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Star of Guidance Sci-Fi Novels Get Anime Adaptation In 2018


Star light, star bright, the first star that guides tonight.

Earlier today, the official website for Issui Ogawa’s Star of Guidance (Michibiki no Hoshi) novel series announced that the title will receive an anime adaptation. The project, which is being called a “screen adaptation,” is slated for completion in Fall 2018.

Star of Guidance Anime Announcement 001 - 20160825

The first Star of Guidance novel hit Japanese retailers on January 16, 2002 under Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Haruki imprint. The four-volume series ran through November 15, 2003.

Star of Guidance Novel 001 Cover - 20160825Artist Range Murata (Last Exile, Blue Submarine No. 6) provided the cover illustrations in all four books.

The site describes the plot as follows:

    After humanity found a new existence as a spacefaring civilization, they found themselves meeting countless aliens. Upon discovering these alien cultures, though, humanity found that they weren’t sufficiently developed and established a “Ministry of Supporting Foreign Civilizations.” The Ministry uses Foreign Civilization Observation Officers to support and elevate these young cultures until they too could reach the stars. One such young officer, named Tsukasa Tsujimoto, and three female androids make a failed first contact with the “Suwarisu” people, throwing the entire galaxy into turomoil.

Source: Yusuani

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