Futatsu no Spica
Twin Spica
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Futatsu no Spica

Alternative Titles

English: Twin Spica
Japanese: ふたつのスピカ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 97
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 5, 2000 to Aug 5, 2009
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Yaginuma, Kou (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Flapper

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Score: 8.151 (scored by 917917 users)
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Ranked: #4362
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Popularity: #3044
Members: 3,950
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Synopsis

Asumi Kamogawa is a small, 14-year-old girl with a burning passion for the cosmos, especially the stars. Since her early childhood, she has been learning about space from a man she calls "Lion-san," a wise and friendly ghost wearing a giant lion head. Despite a rough family dynamic, Asumi decides to enroll in the Tokyo Space School.

Asumi soon makes a group of friends at school: Shinnosuke Fuchuuya, Asumi's childhood friend with glasses and somewhat brutal honesty; Kei Oumi, a very friendly girl who was inspired by Neil Armstrong's pictures of the first lunar landing; Marika Ukita, an unsociable yet beautiful girl with some secrets of her own; and Shuu Suzuki, a bold yet intelligent boy with a very laidback outlook.

Set in an alternate future where Japan's first man-made rocket crashed in 2010, Futatsu no Spica is a coming-of-age story revolving around these young high schoolers and their path toward the stars.

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Background

Futatsu no Spica was first published in English as Twin Spica by Vertical from May 4, 2010 to March 6, 2012, as twelve condensed volumes. Vertical later re-released the series digitally in 16 volumes, from May 14, 2013 to May 27, 2014.

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Jan 18, 2011
arsonal (All reviews)
Twin Spica is a gem among science fiction manga. While the story is told in a futuristic setting, it does not always portray space development optimistically. Earth in the first quarter of the 21st century seems no different than it did in the late 20th century. It is in this premise that the protagonist, whose dream of reaching the stars was born out of tragedy, seeks to bring joy to the people around her through sharing her love for space. Twin Spica is as much a tragic story of human drama as it is an uplifting coming-of-age tale.

Kou Yaginuma's art is drawn in a way read more
Feb 13, 2014
TrenchKamen (All reviews)
In the near-future, the Japanese space program is rebuilding itself from the ashes of the crash of its first rocket. The deeply disillusioned have split off from the project, bitter and guilty, but there are several involved who still desperately want to go into space--even after something so horrific. And they are the ones who bear the backlash from people who think the original project was already an exercise in hubris, for which innocent people paid with their bodies. And, to their credit, hubris certainly rotted out the original project. The Lion accident, and the eventual reveal of layers of bureaucratic incompetence, are clearly inspired read more
Apr 19, 2018
Karhu (All reviews)
In most occasions, disappointment is when person starts watching or reading a series and finds out that it is not exactly as good as expected. Sometimes, but gladly rather rarely, disappointment comes with a depth: It is when series that looks like one of the most amazing things to read suddenly changes, and, instead of impressing with its quality, it starts to impress with its lack of quality. This is Twin Spica.


Our main character, Asumi, is a sparkle, person who has gone thru the dramas of life, yet never given up. She has a dream to become an astronaut. Quite frankly, it's clear from read more
Jul 27, 2016
but-emma-can (All reviews)
This was one of the first manga I ever read, and I was finally able to reread it recently. To be honest, it was a bit sappier than I remember, but still severely enjoyable.

Yes, the story does lean a lot on the "follow your dreams no matter what" cliche, but it's portrayed in a very earnest, realistic, and genuine way. The characters face real challenges in their pursuit to become astronauts, and thus are able to go through some real character development. The story essentially takes place from elementary school to graduating high school, and it's very satisfying to see how Asumi, read more

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