One of the manga world's most intriguing artists returns to the English language world with a re-release of his breakthrough work, BLAME! In a dystopian future, a complex network of machines has pushed humanity to the brink. Robots known as the Builders continued to build a meaningless civilisation with no one to reside in it. Soon these cities reach out to the outer planets, and another breed of life form emerges.
"Nihei's moody masterpiece finally released in its full dreadful splendor." - UK Anime Network
Tsutomu Nihei is an internationally known Japanese comic artist and draftsman. Born in 1971, Nihei made his debut in the comics world as the winner of the 1995 Afternoon Magazine Four Seasons Award for short stories. He then briefly worked as an assistant to veteran comicker Tsutomu Takahashi before making his break-through hit BLAME! (published by Tokyopop).
The BLAME! franchise was so well received worldwide, that it inspired an animated mini-series and eventually drew the attention of Marvel Comics in the US. Nihei would later go on to draw Wolverine (X-Men) and HALO comics for Marvel to great fanfare. An architectural student, Nihei's early work were mainly wordless, relying on visuals and backgrounds to tell their stories. Now, his works are deeply rooted in hard science-fiction, as was seen in the multiple NY Times Bestselling books HALO: The Graphic Novel (published by Marvel Comics) and BIOmega (published by Viz Media).