Twin Spica, Volume 08

By Kou Yaginuma
Vertical, Paperback, 9781935654131, 286pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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Description
The astronaut selection test is around the corner and one member of the TSS's first class is quietly preparing for this challenge. This student has plenty to prove, but to do so without the aide of family or friends might be even more difficult. The exam will send one of these friends to America. Will it be worth the heartache?



Praise For Twin Spica, Volume 08

“Though this series finished its run in seinen magazine Comic Flapper just last year, its simple artwork and wistful tone make its first volume read like an instant classic… Though the story’s foundation is set firmly in hard sci-fi, it is its heroine’s poignant and occasionally whimsical inner life that really defines its voice… Hopeful, charming, and tinged with sadness, Twin Spica leaves us wanting more. Highly recommended.” —Manga Bookshelf

“Twin Spica is told with an uncommonly graceful blend of optimism and melancholy. Kou Yaginuma takes his sci-fi premise seriously, and he treats his characters with warmth and intelligence. Strongly recommended.” —MangaReporter

“The storytelling is direct and simple without being didactic, filled with the kind of characters that younger readers will recognize and embrace as true to their own experiences. At the same time, however, Twin Spica’'s subtexts are rich enough to sustain an adult’s interest as the supplemental stories ‘2015: Fireworks’ and ‘Asumi’ attest… A beautiful, thought-provoking book for star gazers of all ages.” —The Manga Critic

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