BLAME! Academy and So On

Welcome to BLAME! Academy and So On, the spinoff set in the same "City" as Tsutomu Nihei's science-fiction manga classic BLAME! BLAME! Academy and So On is also a parody/comedy about various characters in the main BLAME! storyline set in a traditional Japanese school environment. Various elements of the main BLAME! story are parodied, including the relationship between Killy and Cibo, and Dhomochevsky and Iko. Originally irregularly published in Afternoon in Japanese, here's the first official English-language release in either digital or print!

By Tsutomu Nihei

Ages: 16+

Available Volumes

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