88MAN is a robotic reporter for Channel 88 in the Space Channel 5 series. With his unique form, it is difficult to miss him when he's on the scene.
Space Channel 5Edit
88MAN shows up from time to time during the Morolian invasion. In report 2, just before Morolina appears and the UFOs are leaving, Mr.88 can be seen reporting. He was one of the reporters Ulala shot at to catch the scoop at the Asteroid Belt as well as one of the many beings joining in on Ulala's support chant. Needless to say, he marches to the end of the galaxy with everyone.
“Channel 88 Robot Reporter
Favorite scent: Oil
Advanced Al and other special mechanisms are installed within him. Although he's a machine, he understands emotions.”
Space Channel Part 2Edit
88MAN returns in the sequel, renamed as "Reporter: Mr. 88".
In the pre-report cutscene for Report 2, Mr.88 is one of the reporters surrounding Space President Peace. He pops up again with the Channel 88 cameraman during "Ulala's Swingin Report Show" as she struts towards the conveyor belt.
88MAN is seen again at the start of Report 3 as one of the reporters at Point Double X wanting the scoop on the ransom for President Peace and the hostages the Rhythm Rogues captured.
In Report 6, Mr.88 is dancing along side Ulala and many others during the final dance-off against Purge.
Mr.88 is also a unlockable costume in the changing room.
"A miracle robot reporter who works for Channel 88. Comes complete with the latest AI technology, and is designed to handle any environment with his reinforced steel alloy body."
- Although he is a robot, Mr.88 wears gloves.
- It is unknown how he is able to see, due to visible absence of "eyes" in his head.
- He is one of the tallest character of the game (not counting Bosses).
- Mr.88 has the biggest mike ever seen among the reporters, mostly because of his size.
- Like Tachibana, Mr.88 was never hypnotized nor saved by Ulala in both games.
- According to the Gyun Gyun Guide Book, Mr.88 is only 2 years old.