7 Billion Needles, Vol. 1

7 Billion Needles, Vol. 1

Nobuaki Tadano / Dec 09, 2019

Billion Needles Vol Always sporting her headphones to try to close out the world around her Hikaru is clearly a reclusive teen aged girl And within her body resides another life form known as Ciel a hunter in search of

  • Title: 7 Billion Needles, Vol. 1
  • Author: Nobuaki Tadano
  • ISBN: 9781934287873
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Always sporting her headphones to try to close out the world around her, Hikaru is clearly a reclusive teen aged girl And within her body resides another life form known as Ciel, a hunter in search of an intergalactic murderer intent on wiping out humanity In 7 Billion Needles, two lives share one heart as they race to protect each other and what they most cherish.ModerAlways sporting her headphones to try to close out the world around her, Hikaru is clearly a reclusive teen aged girl And within her body resides another life form known as Ciel, a hunter in search of an intergalactic murderer intent on wiping out humanity In 7 Billion Needles, two lives share one heart as they race to protect each other and what they most cherish.Modern day Japan is the stage for a new form of hard science fiction, as author Nobuaki Tadano revisits one of the genre s Grand Masters, Hal Clement, in his debut work 7 Billion Needles Loosely inspired by Clement s golden age title Needle, 7 Billion Needles follows the life of a teenage girl whose quiet boring days are dramatically changed when her body is possessed by an alien life form caught up in an intergalactic manhunt.On a clear calm night, while on a class trip to the beach, Hikaru Takabe decides to go for a walk to escape the shackles of school and peer pressure While observing the stars above a calm dark sea in an instant she is disintegrated when struck by a meteor.Flash forward one page, and Hikaru awakes, from what seems like a horrible daydream of sorts, sitting amongst classmates in school without a scratch on her The meteor dream seemed so real she cannot believe she s alive, but given her relative aloof nature, she soon shrugs off the events and moves on with life However, one thing she cannot shake off is the strange buzzing she hears coming from her new pair of headphones

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    1. 7 Billion Needles was an interesting read for me in several ways. I'm not familiar with the classic novel that inspired this manga, and it was recommended to me by a friend who knows my tastes very well. So I did no "research" at all and started reading knowing absolutely nothing about it. This is a character driven, imaginative, suspenseful science fiction story. I really liked watching this first volume unfold without having any preconceptions or framework. As I'd recommend trying it the same [...]


    2. So, I was disappointed by this manga to say the least. The premise makes it seem wicked cool, something creative anyone could get into right? MehI'm not sure what I exactly expected from 7 Billion Needles but I know it was more.I don't think I've ever read a manga book with such a boring, unfullfilling, ineffectual protagonist before. It was as if she grunted through the book, not even knowing why she was there in a comic, and left everything to be desired in a main character. All while exhibiti [...]


    3. This is a manga inspired from a sci-fi story called 'Needle' by Hal Clement. I've never read it myself but I am enjoying Nobuaki Tadano's interesting interpretation. The basic plot revolves around schoolgirl Hikaru Takabe inadvertently becoming a host to some benevolent alien entity called Horizon that's hunting some malevolent parasite of destruction, Maelstrom. Apparently this has been quite a cat and mouse chase throughout the galaxy and because Maelstrom can also take a host, it's like hunti [...]


    4. Hikaru is a young girl who has recently just transferred to a new school. Always wearing her headphones and tuning everyone out, she has troubles trying to make new friends. However, one day, on a school field trip a strange incident happens where she finds out there is a alien living inside her! He tells Hikaru that his name is Ciel, and that he is on a hunt for a mass murderer that is putting her world in grave danger. Unable to tell anyone what happened in fear of people thinking that she is [...]


    5. Decent enough story, good art -- I especially like that when a character popped up who looked like the protagonist, that wasn't merely bad art but a major plot point The only problem is, the main character is introverted and there's no internal dialogue, so she comes off as a cypher.


    6. This review originally appeared on my blog,Shared Universe Reviews. 7 Billion Needles is a four volume science fiction manga series written and drawn by Nabuaki Tadano. This is his manga debut and it is based on the science fiction story “Needle” by Hal Clement. It’s an impressive debut for Tadano and his art was well utilized in the design of the covers for the four volumes. That’s initially what caught my eye and sparked my interest in this short (by manga standards) story. They did ex [...]


