Blame!, Volume 1

Blame!, Volume 1

by Tsutomu Nihei


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942993773
Publisher: Kodansha USA
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: Blame! Series , #1
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 189,752
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tsutomu Nihei is an internationally known Japanese comic artist and draftsman. Born in 1971, Nihei made his debut in the comics world as the winner of the 1995 Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Award for short stories. He then briefly worked as an assistant to veteran comicker Tsutomu Takahashi before making his break-through hit BLAME! (published by Tokyopop).

The BLAME! franchise was so well received worldwide, that it inspired an animated mini-series and eventually drew the attention of Marvel Comics in the US. Nihei would later go on to draw Wolverine (X-Men) and HALO comics for Marvel to great fanfare. An architectural student, Nihei's early work were mainly wordless, relying on visuals and backgrounds to tell their stories. Now, his works are deeply rooted in hard science-fiction, as was seen in the multiple NY Times Bestselling books HALO: The Graphic Novel (published by Marvel Comics) and BIOmega (published by Viz Media).

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Blame! Volume 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a lot of dialogue, but the artwork is outstanding. Take your time and let the artwork take you to another world.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
At least leave us that gun. FINALLY got my hands on this thing! I have been a devoted fan of Tsutomu Nihei ever since I picked up the first book of Biomega a few years ago. After devouring that series (it’s still my favorite) and the succeeding Knights of Sidoni, I tried to track down his original, but now out-of-print Blame!, but I found the cost of these rare editions to be prohibitive. Thankfully, the publisher was aware of this problem and decided to reissue the whole thing in it’s entirety in these massive (actual size?) omnibus editions. As far as I can tell, there will be three, of which this is the first. And what a beginning it is! It’s got everything I love about Nihei comics: fantastic organic artwork, blistering action and almost no dialogue, backstory or context. That’s not to say it is hard to understand, just mysterious and interesting. I love it! Of course I will buy all of these. I am left with only one question: Do you think the main characters mighty handgun is in any way inspired by the Noisy Cricket from Men in Black? The world may never know.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
At first glance, I thought this would be too gory for me. Flipping through, I didn't see anything I liked. Mostly fighting and frightening images. I read part of the first book and stopped. I didn't like it. But later, I decided (with some urging from my friends) to try it again. I'm glad I read more, now it's one of my favorite titles. Give it a chance, the art grows on you along with the characters and story. Some girls might not like it, but I'm a girl and I do. I think it is very intriguing...a good story doesnt have to be all about romance. The setting for this manga blows your mind! And at first you might be confused, but keep reading. It will clear up. (PS- I recommend that you read the synopsis on the back) Now I can't wait for the next one to come out! I really enjoy this manga, and I think its a classic for the Horror/Sci Fi genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BLAME! is kinda confsuing for some, but once you understand it is just fantastic. Nihei creates aweing backgrounds and darkly beautiful characters. I recommend it highly to anyone who's getting tired of the same storyline shojo manga's. Its rivetting and intellegent, an all around good read that you can reread and not be bored of. I loved it ever since I read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This manga is a very good manga not a lot of words in it but it makes up for it with gorgeous environments and interesting characters.