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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
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 68246,824 users)
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Ranked: #21952
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Popularity: #563
Members: 18,054
Favorites: 456
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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 the 29th to 41st issue 2004, but went on hiatus thereafter. Serialization resumed two years later in Ultra Jump starting from the June 2006 issue.

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

Funipero
Supporting
Kanoe, Fuyu
Supporting
Hinoto, Taira
Supporting
Niardi
Supporting
Spindal, Kardal
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

Jun 10, 2015
gwern (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

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?).

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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.


Dec 30, 2013
mouldypigeon (All reviews)
In a somewhat ambitious fashion, Biomega is an epic sci-fi horror (to use Viz's own words) that spans centuries - and lightyears - in a tight six-volume offering. The premise concerns itself with a virus that has resulted in a sparsely populated dehumanised future version of Earth, making the manga initially appear to be a violent zombie tale set in an authoritarian society. A glimmer of hope is presented in the form of a young girl who is resistant to the strain, and the conflict formed when she is kidnapped by a governing faction whose intentions are clearly malicious.

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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

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