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EAT-MAN contains all 12 episodes of the original 1997 television series.

Bolt Crank is an "explorer"--a mercenary who only accepts jobs that fits his moral standards. Even so, explorers like him are rarely trusted, and employment--both in getting and also doing the job--is hazardous. However, despite the fact Bolt says it's the only job he's any good at, he's also the best explorer around. Moreover, he has a unique ability. He's able to eat anything at all, and later can reproduce it wholly intact and functional!

As an enigmatic man of few words, it's hard to understand someone who can do something so strange, whose only skill involves taking dangerous jobs for money, and who despite it all, just wants to be normal. In a mysterious world of advanced technology and weird science, it seems that some things never change.


  • Publisher: EASTERN STAR
  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Powers
  • Age Rating: 17+
  • Run Time: 288
  • Year Created: 1997
  • Release Date: 12/6/2016
  • Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: 1

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Best Unintentionally Funny Opening Credit Sequence For An Anime Ever!


I purchased 'Eat-Man' because this series was the first collaboration between director Kouichi Mashimo ('Noir', 'Madlax') and Yuki Kajiura; in fact, this was the first anime series she helped score. A sci-fi series centering on mercenary Bolt Crank, who eats metal-based objects and reconstitutes them as needed--a handy trick. Alas, the concept is far better than the execution; the episodes are stand-alones, where Bolt is usually regulated to the role of an observer. While his strong silent ways win him the approval of several women, his 'chick-magnet' status feels contrived. Mashimo cuts corners in ways that can be painful to watch --he hadn't learned how to make minimal movement a valid artistic choice yet--but there are (a few) moments that are visually impressive. Kajiura-sensei's music contributions are functional, but lacks the inspiration of 'Noir'. 'Eat-Man '98' is much better: read my review title for a reason to buy this one.