Blame!
Title ID:
2712
Alt name(s):
  • iftira
  • Блейм!
  • ブラム!
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Rating:
  • 9.00
  • 9.10
  • 1,063
Pub. status:
Completed
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  • 431
Description:
Killy is a man of few words. He wanders, seemingly endlessly, through a lonely, gargantuan labyrinth of concrete and steel, fighting off cyborgs and other futuristic nightmares, searching only for something called Net Terminal Genes. And he has a very powerful gun, which he uses without hesitation whenever anything resembling danger rears its ugly head.
Who is this quiet, violent, determined man and what are these Genes he seeks? The small communities he finds tucked into the crevices of this towering, dystopic ruin hardly give him leads on his treasure, driving him to find larger enclaves of civilization where people can reveal more about the world he lives in and the quarry he seeks.


Officially Translated:
  • In French by Glénat
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    Reading progress:
    • Volume 0/10
    • Chapter 0/65

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    Shame these scans are such low quality, really recommend going to a different site & reading this masterpiece there, it really takes a lot away from the manga.
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    Didnt love It but It was alright. Can tell why people love it the art Is fantastic, the story would be too If I could tell what exactly was going on more.
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    heard about this offhand in a video on youtube, proceeded to read the entire thing over the course of three days and absolutely fell in love with it.
    pros-compelling storyline, interesting characters, some of the best setting art i've ever seen, and an ability to carry a lot of emotional weight despite having very little dialogue
    cons-first few chapters have no real effect on the rest of the plot, the lack of color/midtones leads to some bits of it being super visually confusing
    notes-
    read this before you watch the movie. seriously. the movie is great but makes no sense without it.
    if you don't like/can't handle body horror and gore, this isn't for you.
    overall-one of my favorites. 9/10
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    Last edited 2 mo ago by anglade.
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    Started reading this manga because i saw someone mention it when i was reading Usogui (read this manga it's amazing). And man i enjoyed this allot i really liked everything about it esp. the buildings and world design it was very interesting but also gloomy and gritty but oddly relaxing aswell. Deff will re-read this soon.
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    Cult classic, you're probably going to either love or hate this manga.

    Strengths:
      - Fantastic world and atmosphere
      - World is kept as mysterious to the viewer as it is to the MC through a lack of exposition/info dumping
      - Most chapters are relatively easy to read, and most of the manga is entirely visual with minimal storytelling
      - Most arcs are short and don't drag on too long
      - Visual style and storytelling does an incredible job at selling the scale of the world and the ungodly lengths of time it takes to traverse it
      - Visual storytelling done right ("show, don't tell")

    Weaknesses:
      - Practically no dialogue
      - Early chapters are disjointed from the remainder of the book
      - Art style evolves over time and gradually improves, leaving earlier chapters looking clunky and unrefined in comparison to later chapters
      - Some chapters are total cluster-fucks and require numerous re-reads to grasp

    Overall, one of my favorites of all time. It's definitely not everybody's cup of tea, but most of the chapters are easy to read through, and it's not a joke to say that the ~2,000 pages of this manga series can be read in about 6 hours. Give it a try, at least a handful of chapters. If you're not digging it, you won't like it later. If you fall in love, you'll love it all the way through.
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    Came here after watching the Netflix movie. Good thing I did too, as that movie set up the context of things much better than this manga did early on. This manga has the opposite problem of those crappy manga / anime with overly long backstories where there's paragraphs of exposition and history you don't give a crap about it the beginning that you don't even have the context to understand. It's too minimalist and doesn't explain anything. Plus the art makes the action scenes a bit hard to follow.

    It has its strengths, like being atmospheric and establishing a mood, but so far, it's lacking characterization and context for what's going on. I like it so far, but can see why it never became a megahit, and only got animated after Knights of Sidonia was successful.
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    This is one of the masterpieces.

    @katsu_curry that may be because this manga is not for everyone. You are just suddenly thrown into a world and actually have to put effort into understanding things. That is why this is my favorite

    @Iandiazgentry read the master edition. there is a pdf of all volumes somewhere on the net

    For those who can't understand the story, check the wiki on fandom.com for chapter explanations
    Last edited 6 mo ago by KhunEdhan.
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    Nihei's magnum opus, idk why it's rating is only 9, should be at least 9.25
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    Terrible scan. Read the master edition official release instead.
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    It might be good but I can't get past the art
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    @CheerTheDead it's quite a basic premise, but there isn't much exposition and the gaps are enormous.

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    How did you understand the plot ? What kind of wisdom god are you?
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    H doujinshi where? (Shibo x Sanakan preferably)
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    @Herrgast
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    @Turkeyjerkey I have to disagree at one point:



    And those who didn't get the end:
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    Setting explained for those confused:
    Last edited 1 year ago by Turkeyjerkey.
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    I'm reading this paper back and I must say it's horror. The entire setting is terror.
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    Man this is hard to read. I want to like it, but I can barely see what's going on.
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    I keep seeing both you around the comments for I am a Hero and other stuff. Neither of y’all liked the ending... I can’t understand why lol
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    Lol wtf