    7. Maelstrom is a creature that causes it's host to go on a mass killing spree. If the host dies, it simply finds another. Can Hikaru and the entity calling itself Horizon (for her benefit) find and kill it before it destroys the world? I don't know, because it's only the first book.That said, if it sounds even somewhat interesting, I'd suggest checking it out. Also she communicates with Horizon in public by writing things down, which is an idea I like a lot. Oh, and Maelstrom is a creepy monster d [...]



    8. A bit closer to a 3.5. This is an interesting one, with a mix of adventure and horror. I can see it going in a lot of different directions after this first volume.


    9. Submitted for your approval: teenager Hikaru Takabe is possessed by an alien cop that's never seen life made of flesh before, here on earth pursuing an extraterrestrial serial killer that will devour all life on earth if Hikaru doesn't help. If it sounds like YA empowerment, it rapidly turns as we see that killer possess another teenager and begin warping his body into a reptilian nightmare, and eventually shred an entire gymnasium of students. For its cutesy elements, like the alien cop begging [...]


    10. Tadano's manga announces that it is a homage to Hal Clement's Needle, a novel published in the early 1950's. The change is tone is obvious from the titles. Note Clement's title is "Needle," singular. I guess for today's manga market you need to up the ante by 6,999,999,999 extra needles.Clement's novel was possibly the first to concern an alien living in a symbiotic relationship with an earthling. He's a "good alien" chasing a "bad alien," a motif that has been worked so often in the past sixty [...]


    11. Don't let the lack of an interesting cover design fool you, this first volume is actually pretty good and leads you to want some more by the time you're done reading it. It's a good sci-fi mystery, but it's more than just that. It also focuses on the main character and her lack of communication/social skills with those around her, and how she has to try and overcome those fears in order to save the planet. I can definitely see the main character growing throughout this short series. I can't wait [...]


    12. This is a character driven, imaginative, suspenseful sci-fi manga. The characters are quite engaging and the premise intriguing. There are moments of the grotesque and gruesome, but with purpose and impact to the story. The only problem is, the main character is kind of introvert and there's no internal dialogue (which is not mandatory though), so she comes off as a cypher. I think that ultimately the series was about friendship. It seems so simple and almost cheesy after all that, but when it a [...]


    13. This review is for all four volumes of 7 Billion Needles.This was on the border of being really interesting and making absolutely no sense to me. Everything was good until volume three when the subspecies and the Moderator were the focal point and things got very science-fictiony. It was intense.I think that ultimately the series was about friendship. It seems so simple and almost cheesy after all that, but when it all came down to it there seemed to be the overriding theme of loneliness. Once H [...]


    14. this little manga caught my eye because i liked the cover art. it seemed more mature to me, and i liked the blurb on the back about a teenage girl fighting to save the world from aliens. but they didn't have the first volume so i had to order it. then i forgot to pick it up for a month and the store called me. but i'm so happy i finally went to get it. i thought the main character was really believable as a teenager dealing with a lot of intense issues (and those were from before the aliens came [...]


    15. 7 Billion Needles was a quick and enjoyable read - like watching a half-hour episode of a sci-fi tv show. Or even an anime. Actually, I think this could work very well as an anime The initial storyline is intriguing and I appreciated the odd moments of humour throughout as it makes the plot seem more realistic. I could relate easily with Hikaru, who has my habit of drowning out the world with her headphones. I'm looking forward to finding out more about her past and why she is so reluctant to be [...]


    16. I'd never heard of the original golden age sci-fi story from which this was adapted, Needle by Hal Clement, but this was a really interesting sci-fi manga story in its own right. Hikaru is a great character, isolated and lonely as she grieves the mysterious loss of her father and lost in her own world of headphones. She certainly doesn't expect to die and then be brought back to life sharing her body with a plasma-based space alien in a symbiotic relationship where they both need the other to su [...]


