MC has to find a living human with special genes that will allow them to access the megastructures wifi, which is basically like a giant simulation of earth pre-robotification. The robots that were meant to protect those with the special genes malfunctioned and are now killing everyone without the special genes. MC walks for a long time to find someone with special genes. He maybe finds them?
Killy is a safeguard created by the authority to hunt down the net terminal gene which can be used to safely access the net to shut down the rapid expansion of the mega structure caused by the haywire builders that started the expansion in the first place. We want them to stop so the few non silicon races can survive and life in the structure can be normal for once.
Somehow having access to the internet represents a threat to the silicon life forms because it gives you the power to eliminate them, hence why they are on a rampage killing those with said genes
want me to fuckin fart right in your nose mother fucker cus i will
Can someone explain the megastructure? Is it on earth? How big is it? Are these things even known? I'd like to know how all this shit got started, but the manga just throws you right into it, long after shit has hit the fan.
It was near perfect.
I just think it ended one chapter to late.
It would've been better if it had an open ending.
>How big is it?
There was one room that was larger than Jupiter. And that's just one room.
>There was one room that was larger than Jupiter.
Wait... what? So this thing pretty much encompasses the solar system? Is it like a dyson sphere surrounding the sun?
I literally just finished it. Maybe I should read it again, since I clearly missed some things.
Engulfs the entire solar system in a large sphere, just a bit past pluto
>Is it like a dyson sphere surrounding the sun?
We're pretty sure all the planets were used at building materials before they started using some kind of dark matter.
Didn't it start with an internet space used for business transactions who fell to cyber-terrorism which caused the safeguard, builders to go batshit and also birthed the silly cones ?
I don't remember so well.
According to Wikipedia
>it has been suggested by Tsutomu Nihei himself in his artbook Blame! and So On that the scale of The City is beyond that of a Dyson sphere, reaching at least Jupiter's planetary orbit (for a radius of around 5.2 AU, or 778,547,200 km)
That shit is mindbogglingly fucking gigantic.
There are also those Gravity generator things like at Toha Heavy Industries where they were warping space-time to have multiple overlapping realities. So as big as it is, it's even bigger on the inside.
I thought it was working fine, they just used the GBE to disrupt it causing them to momentarily phase back into the base reality, allowing them to escape. When it turned back on, reality began warping again. Cibo 2 got caught in it.
>Netsphere set up as digital backup space/super-internet
>NWO illuminatty use it to track everything everyone does
>forces everyone to get the implants
>creates safeguard to kill anyone who doesn't get the implants
>silicon life are terrorists opposed to NWO
>terrorists steal safeguard blueprints and create what becomes silicon lifeforms
>also sparks the chaos that starts the unchecked expansion of the City
The sequence of the exterminator, first class about to eat Cibo's baby then Killy shooting it in the head and the resulting explosion.
So fucking cool and well timed. You can just imagine what's happening between the panels so fucking well. It's naturally cinematic.
Look at the fucking reflection in her eyes. what a fucking cool idea.
It's implied, though something about it might've been mentioned in one of the side stories.
Basically, there's no where near enough matter to build something that fucking huge with just the matter in the solar system.
Seu was the fucking shit.
I still remember this chick suddenly showing up like a boss.
NoiSe sets up the setting of Blame! some of this is my interpretation based on blame!, the notes Nihei put in the artbook and NSE/noise
So Net Terminal implants/gnes were expensive because the net sphere was a place of business, where the rich communicate and do their dealings. eventually with so many rich all focused in 1 place, criminal activity within the net sphere arose, this led to the safeguard being introduced. so conflict basically began happening in the net sphere rather than the real world, causing chaos. Silicons were born from hacking into the net sphere and applying safeguard qualities to human bodies(this is in noise). silicons dislike normal humans and live in the physical world. im guessing in order to protect the humans in reality the governing agency/safeguard began materializing in the physical world as well. which led to humans being sent into the net sphere for protection(that place with all those sleeping humans/giant thing). in order to store human conciousness in the software of the net sphere, a shitload of hardware was needed. so the builders were programmed to expand the hardware constantly. and over millions or longer years all this just became chaotic and without purpose. Cibo/sanakan/seu's child that Killy allows to grow shuts down the net sphere, allowed humans to return to the physical world and exterminate the silicon life(humans actively hunt silicons in Blame!2)
Sidonia's getting some animated Blame! love
So what's the deal with Toha Heavy Industries showing up in most of Nihei's work? Is it just a plot device he likes to reuse?
