Manga Review: Biomega Volume 6

Biomega comes to its exciting conclusion.

Written & Illustrated by Tsutomu Nihei
Translation by John Werry
English Adaptation by Stan!
Touch-Up & lettering by Primary Graphx
Edited by Mike Montesa & Andrew McKeon

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The Premise

Zoichi and his companions launch their final assault against Niarudi and the DRF. The future of humanity and the Recreator lies in the balance.

High Points

This volume returns to the very impressive, well visualized action of earlier volumes.

Low Points

Where to begin? The pacing of this last volume is very rushed. We get very little explanation of what’s going on, and this is aggravated by the fact that this volume covers hundreds of years of time, including a major flash-back. Also, whatever happened to the other Toa Heavy Industry agent from earlier in the series? It feels like the survey rankings for the series in its magazine went down, and Nihei’s editor gave him one volume to finish the story.


Originality: 4/6
Art: 5/6
Story: 3/6
Emotional Response: The elements of body-horror in this volume work well, and the action is exciting, but I don’t think Nihei intended this level of confusion. 3/6
Characterization: 5/6
Flow: 4/6
Overall: A very underwhelming conclusion. 3/6

In Total, Biomega: Volume 6 gets 27 out of 42.