Futatsu no Spica
Twin Spica
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Futatsu no Spica

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ふたつのスピカ
English: Twin Spica
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 97
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 5, 2001 to Aug 5, 2009
Genres: Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Slice of Life Slice of Life, Supernatural Supernatural
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Comic Flapper
Authors: Yaginuma, Kou (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 12781,278 users)
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Ranked: #5122
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Popularity: #3256
Members: 6,312
Favorites: 175

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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 5, 2022
Twin Spica is a by itself, a simple story, about a girl, suffering through life's hardships, but never swaying away and chasing her dreams. This sounds like story you've heard and read countless times, and a story we've learned what to expect from, in the grand scale of things. What makes this story standing out from the others, is how gently and sincerely it's explained, it's seeped with alot of feelings and drenched with bittersweet melancholia, which makes the experience so much more personal and impactful.

As mentioned above, the story is straightforward, and you can even call it, stale, if you ...
Jul 27, 2016
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, ...
Apr 19, 2018
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 ...

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