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On August 10 of 2019, humanity received a signal, which was verified for its integrity by hundreds of scientists, from an alien life form containing one message: let us meet on Mars on July 7, 2035. Thus began the creation of a space agency representing Earth as a whole named ST&RS. From there, things progressed quickly with man re-landing on the moon in 2022 and constructing many space stations orbiting Earth and the moon. The Space Academy was created to train the upcoming generation of ST&RS.

The same August 10th that Earth received the message, Shirafune Maho spoke his first words and it was “Mars.” Since then, Maho has been an astronomy freak who has nothing but the universe on his mind. He decides he is going to apply for the Space Academy along with his childhood friend, Hoshihara Meguru, and recent transfer and super smart classmate, Amachi Wataru. The trio begins their almost impossible journey of being accepted into the school where only 1% of the applicants are allowed into the academy.


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c.New Year Special by NilaiTP over 4 years ago
v.5 c.39v2 (end) by Imangascans & Juin Jutsu Team over 4 years ago
v.5 c.39 (end) by Imangascans & Juin Jutsu Team over 4 years ago
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5 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (322 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.78 / 10.0
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February 22nd 2015, 1:38pm PST



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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by emperor26
July 12th, 2011, 8:20am
Unlike most typical shonen mangas out there, "St&rs" is one of the few that sets itself apart from the usual over-the-top battles and cliche plots. Rather, it focus on one person's determination to overcome impossible odds and achieve a dream that seems out of reach.

What makes this manga more interesting is the fact that this makes it the debut for the artist, his first work in 3 years. The art style has improve compare to the one shot, and the writing is so far quite good.

Really looking forward to more upcoming chapters in the near future.
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by enaikelt
August 31st, 2011, 7:13pm
This is a gem in a sea of cliched shounen. It has everything that makes one great, added to originality, vision, and gorgeous art. I'd recommend it to anyone, and I'm looking forward to more!

Of course, I suppose the problem is that it's looking to get chopped by WSJ anytime now. That's kind of sad. :< All my favourite pieces in Jump are always hovering around the bottom.

... Last updated on January 14th, 2012, 7:24pm
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Quite amazing   
Rating: N/A
by aznlover
August 8th, 2011, 2:27pm
Never read a manga like this which makes it even more interesting each time we read it. I especially love the amazing things the main character does that just makes everyone go WOW. I appreciate the authors and hope that this manga will continue on and will be as exciting as the last.
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Manga ended   
Rating: N/A
by Davion X
May 26th, 2012, 9:24am
This manga was quite promising on the beginning. This could be a manga on level of popularity like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece. But it was too much "Action, more action, more exciment".
High amount of tension all the time isn't good - this is what killed this manga. One chapter, second chapter, next, next, more, more. It became boring. I hoped it to be long manga, (later maybe something like Star-trek, "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations..." smile - this manga had great potential here!) but, oh well.. smile Maybe next works will be better.
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Absolutely Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Larka
July 22nd, 2012, 11:25pm
I truly enjoyed this series. There's something about the art that drew me to this series and I must say, the art style is one of my favourites. This is kind of funny but the art kind of felt...hopeful? looking forward towards the future? something like that... (haha, does that even make sense)

Every chapter that came out made me excited for the next one. The story was interesting and original. I even reread it several times while waiting for new chapters (the art is so pretty, not flowery pretty but just visually appealing and cheerful to look at) I was really hoping for a long series and looking forward to following Maho and his friends' journey to Mars biggrin

When I found out that the serialization ended, I really was quite upset even hoping that author would somehow continue it...

... Last updated on July 22nd, 2012, 11:34pm
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Awesome start but...   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by maine12329
May 11th, 2012, 6:36am
Well, I've absolutely adored this series for it's interesting and unique way of telling a story about space. The trials that the students went through were interesting, and the special ability by some of the characters too.

It was so good, I wanted to read the raws when I found out the series ended, and...
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It was quite bad. The portrayal of the alien life-form is quite mediocre and abrupt. There was also no new characters introduced for the person with the '3rd' ability, so I believe the series was axed and rushed. I now see why its ratings dropped so badly in the previous few issue of Jump when it was still serialized.
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Enjoyed it   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by SephiriaChronos
October 17th, 2016, 1:13am
To be frank I enjoyed it a lot, it had a very good start and the characters are interesting, however I would have to say that nearing the later part of the manga it became somewhat boring as there's no tension.

It would have be great if the aliens were not all good beings as it will definitely make the story more interesting. The whole story seems too happy even though much more themes could be explored.

Overall it's a fun read.
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cute harmless fun   
Rating: 8.3 / 10.0
by whitespade
March 27th, 2014, 9:07pm
i like this manga because all it want to do is have fun, and until the end, that's all its doing. there's no drama or sadness, its perfect to unwind. dont expect this to be 'mind blowing' or 'epic' just because it features the space - and you wont be disappointed. .
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Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Sapphiresky
November 17th, 2013, 8:46pm
One of the dumbest thing I've ever read, yet somehow I was able to get through it. If you're interested in space/astronauts and such, you should try reading it, you might like it more than I did. I was a little disappointed toward the end, I dunno, I guess I was hoping for something more, well, profound.
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It was all scientific and such and then it was all like 'dawww the baby star is lonely and wants to make friends. Let's take it back to earth!' Sure, throw any sensibility out the window if you'd like but I'm going with it, because that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
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would be good but   
Rating: N/A
by Hellsayer
September 2nd, 2011, 12:36am
Its like everyone but the main male protagonist is chopped liver. They are completely overlooked and people look at the main character and go "Wow hes got this super cool ability." Its a really turn off. The characters are cliche but the concept is alright.
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