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By: IWAOKA Hisae
Genre: Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of Life
Original Publisher: Shogakukan
Serialized In (magazine): Ikki (Shogakukan)
Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the Earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the Earth, thirty-five kilometers up in the sky. The society of the ring is highly stratified: the higher the floor, the greater the status. Mitsu, the lowly son of a window washer, has just graduated junior high. When his father disappears and is assumed dead, Mitsu must take on his father's occupation. As he struggles with the transition to working life, Mitsu's job treats him to an outsider's view into the various living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments.
Another little jewel from Ikki and another manga from an author I completely put away even tho I enjoyed her works a lot!
I read the poorly scanlated version first and couldn't get into it at all, but then just took the plunge and bought the Viz edition. Freaking loved it.
Man, I've had the first volume for over a year and still haven't read it...
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A bad translation can really ruin something for me; I used to not care so much, but now I just straight up ignore something unless there's a proper English adaptation of it.