Kanata no Astra
Astra Lost in Space
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Kanata no Astra

Alternative Titles

English: Astra Lost in Space
Japanese: 彼方のアストラ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 5
Chapters: 49
Status: Finished
Published: May 9, 2016 to Dec 30, 2017
Genres: Action Action, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Theme: Space Space
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump+
Authors: Shinohara, Kenta (Story & Art)


Score: 8.061 (scored by 52675,267 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5712
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Popularity: #1068
Members: 12,969
Favorites: 345

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In the year 2061, mankind's domain stretches across the vast expanse of the universe. Eight students from Caird High School, along with a young child, embark for an exciting interstellar camp on the planet MCPA, which is located nine light-years from their home. Among them are the brave and athletic Kanata Hoshijima and the cute and bubbly Aries Spring.

However, once the students arrive at MCPA, a strange ball of light starts chasing them. This mysterious sphere engulfs the students and sends them to a harrowing fate: a remote area of space located 5,012 light-years from safety. Hopelessly lost and quickly running out of resources, the students' only chance of returning home proves to be aboard a nearby abandoned spaceship, where their desperate fight for survival begins and the dark truths surrounding their deadly excursion are slowly revealed.

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Kanata no Astra has been published in English as Astra Lost in Space by VIZ Media since December 5, 2017.

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Jun 1, 2019
PokestarFan (All reviews)
The story was great. Except, be warned. Around Volume 4, there are so many plot twists that you start to get kind of confused. But otherwise a really good manga.

Books 1-3 are pretty mild, they learn what happened, think about why they got "lost" in space, etc. But in Volume 4, they really start to discover stuff. Especially around the end of Volume 4 and the beginning of Volume 5, there is so much learned in such a short time that you might be confused. I would also recommend trying to read Volumes 4-5 right after each other to help with the confusion.
Mar 24, 2019
DenkiDestroy99X (All reviews)
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This Manga is not what it seems like. Its so much more!

Overall 10/10.
What i loved the most was the Type of Story Telling, which is very reminiscent of Manga Titles like Yakusoku no Neverland or Shingeki no Kyojin. What i mean by that is that the Story is told from the Perspective of Characters that have very limited knowledge about the Truth of the World, which hides Secrets that one would never have expected.

What seemed like a Space Slice of Life that raised a couple of seemingly unimportant Questions at the start, and continues to portray this image until halfway through the Manga with read more
Dec 30, 2017
BluePikmin11 (All reviews)
I came across this series right after consuming one of SJ’s recent series The Promised Neverland. A friend I know on Twitter recommended two titles to me, Kimetsu no Yaiba and Astra Lost in Space. The latter was the one he loved the most and he told me it was a more obscure SJ title that has yet to see deserved praise. Given my sense of empathy, I wanted to look into Astra Lost in Space first to see if I would love it as my friend.

I was highly impressed with the art and character design, immediately thinking about why this has become notable read more
Nov 25, 2020
PrashastSingh (All reviews)
I started reading this manga on Shonen Jump app a few days ago, and simultaneously watched the anime adaptation on Netflix. While I finished the anime before the manga, I equally enjoyed both. Astra Lost in Space is a superb sci-fi action manga that starts pretty casually, only to get intense and thought-inducing in the latter volumes. The exposition can at times get really hard to follow (I myself re-read a lot of dialogue to understand what was said), but even with that, it keeps the entertainment quotient active and the willingness to quickly jump to the next chapter was all because it was both read more

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'Kanata no Astra' Wins Manga Taisho Award for 2019

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