What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Eatman
Japanese: イートマン


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 1997 to Mar 27, 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: 6.391 (scored by 29362,936 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5664
Members: 10,522
Favorites: 16

External Links

Streaming Platforms

Ranked #7148Popularity #5664Members 10,522
Add to List
Episodes: /12
* Your list is public by default.


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?

(Source: AnimeNfo)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Episode Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Kozyrev, Tatiana

Doi, Mika

Admiral Alexander

Ooki, Tamio


Yayoi, Mitsuki


Hashi, Takaya


Aizawa, Keiko


Maseba, Yutaka
Mashimo, Kouichi
Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Walk This Way" by FIELDS

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. ...
Mar 16, 2014
Good show 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.
A good but not great show for fans of YK and kino.
Don't expect many answers/explanations to most of the plots, the majority of it is conjecture.
The genre/cover ...
May 4, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Eat-Man is one of those shows that you'll pick up on whim based on the title alone and then the pace will either cause you drop it or you will slog through until the final couple of episodes because that's where any of the overarching story is.

Story: 3

The story is rather poor being a very episodic show. Until the last 3 episodes, there is almost no plot progression. The general plot for all of the other episodes follows around some girl that Bolt Crank has met this week and he will do some "mercenary" work which is just odd jobs.

Characters: 5

The characters are ...

Interest Stacks

20 Entries · 49 Restacks
18 Entries · 14 Restacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

North American Anime & Manga Releases for December

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for December Week 1: December 6 - 12 Anime Releases Bikini Warriors Complete Collection Blu-ray & DVD more

Q3 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/27]

Q3 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 9/27]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the third quarter (July-Sep) of 2016. Winter anime which were licensed before more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Eat-Man Episode 6 Discussion
Maelstrom184 - Sep 11, 2016
5 replies by DINGO_SCUM »»
Aug 26, 5:08 PM
Poll: Eat-Man Episode 3 Discussion
Maelstrom184 - Sep 11, 2016
3 replies by Stusbu »»
Jun 1, 12:29 PM
Poll: Eat-Man Episode 12 Discussion
Maelstrom184 - Sep 15, 2016
4 replies by CG »»
Nov 18, 2021 10:57 AM
Poll: Eat-Man Episode 2 Discussion
Maelstrom184 - Sep 10, 2016
3 replies by Strikefreedom117 »»
Aug 22, 2020 11:26 PM
Poll: Eat-Man Episode 1 Discussion
Maelstrom184 - Sep 10, 2016
3 replies by Strikefreedom117 »»
Aug 22, 2020 11:21 PM