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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 3879038,790 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2872
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #71
Members: 136,565
Favorites: 7,692


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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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Sep 12, 2007
“Maybe on Earth. Maybe in the Future”

As expected of most cyberpunk titles, Blame! is a dark futuristic story laced with enough action to keep you at the edge of your seat. Unlike other works in the same genre, however, Blame! avoids most of the philosophical/existential questions usually associated with cyberpunk. Also not present are the verbose in-battle rants/soliloquies that some would find unnecessary. Instead, the author demonstrates that actions do speak louder than words sometimes.

Literary Style:
One of Blame!'s unique features is its lack of narration: only a few details are tossed in and it's up to the reader how to connect the dots (the ...
Nov 12, 2010
"Don't think; feel. It's like a finger pointing away to the moon. Don't concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory." Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon (1974)

Nihei Tsutomu is quite simply the Bruce Lee of the cyberpunk genre. Unlike other cyberpunk titles that often centers around the philosophies of existentialism or nihilism, Nihei carves out his own path in BLAME!. There is no thought-provoking or multi-layered story plot. There is very little dialogue and narration. What you get here is just stunning visuals which act as the principal mechanism for story progression, and Nihei accomplishes it with aplomb. To ...
Aug 15, 2008
Story & Art - 10 & 9
The art is the story. BLAME! has extremely little dialog and no narration except for an occasional "39216 hours later" or so. Therefore the development of the story is almost solely communicated through the visuals. It is entirely up to you to perceive, ponder about and interpret the present and the past. As you get more familiar with the universe you might be able to draw conclusions about something that has happened earlier, which back then wasn't quite completely understandable and so on...

A critic might call BLAME! confusing, as a bad thing, but the thing is, if it is ...

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