Eat man 98

Title:Eat man 98
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Notables: R1 License - Discotek
R1 License - Subtitled Only
Crank Bolt is a mercenary but he's no ordinary man. He's gifted with the ability to eat metal objects. Later when the need arises he can produce these items from his right hand. Given Bolt's line of work, this comes in very handy.

12 TV episodes (~24min each).
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Watch 7 6 7 6 5 6 Ggultra2764 [series:177#1552]
I am actually reviewing both the 1997 and 1998 Eatman anime for this review, as both are similar to a good degree in their focus on mercenary Bolt Crank taking on a number of missions to benefit clients, with his unique ability to digest any metal materials and reproduce them from within his hand. The missions are all self-contained in their stories and don't have any continuity between them, though each series has its own spin to exploring Bolt's cases.

The 1997 series has more polished visuals, though all the cases are unique for their respective episodes thus little time is devoted to fleshing out the characters and world of each case. The only exception is the final three episodes of the series attempting to create some sort of story arc for Bolt's character, though this apparently deviates greatly from the manga series and isn't too compelling. In addition, it seemed the 1997 series was attempting to be open-ended with how things resolved with each of the cases that Bolt took on. However, this doesn't necessarily help the show's quality to any degree, especially as some episodes have Bolt not directly participating in resolving any of the cases that he takes on.

The 1998 series is an improvement over the 1997 adaptation as it is apparently a more closer adaptation of its manga source material and Bolt directly participates in resolving each case he is involved in. While each case is still self-contained, many of them span 2-4 episodes a piece thus allowing more time for fleshing out and development of characters and conflicts that make up the cases that Bolt is involved in. Main issues with the series are that the visuals aren't as polished as the 1997 series and Bolt is still a complete mystery as a character (though the latter is an issue with both titles, any who).

Overall, I'd say only diehard fans of 90s action anime may be interested in this one. While Bolt's ability is a unique one for a lead character, the episodic nature of each case he takes on and the lack of any fleshing out for his character does greatly limit any rewatchability of both seasons to Eatman.

Last updated Sunday, October 13 2019. Created Sunday, October 13 2019.
Rent 7 8 8 5 5 7 Vincer [series:177#1073]
I think this show could have been alot better, mainly since we learn nothing about the main character except he "just so happens" to make a change in peoples lives at random. Oh! And eats metal-_-
Its an ok watch. Pretty average but sometimes feel like fillers all the way through.

Last updated Wednesday, November 19 2003. Created Wednesday, November 19 2003.
Buy 7 8 9 6 3 9 Eagleye [series:177#131]
I'll agree, the first two episodes weren't that great but it really picked up after that. The last ten are broken down some continue on and others are just single episodes. The fact that Bolt Crank eats metal is original enough, and I like his special power of recreating it through his hands. It really has no overall plot line but the episodes have cool action. Big guns and a cool hero makes and excellent show.

Last updated Monday, February 05 2001. Created Monday, February 05 2001.
Rent 7 7 8 7 CatWoman [series:177#65]
I thought this was really odd when I started watching it! But as time went on I really grew to like it. (Other then the first episode, witch they never really explain and is kind of GROSS, though it does always leave you wondering about the main character and his past!) It is very different then most animes! The story really doesn't revolve around the main character. But he is the only thing that connects all the episodes together! I think this is a good one don't watch it with your kids though, only the first two episodes are dubbed and thoughs are the worst ones! Other then that its worth your time!

Last updated Tuesday, January 08 2002. Created Friday, November 17 2000.
Buy 5 6 6 5 5 Dingle [series:177#35]
I have only seen the first two episodes of this show, so I kind of feel bad about reviewing it. I normally do not do this, but since the other review is only for the first two episodes, I will post my review. I am kind of an Eatman fan. I have seen a little of the original series, but I have read all the mangas. If you like the manga's, you should like Eatman 98. They are set up very much alike. As long as you know the that Bolt is always the good guy and that he eats every thing for a reason, the show should be enjoyable. Also, as long as you know there is no background information (What you see is what you get). I have not seen the dub and I do not care. Even if the rest of the episodes are not any good, for only $40 for the DVD set, I think I will get my moneys worth.

Last updated Wednesday, August 30 2000. Created Wednesday, August 30 2000.
Buy 6 6 8 5 5 The Coyote [series:177#64]
Well I finally got past the first two episodes and the next ten moved the review from avoid to buy so that really tells you how good the rest is esspecailly since I hate to read subtitles I just wish I could see the rest of this without subtitles. This series is very episodic with little linking one episode to the next other than Crank. Dude this guy is clint eastwood cool too. probably sterotypically so but hey I like that.

Last updated Thursday, April 25 2002. Created Monday, August 07 2000.

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