Alien 9
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Alien 9

Alternative Titles

English: Alien Nine
Synonyms: Alien 9 Complete
Japanese: エイリアン9

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 30
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 9, 1998 to Aug 24, 1999
Genres: SchoolSchool, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Tomizawa, Hitoshi (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.151 (scored by 23642,364 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #57892
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Popularity: #2069
Members: 5,835
Favorites: 193
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Synopsis

Sixth-grade student Yuri Otani is elected by her class to be one of the three members of Elementary School 9's "Alien Party," alongside fellow "Alien Fighters" Kumi Kawamura and Kasumi Tomine. They are expected to preferably capture, not kill, any aliens that invade school grounds. Aiding their endeavors are advisor Ms. Megumi Hisakawa and symbiotic aliens named "Borg" that attach to their host's head to protect them from danger.

The main reason why Yuri hates to be in the Alien Party is due to her fear of aliens. If she doesn't outright faint at the sight of them, then her fear keeps her frozen in place so that she can't get the job done. As such, Kumi, Kasumi, and Yuri's Borg have to pick up her slack. Ms. Hisakawa tells the girls that the better they can fuse with their Borgs, the more effective at their job they will be. But could there be another reason behind the existence of the Alien Party and the relationship between girls and Borgs?

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Background

Alien 9 was published in English as Alien Nine by Central Park Media from May 1, 2003 to September 10, 2003 and in Russian by Comics Factory in 2010.

The series was republished in one volume on May 2003 under the title Alien 9 Complete.

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Sep 24, 2012
Wombstone (All reviews)
Alien Nine is a stunning and evocative little series with tons to offer in each of its attempted facets. It commands the reader's attention with a starkly idiosyncratic approach to visuals, appeals to the emotions, makes you care for its characters and gives you plenty to think/cheer about.

One of the first things I noticed when I began reading was the nuances in visuals, namely, the juxtaposition of intentionally crude, cutsey character designs with frighteningly detailed, angular, gross images of alien's and their appendages. The effect this dichotomy creates remains consistent throughout the series, as the violence is never suppressed; Tomizawa pulls no punches in his read more
Mar 16, 2019
CapsulateRhyme8 (All reviews)
This review will have spoilers, so be warned. If you want a quick opinion, this is a terrible mess of a series, so I wouldn't recommend it.

In Alien 9, three cute elementary school girls team up with cool frog aliens called Borgs to fight other aliens. Borgs can shoot drills out of their bodies, will do anything to protect their partner, and have cool, laid-back personalities. What could go wrong?

For reasons that were never adequately explained, elementary schools across Japan are training young girls to fight aliens, and it quickly becomes clear that there are almost no upsides to read more
May 11, 2018
BlokeTokes (All reviews)
This is a great expressionist manga, using wild levels of creativity and story-design to build abstract themes in-direct to the main events going on. I took Alien Nine as almost a metaphor for more real experiences involving relationships and maybe being behind the curve as people you know get more invested in their own. The characters aren't very developed, neither is the story's setting itself, but it creates this visceral atmosphere where the emotions are almost what's leading the way. It's really a unique experience, maybe a bit similar to some things you'd see in the weirder parts of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Even-so though, I read more
Nov 1, 2016
Gundroog (All reviews)
Curious and imaginative manga, falls a bit short due to inconclusive ending but it's short and intriguing read nonetheless that's easy to recommend to people looking for something more strange and unique in their fiction.

Story:
Alien 9's most remarkable point for me is the world Tomizawa manages to craft over mere 30 well paced chapters. Right off the bat it starts with a class choosing a new member for the alien party, a group of 6th graders tasked with taking care of regular alien threat besieging the school and it only gets weirder from there.

I can't say the plot is as intriguing as it doesn't read more

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