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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.


Related Series
Zetman (1994) (Adapted From)

Associated Names

Groups Scanlating
Evil Genius
Nihil Sine Nefas
Popi Scans

Latest Release(s)
v.19 c.208-209 by Evil Genius (9d ago)
v.19 c.215 by Popi Scans (85d ago)
c.214 by Popi Scans (89d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Zetman by Master_M2K

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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (779 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 21st 2015, 4:07am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #459 increased(+19)
Monthly Pos #454 increased(+145)
3 Month Pos #473 decreased(-74)
6 Month Pos #446 decreased(-150)

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On 3551 reading lists
On 1162 wish lists
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Zetman's 'Act 1' Ends 321 days, 22 hours, 12 minutes ago
People and rape. 373 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes ago
Tanaka!! Spoilers? 615 days, 1 hours, 32 minutes ago
Zetman is "only halfway finished" 790 days, 16 hours, 45 minutes ago
Zetman to Get Anime Next April 1343 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes ago

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I hate Konoha   
Rating: N/A
by lamansonbleue
May 27th, 2011, 3:34pm
(I apologize for my horrible english) I don't know why - maybe 'cause she's so "cute", "pure" and girly. Usually being girly doesn't bother me but Konoha pisses me off. And I like Kouga because he's nice, funny when he talks about justice and it's so moving to see that he's Jin's only friend even though he's so differen't from Jin. He tries to be something... bigger than human. I'm glad Jin hook up with Hanako because both Hanako and Jin want to have "a family". And the Art style is more than awesome, just look how delicately drawn zetman is!

... Last updated on May 27th, 2011, 3:38pm
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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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Dull at times, promising at times   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
June 3rd, 2010, 12:31am
I like the art. but the story has problems. I'm early in but it's the job of the mangaka and the manga to put something entertaining even in the early volumes.

The fights are bland and nothing interesting happens with the main character usually use pure brawn(all the while nothing interesting happens!).

The manga doesn't linger when it should. I didn't feel sorry for the character as a kid, or even think he had it rough, it just wasn't well told. And some reviews mention the great characters but the manga doesn't linger enough on them to get any feeling for their personalities. Only the wannabe hero seems interesting, a similar to two characters in shadow lady. Though the tragic story of the hero's caretakers is done well.

This manga-ka should really consider doing a tech hero like those three, he seems to do a better job with them.

Update: Again Kouga, the wannabe hero is the stand out for me. His doesn't win by just powering up, and he's facing some real existential issues with trying to marry heroics with the harshness of reality. That is classic superheroing. People who don't get superheroes don't get how its all about stuff like this. The manga becomes interesting to me when it focuses on him, and slows down a bit.

... Last updated on April 12th, 2011, 7:59am
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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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I hate Kouga   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by John21
December 28th, 2009, 9:37am
This manga has its ups and downz. The good part is Jin is a great character and i really do sympathise with his struggles. Honestly the whole manga should focus on him. However then there is Kouga the supposed hero of justice or wateva who I absoluetly loathe. He is one of the most irritating characters out. Yet the manga so far has dedicated 30 or so chapters to him which is the major fault of this manga for me. Hopefully it will get better and stop focusing on Kouga, I just wish that he just dies. His idealistic views and his stupid notion about justice just pisses me off. So annoying.
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Yeah! More Devilman!   
Rating: N/A
by McCamyTaylor
October 13th, 2009, 12:45pm
I mean that in a good way. Devilman is a favorite of mine. If this manga was a comic book being done in the U.S. by say, Marvel, and if Devilman had been brought out by DC, somebody would be suing someone.
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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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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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Seinen ftw!   
Rating: 7.9 / 10.0
by Azari02
August 26th, 2009, 1:16am
It has a unique plot in my opinion, plus decent character development (although the main character is pretty static). And I love the whole dark and twisted theme behind the entire story, its definitely a piece of work made for seinen fans (dont read if u hate seinen)and its very different from Katsura Masakuza other works. Overall a very interesting read.

... Last updated on August 26th, 2009, 1:18am
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Well, I'm still reading it   
Rating: N/A
by syriel
August 6th, 2009, 10:22am
A pretty interesting piece of work. The graphic detail is indeed reminiscent of Gantz. There are times when I do question the author's style of story telling and I ABSOLUTELY LOATH Kouga (can't understand his reasoning at all)

Still, I would like to see if things will heat up so for now I'll keep at it. ...That said, if they keep the focus on Kouga any longer I think I'm going to throw up... XP
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