Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"A number of the most popular anime series have been adaptations of manga series and while many of them are the result of the immense popularity of Weekly Shōnen Jump. There is a problem with adapting a manga to an anime however, the pacing. The Zetman manga has been running weekly since 2002 and featured 17 volumes by the time its anime adaptation was created. With such massive amount of material to try and cover and only thirteen episodes to work with, does Zetman manage to tell an impressive story with its limited length?"