Ranked #1830

Biomega (Manga)

Biomega

Alternative Titles

English: BioMega
Japanese: バイオメガ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 42
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 14, 2004 to Jan 19, 2009
Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 3739 users)
Ranked: #18302
Popularity: #507
Members: 8,894
Favorites: 301
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Synopsis

Set in the future, the plot follows Zouichi Kanoe and his AI companion Fuyu Kanoe, whose luminous form is integrated into the system of his motorcycle. They are agents sent by Toha Heavy Industries to retrieve humans with the ability to resist and transmute the N5S infection, which is spreading across the world, turning humans into "Drones"; disfigured, zombie-like beings.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

Biomega was published in English by VIZ Media under the VIZ Signature imprint from February 2, 2010 to May 17, 2011 and in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from December 6, 2007 to September 13, 2009, which was re-released in a 2-in-1 omnibus edition from April 30, 2014 to July 26, 2014.

Characters

Kanoe, Zouichi
Kanoe, Zouichi
Main
L Grebnev, Kozlov
L Grebnev, Kozlov
Main
Green, Eon
Green, Eon
Main
Mizunoe, Nishu
Mizunoe, Nishu
Main
Higaide
Higaide
Supporting
Kanoe, Fuyu
Kanoe, Fuyu
Supporting
Funipero
Funipero
Supporting

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Beatnik
Jan 14, 2009
From the creator of dark mega structures of unknown origin, Biomega is the laidback easygoing cousin of the brooding and unintelligible Blame.

As usual, story takes a backseat to vision. This is not a criticism, but an acknowledgement of Nihei's trademark, sensibilities and priorities. You don’t check out this man's manga to get involved in a deep plot; you do it for the mood, the scope, the imagination in ambiguity. Having said that Biomega does resort to some exposition, and even 'story so far' and a chart of characters and organisations, its like Nihei feels sorry for us and is being generous, or read more
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theplayster
Aug 11, 2007
Biomega, one of the most recent and current works of Tsutomu Nihei, author of the acclaimed mangas BLAME! and Noise. If you read those two mangas and looking for something new from the author or just looking something Cyberpunk and extremely dark theme, than don't look further.

Story:
The situation of the story is a little like the Resident Evil game theme, where a person must survive or search a person in a city overrun by peoples that are infected with a virus. Kanoe Zouichi, a biker agent from a powerful organization, Toh-a Heavy Industries, with AI-Companion motorcycle, Kanoe Fuyu, where they must retrieve read more
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gwern
Jun 10, 2015
Typical Nihei: gorgeous if extremely repetitive black-and-white art (in contrast, the few color illustrations come off as childishly garish and ugly) typically showing explosions and combat (rarely varied or exhibiting any imagination - if I had a nickel for every time Zouichi busts into a room and instantaneously shoots everyone in the head, I could probably afford to buy the entire printed manga), Nihei's obsessions like improbably powerful guns, borrowing of fantasy tropes that are wildly inappropriate (eg swordsmen and duels), a story that verges on gibberish (can anyone explain how the bear's wish could possibly lead to transforming the Earth into a megastructure?).

It's difficult read more
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xGothimisalolix
Oct 25, 2010
It's strange for me to read 18+ rated Manga since I am 14 but I did love the thought of the story so I brought the first the 2 volumes.

The art may seem as though it is weak and dark, but the widescreen shots of the surrounding landscapes are excellent I think they give the series a light feel, when looking at the landscapes I feel an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia which makes me love the series more.

Unfortunatly I found the characters inhuman and wooden, I could not see emotion (even though the main character isn't human) but still a little emotion can go read more
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Recommendations

Manga: Blame!
Both are dystopian sci-fi manga with minimalistic dialogue, created by Tsutomu Nihei. If you ever feel like being awed by the best artwork in the medium, then check these out. They also have the best panelling that I have seen from any manga. It looks and feels like an action movie. Just be prepared for the despair and depression contained in the story. 
reportRecommended by Veronin
Manga: NOiSE
The events of both manga happen in a dark, dystopian future. Both are written by Tsutomu Nihei, so they have similar art styles, which focus mostly on imagery, instead of dialogue. Both have a similar mood, and explore similar themes. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Manga: Dead Heads
Both manga are written by Tsutomu Nihei, so they have similar art and plot elements. In both manga, the Earth has been affected by a virus which threatens humanity and turns humans intro zombies. Both explore similar themes, such as the end of the world, or human evolution. Both have a similar dark, bleak atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by BohemianRhapsody
Manga: Akira
A hopeless cyperpunk dystopia, mass death and destruction, laser rifles, and super badass motorcycles! 
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Manga: Phantom
Even though this is a 13+ and Biomega is a 18+ they both have amazing backgrounds and are set in worn torn cities  
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Manga: Ibara no Ou
Same strangeness, creatures from sick imaginations. Biomega is more fast paced while King of Thorn is detailed.  
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