Ningyo no Kuni

Logan Hall
Logan Hall

What's Nihei new thing about?

Jaxon Price
Jaxon Price

Anybody?

Chase Cooper
Chase Cooper

I don't know, but the cover sure looks awesome.

Gabriel Bennett
Gabriel Bennett

Mermaids

Adam Parker
Adam Parker

His daughter is absolutely right.

Samuel Kelly
Samuel Kelly

Do they live under the ice and prey on humanity?

Jackson Brooks
Jackson Brooks

Apparently they own a country. Beyond that it's hard to tell.

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

人魚×
人形○

Nathaniel Ramirez
Nathaniel Ramirez

Puppet Country
Cyber punk Rozen Maiden

Logan Adams
Logan Adams

subjecting yourself to another Nihei manga after the way both biomega and knights ended

Nihei is fucking dead to me and his horrible yukkuri like heads on all his new characters and lack of ink architecture and backgrounds can go fuck itself.

Jacob Rodriguez
Jacob Rodriguez

Good, less bitching from people like you when we're discussing about his new work.

Joshua Torres
Joshua Torres

that won't stop my bitching.

Landon Evans
Landon Evans

Implying his change in artstyle won't just compound my shitposting

I wish I could go back in time

Jacob Ramirez
Jacob Ramirez

His art got better.

Christian Bailey
Christian Bailey

Wow this art is so bad. What went wrong? Everything made out of soap instead of spikes like before.

Jordan Reed
Jordan Reed

Oh god, is his pissing fetish going to appear again?

Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis

HYPE

Christopher Hughes
Christopher Hughes

Where are the heavily inked pages of structures and hallways?
Fuck you Nihei.

Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson

Modern Nihei
Ink
Choose one

Alexander Russell
Alexander Russell

This is hot.

Brayden Lopez
Brayden Lopez

That's all. This is one shot. Not Nihei's next series.

Ethan Walker
Ethan Walker

one shot
Well that's dissapointing.
I hope for the next project that we won't get that white "soap-look" anymore.

Andrew Ross
Andrew Ross

Nihei's sci-fi short stories are good. I'd rather read more of them than another long moe series.

Asher Harris
Asher Harris

The soap art style has to go.

Cameron Allen
Cameron Allen

Immediately reminded me of Blame's little bodyjacker. Can't trust those little bots.

Justin Howard
Justin Howard

But it's trapped in a roach hotel.

Ryan Thompson
Ryan Thompson

I NEED REACTION PICTURES
REACTION PICTURES FROM non-KoS NIHEI SERIES

Eli King
Eli King

Well that was a terrible read, dafuq have he done with his art

Dominic Thomas
Dominic Thomas

Unique setting. Mediocre story. Super good art.
Nihei as usual.

Lucas Diaz
Lucas Diaz

the little bot pulls some sort of Safeguard morph and Pcells everyone into little bits
Its tinyness didn't fool me.

Jayden Collins
Jayden Collins

The art would've been nicer if it wasn't just white and light gray almost no contrast.

Aiden Ortiz
Aiden Ortiz

Wiat what? Will this be a sequel of sort to Sidonia or is he just reusing the gauna-like lifeforms? I wish he used Silicon Life again or at least teh Safeguard

Cameron Ortiz
Cameron Ortiz

She is from Doll land. Ancient ruin of some collapsed civilization.

Isaac Young
Isaac Young

What a cruel Ika-musume.

Isaac Ramirez
Isaac Ramirez

I get to enjoy the works while you continue to be pissed off. Sounds like you're the ones with the short end of the stick.

Camden Thomas
Camden Thomas

Puppet's Disease
causes one's body to slowly get replaced by machine
Oh Nihei, I just can't get enough of his boner for robots and singularity.

Isaiah Hill
Isaiah Hill

This little guy reminds me of the builders from Blame

Sebastian Ross
Sebastian Ross

What are you talking about?
The art is gorgeous.

Matthew Robinson
Matthew Robinson

Pretty good. I don't dislike his new art style as much as a lot of people seem to, I just wish he would go back to using at least a little bit more contrast. In the case of this story at least though, it fits and makes sense. It actually makes for a good visual representation of the cold, icy world.

Titania was cute in her humanoid form.

The story is somewhat uninspired, humans messing with shit they don't understand and selfishly destroying the balance of the world, so they get fucked up by a messenger of the natural order. The Puppet-disease is classic Nihei robo-fetish masturbation, but it didn't even seem to have much bearing or relevance on the narrative aside from making the MC (our camera for the plot unfolding,) a doomed outsider who is also the last "good" human willing to make friends with the little robo-cutie in bugbot form who sacrifices himself to try unsuccessfully to get an ignorant and selfish society to go green. Or chrome as it were maybe?

Aaron Taylor
Aaron Taylor

We will never have gritty black heavy Nihei artstyle again
IT FUCKING HURTS

Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas

I like him better now.

Tyler Miller
Tyler Miller

not liking that an author actually has more than one style
not being happy that you now get to enjoy more variety

Ayden Morgan
Ayden Morgan

looks like an excuse to use white and less ink in a way people wont complain like they did in penis harem.

Kevin Wright
Kevin Wright

I feel nothing but pity for you
Sidonia went through 2 very distinctive artsyles and i've appreciated them very much, but i miss the old artsyle, it's been 6 years

Xavier Peterson
Xavier Peterson

Why would you pity me?

Jose Peterson
Jose Peterson

That skull
unf

James Davis
James Davis

He got better at drawing hot anime cyborgs, but worse at everything else.

It evens out.

Lucas Brooks
Lucas Brooks

Reminder that MC gets with the least human girl of the cast.

Just saying in case retarded Izana shippers who can't read the mood start posting their headcanon fanfictions all over the place.

