Saturn Apartments, Volume 3

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VIZ Media, May 17, 2011 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 200 pages
80 Reviews
A touching, character-rich vision of an intriguing new world.

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) T audience.

Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the earth, thirty-five kilometers up in the sky. The society of the Ring is highly stratified: the higher the floor, the greater the status. Mitsu, the lowly son of a window washer, has just graduated junior high. When his father disappears and is assumed dead, Mitsu must take on his father's occupation. As he struggles with the transition to working life, Mitsu's job treats him to an outsider's view into the living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments.

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Review: Saturn Apartments, Vol. 2 (Saturn Apartments/ La Cité Saturne / 土星マンション #2)

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Character development is ramping up but I'm still having a hard time remembering the relationships between the large cast. Read full review

Review: Saturn Apartments, Vol. 6 (Saturn Apartments/ La Cité Saturne / 土星マンション #6)

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5 volumes spent building up characters you like, and now it's time for the author to make use of that rapport. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Hisae Iwaoka is the creator of several one-shot manga, including Hana Boro (Flower Cookies) and Shiroi Kumo (White Clouds), both of which were serialized in IKKI magazine. A noted artist and illustrator, her installations have been displayed internationally in the group show "Tokyo Girls Bravo," curated by Takashi Murakami. Saturn Apartments is her most recent series.

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