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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
Written By: TAKEUCHI Ryousuke
Art By: MIYOKAWA Masaru
Genre: School Life, Sci-fi
Serialized In: Weekly Shounen Jump
On August 10 of 2019, humanity received a signal, which was verified for its integrity by hundreds of scientists, from an alien life form containing one message: let us meet on Mars on July 7, 2035. Thus began the creation of a space agency representing Earth as a whole named ST&RS. From there, things progressed quickly with man re-landing on the moon in 2022 and constructing many space stations orbiting Earth and the moon. The Space Academy was created to train the upcoming generation of ST&RS.
The same August 10th that Earth received the message, Shirafune Maho spoke his first words and it was “Mars.” Since then, Maho has been an astronomy freak who has nothing but the universe on his mind. He decides he is going to apply for the Space Academy along with his childhood friend, Hoshihara Meguru, and recent transfer and super smart classmate, Amachi Wataru. The trio begins their almost impossible journey of being accepted into the school where only 1% of the applicants are allowed into the academy.
Last edited by Kaiten; July 11, 2011 at 08:37 PM.
The chapter 1 is, overall, very good; since Jump currently doesn't have other sci-fi series, so I think it is good to have SF series. I'm looking forward for next chapter; although, I'm not sure if this series will do good on Jump.
Chapter o1 raw online Here
Is there an english version available? I can only understand so much of the raw...
Not yet. There'll be an online version (in English) available on the official shounen jump website in a couple of weeks. Other than that, Muda and Clockwork Lies have announced that they're going to do a joint on St&rs so be patient
A sci-fi series does look promising. I hope the un-Jump-ness of it doesn't cause its downfall (cancellation).
Thats okay, I cant wait to read it though. Joint with Muda and Clockwork Lies? Thats so cool, looking foward to it.
Thanks for the info.
chapter 02 full raw online here
Chapter 1 us out. I am reasonably impressed. The writing was good, the characters were memorable, and the premise is interesting. ST&RS can easily start as a school life series, morph into hard sci-fi, then develop into sci-fi action without really deviating from what was established in chapter 1. At the least, chapter 1 was good enough to make me want to read chapter 2.
Pretty good first chapter. Looking forward to the next chapter.
really, really liked that. Was just about perfect for an opening chapter.
If Jump cancels this I am going to judge them so hard >:|
I don't think Kait meant it has to turn into an action series to do well but that the author has set up his story to where it could easily transition into one if the author so chooses. With the concept of space, aliens, school life, and potential romance, this series can literally turn into anything without it feeling forced.