The Skull Man

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  • 2007
  • 1 Season

The Skull Man is a psychological thriller anime series that follows the story of Hayato Mikogami, a journalist who returns to the city of Otomo after the death of his parents. Upon his return, he discovers that the city is plagued by a series of gruesome murders that are being carried out by a mysterious man known as the Skull Man. Hayato's investigation into the murders leads him down a dark path as he unravels the truth behind the murders and the dark secrets of Otomo.

The series is set in a dystopian version of Japan where corruption and crime are rampant. The story is gripping from start to finish, with each episode delving deeper into the mythology of the Skull Man and the underlying forces driving the events of the story. The show shines in its ability to keep the audience on the edge of their seats with its gripping narrative, cliffhangers, and twists and turns.

The characters in the series are complex and multifaceted, with each one having their own personal demons to overcome. Hayato is a flawed protagonist with his own set of emotional baggage, which makes him relatable and sympathetic to the audience. The other characters in the story, such as Kiriko Mamiya, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, and the Skull Man himself, are equally well-developed and help to build the world of Otomo.

The animation in The Skull Man is top-notch and is a testament to the quality of Japanese anime. The city of Otomo is beautifully rendered, with its dark and gritty atmosphere adding to the overall tension and unease of the show. The fight scenes are well choreographed and exciting to watch, with the Skull Man's acrobatic movements and fighting style adding to his enigmatic character.

One of the standout features of The Skull Man is its use of music. The show's soundtrack is haunting and evocative, adding to the eerie tone of the story. The opening theme, "Sadame" by Japanese rock band, Buck-Tick, is one of the best anime openings of all time and perfectly sets the tone for the series.

The Skull Man is not your typical action anime, but rather a slow-burning psychological thriller that rewards viewers who stick with it. The show deals with themes such as corruption, revenge, and grief, making it a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant series. The story keeps the audience guessing until the very end and leaves a lasting impression on those who watch it.

In conclusion, The Skull Man is a must-watch anime for anyone who enjoys a good mystery or psychological thriller. Its well-crafted story, complex characters, and stunning animation make it one of the best anime series of all time. While it may not be for everyone, those who are looking for something different from the usual anime fare will be rewardingly satisfied by watching The Skull Man.

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Black Fable
13. Black Fable
July 21, 2007
Now that Masaki Kuroshio wants to create a new humanity, the Skull Man vowes he will stop him.
Bloody Eve
12. Bloody Eve
July 14, 2007
Hayato promises to return to town and stop Masaki Kuroshio.
Darkness, Take My Hand
11. Darkness, Take My Hand
July 7, 2007
Detective Shinjou waits until the battle against Skull Man and the cyborgs is over before going to Father Kanzaki's church and try to find out more out Skull Man.
The Circus Laughs at Midnight
10. The Circus Laughs at Midnight
June 30, 2007
An announcement is made that Father Kanzaki is really Skull Man and that he and the Lost Numbers are now going to fight the new cyborgs.
Blessed are the Impure
9. Blessed are the Impure
June 24, 2007
Something is going on with Nami's body.
The Maiden Whispers in the Moonlight
8. The Maiden Whispers in the Moonlight
June 16, 2007
Nami's old boyfriend is back in town. Kiriko and Hayato investigate a clue they were given.
Master of the Beasts
7. Master of the Beasts
June 9, 2007
Kiriko finally finds the man that she has been searching for.
Banquet of the Grim Reaper
6. Banquet of the Grim Reaper
June 2, 2007
Hayato and Kiriko infiltrate the Byakureikai by disguising themselves as members of the White Bell.
The False Blind Spot
5. The False Blind Spot
May 26, 2007
The incident on the Monorail have the press and the cops on the hunt for the Skull Man.
The Ghost That Goes For a Stroll
4. The Ghost That Goes For a Stroll
May 19, 2007
Hayato and Kiriko think they may have a new lead when a body is found at a railroad bridge. New talk erupts that this new murder may have a connection with the Phantom Monorail.
Crimson Rain Falls in the Afternoon
3. Crimson Rain Falls in the Afternoon
May 12, 2007
The media goes wild when the actress Yui Onizuka receives a death note. After all, Yui has taken over the role vacated by her murdered friend Hitomi Tachibana. Blackmail seems to the motivation, but not everything is what it seems to be around Yui.
The Man From the Past
2. The Man From the Past
May 5, 2007
After collapsing outside of the apartment, Hayato is labeled as the prime suspect for the murder. With the authorities not believing his story, Hayato begins to search for answers on his own.
City of the Dancing Mask
1. City of the Dancing Mask
April 28, 2007
When a young actress becomes the latest victim in a string of suspicious murders, journalist Hayato Minagami returns to Otomo City to see if there is any connection between the deaths and a local urban legend.
  • Premiere Date
    April 28, 2007