On the manga and anime note, I have also been reading BLAME! by Tsutomu Nihei. Vertical’s release of the Master Edition has been quite nice. I am definitely glad that I am experiencing BLAME! for the first time via the Master Editions, rather than through the smaller volumes of the defunct Tokyopop. (Holy cow, did I just type Tokyopop? That’s something I have not thought about in a long time.)
After my previous Turn A Gundam retrospective, I am tired and have less to say about BLAME!. That said, it also brings out the inner child in me, and I find it to be quite the meditative adventure with its forlorn, cylindrical landscapes. I definitely love the buddy dynamic between Cibo and Kyrii.
I’m on Volume 4 of the Master Edition now. Eagerly looking forward to finishing up Volumes 5 and 6 when I get a chance. (By the way, as of the writing of this brief post on March 13th, 2018, the whole series is on sale at Rightstuf currently during Rightstuf’s Vertical sale.) Do consider buying your anime and manga from Rightstuf rather than Amazon, just so Amazon gets slightly less of your money and data.