Are his works connected?
I guess Toha is the General Electric of the Niheiverse
It's actually just cyberpunk stuff. It's one of the last megacorps in existence and it tries to keep itself alive in Sidonia via media where it makes itself look good (see: the THI arc of Blame and the entirety of Biomega where they're the valiant heroes).
Greatest love story ever told.
He had 65% of his body (or was it like 65% remaining? Can't remember) obliterated by a blast stronger than the Sun and the most he had to do was endure Shinbo shenanigans while he regenerated.
Complaining about spoonfeeding is for anime, not manga.
Plebs don't read manga, and if there is someone that wants to get into manga I want to help them so they stop being a pleb.
At that scale it just becomes impossible to grasp it's size. It feels so fucking weird to even try.
An anon in a thread like a year or more ago did some math. If he started at around Earth and went to around Jupiter at walking speed, plus some other stuff, it would take him roughly 90,000 years. So at least more than that (maybe close to a million years have passed since the City started expanding)
5.2 AU, or 778,547,200 km
That's 17775 year at a pace of 5km/h, without breaks.
But it's impossible to say how far he actually had to walk. since he took that elevator and was teleported by Toha industries.
Took him a few centuries to get out of a fucking elevator, doubt the jupiter room was any quicker.
Hey guys, how does the GBE work? Does it create a linear black hole that pulls and crushes in everything along the firing arc before disapating or does it shunt everything out of it's path with so much force it disintegrates instantly?
from the ntoes in the artbook Blame! and So On
[Gravitational Beam Emitter - Hypothesis 1]
Gravity, even when emitted as a beam, does not have that much power.
So where does the immense power of the Gravitational Beam Emitter come from?
Perhaps, like the Gravity Furnace, it comes from Dark Matter intervening.
That is, if the beam hits one certain place, it transforms into an entirely different location where an extreme amount of dark matter suddenly occurs. The thing's mass increases explosively, a reaction that would cause anything to be destroyed.
Since it changes the attributes of the place where it hits, it could be called, "Installation Emitter" maybe.
My favorite pages were the ones that showed just how big the megastructure was or how far Killy walks.
This isn't necessarily my favorite page but ones similar.
[Gravitational Beam Emitter - Explanation 2/Type One Variable Critical Arms]
Iko called it the "Gravitational Beam Generator" but it's actual name is this one ((referring to "Type One Variable Critical Arms")). The people on the Forbidden Level of the Life Electric Company also called it "Gravitational whatever" as a name that describes its functions directly.
But in the end, "Type One Variable Critical Arms" is the true name of Killy's weapon whereas "Gravitational Beam Emitter" is just a description.
So what does it mean by a "Weapon" that is "Critical" and "Variable"?
The only ones to use (possess) this weapon are Killy and Sanakan, and Sanakan only utilized the "Great King ((Not sure about this word here))" so that's the situation.
As for the reason, it takes place on the various stages of the story of BLAME!, "The maintained Lower Level where Killy was wandering," "The Electric Life Company's general Forbidden Level," "Toho Heavy Industries, where the Governing Agency's influence does not extend," "The Informal Layer," and the "layer damaged by Level 9." BLAME! is mostly full of places where the Governing Agency, Safeguards, and the like are unable to function, I would say. And so if you consider those circumstances to be true, they would have come across no other weapons.
