Saturn Apartments, Vol. 7

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A touching, character-rich vision of an intriguing new world.

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 ...

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Overview

A touching, character-rich vision of an intriguing new world.

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 living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) for teen audiences.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421552682
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Series: Saturn Apartments Series , #7
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 962,064
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hisae Iwaoka is the creator of several one-shot manga, including Hana Boro (Flower Cookies) and Shiroi Kumo (White Clouds), both of which were serialized in IKKI magazine. A noted artist and illustrator, her installations have been displayed internationally in the group show "Tokyo Girls Bravo," curated by Takashi Murakami. Saturn Apartments is her most recent series.

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    Never heard of this series before until I was browsing for manga to read. The art is good, weird at times but good. Good finale though I hadn't been following the series that much except now and then. Lots of characters too. Good volume.

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