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Zetman

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ZETMAN


Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 226
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 31, 2002 to Jul 24, 2014
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young Jump
Authors: Katsura, Masakazu (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.661 (scored by 1223812,238 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17152
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #396
Members: 35,594
Favorites: 603

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Synopsis

On the surface, Jin Kanzaki may seem like an ordinary street urchin, but he possesses a supernatural strength which he uses for the welfare of his fellow man... or so his grandfather wishes. Much to his chagrin, his grandchild demands 10,000 yen for every good deed that he carries out. However, Jin's modest life is suddenly thrown into disarray when he encounters a "player," a deadly entity possibly responsible for several mysterious murders.

As Jin attempts to navigate the situation, punching his way through every obstacle, a group of mysterious men desperately hunt down an individual with a ring-shaped mark on their hand. As they continue their investigation, various secrets surrounding the world begin to unravel—and it seems like Jin himself might be the solution to the puzzle.

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Background

Zetman was published in Spanish by Glénat España from October 2006 to June 2012 before declaring bankruptcy; it was republished and finished by Ivrea España from June 2013 to March 2016. The manga has also been published in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc since June 2015.

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Jan 30, 2016
machinist (All reviews)
Zetman is a Devilman derivative (or in the case of the original one-shot, an obvious pastiche) that fills the niche of those looking for a darker, sexier superhero comic while retaining some of the camp of the genre, along with character duality reminiscent of a reversed Batman/Superman dynamic. Fans of the slow-burn will enjoy the steady build of the plot, while others may be frustrated at points where it seems to move *too* slow.

Its strongest point lies in its artwork, which will likely keep people reading despite bumps in story construction. The artwork is beautiful and polished, with immaculate attention to detail and anatomy put read more
Jan 10, 2021
KuroGFX (All reviews)
A perfect blend of Manga and Western style comics about a strange homeless kid with a halo mark on his hand, monsters hidden throughout the city, and the amagi corporation.

Zetman is by no means complicated in its themes just think Devilman meets Batman Beyond all covered and wrapped in the allure of a mystery novel with tons of dark themes regarding superheroes, origins, and ideals.

The action and imagery is realistic, dark, brutal, and unsettling true to the superhero nature of the manga the fights indeed reflect that with dynamic impacts and transformations

The art is highly detailed and gorgeous which is to be expected from Katsura, read more
Apr 2, 2022
CrystalMountain (All reviews)
Zetman was a really interesting read, it's been years since I've seen a picture of it and I was like I'll definetely read this one

It's clearly inspired by Devilman and I honestly enjoy this fact. Each and every arc felt unique ,interesting and fresh .The last one was kinda lacking in some aspects ,but I think I'm satisfied with what I got from it ,though objectively speaking the story was not concluded entirely.

The art is great and unique ,probably one of the greatest I've seen.It also looks more like a western comic rather than a japanese.

The cast was pretty good ,especially Jin and Kouga,both are read more
Apr 6, 2019
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A manga with interesting themes, characters, and plot threads that just throws them all away at the end.

Zetman is to some degree a manga about super hero origins, but it's more so a manga that explores some of the issues relating to the ethics of super heroes, and hence goes deeper and gets quite a bit darker than most super hero related works. This dark setting works pretty well, and the issues relating to justice and such mostly come through pretty well. The various character relationships were done pretty well too, with Jin and Kagou serving as good foils to one another, and the romantic aspects also being pretty well done for the most part. The read more

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