There are two forces in the world: the Zet, who are entrusted with the survival of humanity, and the Alphas, who have chosen an extreme form of justice. In a certain city, Jin lives under a bridge with an old man, struggling to pay off debts. He carries the destiny of humanity’s survival. Kouga lives on a hill and stands to inherit vast wealth. In his admiration for heroes, he seeks out the meaning of justice.
Normally I don’t copy and paste overviews but this one I feel needed to be because from what I’ve seen in the first two episodes, it is pretty misleading. We might get to a point where we have Zet and Alphas as two forces but really what we have in episodes 1 and 2 are some kids going through trauma and then kids all grown up but life is still pretty traumatic.
That said, I’m not disliking this. I found it while scrolling through recently added stuff on AnimeLab and apparently this came out in 2013 (I’d never heard of it) and the write up was enough to get me to start it. We’ve got secret labs and experiments, shady dealings, a weird mark on some kid’s hand, an overly justice minded friend, and so far a lot of violence so two episodes in and while this isn’t amazingly compelling its definitely watchable so I intend to carry on.
The opening theme is ridiculously catchy. It isn’t good and as a song it is actually dreadful, but it really is catchy.
Right now I have a lot of questions about this show. Particularly around the whole Alphas thing mentioned in the overview because so far haven’t seen anything to do with that. It will be interesting to see where this story goes and whether we continue the pattern of everyone who meets Jin getting attacked because to be honest that could get old fast. Still, there’s enough potential here for a good story.
If you’ve seen Zetman I’d love to know your thoughts and I’ll do a full review after I’m done viewing.
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