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Japanese: BLAME!
English: Blame!
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 66
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 25, 1997 to Jul 25, 2003
Genres: Action Action, Drama Drama, Horror Horror, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Psychological Psychological
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Afternoon
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.301 (scored by 4352443,524 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3012
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #72
Members: 152,416
Favorites: 8,551


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In an enormous steel labyrinth riddled with horrifying creatures, humanity is forced to isolate itself in small enclaves while living in constant fear of its annihilation. In this dystopia, only a strange young man known as Killy is brave enough to traverse its unforgiving territories.

Possessing superhuman strength and a rare Graviton Beam Emitter, Killy fights off bloodthirsty beasts and other fiendish forces in his desperate search for a human with the Net Terminal Gene—genetic information that holds the potential to restore the corrupt world.

The dark world of Blame! follows Killy as he meets new people, sheds more blood, and draws closer to finding the Net Terminal Gene. Through these exploits, the true nature of the world is slowly pieced together.

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In 2015, Blame! received a 6-volume shinsouban reprint.

The series was published in English by Tokyopop from August 9, 2005 to November 6, 2007; this release was nominated for a Harvey Award in the Best American Edition of Foreign Material category. Vertical Inc. re-released the series in English following the Japanese shinsouban reprint from September 13, 2016 to December 12, 2017. The manga was also published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from March 16, 2000 to November 18, 2004 and was re-released in a 2-in-1 omnibus edition from October 22, 2011 to July 22, 2012; in Polish by Japonica Polonica Fantastica since April 14, 2016; in Brazilian Portuguese by Editora JBC from December 9, 2016 to June 19, 2018; and in Russian by XL Media since May 24, 2017.

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