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Synonyms: N・A・S・A, Beta!!
Japanese: NASA太空梦


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 12
Status: Finished
Published: 1988
Genre: Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Comic Original
Authors: Urasawa, Naoki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.371 (scored by 977977 users)
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Ranked: #162542
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Popularity: #8067
Members: 2,144
Favorites: 3
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A collection of 12 short stories published in one volume by Shogakukan in 1988. A fantasy about a middle-aged office worker who trains every day in order to become Japan's first astronaut. This work also includes earlier short stories, such as Beta!!.

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Jun 15, 2022
Good collection of one-shots but sadly only the first story (divided in 2 chapters) is about NASA and space travel, every other story treats another genre and doesn't connect with the title in any way.
That makes the title become a bait for fans of space theme stories, a pity.
And the worst part is that the NASA story doesn't have concrete conclusion.
Is not bad, but the bait and lack of closure leave a bad aftertaste.
The stories in it aren't bad but I think only NASA had a actual shot as serialization, sadly it didn't happen, I advice to watch the movie "Space Cowboys" if you ...
Aug 15, 2010
Preliminary (1/12 eps)
An amusing little one shot by Naoki Urasawa. Being a one shot it wasn't able to become anything dazzling and i read it mainly because i plan on (someday) completing everything of Urasawa's. As i said since its so short it didn't have the chance to become something outstanding but its worth the read as i found the overall idea amusing.

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