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English: NOiSE
Japanese: NOiSE


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 2000 to 2001
Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Authors: Nihei, Tsutomu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 7.581 (scored by 3805 users)
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Ranked: #28382
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Popularity: #823
Members: 6,982
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Chapters: /8


The Bible has its Genesis.
The Matrix has The Second Renaissance.

Through the eyes of police force member Susono Musubi, this one-volume prequel gives readers a glimpse of the world before the Netsphere went haywire. Witness the events that threw the technologically advanced society into chaos: the cancerous growth of the Megastructure, the birth of the parasitic lifeforms called Silicon Creatures, and the development of the ruthless killing machines known as the Safeguards.

Also included in the compilation is Tsutomu Nihei's debut work BLAME which served as the prototype of the acclaimed 10-volume series, BLAME!.


NOiSE was digitally published in English by Kodansha Comics USA on June 28, 2016. It was published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint on July 8, 2003 and in Spanish by Ediciones Glénat on November 2003. It was also published in English by the now defunct Tokyopop in December, 2007.

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Aug 5, 2016
Question: how do you classify a work as being “the bottom of the barrel”? For most people it’s quite simple, their most hated work is also the one they hold as the worst they’ve seen. I, in the other hand, try to separate what I feel about a work from any critical judgment of it. That is not for buying any illusion of objectivity, it’s simply because I feel like it would be dishonest from my part to do it. That is why I’m at the same time put off and fascinated by a work like NOiSE, one of the few that I got to read more
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Aug 18, 2009
This manga was quite interesting. The story is very dark in that dystopian future with a secret to hide sort of way, and even though this type of narrative seems to be not all that different from the pack, the subtle touches to the story are done extraordinarily well. However, I would like to note that the single most important aspect of this manga is the art, since without it, the story could not be conveyed as well as it is here. The art is done in a sort of drab boring shade of black, with a melancholic and heavy greyness permeating throughout the work read more
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