Ningyou no Kuni
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Ningyou no Kuni

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Synonyms: Country of Dolls
Japanese: 人形の国
English: Aposimz
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 25, 2017 to Aug 26, 2021
Genre: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sirius
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 15101,510 users)
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Ranked: #47542
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Popularity: #1752
Members: 8,432
Favorites: 87

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The 200,000 KM diameter artificial celestial body of APOSIMZ. Most of its volume is its core space, which is covered by a superstructural shell. Fifty centuries ago, the people who lost a war against the core lost their right to reside legitimately in APOSIMZ, and were left behind on the extremely cold surface. They face the spreading Frame disease. And aggressive automatons which appear frequently on the ruins level. Yet even so, somehow people survive.

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Ningyou no Kuni is simultaneously published in English as Aposimz by Kodansha Comics USA on the same day as the Japanese release.

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Jan 9, 2018
riz_76 (All reviews)
Writing a review for a Nihei Manga is kind of tricky. Do you draw comparisons with the his previous works like Blame!, Biomega etc? Or do you come up with something that may capture the imagination of some other fellow readers to go out and buy the manga?

The story starts like any other generic sci-fi storylines.... it is an unforgiving world, where the people living on the surface are subjected to brutalities and hardship to the extreme. And our unlikely protagonist rises by a chance and he must travel far to defeat the enemies one by one, gathering power and allies incrementally. Very formulaic, right? read more
Aug 14, 2019
Dawnrazor (All reviews)
I was excited to pick APOSIMZ up. Is it worth the read? Yes and no. I'm a big fan of BLAME! but Nihei's more recent works have been quite disappointing, despite the settings and concepts being very intriguing time after time.

That sentence probably summarizes all of Nihei's works – unique and exciting concepts, but time after time, I find myself thinking about how the storytelling itself could have been so much better. APOSIMZ, or Ningyou no Kuni, is not an exception. It reminds me more of a grittier version of the high-school drama that is Knights of Sidonia, instead of the doomed, vast and apocryphal read more
Jun 10, 2020
Larsen__ (All reviews)
Really didn't expect this to be good for some reason. Probably because this is a very unusual style for someone like Nihei, but he somehow manages to pull it off either way. Good stuff.

It’s fairly decent. It’s your classic revenge story in an interesting, but sometimes way too subtle world.
The story follows our protagonist, Etherow on a quest for revenge against the oppressive Empire for slaughtering his comrades and destroying the settlement he lived in.
The world-building elements get the Nihei treatment, as in: most of the stuff gets left out unexplained, like the origins the relics, or the automatons, or the regular frames. Where does read more
Mar 17, 2020
Abeyant (All reviews)
When I saw the cover art caught my eye before I recognized the author. Personally I think the art is quite beautiful, but a significant departure from his previous works and some could be put off by that.

Besides the art the world building is alright - nothing special. In some parts the way it introduces you to new elements can be a bit blunt. This could be a problem with the translation I was using but other facets of the manga make me doubtful I can place that much blame(!) on the translation.

Story is average. I couldn't put up with it for more read more


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