It’s about a man who eats.
This show is… weird. I don’t really understand what it’s going for. Let’s start with the premise: Bolt Crank is the world’s greatest mercenary; he can eat metal objects and rematerialize them at will. You’d think that would be a setup for creative action scenes, but you’d be sorely disappointed. Most of the time, Bolt just summons a handgun, one that he could’ve just been carrying on him. Beyond that, his power barely ever comes up in a significant way, even though it’s literally the title of the show.
Rather than being an action show, Eat-Man is a lot more like Kino’s Journey: episodic stories, with little regard to continuity in terms of setting, and a difficult-to-read main character who’s mostly there to watch. And I don’t know how much this is due to the poor subtitles, but the writing was also very strange. It’s like each episode was based on an incomplete idea. You think it’s going somewhere, but then it just ends. Or it has a conclusion that leaves you scratching your head.
But I have to say, while I can’t call Eat-Man good in any sense of the word, it never really bored me. There’s just enough in every episode to string you along even if the payoff is hardly worth it. So I guess it’s got that going for it?