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Anime Profile: Betterman

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Title
Betterman Betterman(ベターマン) Betterman
Released
26 TV episodes 26 TV episodes
Dates
June 4, 2002 April 1, 1999–Sept 30, 1999
Company
Bandai Ent./The Ocean Group SUNRISE/Bandai Visual/Japan Victor Ent. Company/TV Tokyo
Creator
   
Director
  Yoshitomo Kometani
Genre
Mecha, Horror, Paranormal, Psychological Mecha, Horror, Paranormal, Psychological
Related
King of Braves: GaoGaiGar Yuusha Ou Gaogaigar
Characters
Aqua Aqua
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Betterman/Lamia Betterman/Lamia
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Forte Forte
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Nebula Nebula
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Oltos Ortus
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Akamatsu Akamatsu
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Anime Nation and Amazon.

Anime Characters: Betterman

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Aqua Aqua Hinoki Hinoki
Betterman/Lamia Betterman/Lamia Kankel Kankel
Forte Forte Keita Keita
Nebula Nebula Leviathan Leviathan
Oltos Ortus Salamander Salamander
Akamatsu Akamatsu Seeme/Luna Seeme/Luna
Chandi Chandi Yakusugi Yakusugi
Freaky Dr. Freaky Dr.    

Anime Description: Betterman

When the big theme park opened up in town nobody thought that it would be the biggest disaster to ever befall mankind. Algernon, the disease that warps the body or mind to suit its own desire (in the process killing the host spiritually), has infected everyone there.

Keita, at the time, is asleep having a dream. There's a girl in a very torn-up suit. She is saying something but he can't tell what. He looks down and he is also in a torn up suit. Then his alarm clock wakes him up. When he goes to school that day his class gets a new student, Hinoki, the girl from his dreams who is also his childhood friend.

Eventually, Keita gets to help pilot the Kakusajin, a machine that can deliver a very devastating attack called the Synapse Attack (for those of you wondering a Synapse is what the electrical charges between cells and nerves are called). Basically, the Synapse Attack is a fluid that attacks the nerve and cell receptors and their senders and literally destroys the cells.

However, the creature they are fighting is hardly effected by it, and knocks them down. But before it land the final blow, Lamia, called Betterman by the Akamatsu team, falls from above in a very fallen angel like pose. As he lands, he eats the seed of Nebula, a seed coming from the Animus which grows on humans when they die in a specific way.

Changing into the awesomely powerful dragon-like Nebula, he easily destroys the creature with the Psycho Voice, an attack that ruptures the cells in the body and makes them fall apart. And that's just the first episode...