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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 (14d ago)
v.19 c.215 by Popi Scans (89d ago)
c.214 by Popi Scans (94d 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

10 topics, 44 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (780 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.42 / 10.0
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 1% (7 votes)
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 0% (1 votes)
 1% (6 votes)

Last Updated
June 21st 2015, 4:07am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Shuukan Young Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #544 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #370 increased(+87)
3 Month Pos #473 decreased(-74)
6 Month Pos #450 decreased(-154)

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On 3551 reading lists
On 1165 wish lists
On 155 unfinished lists
On 382 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Zetman's 'Act 1' Ends 326 days, 12 hours, 56 minutes ago
People and rape. 377 days, 17 hours, 35 minutes ago
Tanaka!! Spoilers? 619 days, 16 hours, 17 minutes ago
Zetman is "only halfway finished" 795 days, 7 hours, 29 minutes ago
Zetman to Get Anime Next April 1347 days, 16 hours, 24 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by fiva55
March 9th, 2008, 1:57pm
hmm keep reading this manga, unlike what the other guys said, 10 or 20 chapters later the main character returns. Though you would think this is a superhero manga looking at the (lame btw) name, its more seinen like, definitely not recommended for children. Ah, as others said, the romance is quite nice too, i definite recommend you to read this.
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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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Cool as Hell   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by wiltks2
August 12th, 2007, 3:00pm
it may have things that people dont like, but hell its awesome to me
Its true that is easy to get lost in the story but for what i have read till now (wich is all) the story develops itself slowly (reeeally slowly) but (at least for moi) is worth it
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Quality stuff   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Pervserk
May 28th, 2007, 3:31pm
As many have mentioned the story is quite start-from the ending-go-in-future-go-back-present etc... But still, after reading vol 7 im positively suprised and looks like this manga will be in my top 10 all time favs if it keeps up this =) You shouldnt give up on this just because of the side story, it will most likely blend nicely. Art is also top quality and character design is very cool ;]

Read it!
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It's good   
Rating: N/A
by popothepenguin
April 29th, 2007, 7:41pm
It's a little slow at times, but I like it.
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To forget quickly...   
Rating: N/A
by ghinzdra
April 12th, 2007, 2:52pm
Some kind of low rated Gantz
-the art is the same than for I''s which is quite strange on first sight : most of the girls of I''s have thus their counter part in this .... thing .
-The storyline is in the same time poor (it only paves the way for slow paced fights and useless depict of guts ) and without the slightest coherence .
-Characters are very simplistic like shonen ones ...except we're supposed to be in a seinen....
- the general background is gruesome : there is as much sex and violence as in MPD Psycho , Berserk and Gantz gathered without the faintest ground .

Definetely to forget... read rather one of those quoted above .
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Not that good   
Rating: N/A
by onizukapwns
February 28th, 2007, 11:48pm
I liked VGA and I''s much better, thosetwo were like the only shoujo i ever read.

This is like an attempt for a "1 character shonen with serious storyline." Those fail. good 1 character shonens with serious storylines do not exist.

If this was maybe a seinen, and concentrated more on storyline and themes witha mature main character, then it'd be good. Or if a larger variety of unique characters were offered with humor mixed in, then it'd be good. But this guy tried something in between, which is...unheard of.

I hope Masakazu should really try and go for a slice-of-life thing. Instead of concentrating on storyline, he should concentrate on character relationships, which he was pretty good at.
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seinen manga with the pace of a shounen.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by barbapapa
November 18th, 2006, 5:05pm
Well it showed a LOT of promise at the start; but never lived up to it in the 6 volumes I've read of it.
Im not gonna state the obvious and say that the art is awesome; oh damn I just did.

Oh well, check it out if you like superhero-type stories with a mature style.
Just dont expect too much in terms of coherent storytelling.

... Last updated on September 22nd, 2009, 10:08am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Invalent
November 13th, 2006, 9:54am
have to agree with 1&2, so ignoring that specific part i will give 9/10, otherwise 6/10 tho i like the drawing
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ups and downs   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by kii064
October 15th, 2006, 7:10pm
I agree with what Anonymous said (who gave this 6/10).
This series starts out REALLY good, but then when they switched main chracters, it just goes downhill from there. You'd be wondering what the hell's going on, and such.
It starts going downhill from chapter 31 (volume 3), although you won't notice it right away. Chapter 30 also starts out the same (frame by frame, for 13 pages) as chapter 64.
It starts to get better again around chapter 64 (volume 6), where it connects to the first story and main character again.
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