Chikyuu wo Nomu
Swallowing the Earth
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Chikyuu wo Nomu

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 地球を呑む
English: Swallowing the Earth
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 29, 1968 to Jul 10, 1969
Genres: Action Action, Mystery Mystery, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.761 (scored by 347347 users)
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Ranked: #104582
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Popularity: #12026
Members: 986
Favorites: 2

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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)


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


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Sep 10, 2019
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"Swallowing the Earth" represents output from the peculiar stage of Tezuka's career when he was foremost known as a childrens mangaka (best known for his Astro Boy) but was attempting to become a creator for adults (which eventually produced masterpieces like Buddha and Phoenix) It is not surprising that there would be some growing pains in this transition, and STE is an uneven work that fails to reconcile the very good concepts it deals with or a tone between childish and mature.

Story: 6 The story jumps all over the place from chapter to chapter, switching up characters and plot threads, but the overarching plot deals read more


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