But, I wouldn't say the Safeguards are under inefficient command.
Since in Sanakan's final flawless form in the scene at the Silicon Life headquarters, the gun she was using was a pressure release gun. And also for Sanakan to attack she had a downloaded a high level exterminator which one can think of as not being able to be taken down by fire power or strength. The same is so with Killy's gun, and it must be the most powerful weapon in that world.
So why was the unsteady Killy able to carry such a thing?
Well as you should know, it's because he's this really extraordinarily special person.
As expected, is it because he's the "Secret System Messenger"....?
This brings us back to the previously stated problem.
What does it mean by a "Weapon" that becomes "Critically" "Variable"?
In the whole of this world, the Builders have created a layered world that is, in actuality, a level that is the same size as the Solar System. And inside of that entity is one atmospheric pressure of breathable air circulating about the whole thing as well as regularized gravity.
That kind of environment is impossible to create naturally, however there is some way or another to control that kind of thing artificially.
Naturally, the largest restructuring was taking control of the gravitational power, and undoubtedly, within the Megastructure there are controls.
If control over the gravitational power was lost, the only possibility is that the layers themselves would instantly collapse.
With that in mind, is there even a "Variable Critical Arms"?
Concerning controlling gravity, Killy's gun "emits" "beams" of "gravitons." It is the ultimate "arms" who's "critical" point is creating a situation where all "variables" have failed.
Blam! It cuts down places developed with artificial gravity with its straight beam and causes localized gravitational failure.
Since using such a thing haphazardly would be rather dangerous for the world if used carelessly, its owner is controlled carefully.
Sanakan is of a uniquely high rank which comes along with responsibility of such a weapon.
So on the other side, afterwards, from the Governing Agency...... the Level 9 Investigation was maybe also given such responsibility..... hm?
end. obligatory image for every blame! thread
Just read through the first half of Ch1 and the designs/backgrounds are fantastic. Finding it pretty hard to follow the action though, but I'm relatively new to manga so it's probably just me.
>Concerning controlling gravity, Killy's gun "emits" "beams" of "gravitons." It is the ultimate "arms" who's "critical" point is creating a situation where all "variables" have failed.
>Blam! It cuts down places developed with artificial gravity with its straight beam and causes localized gravitational failure.
How does Sidonia GBE work?
Not the best looking page, but the shock of realizing after several years of reading and re-reading that
Killy sheds a tear for Ciboleft a damn memorable impression.
>the first half of Ch1
Oh boy nigga...
He just wanted to look up porn on the internet.
>implying a giant killer cyborg is afraid of da popo
>What can be assumed to be pretty well into the future.
>There's a fucking payphone
i noticed that too but i can't blame him, hell even in Gits there is still CDs and shit being used despite people having cyberbodies and brains.
they couldn't predict the rise of cellphones just like we can't imagine future communications
he liked her, but i think the point was about killy that he lived for so long and had so many encounters that he probably met like a hundred people like cibo before, people he cared for but forgot about after time, he even forgot that he was a special safeguard.
Maybe he had some really big brain damage and lost all his memory from before.
Killy is an agent of a pre-safeguard system, not a safeguard. This is mentioned at least once.
Also the rapid expansion isn't really the problem, it's the fact that safeguard are murdering everything that breathes and silicon creatures are trying to hijack the netsphere to bend it to their will.
I always thought this little scene was fucking adorable for some reason.
its in the notes of the artbook, hes mostlikely a cop
He's human but has had high level cybernetic enhancements.
He's pretty nearly ageless and immortal.
Given that, there's a high probability that he has been living for over 1000 years.
He probably doesn't have any recollection of much of his life.
Ages ago, when the Netsphere was completely functional, he might have had some kind of police officer job.
Then there was the change from the human race to Silicon Life.
Humans cast off their living bodies.
