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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eatman
Japanese: イートマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 1997 to Mar 28, 1997
Premiered: Winter 1997
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.351 (scored by 35853,585 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #76092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5884
Members: 12,418
Favorites: 22


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Meet Bolt Crank, mercenary extraordinaire, and the man who eats metal! Through his travels, he stops along the way to make a few bucks and occasionally rescue damsels in distress. His taste for metal gives him quite an edge as he becomes capable of generating an assortment of weapons from his hand! It's a strange ability, but it seems to come in handy, so to speak. Bolt has an edge over his adversaries, but will that be enough?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Crank, Bolt

Ebara, Masashi

Garbo, Cyrene

Hisakawa, Aya

Admiral Alexander

Ooki, Tamio

Swanson, Lili

Yamagata, Kaori

Kozyrev, Tatiana

Doi, Mika

Rifin, Sergei

Yokobori, Etsuo

Gartz, Mardi

Mizutani, Yuuko


Aizawa, Keiko

Mitchell, Mark

Yanaka, Hiroshi


Hashi, Takaya


Maseba, Yutaka
Mashimo, Kouichi
Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Yamauchi, Tomio
Episode Director
Terahigashi, Katsumi


Opening Theme

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"Chiisana Koi no Melody (小さな恋のメロディ)" by Kinniku Shoujo Tai

Ending Theme

"Walk This Way" by FIELDS

Episode Videos


Sep 22, 2019
Eat-Man. The title alone is provocative. As you watch Eat-Man, you may ask yourself several questions. Here are some questions I asked myself.

1. What is this? 2. Who is this lumbering fool of a protagonist? 3. Is there an overall theme tying this show's episodes together? 4. What is the point of the broken flying airship? 5. What is the point of all this?

To answer these in order:
1. This is the show Eat-Man from 1997. Not the 1998 one.
2. Bolt Crank, greatest mercenary of all time in the world and universe ever.
3. Bolt Crank, greatest mercenary of all time in the world and universe ever.
4. ...
Feb 23, 2024
A good but not great show for fans of YK and kino. for anyone who likes slow pacing. The art is slightly above average but the character design besides the main characters are lacking. The sound is very good considering. Plenty of good moment, at least in the first episode where the main character has a slapping contest twice with a female bounty hunter. Each episode seems to be a different theme. The stories and character are about the same rating wise.
Some of the episodes are varying in tone.
Don't expect many answers/explanations to most of the plots, the majority of it is conjecture.
The genre/cover is ...
Dec 22, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I'm writing this review after watching both Eat-Man 97 (this) and Eat-Man 98. When I began watching it, I had different expectations, but I soon learned that this series was not made after the manga, but instead it was random stories by a different person who uses Bolt Crank as a centerpiece of his stories.

So this is an anthology series loosely based around Eat-Man's character Bolt Crank. Each episode is its own story and they aren't necessarily very engaging, at least not for me. The personality of Bolt Crank is more or less in line with what the original character is - silent, stoic, enigmatic, ...

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