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Metroid

Metroid

Alternative Titles

Japanese: メトロイド

Information

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

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Score: 7.061 (scored by 1089 users)
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Ranked: #80882
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Popularity: #3508
Members: 1,885
Favorites: 48
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Ranked #8088Popularity #3508Members 1,885
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Volumes: /2
Chapters: /16

Synopsis

The story is about Samus Aran's early life as a bounty hunter.

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Kapodaco
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 read more
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ktulu007
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?

Story:

We open with chibi Samus on a read more
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Rakuen42
Mar 12, 2010
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
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Paraturtle
Aug 17, 2016
Story:
With atrocious pacing and empty characters, a lot of what encompasses Metroid's story is hackneyed and wasted on 16 chapters. It's not a science-fiction, and it's not a drama, it's something in between that fails to get either thing right. I found this rather arduous to finish, counting down the chapters until the ending since it was so annoying to read at times.

Certain events that take place don't seem to add up, others seem to be over-charged to emphasize certain aspects of the story, and then there's this shining small percentage of downright ridiculousness that makes me wonder why this manga even existed.


Art:
Everything looks alright read more
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