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Japanese: メトロイド


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 16
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 26, 2002 to Mar 26, 2004
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Magazine-Z
Authors: Tazawa, Kouji (Story), Ishikawa, Kenji (Art)


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Ranked: #95622
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Popularity: #5046
Members: 3,892
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Earth colony K-2L—important to the Galactic Federation for its mass reserves of the mineral Afloraltite—is visited by the Chozo, a tribe of ancient bird-like aliens renowned for their wisdom. Old Bird, a notable Chozo elder, takes a liking to the bold human toddler Samus Aran. Although Samus lives peacefully on K-2L with her parents, their stability is destroyed by the arrival of the ruthless Space Pirate Ridley and his crew of monstrous aliens.

Ridley rips through the inhabitants of K-2L, but Samus narrowly escapes a violent death. Old Bird and the other Chozo take her to Zebes, their home planet, and raise her as one of their own. Due to the harsh environment on Zebes, Samus is infused with Chozo DNA to strengthen her fledgling body.

As a young adult, Samus makes a name for herself as a bounty hunter in service of the Galactic Federation. Grappling with PTSD stemming from the massacre she witnessed as a child, Samus defeats deadly alien forces across the galaxy and strives to maintain peace for the innocent lives around her.

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Jul 18, 2015
I have a special fondness for the Metroid franchise and basically every game in it, except for that one atrocity committed by Team Ninja in 2010. Why Nintendo thought that the group known for their jiggle physics would write a female character respectfully is beyond me. Getting back on topic, in the early 2000s, before that thing stained the franchise, there was a sixteen chapter manga written by Tazawa Kouji and drawn by Ishikawa Kenji. Was it a preview of the horrible thing that was to come to the franchise or is it a worthy part of the lore?


We open with chibi Samus on a ...
Mar 12, 2010
Mixed Feelings
Metroid’s story is typical for a space marine style series. Samus grew up on a peaceful planet that contained a prized energy source. The resources caught the space pirates’ attention, and they raided the planet. As the sole survivor, the Chozo took her in and began training her to become a warrior and protector of peace. As a teenager, she leaves the planet and enters the Federation. Her unit manages to capture a space pirate, alive, and the interrogation leads her back to her home planet. She returns to find the space pirates seizing control of the planet, under ...
Apr 14, 2015
The Metroid series made history when they decided to make their lone, warrior-esque main character a woman. Up to that point, no other game series had had a female protagonist as prominent as Samus Aran. Nintendo had created another legendary character to fight alongside Mario, Link, and various other characters in their video game hierarchy. With this new character came added pressure to give her a backstory worthy of her base appearance as a silent hunter. An attempt to make her more human, despite her robotic appearance. An official manga was created almost twenty years after her first appearance to reveal the tale of Samus ...

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