Criminals got in the way of the network because they had been antagonized so much by people who used different bodies, that they came to hold a terrible grudge.
nihei's expressions in BLAME! are usually pretty derp but i think he did pretty good with sanakan's expression of indifference towards things she's about to GBE the shit out of
>Doing the term "wall of text" this much justice
For fuck sake Nihei, you don't need to build a god damn wall that isn't part of a structure
Nihei should do a fantasy series. It'd be interesting to see what he could pull off.
Killy covered in useless but cool scrap metal parts and random electronic appliances > Killy strapped up in the belt-tastic leather straitjacket > Killy wearing a featureless black jumpsuit
he got a more advanced suit before fighting against Schiff in that chapter, it made him incredibly resistant until he got rekt by level 9 safeguard cibo.
>all those dudes
he was fighting Schiff, no one else.
And here I thought that "proto-safeguard" meant that he was like an early version of the completely artificial safeguard. I thought his single-mindedness and apparent lack of emotions was because he's a primitive AI that was only designed for a single concrete purpose. He seems so inhuman because he's not a human being. He probably doesn't even have what we would consider to be "free will" or agency.
That he's actually a human being, and would be hard to distinguish from what I just described is heartbreaking.
Killy has seen some shit.
In the artbook Nihei claims that it's possible that Killy has lived for over a millennium, but remembers very little of that time span (He claims that human memories deteriorate after 50-70 years)
After such a long time I'd imagine that he surely would grow to be just a little emotionally numb inside.
Yeah, and that's tragic. He seems robotic and single-mindedly devoted to his goal, enduring the long trudge through the megastructure because that's the only thing that he can recall being in any way consistent throughout his life. Very sad.
Killy has been shown to regenerate from bodily damage, so regenerating brain cells might be possible.
It might be that after regenerating his mind so many times he stopped bothering with emotions.
He took the names from Great Sky River(1987) by Gregory Albert Benford. Killy, Cibo and even Sanakan appear in it.
[Electric Life Company]
The Governing Agency, its Safeguards, and Silicon Life all ignore the city thriving in what is called the Abandoned Level. The Electric Life Company is located there with its team of scientists.
As a matter of fact, it is the workers of that company who have control over the governing of the city.
There, Cibo was Head Scientist, but she worked against the Presiding Master of the company.
Her escape from that shut-in place was done with Killy's help. She succeeded in taking control and then decided to cooperate in Killy's quest.
[Cibo's Reincarnation - 1]
Cibo died during a mistake made in the "Artificial Net Terminal Gene Experiment."
Afterwards she was revived thanks to the concern of the President.
How is it that humans can be reincarnated with the data of their personalities intact?
One hypothesis is that people who aren't in the Life Electric Company, the city people, don't consider those who are to be human any longer.
Presupposing that a sort of cloning process is used, all information in the brain is coded into data, and while the real body is a living thing, a new silicon body can be easily constructed.
Up to that point, without the use of hardware, I believe they can prepare entirely for such an operation.
In short, while doing dangerous experimentation, a replacement body is already prepared (for important people only) and kept offline unless the person is killed in an accident.
Probably the brain is scanned frequently enough and backed up at the electronic level.
However even with that, Quantum Noise comes into the picture again.
There is no way to avoid that vice and data will no doubt gradually degrade.
Cibo died again in the fierce fight against the Safeguard.
First, as mentioned before, since the basic "Cibo" was already in data form, I believe that something like a drug was given to her to return her to "Backup space."
Also, just before the Builder manipulated things, Killy may possibly have used a synchronizing computer language to overwrite it......
Anyway, there is only complete data.
If there is a problem, the Net must know in order to carry out its processes, so it would have that capability to find the problem, wouldn't it?
Iko, who came way later, is a different case entirely because he's an AI.
In any case, data that is left alone for a very long time will eventually be deteriorated by Quantum Noise.
