Mystic dreams of a previous life in the moon lead to the bonding of seven students in an attempt to uncover the secrets behind what they have forgotten. As various truths are sought and avoided, Alice must hurry remembering if she is to save the fragile Rin from self-destruction. For only after facing the grave errors of the past, can they all move forward and live fully in the present.
Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte was also published in 12 bunkoban volumes, as well as 10 aizouban volumes. VIZ Media published the original 21-volume version in English as Please Save My Earth from October 29, 2003 to March 13, 2007.
I have never read a manga series as good as this one, the characters seemed so real and the story was just so outstanding. For years I've seen this manga on different manga websites but skipped over it because the art which didn't look really good. Then boredom set in and I was willing to read anything to get over it so I decided to give the series a try. I soon got over my boredom quickly and soon become entranced in Saki Hiwatari"s story about seven scientists who all become reincarnated on earth. The story was so good I didn't even notice the old
art and soon the art started to become really good. All the characters were really deep and learning about each character's past was so interesting and entrancing especially the pasts of the two main charters Arisu and Rin. I came close to crying many times due to the tragedy of the scientist's pasts, the ending was really good and cleared up all loose ends.I became so addicted to it that I finished the long series in only two days. For those who have skipped over this amazing series because of the art I advice you rethink your choice and read this awesome manga and you won't regret it. :D
Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte, also known as Please Save My Earth, is by Saki Hiwatari. This manga is a sci fi, adventure-ish story with a dash of romance and a planet's worth of drama...in fact, make that two.(Sorry about the poor grammar/spelling)
Due to a cast of characters with current and past lives, PSME can get a bit confusing. All those names and relationships can make you dizzy. So why should anyone read this if it can be so confusing? The answer: the story is AMAZING. The various names of the characters, as well as their relationships with one
another can be hard to keep track of in the beginning, but I assure you that if you stick with it the payoff is well worth the effort. PSME also has strong messages concerning war, betrayal, envy, and (of course) love. Nature as well as psychic powers are prevalent throughout. PSME tells a story that pulls at your heartstrings.
The art in PSME is outdated. It's old, and the characters have those poofy hairstyles. That's just how it is considering the manga was drawn from 1987 to 1994. But it grows on you:-) I really thought the mangaka's use of nature(mostly flowers) was really pretty in the backgrounds, especially as she got more skillful. I don't think that the art detracted from the manga at all. In fact, I believe that it actually helped in portraying the story as beautiful and surreal.
The strength of PSME resides in its complex characters and relationships. I especially liked the well rounded growth of most, if not all, of the characters. Sometimes the flashbacks start off slowly, but soon you find yourself understanding (and even liking) the characters. The main character, Alice, is quiet, shy, kinda whiny, and has low self-esteem...RAGE!!!...I'll be honest...I didn't hate Alice, but I was finding it kinda hard to like her. Thankfully, Alice gets a lot more likeable as she grows throughout the series...but she never quite makes it to the top of our love meters. But that's actually okay, because the characters' relationships and the plot are what makes this manga noteworthy.
My final thoughts on this series? If you like sci fi dramas then PSME is the story for you. With a strong story, interesting character relationships, and a surreal mood, PSME is sure to work its magic on you:-)
Don't be fooled by it's sci-fi genre because this manga is far more realistic than most of your typical manga in terms of the complexity of human nature and relationships.
This has got to be one of those treasures long forgotten throughout time. Nothing is ever rushed in this manga. It takes its time to unravel each of the character's past and leaves us readers to decide what exactly the truth is. Unlike many present day mangas, PSME is very realistic in terms of the raw emotions the story centres around, and you'd be surprised at how much these emotions govern the story itself, where you're
drawn into each characters past and finally know what they were thinking during certain events.
At first we are shown the tragic side of this manga and you would think that that would be the climatic point of this story and the end all of all tragic events, which is true, however it is after this "climatic" point that you begin to realise that it is not the actual event that makes it tragic but how the characters think, feel and interact that you begin to understand the urgency and true sadness the author is trying to convey. Don't get me wrong, you won't be plunged into depression after reading this, it's more one that you will enjoy with its twists and turns and shocking revelations.
I was introduced to Please Save My Earth by the anime- which isn't even close to being as good as the manga is. And I loved it. The manga is probably the best Shoujo manga I've ever read- the plot keeps readers guessing, the characters are all interesting, and all have very intricated and deep pasts(In the past lives, anyway- the present day characters are interesting too, though.)
The only flaw with this series is that the artwork's a bit dated- but honestly, it doesn't really matter. The series is just THAT good to get past it's artwork. I highly recommend this series, and if you
love shoujo, buy this series now.