2001-ya Monogatari
2001 Nights
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2001-ya Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: 2001 Nights
Japanese: 2001夜物語


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 20
Status: Finished
Published: May 5, 1984 to May 6, 1986
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SpaceSpace, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Hoshino, Yukinobu (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


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Ranked: #10502
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A collection of short stories that look to mankind's exploration of space, and examine the possibilities that we could face when we decide to take those first fateful steps into the unknown.

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2001 Ya Monogatari was published in English as 2001 Nights by VIZ Media, first in comic book format, for a total of 10 issues, from July 1990 to May 1991, and later in tankoubon format, in 1996.

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May 5, 2009
TCHaos (All reviews)
2001 Nights is a nice anthology of deep-space exploration stories delivered in a western style of comic art. The quality reminds you of the silver age of comics, but there is great detail in both expression and scenary.
While the different stories have no apparent relation or continuation to each other, there is a steady progression in theme throughout the volumes. The first few start with more contemporary space flight achievements or deal with events that take place within our own solar system. The later stages involve more far-reaching destinations and are more fanciful in imagination. There is a great array of concepts and ideas read more
Feb 15, 2019
flomu (All reviews)
2001 Nights is hard science fiction done right. Its interconnected stories are endlessly creative, painting a picture of a future that seems both fantastic and realistic. The universe that Hoshino constructs isn't just the best in manga sci-fi, but one of the best in science fiction in general.

Absolutely phenomenal.

Anime and manga have had a very long and tight relationship with science fiction, from Astro Boy and Gundam to Gurren Lagann and Steins;Gate. Yet few series have tried tackling the more Western (Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein) genre of "hard" science fiction, which takes a more realistic approach to storytelling, even if the end result is about something read more
May 4, 2017
DodoDog (All reviews)
The art of this manga isn't my cup of tea.

The stories are interesting enough. Although each chapter is a unique story, there is a conection with them all. Some characters and stories are developed in other chapters. There is also a sense of progression. As the story progresses, we can see the evolution of humanity in space.

The themes revolve around moral issues and human feelings. How can I forget the lonely AI sent into the deep space, the poor children on their uncertain journey or the brief but life long love in a blackhole.

I found it enjoyable. I don't like all the science read more

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