DT Eightron

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DT Eightron
(Dī Tī Eitoron)
Genre Adventure, Science fiction
Written by Shuichi Shigeno
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Comic Dragon
Original run July 1999January 2000
Volumes 1
Anime television series
Directed by Tetsurō Amino
Studio Sunrise Inc.
Network Fuji TV, Animax
Original run 18 May 19986 November 1998
Episodes 26
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DT Eightron (DTエイトロン Dī Tī Eitoron?) is Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Shuichi Shigeno. It was adapted into a 26 episode anime series by Sunrise Inc.


In the year 2187, the planet Earth, caused by global warming is leading the human civilization to certain destruction. As such people are unable to live on the Earth's surface so they created domed cities, but as time goes by, war and unstable land condition parted the dome cities and they lose contact with each other. Shu is a teenage boy from Datania, a school-type city dome controlled by Zero, a data program, with the help of his human assistant Nines, and later Berk. They forced the children who lived there to live and work as programmed using the reset system, which resulted in the children having no emotions, needs, or human instinct, like robots. The series began when Shu, who dreamt of seeing the ocean, escaped with his friends from Datania with the help from, Ein, May, and Dolly from The Returners, rebels of Datania who live underground. Shu goes with the Returners to find Amaroute, another dome city which they believed to be the better place to live. Along the journey, Shu explored the world he has never seen before, he also joined the Returners in fighting Zero and his men who are after DT, a special substance inside humans, which Shu and his Returner friends have. Arriving in Amaroute, the Returners realized that Amaroute was the same as Datania, and likewise, it is controlled by Zero, but assisted this time, by another clone of Shu.


  • Some of the characters are named after numbers such as Ein (which is German for one), Nines and Zero

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