Volumes 4 Written by Makoto Yukimur
Do you read this letter?
This word comes from Greek and the meaning is that someone’s puzzled.
This is an one of amazing comic books of Japan.
In the 2070’s, mankind has established a mining base on the moon and dispatched men to explore Mars. The first manned mission to Jupiter is also in progress.
As a result of this interplanetary activity, space debris is increasing and its collection has become a new profession.
Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed the life of his beloved wife, Yuri finds himself six years later as part of a team of debris cleaners on a vessel called the Toy Box charged with clearing space junk from space flight paths. The team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor’s affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a chain-smoking tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job.
Both the manga and anime received the Seiun Award for the best science fiction series, the manga in 2002 and the anime in 2005.
It is unique among space manga though, a story is along reality.
Technology seems to stem logically from the current situation.
It’s good science fiction with a humor and a cast that is instantly likable.
Plus, the character’s backgrounds are always quite important on the story.
I highly recommend it.