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BioMega  
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Description
Tsutomu Nihei returns with another addictive manga (see BLAME!), set in the not-so-distant future (3005 A.D.). It follows a character by the name of Kanoe Zouichi and the mysterious Kanoe Fuyu whose luminous form is integrated into the system of his bike. They are agents sent by a powerful organization to retrieve the human with the ability to resist and transmute the NS5 infection that is spreading across the world, named Yion/Ion Green.

However, their mission is delayed by the reckless actions of the Public Health Department's taskforce and the kidnapping of Yion/Ion Green. Will they complete their mission? Where has Yion/Ion Green been taken?

The art in BioMega is similar to BLAME!, with its complicated concrete sprawl and ludicrously wide, empty spaces. However, things seem to happen at a more reasonable pace. In this manga, there is emphasis on the swiftness of the attacks made by Zouichi, such as the gun being holstered just before the enemies fall to the ground. Speed is crucial in this manga, unlike in BLAME!, and the plot develops just as quickly.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Blame! (Main Story)
NOiSE (NIHEI Tsutomu) (Main Story)

Associated Names
バイオメガ
生化禁區 BIOMEGA
Violent Infectious Disease Covers All the World... The Omega.

Groups Scanlating
Evil Genius
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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.36 by Evil Genius (1575d ago)
v.5 c.35 by Evil Genius (1631d ago)
v.5 c.33-34 by Evil Genius (1753d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
6 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (281 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.8 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 10th 2014, 7:33pm PST


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Year
2004

Original Publisher
Kodansha (1 Vol.; 2004)
Shueisha (2007)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)
Young Magazine (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (6 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1092 increased(+149)
Monthly Pos #1758 increased(+461)
3 Month Pos #2965 decreased(-126)
6 Month Pos #3145 increased(+515)

List Stats
On 558 reading lists
On 611 wish lists
On 581 completed lists
On 60 unfinished lists
On 135 custom lists

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Forum Posts
How is this a sequel to Blame? 222 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes ago
The end?! 222 days, 22 hours, 36 minutes ago

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alluring but confusing   
Rating: N/A
by Wufu
March 11th, 2011, 10:48pm
Art is superb and the original premise is seductive but I think the author fails to capitalize on the potential. The plot becomes hard to believe because not much time is spent smoothening the transitions. Prepare to be pounded with "wtf? how is this possible?" but also be prepared to be pulled in. Strange as this manga is, there is a certain will that drives the reader to discover what happens next. That's why i give it a 7 as opposed to 5.
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What the...   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Deva
March 15th, 2010, 4:52pm
I love Niheis work figuring out his stories is like solving a riddle but with this manga he really overdid it. There is just now way that the plot makes any sense what so ever.
My guess is that he wanted to make a manga with every weird idea he could think of, completely neglecting the coherence of the story and world.

It is a nice read but don't expect too much, especially if you liked BLAME.
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cool but...it makes no sense   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Tiamat
August 4th, 2009, 11:35pm
I actually laughed when I finished this manga because of how absurd the ending was (and basically everything that lead up to it). The BLAME ending is just cryptic, this one is like "lol wut"? I dunno. Honestly I could describe the whole manga as "lol wut?" but I'll just say read it if you liked blame and want to see a guy on a motorcycle shoot holes in the heads of futuristic bad guys.
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easy to follow... to a point.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Jack_T
April 4th, 2009, 8:41pm
almost everything nihei writes revolves around the blame universe, however he always seems to have the same issue with his series. He rushes the endings and you have no idea what's going on. for blame it was the last few chapters for biomega its the entire last two volumes.

Another issue nihei suffers from is starting a series and then not doing anything with it (i.e. blame^2 and blame nse)

but back to the series biomega, its an interesting story with a variety of neat characters. the negative however is that the villains all look so much alike that its hard to tell who the peon is and who the ranking villain is, its not noticeable at first but once you get into volume three you'll know what I'm talking about.

But do not read this expecting it to explain the events that created the world of blame, in fact this story suffers like noise did in that it's hard to really lump this into the blame world since the only things it has in common is either a protagonist facing down the odds or the recurring villain types.

I did enjoy the series overall but its week compared to blame, its hard to follow, and does not really fill its role as a prequel well.

I guess now all we can do is flip a coin and hope nihei continues either blame^2 or NSE...
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beautiful/confusing   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by serobins
March 15th, 2009, 2:03pm
The art in Biomega is very good (kind of lacking soul, but good). Too bad I can't figure out what's going on half the time. My rating is an average of an 8 for the art, and a 4 for the random, confusing plot developments.

... Last updated on May 1st, 2009, 6:22pm
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Cool and awesome   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Se3D03
October 27th, 2007, 10:26pm
It's still quite early in the series to judge it's overall rating, but from what I've read so far, this is truly great. Art is topnotch, the best I've seenn from any other manga i've read and the story is amazing as well. Can't wait for the next release.
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BLAME!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by ares6
December 9th, 2006, 9:04pm
This is a good one.
Blame is also a good one. I just never understood what Blame is about.......

However, Blame is better in that Blame creates a whole new world. Blame is one of best manga, even if i didn't understand what the heck the plot is about.

... Last updated on December 10th, 2006, 3:34pm
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...as you'd expect   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gediminas
November 20th, 2006, 1:49pm
As awesome and engaging as you'd expect. So, yes, it lacks originality compared to "Blame!", but to some people a -bike-, an -axe- and a -new gun- is absolutely enogh in terms of innovation in a Nihei's work. Anyway, great stuff.
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YAHOO!!   
Rating: N/A
by RF
June 28th, 2006, 9:42am
Tsutomu Nihei fans, rejoice! For the genius (if irregular) author has started Biomega again! If you're not a fan before reading Biomega, you sure will be after you have read it!
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very soon   
Rating: N/A
by Bustevou
April 12th, 2006, 6:40am
But lets keep our fingers crossed.
this has the potenial of becoming one of the coolest action mangas to date!!

We shall meet again Zouichi !!

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