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70-oku no Hari

70-oku no Hari

Alternative Titles

English: 7 Billion Needles
Synonyms: Hikikomori Headphone Girl, Needle
Japanese: 70億の針


Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 24
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 5, 2008 to Feb 5, 2010
Genres: Sci-Fi, Seinen
Authors: Tadano, Nobuaki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Flapper


Score: 7.051 (scored by 1342 users)
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Ranked: #91562
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Popularity: #3004
Members: 3,324
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Accepting only the comfort of her headphones, high school student Hikaru Takabe spends her time isolated from her classmates. However, her life takes a new turn when she meets a powerful intergalactic being named Horizon. As a result of the surreal incident leading to their encounter, Horizon must stay within Hikaru’s body, much to her chagrin.

Now armed with Horizon's powers of spatial manipulation, Hikaru is dragged into the mission that brought it to Earth: to destroy Maelstrom, a lifeform whose instinctive purpose is to kill every living being on whatever planet it finds itself on. For Hikaru, this not only involves partaking in an evolutionary game of cat and mouse, but also taking the first steps out of her shell.

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Included one-shot:
Volume 4: Hikikomori Headphone Girl (pilot)


70 Oku no Hari was inspired by the 1950 science-fiction novel Needle by Hal Clement.

The series was published in English as 7 Billion Needles by Vertical Inc. from September 28, 2010 to April 26, 2011, in Polish as 7 miliardów igieł by Japonica Polonica Fantastica in 2013 as part of Mega Manga series and in Spain as 7 mil millones de agujas by Milky Way Ediciones in 2016.


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Jul 8, 2015
Shioxus (All reviews)
If you've read any of my reviews, you know that I put a lot of stock into story concepts. The concept of immortality, reincarnation, lucid dreams, and basically any concepts that I, as a reader, find interesting. The concept this time is evolution, and boy did they mess this one up.

We'll start with characters, because they were almost as disappointing as the story itself. All in all we have three main characters, and a handful of side characters. Some characters develop(not all), but they do so very artificially. We don't see the development slowly happening over time, or through actions. Instead, the characters that develop read more


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