In the real world, there is matter in a constant state of deterioration, contained within physical boundaries, that we call, "Living Organisms."
So if something stays in "Backup Space" for a long time, like the Governing Agency, its information slowly unravels until finally it becomes nothing but random Noise.
[Cibo's Reincarnation - 2]
In the previous fight at Toho Heavy Industries, in the moment when Cibo was killed, she was revived in the electric backup world extremely quickly. But that's not something just anyone can do.
If it were possible for everyone to have a spare electronic copy, this is not a joke about ghosts but, a everyone's consciousness would soon be laid to rest in the electronic reserves.
In short, people who's consciousness is all data would be loaded with different software and programs and one should think about how those operate.
Basically, Cibo's personality data is associated with a certain application that can load that information.
There are two explanations for how that is possible.
1. When she copies Killy's basic code, it was transferred over (like a virus?).
2. When she was linked with the Builder, it had that effect.
Also, it could have been a combination of those two.
The important thing is the existence of such an ability for people to have their personality attached to such an application.
Their so-call living body (although it can't really be called that anymore) came in the form of the governing agents and safeguards.
Just gonna copy/paste what I asked last thread.
Has anyone else considered the possibility that the human Killy encounters directly before finding the Jupiter room was a survivor from before the Netsphere disaster? He is the only known human besides Killy in the entire series with knowledge of how to manipulate/re-engineer Builders, lives completely isolated thousands of miles away from any other humans, without Safeguard disturbance; and creates an almost human-like "village" with his reconstructed Builders. When Killy finds him, his original body is so heavily decayed that he's resorted to that bizarre biological sustain system in order to preserve himself for even longer.
I think Killy was disturbed by the extreme measures that the man took to keep himself alive, and is why he leaves wordlessly.
Actually was he said about the name being based of of a "blam" sound affect makes a lot of sense because I had an incredibly difficult time finding BLAME! in Japan before someone told me it was pronounced "blam".
Can Nihei cancel sidonia and restart Killy and his zombie waifu driving around in a skyline?
Cibo is best bro ever.
Like fucking really she fucks herself over for everyone else so many times to the point that wen she's eventually a little selfish none can blame he for it. And even then doing so gets Killy the one thing he needs.
Nihei's colour pages were awesome
What is /a/'s favorite music to listen to while reading BLAME!? Looking at the playlist I was using, it only has Atrium Carceri's songs, which is some kind of grungy/atmospheric industrial genre.
Noise hints that he's one of the kids the cultists kidnapped but really Killy and sanakan's pasts aren't really important. All you have to really know is that they were once human, but have been machines for so long that they no longer remember any of that.
I liked the crazy height differences between Killy, Cibo's people, and the fishers. Seperated for thousands of years, different populations of humanity started evolving differently, experiencing effects similar to island dwarfism/gigantism.
Also we have no idea which character is "normal" sized compared to us.
the fuck do the people in blame even eat? the closest thing to food we saw in the entire series where those silicon food bars, that are apparently made of 100% condensed grease.
that's fine for cyborgs but what about the different races of meat creatures?
Killy does understand that he's human, though. Throughout the first half of the series, he seems to think he's just an ordinary person, until he gets injected with the Safeguard thing; and in the second half, he occasionally shows displays of very, very human emotion.
Examples: His extreme rage/anger/triumph face when he gets out of his 14 years of recovery, and starts blasting his gun everywhere until his arm rips off; he cries when Cibo finally dies; he stops walking/moving for long enough on the stairs to the Jupiter room at one point that Mori thinks he's dead; his looks of despair, exhaustion and depression in the last few chapters in the rain.
That seems to be a common theme for Nihei's protagonists. Sacrificing your humanity to protect humanity. Nagate is heading down that path, as did Zoichi. Climbing a staircase for a thousand years, riding your bike down the end of the world, or drifting through space trying to protect the last of humanity, the hero's journey never ends. No wonder Hiroki wanted to die so badly.
