Kanata no Astra Anime wins this year’s Seiun Award

Written and illustrated by on the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of the manga Kenta Shinohara, Kanata no AstraIt was reported that the anime was named the winner in the "Multimedia" category in the 51st edition of the Seiun Awards in Japan.

For his part, Shinohara published the manga on the website Shonen Jump Plus from the publisher Shueisha between May 2016 and December 2017. The publisher has compiled the work in a total of five volumes.

The manga inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation (episodes 1 and 12 lasting an hour) produced by the studios. lark, Headed by Masaomi Andou and scripts written by Norimitsu Kaihou, published July 2019. The piece received excellent reviews at the time, both from specialist critics and fans.

Kanata no Astra Synopsis

The year is 2061, space travel is now possible and economically viable, and during this time Caird High School students begin their planetary camp.

Shortly after the B5 group arrives at its destination, Planetary Camp, a mysterious and unforeseen glowing sphere envelops its 9 members in space, taking them 5012 light-years from their home planet.

With the discovery of an ancient unmanned spacecraft nearby, students will have to stay strong, manage their limited resources, and stand together in the darkness of space so they can all survive their long and likely dangerous journey back home aboard the Astra.

Source: Official Twitter account

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