiro Sasaki (music)
Storyboard(s): Yoshitomo Yonetani, Hiroshi Nishikori
Writer(s): Hiroshi Yamaguchi (chief)
Art Director:
Art Design: Tomoaki Okada, Akiko Shibata (color), Hayato Kazama (color)
Character Designer(s): Takahiro Kimura, Kunio Okawara (mecha), Takayuki Taketani (creatures)
Animator(s): Takahiro Kimura (director), Masahiko Itoshima (director), Iwao Teraoka (director), Toru Yoshida (mecha director), Masahiro Yamane (director)
Music: Kouhei Tanaka
Sound: Sadayoshi Fujino (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kappei Yamaguchi (Keita Aono), Kyôko Hikami (Hinoki Sai), Takehito Koyasu (Betterman Lamia)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, giant robots, monsters
Home Video

Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Betterman go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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