Luis Mitchell
Luis Mitchell

No, user, you should be the one pitying him for being fixated on the past.

Angel Bell
Angel Bell

least human girl
That is a meaningless description in Nihei verse.

Hudson Peterson
Hudson Peterson

Sad.

Robert Williams
Robert Williams

My thoughts on old vs new Nihei:
- shape-wise things are a lot more interesting, lots of objects and pipes, looks more organic
- deeper shading makes right wall look more "real"

Evan Garcia
Evan Garcia

I think the best of both worlds would be if he drew like the left but shaded it like the right.

Oliver Murphy
Oliver Murphy

I think the best of both worlds would be if he drew like the left but shaded it like the right.
Then it's just right.

The left just doesn't have shading that much. You just see more shapes on the left since not everything is shaded.

Henry Butler
Henry Butler

I'm pretty fucking hype

Landon Torres
Landon Torres

If you look at the right wall it's mostly flat, with a few pipes running up and down. The left one has a lot more stuff going on, but it being so bright made it harder to appreciate.

Hunter Lopez
Hunter Lopez

sure, he's a lot more refined, but there was a certain grittiness to his older stuff that went very well to no-nonsense stories.
Abarra will always be a favorite short by him for me personally, even if the plot and characters was kind of weak.

William White
William White

Smoogy a shit, Nihei a shit. Hoshijiro best girl, Benijiro best gauna.

Brayden Bennett
Brayden Bennett

female MC
into trash it goes.

Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall

Hoshijiro
The closest thing to a human girl love interest got trashed asap.

Brody Edwards
Brody Edwards

oneshot

Lincoln Mitchell
Lincoln Mitchell

Where did it all go wrong?

Bentley Cruz
Bentley Cruz

you mean right

Austin Rivera
Austin Rivera

Dat Zettai Ryouiki

Robert Reyes
Robert Reyes

Reminds me of Incal.

Adrian Evans
Adrian Evans

he added dialog

Andrew Rogers
Andrew Rogers

derpy looking edgelords
cute, good looking characters
i'll take number 2

Josiah Brown
Josiah Brown

MC says Boku. So it's a he.

Bentley Perry
Bentley Perry

stupid little kid is always wrong

Lucas Martinez
Lucas Martinez

even more white
even fewer full lines
average/weak setting, even by generic fantasy standards
increasingly worse character design
hahahaha nope, back to Blame and Abara I go

you know, you would think after the extreme failures of Biomega and SnK, Nihei would realize that his current "style" is garbage; he shouldn't have tried to fix what wasn't broken

Jace Torres
Jace Torres

extreme failures
Source: your ass

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas

Was Biomega a failure? His art style changed drastically in that series, but it was pretty solid overall, imo.

Thomas Cruz
Thomas Cruz

SnK was by far his most successful series

Michael Wilson
Michael Wilson

Nihei shouldn't draw how he wants because I don't like it

Brandon Brooks
Brandon Brooks

Yes, because success equates to value.

the second half of the series was about on par with Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard

I didn't say or >imbly that anywhere. I'm saying his current works are garbage.

Hunter Robinson
Hunter Robinson

so by "extreme failure" you meant "i dont like it"

Joseph Wilson
Joseph Wilson

I think a major negative aspect of his recent work is that he's trying to build characterization and emotional depth through dialogue between characters which he's not quite adept at just yet. It does come across as awkward, clunky and forced. Whereas in BLAME! and other past work he didn't rely on dialogue and relationships between characters to drive the plot but rather action and external drama.

Caleb Lee
Caleb Lee

No, I mean the vast majority of non-plebs dislike them.

I've literally never heard a sound argument (or any argument) as to why SnK is better than Nihei's early work, or even just 'good'. I've heard one reasonable argument about Biomega being *apt*.

Don't reply to me if you're going to argue that Nihei's early work is bad.

Samuel Howard
Samuel Howard

it's a failure because i dont like it, even though it got a 2 season anime while his previous manga never got more than a shitty few minute ova that everyone hates
also i unironically call people plebs
ok kid

Carson Stewart
Carson Stewart

kid
no counter-arguments
good job, sage

James Parker
James Parker

I'm saying his current works are garbage.
Yes, you said you don't like it and then you said he shouldn't have changed his art.

Lucas Bailey
Lucas Bailey

Bump

Xavier Thompson
Xavier Thompson

Ningyo no Kuni
What's that mean? Desert People? Wandering People? Journey People? Am I close at all?

Brayden Gonzalez
Brayden Gonzalez

Doll Country.
人形の国

Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson

I see. Thanks.

Mason Gutierrez
Mason Gutierrez

His early works aren't bad, and neither are his recent ones. Just because you can't handle a change in style doesn't mean everyone else also can't.

Ryder Collins
Ryder Collins

CHIVALRY

Nicholas Stewart
Nicholas Stewart

Puppet land

Angel Young
Angel Young

Can be that too, you choose.
人形 にんぎょう (n) doll; puppet; figure; (P)
国 くに (n,arch) country; state; region; national government; central government; home (i.e. hometown, home country); province (of Japan); land; earth; (P)

Jeremiah Johnson
Jeremiah Johnson

Well, I agree that it would be cool if Nihei used more varied shading with more contrast. But I guess it suits the icy setting.
I wonder what Nihei's going to do next.

Nathan Murphy
Nathan Murphy

Translation where?

Bentley Allen
Bentley Allen

The time spent coloring everything must have been cut down by his editors or do you think they liked having to color fucking everything? This is something that has been happening since the dawn of manga, Goku didn't become a golden haired fuck for no reason, it was to save time and ink

Christian Watson
Christian Watson

I just love Nihei's casual trans humanism. Have no problem with his new art style.

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