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  • TV-MA
  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (598)

Zetman is an action-packed, sci-fi anime series based on the manga by Masakazu Katsura. The show is directed by Osamu Nabeshima and animated by TMS Entertainment. Viz Media obtained the rights to the series in 2012 and dubbed it in English for its North American release.

The story of Zetman revolves around a young boy named Jin Kanzaki, who was adopted by a man named Kouga Amagi. Kouga is a wealthy industrialist who has developed a human-made lifeform known as "Players." These "Players" are essentially artificial humans created to do Kouga's bidding. However, Jin is not a Player, he is a "Zet," a being who possesses superhuman abilities and is part of a secret organization known as the "Zet Project."

The Zet Project was created to develop a defense mechanism against the Players, as Kouga's invention had the potential for misuse. The show explores Jin's struggle with his dual nature as both a human and a Zet, as well as his battles against the Players and other threats to humanity. His adoptive brother, Kouga, also becomes a central character in the story, as their differing views on the use of technology and the role of humanity in the world cause them to clash.

The show has an intriguing and complex plot, with a good balance of action and drama. The characters are well-developed and have their unique personalities and struggles. Jin, in particular, is an interesting character, as he struggles with his identity and purpose in the world. He is constantly grappling with his dual nature as a Zet and a human, and his journey towards self-discovery is the driving force of the show.

The animation in Zetman is slick and polished, with smooth fight scenes and detailed character designs. The action sequences are intense and exciting, with a mix of close hand-to-hand combat and long-range battles. The show has an edgy and mature tone, with graphic violence and occasional nudity that is suitable for more mature audiences.

The voice acting in the English dub is top-notch, with performances by Michelle Ruff as Konoha Amagi, Jason Griffith as Kouga Amagi, and Grant George as Jin Kanzaki. The actors bring a great deal of passion and energy to their performances, making the characters feel more real and relatable.

The soundtrack of Zetman is also worth mentioning, as it features an eclectic mix of music that includes rock, techno, and classical. The opening theme, "dots and lines" by You Hitoto featuring Mummy-D, is an upbeat and catchy tune that sets the tone for the show. The ending theme, "Tomeru" by You Hitoto, is a more subdued and introspective piece that serves as a nice contrast to the opening.

Overall, Zetman is an exciting and engaging anime series that is sure to please fans of sci-fi and action genres. The show's themes of identity, technology, and the role of humanity in the world are timely and thought-provoking, and the characters are interesting and relatable. The animation is top-notch, and the voice acting is excellent. If you're looking for a show with an intriguing plot, intense action sequences, and complex characters, Zetman is definitely worth checking out.

Zetman is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on April 2, 2012.

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Funeral Procession
13. Funeral Procession
June 25, 2012
Jin walks down a bloody path in solitude as ZET... Alphas has fulfilled his dream of becoming a hero and fights according to his idea of justice... After so much bloodshed and tears, what is it that they wished to attain at the end?
The Red Stake
12. The Red Stake
June 18, 2012
Inside Amagi Tower, ZET is severely wounded by Haitani and can no longer retain his form. Does he have to become complete in order to defeat Haitani? Why does Haitani want ZET to be complete so desperately?
11. Puppet
June 11, 2012
Haitani hijacks a broadcast signal in Middletown to declare war against humanity. Under his leadership, regressed Players start wreaking havoc, but Jin appears as ZET to protect people and fights as a one-man army.
10. Party
June 4, 2012
Konoha goes missing. Kouga receives a phone call from the man who gave him the first test where he had to choose between the lives of his sister or three high school girls he didn't know. Kouga chose Konoha and the girls were killed.
The Whereabouts of the Pendant
9. The Whereabouts of the Pendant
May 28, 2012
The key to completing ZET is the pendant that Konoha has in her possession. Haitani and his men easily infiltrate the Amagi residence. Konoha wakes up and finds Jin standing in front of her. She hands him the pendant, not knowing he's actually a clone.
A Normal Family
8. A Normal Family
May 21, 2012
Kouga learns that Jin has been fighting by himself as ZET. Thrilled over meeting a true hero, Kouga calls him "ZETMAN" and declares he will fight alongside him. Jin and Kouga head for the lab to find out why Red ZET turned white.
The Ring of Exposure
7. The Ring of Exposure
May 14, 2012
ZET finally turns red and displays powers unlike anything seen before. With overwhelming strength, ZET dominates the fight against a Player. Meanwhile, Kouga is having a tough time fending off a Player in his first battle as Alphas.
6. Hostage
May 6, 2012
Konoha is taken hostage and Jin is unable to do anything. Unlike before, he cannot become ZET by hurting himself and doesn't have his Activation Gum.
5. Alphas
April 30, 2012
Kouga tries to become a superhero by creating a real-life Alphas. A mysterious man approaches him with a test to see if he's qualified to become one.
Ill Fortune
4. Ill Fortune
April 23, 2012
Two years have passed. Players are wreaking havoc in society, but humans are still unaware of their existence. People live in fear, and Mitsugai is unable to produce another ZET.
3. Tears
April 16, 2012
When Jin wakes up, he sees a monster holding the lifeless body of his foster mother, Akemi. An old man named Mitsugai is attempting to awaken ZET within Jin by using her. Mitsugai succeeds and ZET awakens...but he's still incomplete.
In the Fire
2. In the Fire
April 9, 2012
A few years have passed since Jin went missing. Kouga, still dreaming of becoming a real hero, is intent on catching a serial arsonist prowling the streets.
Untaught Emotions
1. Untaught Emotions
April 2, 2012
Jin Kanzaki is poor, but he lives a happy life with his grandfather. Together with his friends Kouga and Konoha, he helps out people for a fee. Meanwhile, the police are searching for a vicious serial killer.
Where to Watch Zetman
Zetman is available for streaming on the VIZ Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Zetman on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    April 2, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (598)