NOiSE

Japanese manga series
NOiSE
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Volume cover, featuring Musubi on top of early silicon creatures
GenreCyberpunk 22[1]
Manga
Written byTsutomu Nihei
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineAfternoon Season Zōkan
DemographicSeinen
Original runMarch 10, 2000June 10, 2001
Volumes1

NOiSE is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei. It is a prequel to his ten-volume work, Blame!. Noise offers some information concerning the Megastructure's origins and initial size, as well as the origins of Silicon life. The book also includes Blame, a one-shot prototype for Blame!, which originally debuted in October 1995.

Plot

This story portrays Susono Musubi, a young police officer in a post-apocalyptic subterranean city that's thriving with activity, who is investigating recent child abductions. She finds a heavily toned down, sword-like Gravitational Beam Emitter as well as other elements that take different forms in the later publication (for example, Silicon life).

Publication

NOiSE, written and illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei, was serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon Season Zōkan [ja] from March 10, 2000 to June 10, 2001.[2][3] Kodansha collected its chapters in a single tankōbon volume released on October 20, 2001.[4]

In North America, the manga was licensed for English release by Tokyopop, who released the single volume on December 11, 2007.[5] The manga was later re-released in digital by Kodansha USA on June 28, 2016.[6] It is set to be published in print in 2022.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Tsutomu Nihei's classic NOiSE is BACK in digital—read Chapter 1 here". Kodansha USA. December 7, 2016. Archived from the original on July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  2. ^ 月刊アフタヌーン シーズン増刊 No.2. surugaya.co.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  3. ^ 月刊アフタヌーン シーズン増刊 No.7. surugaya.co.jp (in Japanese). Archived from the original on July 1, 2021. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  4. ^ NOiSE (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  5. ^ "NOiSE Volume 1". Tokyopop. Archived from the original on October 12, 2007. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  6. ^ "NOiSE". Kodansha USA. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  7. ^ Hazra, Adriana (November 22, 2021). "Kodansha Comics Announces 14 Manga Titles for Next Fall". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 22, 2021.

Further reading

  • Douresseaux, Leroy (December 14, 2007). "Tsutomu Nihei: NOiSE". ComicBookBin.
  • Campbell, Scott (December 18, 2007). "NOiSE". Active Anime. Archived from the original on January 10, 2012.
  • McNeil, Sheena (December 24, 2007). "NOiSE". Sequential Tart.
  • A.E. Sparrow (January 15, 2008). "Noise: Volume 1 Review". IGN.
  • Haley, Ken (February 1, 2008). "NOiSE". PopCultureShock. Archived from the original on July 1, 2021.
  • Jones, Erin (October 8, 2008). "Noise Vol. #01". Mania.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2015.

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