is a Japanese manga
series created by Akihito Yoshitomi
in 1996 which was serialized by MediaWorks
monthly in 19 volumes until 2002 manga magazine Dengeki Comic Gao!
. In 1997 Studio Deen
adapted the manga into a 12 episode anime television series
which was broadcast
from January 1 to March 27, 1997 on TV Tokyo
. A sequel
, Eat-Man '98
, was also animated by Studio Deen and ran from October 8 to December 23, 1998. Both anime series are licensed in North America
by Bandai Entertainment
and the manga series was licensed by Viz Communications
before it was dropped.
is a series of short, episodic stories about an "explorer" (a type of mercenary job) named Bolt Crank, who has the ability to eat virtually anything, and can then produce from his body at will any object he has consumed. Eat-Man'
s world is a mix of high tech futurist (See Cyberpunk
) and fairy tale styles. The episodes take place in various worlds and in undefined times.
About Bolt Crank
Bolt Crank is the best "explorer" in the world. "Explorer" in the manga is a kind of mercenary. Although mercenaries in the manga do any job, even assassinations, the explorers were employees with principles.
Bolt has a bizarre power, the ability to eat anything and then later recreate it (even fixing the item ingested) from any part of his body. The item usually comes out from his arms and hands, but sometimes can be created in other body areas, like his head, chest, or legs.
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