In this Eisner-nominated science fiction saga, enter a world where artificial intelligence is thriving–and human culture is dying.
In the future, robots are more than machines. Autonomous “cyber-persons” with A.I. brains are now part of society, interacting with humans while developing their own culture. In fact, they may be surpassing humans, as biological homo sapiens have begun to die out and give way to robo sapiens. But are humans truly disappearing, or are robots becoming the newest form of humanity?
This millennia-spanning, speculative fiction manga of interconnected stories, both human and robotic, was awarded the Division Grand Prize at the 2020 Japan Media Arts Festival and was nominated for a 2022 Eisner Award. Originally released in Japan as two volumes, get the complete manga series in English in this special omnibus edition.
“Shimada’s contemplative manga, his English-language debut, winds through a thoughtfully developed world where humanoid robots are commonplace… Shimada upends the notion that survival of androids over humanity must essentially be dystopian, depicting a future where human traits of love and care endure, even if humanity does not.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)