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Zetman  
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Description
It follows the life of a homeless boy living with his "grandpa". The story starts to kick off when they encounter a man trying to commit suicide mumbling something along the lines of "before it is too late". Of course from then on the action begins and the dark plot begins to unfold with each volume.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Zetman (1994) (Adapted From)

Associated Names
Zetman超魔人

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.199-201 by Evil Genius (77d ago)
v.18 c.197-198 by Evil Genius (111d ago)
v.18 c.194-196 by Evil Genius (116d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
19 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at vol.1, Chap 1 (Different Settings)

User Reviews
Zetman by Master_M2K

Forum
10 topics, 43 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (755 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.43 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 12th 2014, 12:14pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #461 decreased(-5)
Monthly Pos #456 increased(+32)
3 Month Pos #426 decreased(-337)
6 Month Pos #114 increased(+11)

List Stats
On 3450 reading lists
On 1043 wish lists
On 137 unfinished lists
On 339 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Zetman's 'Act 1' Ends 13 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes ago
People and rape. 39 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes ago
Tanaka!! Spoilers? 281 days, 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
Zetman is "only halfway finished" 456 days, 18 hours, 11 minutes ago
Zetman to Get Anime Next April 1009 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes ago

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Great manga   
Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by Kitsame
September 15th, 2009, 2:02pm
From my experience(as i read bout 470 mangas,and finished about 70 mangas,mostly Shounen,Romance & Seinen) I can say-THIS MANGA IS BRILLIANT!Artwork is excellent ,storyline superb.This manga is gem in the sea of mud.
Story follows two young man-one with nothing,one with everything.Their lives intervene,having influence in others lives.
Theres great action,suspense,drama,romance
For those who complain about Kouga and longer storytelling-he is a main character too.I mean what kinda main char is when you know nothing bout him.
Read it-you wont regret it
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Thought evoking   
Rating: N/A
by Everclear-san
February 12th, 2011, 8:23pm
Though i'm only up to chapter 60, i still feel adamant about this story's potential. I highly recommend it not for its art, or its storyline, but rather for what Kastura is trying to convey. While the true storyline is about a boy (Jin) with supernatural powers that fights for justice, Kastura doesn't jump right into the 'superman' glory. Instead, he writes out the struggles and problems he faces before he reaches his true glory. And what is even more pleasant is how Kastura tries to portray the difficulties Jin's rival faced during his adolescence.

Even amidst all the gore and nude women, the author still strikes out at the reader with the flaws in the heroes' ideology. What is justice? How do we decide what is right and what is wrong? Initally, we see two opposing sides where everything is black and white, however as the story progresses, we all see one common similarity between both the heroes and the 'players' and that is the search for belonging.

The author portray the struggles of the rich and the difficulties of the poor, however, characters from both social classes all crave for someone's love. Once they lose that, the traumatic circumstances these characters experience give them the impetus to protect those around them. Once again, I highly recommend this manga to those who deem themselves to be mature enough to handle the gore and the nudity, for without a critical mind, you ultimately lose the true meaning of the story Kastura conveys.
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fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by son of eskimo
March 24th, 2009, 9:54pm
i love this manga, and i love it for many reasons, the three top most being the characters, the story and the art, the characters all have depth, none of that damn 2-d shit you get in manga like bleach, the story has real tradgedy, a happy ending is by no means a fore gone conclusion, and the art is so clear i considered consulting my optometrist to review my options
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Very Good   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Revelmonk
November 30th, 2008, 7:09pm
This is not your average superhero manga and that's what I like about, from the bits of romance(although I wish there was more of it) to the mature growth of the main character it portrays a realism in the manga. Although I didnt like when they switched the main character to kouga for 20+ chapters.
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Another Awesome Seinen   
Rating: 9.1 / 10.0
by Master_M2K
September 20th, 2009, 11:00am
So many people keep comparing this to Gantz but the 2 are completely different. Sure they both deal with killing monsters but apart from that and the dark themes they're both different.

Gantz in my opinion is the most exciting seinen manga I've read, yet there is too much left unexplained about the plot and we're already at the 300 chapter mark. On the other hand Zetman is far more deep and purely focused on development of it's characters and story until now that we can enjoy the chapters from 70+.

Well I've written a review that gives a more uniform view of my opinion on the manga.
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nice manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ravortor
February 26th, 2010, 6:19am
Zetman is an extremely brilliant manga. It's kinda like Devilman. Jin is a really good character. Kouga is a good character too.I like all his justice talk. I don't know why people don't like Kouga.
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Impressive   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SOSAnimeBoy
February 17th, 2009, 9:06pm
The only complaint I have is that it took about 70-80 chapters for things to really get super-kickass in the story. Mangaka really took his time for character development, but as of chapter 104, it seems to have paid off superbly. After reading I''s, which is a shounen romance manga, I can't believe a seinen manga of this intensity coming close in violence to Gantz was from the same author. Beautiful art and exciting story. Brilliant.

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Great series   
Rating: 9.8 / 10.0
by XileDragon
January 19th, 2008, 2:00am
Very good series, extremely deep in its execution. The author did an awesome job in this manga, because you never feel as though anything is out of place. Sometimes, I felt as though the story was too slow or boring even, but the one thing that was constant was that I felt that everything that was happening in the story was necessary to the whole experience. Everything flows so well in Zetman: the action, the drama, the evolutions, the character interactions, etc. Great piece of work, definitely recommended for those action/heroic plotline lovers out there.
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An imminent classic!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by chaechaeboi
June 15th, 2012, 2:50am
Read through 135 chapters so to sum it up this is a work of art. The monsters are truly horrifying! Very dark manga with good plot, and great art. As you read they reveal more and more of the back story. It is confusing at first but it will click. I really like the character designs. There are many twist in the series as well that may blow your mind. If you do not mind intense gore and can get through sexual explicitness, and love complex plots as well as dark stories try it out!

P.S There is excellent horror (fear and suspense) and a touch of classy romance which is an interesting mix

... Last updated on May 22nd, 2014, 10:21am
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great plot   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by whitespade
December 17th, 2011, 6:27am
at first, like the first 40ch or so i am completely lost. why this, why that, what the hell just happen? but as the story progress and i get to see farther and farther into the landscape i appreciate the intricately made storyline. this manga have weird flow, it jump and stop where i thought it shouldn't but if you bear with it you can get what it mean in the end. i like the different character design, so somehow i can differentiate between characters which is quite rare these days. sometimes the posing is a bit too much, the expressions a bit too crazy, but this is seinen after all. i'm not into jin's struggle so i think kouga really help in making me feel a bit attached to this manga - he is so stupid and naive, but in the end his heart is in the right place.
this is worth a read.
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