Ranked #892

Zetman (Manga)


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ZETMAN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 226
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 31, 2002 to Jul 24, 2014
Authors: Katsura, Masakazu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 8.001 (scored by 5781 users)
Ranked: #8922
Popularity: #278
Members: 14,445
Favorites: 389
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Jin is a strange kid with an angel mark on his hand. He lives a poor but peaceful life with his grandfather, along with the other destitute and abandoned vagabonds near the river. One day, his peaceful life changes when a strange monster named "player" appears, chopping off heads and killing everyone who appears in front of it.


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Sep 5, 2008
Zetman is a Seinen, Sci-fi, Action, Drama that traces the lives of two rival heroes; developing and enacting their own form of judgment in a DC Comics fashion. Still it is a major problem, since you’re mostly unaware of what Zetman is about until much later on.

Describing the story for Zetman is quite the arduous task, because not only is it hard to make any sense out of the 1st couple chapters but nothing is clearly explained until much later. The beginning basically sets the scene for this manga, which has something to do with monsters known as ‘players’ and it introduces a kid who’s read more
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Nov 6, 2010
Zetman is about Justice.

But what is impressive about Zetman is the way it chooses two characters, completely different from each other, puts them side by side and lets us see how their ideas of justice are similar and different. They have the same goals, but what is most precious to them, what they decide to sacrifice to achieve their
goals are very different.

Jin is a superhuman known as Zet. From a young age, he has discovered the hardships of life as he loses many people who are very precious to him. Through these incidents, he becomes sort of a cold person who likes to read more
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Oct 29, 2014
I just finished reading the available chapters of Zetman and I just have to say WOW!!! What a trip! From what I've read in the superhero genre this is something extraordinary, from the artwork, to the characters, the world, and above everything else; the story. What makes Zetman stand out from the lot is the incredible well written story. For good and bad, there appears to be a long tradition of improvisation in the art of manga-storytelling. You create the characters, set a premise, and then just going where the story takes you, one arc at the time. Even if there technically is arcs in read more
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Jun 4, 2008
I have to give this manga a 10! Everything about it is stunning. From the story line to the artwork it is a must read. The emotions and events that happen in the manga keep you on the edge of your seat wanting more. Ok enough talking please go and read it you won't be disappointed!^_~
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