Tsutomo Nihei is a manga artist, who works in a cyberpunk style. He is best known for the cult manga serial 'Blame!', which was published in Afternoon between 1998 and 2003. The series' prequel was the police series 'NOiSE', published in Afternoon in 2001. Other popular serials by Nihei are 'Biomega' (Ultra Jump, 2004-09), 'Abara' (Ultra Jump, 2005-06) and 'The Knight of Cydonia' (Afternoon).
Besides a couple of one shot stories for Ultra Jump and the graphic novel 'Halo: Breaking Quarantine', Nihei has also drawn the 5-issue mini-series 'Wolverine: Snikt!' for Marvel Comics. Several series have also been published in France, Spain, Germany, the US and Italy.