    17. Whoaaa. This is a really creepy premise and an awesome start to this short series. Lots of violence, although it's less jarring in black and white for some reasond it's very stylized, even beautiful in parts.I really love the idea of a social outcast/wallflower suddenly having to interact with people so that she can help the benign alien that's taken over her body. I was pretty shy and withdrawn in high school just like Hikaru. The cacaphony of social interaction around her is really in stark co [...]


    18. A short, but sweet sci-fi epic which follows Hikaru Takabe, a closed-off teenager, who is constantly on her headphones and pretty much is isolated from the whole world. One day a terrible accident befalls her she dies, only to be awake the next day. She feels different and suddenly realized she is not alone anymore. Horizon, an intergalactic force of order now resides within her and she is forced into a conflict of cosmic proportion again Maesltrom, a force of chaos. During the story she must no [...]


    19. Pretty good stuff here - kind of an unusual combination of a bloody sci-fi story illustrated in an almost shojo style. The plot is maybe a bit unoriginal, but this presentation was novel enough to make up for some of that. My only real complaint would be that, like a lot of manga is for me, it was kind of hard to tell what was going on during heavier action sequences. I'm not sure if it's because my brain still isn't fully adjusted to right-left reading of the panels on the pages, or if it's jus [...]


    20. On the surface this is your typical big-ball-of-alien-energy crashes into earth, turning a poor, unsuspecting girl into a super-powered teen. And while there's nothing really surprising in this first volume, there are hints that deeper themes related to death, social responsibility, and more will be explored quite thoroughly as the series continues. This one has the potential, at least for me, for being as strong as Pluto or 20th Century Boys. But only the later volumes will tell us that for sur [...]


    21. totally cool! action scenes are pretty good. lots of bloode pacing is pretty fast suspension of disbelief is stretched a little; for example, to think that the evil being was responsible for the extinction(view spoiler)[ of the dinosaurs (hide spoiler)]. the alien's actions seem inconsistent;(view spoiler)[ for example, just to prove that it's an alien, it kills someone and yet to manifest its full powers and take over Hikaru's body, it has to have her permission. (hide spoiler)]good twist at th [...]


    22. i can officially say that this was the okayest graphic novel i have yet read. i really have no opinion on this one. manga isn't really my thing i always have a hard time remembering the names. this was a creepy novel none the less. i cant really say who i would recommend this to because like i said, i'm no a manga person. the art in it is really cool even though my copy only had one page with color, but i like the black and white after that, it seems a lot less crowded without color and i really [...]


    23. It was really interesting. The first time I had actually looked up the book, I had not been interested. Now that I have read it, I love it. This is because it is the first science fiction manga I have read that didn't involve special powers bor with,robots, or the undead. The idea of having the aliens as plasma bodies that cannot survive on Earth is a brilliant idea and I am soo glad that I read it. I look forward to finding and reading the next four.


    24. This is a great book for an anime fan. The cover gives you the impression of a horror story but once inside it’s more sci-fi. It’s a good book with a great story, I can’t really tell you too much about the story without ruining it. It’s one of those that finishes just as it gets going, but in a good way. It leaves you hanging so you grab the next one to see what happened.Would definitely recommend this book, 6/10


    25. When I picked up this novel, I wasn't sure if I would like it or not. The main character is, after all, rather annoying. However, I thought the art was very well done. The plot has some irritating gaps (the death of the main characters' parents is not explained) but I still enjoyed the book. I look forward to reading the next three!


    26. Picked this out because of the cover art and the synopsis. Holy cow was this absolutely terrible. It does the whole "I'm explaining everything that's happening right now" inner/outer manga dialogue. The story is just awful, a very overdone alien invasion plot. The character development happens out of no where. Just terrible.


    27. Loved the premise of this manga. A girl who hates people is forced by the alien intelligence that has taken residence in her mind to socialize at school to find another, murderous, alien hiding in the body of one of her school mates. Maybe a little too fast paced, but an enjoyable scifi/horror story.


    28. The art here was really solid, just the right blend of polish and sketchiness. Story-wise, I felt it struck the balance of introducing everything that's going on with propelling the story forward, which can be tough for a first volume. It also did a good job of blending high school angst and Cronenberg-esque body horror (which, now that I think about it, is sort of a natural combination).


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