Ranked #3235


Alternative Titles

English: Zetman
Japanese: ゼットマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2012 to Jun 26, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Viz Media, NYAV Post
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.021 (scored by 28,843 users)
Ranked: #32352
Popularity: #827
Members: 55,351
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The story starts off with a face-off between two rival heroes, ZET and ALPHAS, and then traces their origins - Jin Kanzaki, a young man with the ability to transform into a superhuman being known as ZET, and Kouga Amagi, a young man with a strong sense of justice who uses technology to fight as ALPHAS.

The fates of these two men and those around them intertwine as they fight to protect mankind and destroy monstrous abominations known as Players.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kanzaki, Jin
Kanzaki, Jin
Park, Romi
Park, Romi
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Tanaka, Hanako
Tanaka, Hanako
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Amagi, Kouga
Amagi, Kouga
Miyano, Mamoru
Miyano, Mamoru
Kaida, Yuki
Kaida, Yuki
Amagi, Konoha
Amagi, Konoha
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana


Nabeshima, Osamu
Nabeshima, Osamu
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Harada, Nana
Harada, Nana
Episode Director
Tomioka, Atsuhiro
Tomioka, Atsuhiro

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Opening Theme

"dots and lines" by You Hitoto feat. Mummy-D

Ending Theme

"Tomeru (とめる)" by You Hitoto

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Jun 18, 2012
"To be the man, you gotta beat the man".
- Ric Flair

Being a superhero is never easy, especially when you try to live a double life. Superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman deals with the dangers they get exposed to on a daily basis. They feel like it's their responsibility to protect the innocent and deliver that strong sense of justice. After all, justice is the judgement of truth and to uphold such a sense comes at a great responsibility, sacrifice, and lives.

Then there comes a hero at the darkest hour. He is ZET. Enter Zetman.

The story is set in the modern times with read more
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Apr 6, 2012
Heads up, this is not a faithful adaption to the manga. I'm not saying it's going to suck but I was really looking forward to a anime adaption of the manga. I was disappointed but you might not be.

PS. I wish they used another voice actor for young Jin, it's just the voice is so unique that I can't get into Zetman mood when I keep thinking of FMA or Deadman Wonderland.
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May 13, 2015
If I had to summarize Zetman in two words they would be "rushed" and "confused". I don't understand how this didn't seem like a bad idea from the beginning, turning a 20 volume manga into a 13 episode anime, the result of this is a storyline that basically throws characters and plot devices at your face as fast as it kills them or make them disappear, with one of the worst openings I've ever seem and some really bland/undeveloped characters. I can't remember the name of a single character that was present in this show, mainly because they don't leave a lasting impression, or are read more
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May 4, 2012
Tales of Zetman

This will be a review from an anime-only viewer. Non-biased in any way whatsoever. (Also my first.)

The Tales of Vesperia reference wasn't for nothing. Two youths that fight in the name of justice but with different ideals. In time their ideals mold who they are and how they serve the community. But that is just a small tidbit of the bigger plot. (Which really isn't that big.) An underground faction of corporate heads and scientists alike manifested these "monsters" called Players, or EVOL, for the mass entertainment of the wealthy class. These specimen broke free of their cage and now run free. read more
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The plots of the two revolve around powerful corporations responsible for the creation of monsters with the ability to disguise themselves as humans. Rivals of the leads in both are sons (adopted in Guyver) of the heads of the corporations and share hero/anti-hero relationships. And, of course, in both series full-body combat suits are used against the monsters.  
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• still, both series are about superpowers and the concepts of hero & villain, justice & crime, honesty & corruption.
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• the main characters in both series are  read more 
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