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2001 Ya Monogatari  
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A collection of short stories that look to mankind's exploration of space, and examine the possibilities that we could face when we decide to take those first fateful steps into the unknown.


Related Series
2001 + 5 (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
2001 Nights
Nisenichi Ya Monogatari

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
3 Tankoubon Volumes (Complete)
3 Bunkoban Volumes (Complete)
3 Shinsouban Volumes (Complete)
2 Genkeihan Volumes (Complete)
1 Aizouban Volume (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (67 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.59 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 23rd 2014, 8:42pm PST



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Original Publisher
Chuuoukouronsha (1995)
Futabasha (1985; 1995; 2009)
Kobunsha (2007)
Shimanaka Shoten (2004)

Serialized In (magazine)
Super Action (Futabasha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (3 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1143 increased(+139)
Monthly Pos #2091 increased(+374)
3 Month Pos #3226 increased(+1141)
6 Month Pos #5653 increased(+647)

List Stats
On 54 reading lists
On 169 wish lists
On 148 completed lists
On 9 unfinished lists
On 71 custom lists

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incredibly amazingly breathtakingly wow   
Rating: 9.4 / 10.0
by whitespade
April 22nd, 2012, 1:52pm
a must read for all sci fi fans. all the information in this manga is plausible and believable, making your head spin in wonder. the delivery is near perfect whereby just a quick read through it we can understand the gist of it, thus the enjoyment is not retarded by any complex theory. however, it is not dumb down - the mangaka is skillful in laying out the foundation of the science in easy to digest way.

the stories are interconnected oneshots - some of the earlier ones actually will tie to the stories in the end. thus even though there is little recurring characters, the connectivness of the stories make the subsequent story even more enjoyable. each story is a little gem, with a theory and a message for the readers all woven in the plot without forcing the readers to acknowledge it. most of the time it give the readers a small disappointment for the folly of mankind, and wonder to the vastness of creation.

every single character in the series have their own face and personality, however small the frame he gets. however due to the time the manga is made, the propensity to beard are almost overwhelming. as someone not accustomed to such accessory in real life and manga it can be quite discomfiting, however it dont affect the stories at all.

the art is very beautiful and appropriate to the genre of the series. the mangaka is very skillful in drawing the characters in caucasian look since almost all the explorers are of that origin. the art actually reminisce of the america comic book style - angular cheekbone and sturdy body, nearer reality than the usual big eye manga style. planetary bodies and the celestial heaven is drawn in a lush, majestic way that can take your breath away. the ships are also drawn in detail, make one believe this is the correct shape for ships to have.

this manga is highly recommended for any sci fi fans.

... Last updated on October 28th, 2012, 1:32am
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hard science   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jasperv
October 8th, 2010, 2:02pm
yeah hard science witch mean no unrealistic (sci-fi) technology but i like that author still kept his mind open and that science itself will evolve in the future and give us some new ways to explore space!
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Real Science Fiction   
Rating: N/A
by Mierten
March 8th, 2010, 1:01pm
This isn't fantasy. It isn't people controlling robots to get special powers. It isn't romance with space suits. It does go into possibilities of how people will behave when space travel develops. Focus of stories are different between issues but with tie ins to previous stories. Thus, it doesn't have the emotional impact but the intellectual one.
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Nice enough   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Sosseres
January 12th, 2007, 8:22pm
This series is nice enough. I liked the art of everything but people, which I disliked.

The story is quite nice, even if the episodical way it is laid up is a little drawback for me.

It made me think about a wide variety of issues I hadn't really considered before, the same as NHK might do for somebody not living that life. smile
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