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review 2020-01-26 13:16
Knights of Sidonia Vol 3
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 3 - Tsutomu Nihei

This third volume was the last one I have in this series and frankly, I don't think I will continue after this. While I'm a bit intrigued whether they will at some point be able to communicate with the Gauna and what they would learn from that, I don't think it is worth it continuing the series.

 

More battles that are hard to follow, interspersed with some seemingly random scenes which do little however to develop the characters further. There's a couple of flashbacks as well, and one of them did confirm some of my suspicions, while another one left me with more questions and less answers still.

 

Interesting premise, but it didn't really work for me.

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review 2020-01-26 13:14
Knights of Sidonia Vol 2
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 2 - Tsutomu Nihei

Continuing Knights of Sidonia, volume 2 mainly is more of the previous. There is a lot of battles against different types of Gauna, which is the alien races fighting the humans. There is a lot of inexperienced people who have to do important jobs. The main character goes from hero to zero and back again in the span of chapters.

I find the drawings are a bit full which sometimes make it more difficult to follow the story, especially during all the battles where there's so many tentacles and other things that it sometimes becomes a bit of a blur. I'd rather see a little bit more character development.

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review 2020-01-26 13:12
Knights of Sidonia Vol 1
Knights of Sidonia Vol 1 - Tsutomu Nihei

I got the first three volumes of Knights of Sidonia (couldn't help but think of Muse's Knights of Cydonia) a while back and have finally come around to reading them. It's a space opera Manga about a self-sustaining colossal ship Sidonia and its mecha fighters that battle against an alien, shape-shifting species dead set on destroying humans.

This first volume is like many first volumes. Some things are promising but a large part of it is dumping characters and information about the world on you as you try to figure out what will become important later. The main character at this point was this typical nobody with a mysterious past that I'm sure will become important at some point.

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review 2017-01-22 15:58
A Dark Cyberpunk Science Fiction Manga in Master Edition!
BLAME! (Master Edition) Vol.1 - Tsutomu Nihei

 

Blame! is a cyberpunk H.R. Giger that is dark and violent. What begins is a mystery and ends with still more to go for in this science fiction manga written and drawn by Tsutomu Nihei. In this master edition, its a large format for fans whom missed out the late Tokyopop edition that closed down some years back and finally we get to see in print once again.

 

While I do have to say that I wasn't quite fond of the artwork, there is some thing dark I like about the manga. For one, there is a mystery of a young man named Kryii on a dark quest to look for a gene terminal in a world filled with mutants and bio-mechanical grotesque beings out of a nightmare. As humans are the last of its kind in this universe, the quest that Kryii is looking for remains unknown. There are more characters that were introduced killed faster than they can survive in the next chapter. Still, this dark post-apocalyptic manga is a fast read with less words to read. The artwork on the other hand, is not really to my standard like how I enjoyed admiring Kishiro Yukito's Battle Angel Alita, another great cyberpunk science fiction. Still, Blame! has its perks and I do not mind reading the next chapter once I get my hands on it.

 

 

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review 2014-11-02 19:05
Not liking this more as I read more
Knights of Sidonia, Volume 3 - Tsutomu Nihei

Actually, just the opposite, I'm liking it less and less.   

 

Which makes me wonder

 

 

I'm definitely not going to continue with the manga, although I'm intrigued enough by some of the ideas - genetic manipulation, new genders - that I'll probably give the anime on Netflix a shot. 

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