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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: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Tazawa, Kouji (Story), Ishikawa, Kenji (Art)
Serialization: Magazine-Z


Score: 6.991 (scored by 16081,608 users)
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Ranked: #77462
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Popularity: #4464
Members: 3,037
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The story is about Samus Aran's early life as a bounty hunter.


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Mar 12, 2010
Rakuen42 (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 18, 2015
ktulu007 (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 14, 2015
Kapodaco (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 7, 2009
Ilyaoh (All reviews)
I've never played the games, just so you know.. not that it matters, it wouldn't change my opinion (so this review) about this series anyway.

The art is the first thing I didn't liked, it was basic, but yet a bit on the ugly side, but that's just me I think, cause it's just normal art, that's not beautiful. :P

The story so far is basic, she and her partners get various missions, got to go through training and defend their home from the alien pirate invasion. When t...he story really begins, this is when Samus returns to her planet where she grew up, everyone's dead, read more

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