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Biomega, Vol. 1 Paperback – February 2, 2010

4.6 out of 5 stars 32 customer reviews
Book 1 of 6 in the Biomega Series

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; paperback / softback edition (February 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421531844
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421531847
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.3 x 5.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wow, the book is about an inch bigger and wider than most manga which is great because there's alot to see. The cover looks slick and very nice. The pages and print job are top notch, even includes a couple color pages (some publishers don't include the color pages). Overall it looks like VizSig department did a very solid job on making a quality books.

The overall plot is pretty straight forward action plot. Downright minimalist in just giving you the basic details of what's happening. However, this serves the story well by not crashing the atmosphere with "witty" one-liners and other things of that nature.

The art is top notch and is probably Nihei's best work. It's dark and surreal and reminiscent of beksinski works, but done in black ink. The art really does the storytelling here. Action sequences are fast and vivid enough to get the point across without someone narrating their actions with dialogue bubbles. The same goes for the jokes. This allows for large excellent looking and highly detailed panels and 2 page spreads.

Overall, this is an excellent start to the series. I'm looking forward to the future releases.
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3005 A.D.: the N5S Virus is turning people into the walking dead and the only ones who seem to be able to survive are the so-called Accomodators, those who can transmute the virus within their bodies. Zoichi Kanoe, an agent of Toa Heavy Industry, is sent to find one such Accomodator, a girl named Eon Green. But also looking for Eon are the agents of the Public Health Service's Compulsory Execution Group, who are charged with wiping out anyone who gets in their way, by any means necessary.

Nihei's series is everything that an apocalyptic sci-fi horror should be: dark, gritty, action-packed, and bloody. But all four elements are balanced perfectly and the pacing of the story is such that readers are instantly drawn in, unable to look away or blink for fear of missing a detail. The dialog is kept to a minimum, especially when it comes to Zoichi. Because he's not much of a talker, readers will focus closely on his actions, giving the book the feel of watching an action movie. The robotic-like attitude of Zoichi, combined with the artificial intelligence assistant Fuyu (who is built into Zoichi's motorcycle), help set the science fiction tone, while the hordes of zombies bring horror with them. Though the characters are only beginning to be developed in this first volume, Nihei gives readers enough information to make the characters seem real and drops clues about who and what the characters might be, setting the stage for volumes to come.

Fitting in with the writing's blend of action, horror, and science fiction, the art is a blend as well. The settings are both futuristic and gothic, with a long highway surrounded by the cables of a city giving way to a castle-like building silhouetted against the moon.
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If you liked Blame! then you'll like Biomega. There's a little more text, but not much. The art style is the same as Blame! and there's a lot of weird stuff going on. First-timers might want to check this out in a bookstore first. You can go for a while without seeing any word-bubbles in this book, so if you don't like the art telling the story then this might not be for you. I think it's a great bio-cyber-apocalyptic-whatever sort of graphic novel.
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Biomega is a beautifully ugly manga. The art is scratchy and dark, and everything seems to be bathed in shadows. The character designs, while retaining some typical anime style, are rough and lanky, and occasionally sloppy. Still, it all comes together to create a stunning, fluid world. Action scenes are drawn wonderfully, creating a great sense of motion and urgency. The violence is over the top and gory, but used well, as to never feel gratuitous. This series has a giant, talking bear, and yet not only does the character work, he works so well that other then the initial shock, I never questioned his place in the series. He fit right in.

If there is one thing holding Biomega back, it's that it chooses action over story. While there is a lot of forward motion as far as the action goes, the story itself never progresses all that far, instead favoring a high speed search and rescue over explanation of the current state of the world. While this does create a very fast and easy read, it can make some details seem murky, or looked over. There is also one scene, towards the end of the book, where the action does seem to fall apart a bit, as too much seems to be going on at one point.

Still, Biomega is a thrill ride, with strong art, and a great sense of action and a near perfect, break neck pace. Horror and sci-fi fans need to check this series out.
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Very dark dystopian story set in the far future in which an infection turns people into "drones" or more simply biological zombies! An artificial humanoid battles to save humanity. This is his (its?) Story. Engaging!
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Nihei fans will love the book. People new to Nihei's work might not.
His stories are usually lacking depth and some of the art is just too dark with little detail.
The good stuff is never a let down with the action scenes, the fights, and the biomechanical
monsters.
Tsutomu Nihei is not the next H.R. Giger (rest in peace) but his creatures are always
awesome.

This book only took like 10 minutes to read. There isn't much story. But going through
the pages and marveling at the creature designs was much more time consuming.

This series is good for any Nihei fans.
It's got potential for any zombie fans if they're into sci-fi.
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