The villains on the other hand, seem to want to transcend the human condition, but do it for very human reasons such as pride or sadism.
That's Toha exclusive technology, nobody else has that capability. It's shown in either volume 1 or 2, when Killy runs into that guy after falling down a shaft for several miles, that humans know how to grow food to some extent.
He's old enough he's probably forgotten his identity several times over. The only thing he really remembers is that he's looking for net terminal genes.
He forgot his life as a regular human, then he forgot his life as a safeguard and started to think he was human again, Then he came full circle.
The ride never ends. Immortality is fucking horrifying.
There's a chance that shinsoban will have some new bonus stuff, I'll try to keep you all updated. I really hope they'll cram NOiSE in it though, with it being unevenly split into 6 volumes rather than 5.
The part that makes Blame! even more depressing is that Killy doesn't just die, or "go home" or live in peace once the Netsphere chaos is resolved. He's completely immortal, and continues to wander The City; possibly on new orders from the Governing Agency, for thousands and thousands of years. He still has to follow orders from above as the only remaining human legal authoritative figure in the base reality.
He's there for so long that by the time Blame! 2 starts, the idea that he ever existed and was the instrumental to saving The City is only a legend. In that time, his personality has developed to the extent that he's ready and willing to help Silicon Creatures when they're in danger, and helps Pcell's distant descendant escape The City so that she can find a new place to safely restart Silicone Life.
It also makes Ochiai and those fucks on the Immortal council look like even bigger cunts. MAH IMMORTALITY! MAH PERFECT LIFE FORM!
Come back in a billion years and tell me it was worth it if you still remember.
i wonder who kicked killy out of safeguard mode in the first place.
it's not an organisation you seem to be able to leave on your own. you either fucking die and they get tired of reviving your ass or in killy's case, someone forcibly got rid of their links to him, as Iko noticed signs of some erasure program when they where scanning to see if he was friend or foe.
Shit forgot pic, anyways there must have been many people modified like Killy searching, must be tough outliving them all, hell, maybe that weird Killy clone safeguard was one as well.
During this reread I'm listening this mix in loop
Last time I read it while listening to some Burial
I just noticed Killy starts drooling after he drugs himself in Vol 1.
4chan ate the pic related. Here is what it would have been.
I've had this one as a phone background for a few months now.
This entire scene is the definition of perfection.
Killy, having been traveling for fucking millennia across unfathomable distances, finally reaching the end of the city, and then is the first living thing to see stars in millions of years, has such a gravity and power to it I can't even begin to describe. Best page in BLAME!, and maybe the best ending to any comic I've ever read.
>Finally get the reference
Bricks were shat
Well, but memories deteriorate after 70 "eventful" years.
Doing nothing but walk for even centuries at a time without meeting anyone can prove to be so devoid of stuff to remember that the few eventful things are remembered for millennia without trouble.
I'm using Abara colored pages on my phone since I read it.
>have this as my phone background for a month
>just realized the tentacles are penises when i opened it to post here
After the third volume the story really picks up for about 6 volumes and then it turns in to a picture book again. The amount of dialog is directly related to how many people are around Killy.
But Cibo, Dhomo and Iko did most of the talking in volume 8. See >>124248449
Killy is essentially just a giant battery for the GBE so there isn't any reason for him to say more than is necessary to complete his mission. Plus everyone he meets ends up dead so there isn't any point in being too friendly.
>reading Blame in art class because Weeaboo
>weeb girl sitting next to me
>"You've been through maybe 3 chapters and no one has said anything. Do people ever speak in this manga?"
>"S-sure they do!"
>this is the next page
>"SEU, LET US FIGHT!"
I mean, that's the whole point of Blame, is that the story is told through the imagery and the action, rather than expository dialogue, but still. That fucking timing.
Of course not. Silly Cones hate everything that isn't a Silly Cone. She takes advantage of it though. In the second panel on this page I think that look means she knows he won't kill her.
