Mikai no Hoshi
Uncivilized Planet
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Mikai no Hoshi

Alternative Titles

English: Uncivilized Planet
Synonyms: Mikai no Wakusei, Savage Planet
Japanese: 未開の惑星〈ほし〉


Type: Manga
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 11
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 20, 2003
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, PsychologicalPsychological
Authors: Matsumoto, Jiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Manga Erotics F


Score: 7.091 (scored by 12541,254 users)
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Ranked: #64882
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Popularity: #3518
Members: 3,907
Favorites: 55
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From the author of Freesia comes a story of three childhood friends - Nicolo, Cookie and Naomi - who grew up in a sleepy backwater town on an uncivilized planet. They struggle to get by while holding on to their dreams of leaving town and finding a better life... but can their friendship endure the tests of time? Can it withstand invading armies, broken dreams, conflicting ambitions, divided loyalties, jealousy and even betrayal?

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Jul 12, 2013
Polyphemus (All reviews)
Mikai Hoshi (meaning Uncivilized Planet) is not a sci fi manga, although it does take place in a futuristic world. It seems to take place in the ghetto of this world; the characters have less technology and modern conveniences than you or I, and the sci fi aspect of the plot mostly serves to give the characters false hope. It is an essentially human story, devoid of gimmicks, raw, and powerful.

Mikai Hoshi, like most Matsumoto Jiro manga, is much more than it appears to be at first glance and is far greater than it would appear to be on a surface level. It actually read more
Jan 7, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
This is a pretty interesting tale by Jiro Matsumoto, containing all of his trademark style and ambition yet lacking a little in the art, story and humour department compared to his other works. Yet the story is what makes the manga most interesting, even though it is a composite of conventional narrative beats, it’s still a strange animal of its own and remains unique compared to other manga.

Contrary to appearances this is not a sci-fi tale, but it is interestingly set during a vague war that Matusomoto continually returns to in nearly all of his manga, even throwing in a cameo appearance of two read more
Jul 27, 2016
czxcjx (All reviews)
Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five has a same type of setting, in that a rather clumsy and ‘loser-ish’ character is placed in a setting of violence and strife, and ‘escapes’ that setting by conceiving of another dimension. The difference is that Slaughterhouse Five plays on the concept of the 4th Dimension while Mikai no Hoshi plays on the old trope of ‘a person escapes into his imagination during times of great trauma’.

Now, Slaughterhouse Five achieves a higher aim by taking this method because of many reasons. Firstly, it allows for the juxtaposition of everyday banalities and quirky alien settings with the horrors of the war itself read more
Jul 14, 2020
duylinhsss (All reviews)
To me, Jiro is one of the most important author in Japanese comic. Unfortunately, to the Japanese, Jiro is faux avant-garde, hence his sales number and empty trophy spots.
You should read this is you really like Japanese comic and think it is a wonderful medium, worthy of being considered art.

Who am I kidding, you are not here because you want to know if it's worthy buying and reading. You are here because you are either like me, a fan of Jiro works, or you have read it and wonder what people think of it. Personally, I think it is the most memorable of his read more

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