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Manga 'Kanata no Astra' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Vindstot
Feb 4, 6:00 PM | 28 Comments
Publisher Shueisha opened an official website for a TV anime adaptation of Kenta Shinohara's sci-fi action manga Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space) on Tuesday. The anime series is scheduled to air in 2019.

Synopsis
The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp.

But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light sphere warps its nine members into outer space, stranding them 5012 light years away from their home planet.

With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources, and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra. (Source: Batoto, edited)

Staff
Director: Masaomi Andou (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou (Gakkougurashi!)
Character Design: Keiko Kurosawa (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Studio: Lerche
Production: Kanata no Astra Production Committee

Shinohara launched Kanata no Astra in Shounen Jump+ web magazine in May 2016, three years after concluding SKET Dance. The manga ended the following December with 49 chapters. Shueisha published the manga in five volumes, with the latest in February 2018.

VIZ Media began releasing the chapters on its website in August 2016 and licensed the manga for physical release in November 2017. The fifth and last volume went on sale on December 4 last year.

Kanata no Astra placed third in the male readers' division in the 2019 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings last December. The manga was also nominated for the 12th Manga Taisho awards earlier this year.

Official site: http://astra-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @astra_anime

Source: Moca News

Kanata no Astra on MAL

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RobinTheKing said:
should I read the manga or wait for this?

The manga is really short (five volumes) so you might as well read it, it won't be a time consumer.

Feb 9, 9:16 AM by malvarez1

should I read the manga or wait for this?

Feb 8, 4:44 AM by RobinTheKing

This looks quite promising.

Feb 8, 3:48 AM by Slarkero

YorukaWaifu said:
Good to know that this underrated manga gets the attention that it deserves.


I 100% agree I thought it be lost, right after i read this series, I knew it need to be anime!!

Feb 7, 11:30 AM by TheFutureIsAni1

Vindstot said:
Publisher Shueisha opened an official website for a TV anime adaptation of Kenta Shinohara's sci-fi action manga Kanata no Astra (Astra Lost in Space) on Tuesday. The anime series is scheduled to air in 2019.

Synopsis
The year is 2061, when space travel is now possible and commercially viable, and the students of Caird High School embark on their Planet Camp.

But soon after Group B5 arrived at their planetary camp site, a mysterious and unforeseen sentient light sphere warps its nine members into outer space, stranding them 5012 light years away from their home planet.

With the discovery of an old, unmanned spaceship nearby, the students must stay strong, manage their limited resources, and remain united in the darkness of space, so that all of them can survive their long and likely perilous trek back home aboard the Astra. (Source: Batoto, edited)

Staff
Director: Masaomi Andou (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)
Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou (Gakkougurashi!)
Character Design: Keiko Kurosawa (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Studio: Lerche
Production: Kanata no Astra Production Committee

Shinohara launched Kanata no Astra in Shounen Jump+ web magazine in May 2016, three years after concluding SKET Dance. The manga ended the following December with 49 chapters. Shueisha published the manga in five volumes, with the latest in February 2018.

VIZ Media began releasing the chapters on its website in August 2016 and licensed the manga for physical release in November 2017. The fifth and last volume went on sale on December 4 last year.

Kanata no Astra placed third in the male readers' division in the 2019 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings last December. The manga was also nominated for the 12th Manga Taisho awards earlier this year.

Official site: http://astra-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @astra_anime

Source: Moca News

Kanata no Astra on MAL


I very, very happy about this !! it was incredible manga and I think it will stun people minds with twists and turns!! and its different which nice to see!!!

Feb 7, 11:27 AM by TheFutureIsAni1

A series from the mangaka of Sket dance?damn, why did i never heard about this manga before?

Now,i will first read the whole manga and then wait for the anime to start.

Feb 6, 9:42 AM by madarchod

malvarez1 said:
Actually...why aren't there more Shonen Jump sci-fi manga?


we used to have them a lot before lost decade took hit in japan economy bring pessimism influence to author... now most Sci-fi is either post apocalyptic or dystopian future. it's not special to Jump in any way. look how space opera has fallen. sure the classic futurustic Scifi still there (like ST*RS, or IShoujo), but they are exception to the rule. and harder to get popular too.

Feb 6, 9:15 AM by Kuma

Eh wasn't a fan of the manga.

Feb 6, 5:05 AM by Accelerator48

Sket Dance author? Looking forward to it.

Feb 6, 2:18 AM by Detective1412

Director: Masaomi Andou (Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse)

I didn't read the manga but am expecting to have nightmares

Feb 5, 11:50 PM by VyseLegendaire

No way! No freaking way! I literally just finished the manga yesterday!

It's really good, and doesn't feel like the usual Jump manga, so I really recommend it.

Actually...why aren't there more Shonen Jump sci-fi manga?

Feb 5, 8:28 PM by malvarez1

Series Composition: Norimitsu Kaihou (Gakkougurashi!)

Oh boy....

Feb 5, 8:09 PM by thereIwasnt

Good to know that this underrated manga gets the attention that it deserves.

Feb 5, 10:40 AM by YorukaWaifu

Lost in Space! I miss that show. Looks like this should bring some of that nostalgia back. And it is a survival story which is quite uncommon. However, the key visual showing only two of the nine members makes me a bit skeptical...

Feb 5, 9:17 AM by Tarotist

ninka22 said:
Is there any romance in the manga?


There *is*. However it’s not heavily touched upon since romance isn’t the main focus of the series. Although you might be satisfied with the ending and how some relationships develop even though it’s very minuscule and subtle.

Feb 5, 8:39 AM by ItzToxic

Glad to see that we‘re getting more shows set in space recently.

Feb 5, 6:14 AM by demonak

Is there any romance in the manga?

Feb 5, 4:42 AM by ninka22

i see a girl in a tight space suit

and thats all i need to see

Feb 5, 4:27 AM by EcchiGodMamsterP

I'm glad it's getting an adaptation

Feb 5, 12:37 AM by KaizukaZekrom

So happy for this, I loved the manga and it deserved an anime so badly.

Feb 4, 11:19 PM by MetaThPr4h

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