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Abara  
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Description

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
ABAЯA
Digimortal
Ribs
Абара
アバラ
아 바라

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
v.2 c.7-11 + Digimortal Parts 1-2 by Illuminati-Manga over 13 years ago
v.1 c.1-6 by Illuminati-Manga over 13 years ago
c.8 by Hanaji-scans over 14 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)
1 Volume (Complete, Shinsōban in 2015)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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User Rating
Average: 6.9 / 10.0 (449 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.88 / 10.0
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Last Updated
April 15th 2021, 6:43am PST


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Author(s)

Artist(s)

Year
2005

Original Publisher
Kodansha (2015)
Shueisha (2004)

Serialized In (magazine)
Ultra Jump (Shueisha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (1 Deluxe Edition Volume - Complete; Print & Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #525 increased(+119)
Monthly Pos #1374 increased(+150)
3 Month Pos #2381 increased(+220)
6 Month Pos #3259 increased(+175)
Year Pos #4119 increased(+272)

List Stats
On 315 reading lists
On 485 wish lists
On 1211 completed lists
On 50 unfinished lists
On 176 custom lists

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Abara  
by Anonymous
June 28th, 2020, 6:50am
Rating: N/A
Story: 7/10
Art: 9/10
Characters: 6/10
Quality Polish Edition: 8/10
Enjoyment: 7/10
Overall: 7.4/10
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Divided  
by nail80
March 5th, 2011, 9:24am
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
On one hand this series has amazing artwork, it's just breathtakingly awesome, but the story didn't impress me one bit. At times it was extremely confusing and that is supposed to be the center of the manga, if you don't understand exactly what the hell is going on then how are you supposed to enjoy the story and the characters?
If this was just an artbook then i would surely rate it higher.
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Marvelously mind blowing (:  
by jazzybaby
February 23rd, 2011, 9:57am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
Perhaps my opinion of 'Abara' was already biased before I even began reading it due to the fact that I was already in love with Tsutomu's talent thanks to 'Blame!'... But I have to say, 'Abara' by itself is still absolutey amazing. I honesty like it as much as 'Blame!' and a lot more than his other work 'Biomega'.

Some may say that his storytelling is lacking but I actually enjoy the fact that it's not all there shoved in your face.. The story is still there but it's just more subtle and you just have to pay closer attention to the actions and use your imagination a bit. His style of telling the story feels more like you're just an onlooker at something already happening and you get the gist of it by the dialogue and actions rather than it seeming like someone's performing for you and some invisible narrator explains the whole darn plot...

I think out of all of his mangas, the fact that 'Abara' was so short seemed to make Tsutomu Nihei concentrate on making it more concrete than his other longer works and there was more of a balance between the action and actual progression of the events in the story. All in all, I love this manga for it's amazing art and unique storytelling. <3

If you didn't understand it, you should really consider reading it again more patiently and you'll most likely appreciate and comprehend it better. But if you didn't like it, maybe you're just better off reading some cliche manga. P:

... Last updated on February 23rd, 2011, 10:27am
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Okay.  
by YummiMookies
October 4th, 2010, 9:52am
Rating: N/A
I gave this one two tries; one years before and another just a few months ago. Unfortunately, something about this feels off to me... I didn't like it either times.
The art is nice, albeit a little too dark and scratchy. The plot was okay, but didn't keep my interest for long.
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Awesome, confusing  
by gentler
January 1st, 2010, 8:24pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
The art, as always for Nihei, is amazing. Highly stylized, but in a unique way that sets it apart from a lot of manga/anime. I've acquired a number of really nice desktop backgrounds from Abara.
I still have no real idea what was going on plot-wise, except for general outlines. Blame! made perfect sense to me, but Abara only resulted in confusion. But, this is more than made up for by the awesomeness of the art, and is probably just a sign that I should read it again and pay more attention. If anyone would like to try and explain what was going on (especially the ending), this would be most welcome.
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Art soo good, should be in Art Musem  
by coco_has_to_gogo
June 20th, 2009, 1:19pm
Rating: N/A
NIHEI Tsutomu is one of my favourite Manga artists. Because of his raw creativity, and story-telling. However it is his Art-work that I am truly truly in love with. Blame!, Biomega, and now Abara. If you like great mangas, and have an eye for amazing art work, I highly recommend the mangas by NIHEI Tsutomu (Microsoft choose him to draw the Halo Comics cuz he's the best artist in japan! [one of them]).

Final Word: CoCo love's NIHEI Tsutomu's MoJo

... Last updated on June 20th, 2009, 1:21pm
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Uneven  
by Jhono1
April 26th, 2009, 6:48pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Very dark, very moody and stylish and little to no dialogue at all. It's extremely hard to follow the plot and takes away a lot from this manga, the but the art is shockingly good.

5 for the story, 9 for the art really.
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wow good  
by mystichead
March 1st, 2009, 6:32pm
Rating: N/A
this is the only manga ive ever read where i couldnt get what in the world was happening....most probably cuz the art.....(not that its bad but i'am not quite used to this style, thus cant make out patterns").....and.......

Despite all that I LOVED IT........... HOLY SHIT How did that happen?

... Last updated on March 1st, 2009, 6:33pm
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Awesome  
by Nashnir
January 6th, 2009, 4:22am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This manga has the best art and storyline I have come across. Only a few others come comparatively close.

This is my first comment about a Manga, so you can imagine how much I liked it.
The story is very original and the action scenes are splendidly done.
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very contradicting opinions  
by Frostburn
December 1st, 2008, 10:32am
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
it seems people are very confused over this title so let me say a few words
I think that Tsutomu Nihei is brilliant in his ability to create dark and unique atmosphere, his art is superb although very rough, and that seems to be a problem for some people, and his plots are very unique living in an unique settings witch is why i give him high rating, also I like dark stuff, but he doesn't bother explaining the plot with a lot of text which again poses a problem for some people who don't have good ability in non-verbal communication

to sum up he has top rated works, but due to his unique style of presenting it people often don't understand what's what, plus his plots are somewhat deep which adds to the confusion

Abara's ending is one of the coolest parts of the manga btw if u can see what's happening
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