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Biomega

Biomega

Alternative Titles

English: BioMega
Japanese: バイオメガ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 6
Chapters: 43
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 14, 2004 to Jan 19, 2009
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 4472 users)
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Ranked: #18172
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Popularity: #532
Members: 10,880
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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.

Biomega is the second prequel to BLAME! and is the story of how the world in BLAME! became shrouded by the Megastructure.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

Biomega was originally serialized in Weekly Young Magazine from June 14 to September 6, 2004 (2004 #29~#41) but went on hiatus thereafter. Serialization resumed 2 years later in Ultra Jump on May 18, 2006 (2006-06).

The series 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
Funipero
Funipero
Supporting
Kanoe, Fuyu
Kanoe, Fuyu
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Jun 10, 2015
gwern (All reviews)
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
Oct 25, 2010
xGothimisalolix (All reviews)
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
Aug 19, 2013
Agnusogi (All reviews)
Biomega is depressing and distressing. The most part of characters are without exspression and few talk. The edifices is very elaborated and dominate the landscape. In this view human aberration fight for change the world.
I love the style of the author Tsutomu Nihei. The design of Biomega is detailed, with gigantic structure that dominate the protagonist Zoichi Kanoe(but is same to Killy!). Is a artificial human, and search Ion Green a immortal human, for prevent the diffusion of the virus N5S as transform the human in zombi(call Drone in the manga).
Together with Knights of Sydonia this is the better manga of Tsutomu Nihei.


Feb 14, 2017
Akyde (All reviews)
Infuriatingly incomprehensible most of the time. While I have to appreciate the amazing visuals, the complexity of them shouldn't negatively impact the legibility of the work and it does just that through what I would say was the majority of the issues.
Explosions and dust clouds and rubble and flesh morphing and gun flashes make each panel SO DENSE, it makes this nearly impossible to read casually and instead needs focus and attention to minor details. Often just the small trail of a bullet missed caused me to read the same page over and over trying to figure out how Zouichi suddenly killed this menacing read more

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