I wish we could have had one more chapter. Cibo and Sanakan's lesbian brainmeld love-child looks cute.
This spread right here, and the ensuing asskicking Killy received, probably make up my favorite moment of Blame!
That page where she goes all moonlight butterfly when they think she's dead is pretty amazing too.
Reminds me of the music in the monochrome world of Yume Nikki.
>nobody has posted Ice Ages yet
Come on you plebs.
God Module is gud too.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor is gud for a nice relaxing readthrough.
That entire outfit would make really neat motorcycling gear. Nihei is in to fashion design too. Maybe if he makes enough shekels from Sidonia he will make our dreams come true.
Best Nihei thread we've had in quite some time.
Glad to see my favourite series still live on.
>Playford Jacket from BLAME!
>Bike Frame and other gear from Biomega
>Seii's Helmet from Sidonia
I would happily turn my throttle 360-degrees, pop the clutch and turn myself into a ball of fire.
You can thank
sidoniafor bringing in new people to read Nihei's older works. pls don't kill me, I'm one of them.
Man, if I were a biker I would rock the living fuck out of this. The gbe might be a little out of my price range though.
you mean the one where it ends in failure after the kid dies and it's genome mutated? nah, killy and the kid where successful.
i do wonder how long they had to walk back though. the plan was to birth it outside the city and than have to walk back into it to connect with it.
That outfit is obviously inspired by riding gear. Just change the logos to Playford and you're good to go.
Big giant imaginary robot fish man said that the path to completing his mission from when he got the orb would be longer and harder than the path leading it up to it, so presumably a very long time.
Soon, if you could call it an anime.
In-episode showing should be coming in about 5 or 6 weeks?
It would be hot as fuck in the summer. You'd sweat like a pig, especially at a stop when the radiant heat rises off the engine.
And in the winter it looks like it'd lose heat pretty fast at high speed. It fails on both fronts.
>>124252078 Only insecure dipshits get upset when new people appear. I bet most of them were brought in by Sidonia as well, lel.
Having newcomers isn't a bad thing.
It's just jarring when you see comments presumably written by 12-year-olds smashing into every corner of the series trying to figure out the story,
only because it reminds me of myself.
Did not know that. Hopefully, Habanero Scans will give us a much more faithful translation. I'd probably pay them the price of the volumes for an actually coherent English version of the artbook notes.
I heard a lot of positive hype about Blame so I tried it but it was shit.
The story is incomprehensible and the art is just an ink-splattered mess. Really don't get the appeal. Dropped it after a few volumes, don't know if it ever picked up.
the story is told through the images and the little dialogue. its not for everyone so i can understand if someone drops it.
insulting nihei's art is heresy though
I'm the editor, actually. It's going to be a proper JP>ENG translation, right. As for the wall of text from Blame! and so on, I can try to talk translator into doing TL check of the shit at randomisgod too, but I won't promise anything. Maybe he'll do it for money, I don't know.
>My blame thread has almost reached 400 posts and is still alive today.
This has been a great thread guys. Thank you for indulging me. I reread it again last night, along with Blame!2 and Noise. Now I'm just empty and want more... I suppose I'll start on some of his other works now.
>not for everyone
>insulting nihei's art is heresy
As hypocritical as that is, this.
It's always nice to have a Nihei thread every once in a while.
Emphasis on the end bit there.
2fast... Also what font that be?
This classic is better. It demonstrates best the difference between the size of objects and the size of the distance between objects.
I paid 52 euros on amazon.co.jp for the first 2 volumes of the new edition.
Did I got ripped off?
Somewhat. You could've gotten it for ~36 euro with cheapest shipping later (I took Germany as the destination, but I doubt it will be really different for other parts of Europe).
Is she Mori, Sanakan, Cibo or Sanancibo?
He took 14 years just for rebooting his fucking brain.