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Japanese: ZETMAN


Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 226
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 31, 2002 to Jul 24, 2014
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Katsura, Masakazu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Young Jump


Score: 7.741 (scored by 1015210,152 users)
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Ranked: #13692
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Popularity: #336
Members: 26,832
Favorites: 573
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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.


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
Oct 19, 2017
SynapticBlast (All reviews)
Zetman is the tragic tale of a destructive man , featuring an underlying theme of justice. You have two main characters Kanzaki Jin , a kind man who is cursed with being a hellish monster , and Kouga Amagi , a literal white knight.

The story is amazing , and if there was any flaws to point out , it was that it's quite complex and a lot of things are happening at once - sometimes multiple flashback sequences occur and you're just like whaaa? Nonetheless , by the end it all made a lot more sense.

The art is extremely detailed , which I very much 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
Sep 5, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
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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