ComiXology Lists Tsutomu Nihei's Aposimz Manga
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Humble Bundle offered a prologue chapter for Nihei's upcoming Ningyō no Kuni (Country of Dolls) manga from Kodansha Comics under the title APOSIMZ (pictured right) last month. Nihei is launching Ningyō no Kuni in the April issue of Kodansha's Shonen Sirius magazine on Saturday. The magazine teases the manga's setting:
A land of endless icy expanses, ancient ruins that fill abysses that know no end, and the looming shadow of the Empire. In this danger-filled land of eternal winter, a journey of adventure and battle has already begun.
The title APOSIMZ shares a name with a minor story element in Nihei's earlier Knights of Sidonia manga. In the story, the Aposimz was one of only two named "seed ships" (the other being the titular Sidonia) that escaped the Gauna's destruction of Earth. The paths of the two ships are already light years apart in the beginning of the story, and the ships' survival is left in doubt.
Nihei launched his Knights of Sidonia manga in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon magazine in 2009 and ended the series in September 2015. Kodansha published 15 compiled volumes for the series. Vertical published the entire series in North America from 2013 to April 2016.
The sci-fi fiction manga inspired a 12-episode anime series in 2014, a compilation film for the first series in March 2015, and the 12-episode Knights of Sidonia: Battle for Planet Nine sequel series, which premiered in April 2015 in Japan. Netflix premiered the English version streaming for the first series in July 2014, and streamed the second season in July 2015. Sentai Filmworks released both series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD.
[Via The Fandom Post]