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Chikyuu wo Nomu

Chikyuu wo Nomu

Alternative Titles

English: Swallowing the Earth
Japanese: 地球を呑む

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 29, 1968 to Jul 10, 1969
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Comic

Statistics

Score: 6.861 (scored by 137 users)
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Ranked: #100072
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Popularity: #11394
Members: 398
Favorites: 2
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /20

Synopsis

Amidst the chaos of World War II, two Japanese sailors hear of Zephyrus, an utterly captivating woman in the South Pacific. Many years have since passed, and now Zephyrus has resurfaced in Japan, wielding her mysterious power over all men to exact revenge for their crimes against women since the beginning of time. Gohonmatsu Seki is the only man with the ability to resist her allure, but even he seems ill-equipped to save his gender...

(Source: DMP)

Background

Chikyuu wo Nomu was published in English as Swallowing the Earth by Digital Manga Publishing on June 1, 2009.

Characters

Chritos, Mr.
Chritos, Mr.
Main
Zephyrus
Zephyrus
Main
Seki, Gohonmatsu
Seki, Gohonmatsu
Main
Ham Egg
Ham Egg
Supporting
Lamp, Acetylene
Lamp, Acetylene
Supporting
Breed, H. H.
Breed, H. H.
Supporting


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fujifruit
Aug 20, 2012
Not even god knows why this abysmal piece of crap needed 20 chapters.

Swallowing The Earth had a neat premise, but essentially falls flat. It showcases Tezuka's inalienability to make a satisfying manga/story. Never in my life have I've seen such aimless writing. This was apparently Tezuka's first adult oriented manga, but that's not a proper excuse for this incompetent work. I can not fathom how anyone can call this a "masterpiece". Sure, it was Tezuka's first adult work, but its aged horribly.

The first problem I'll start with is the art.

Tezuka will randomly use a wacky style during serious moments. Not only does this ruin the read more
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