Author's "Lord of Sands of Time" and "The Next Continent" were published in English by Viz's Haikasoru
Seiun Award winning sci-fi author Issui Ogawa (his Lord of Sands of Time and The Next Continent were published in English by Viz's Haikasoru) and imprint Kadokawa Haruki have announced plans for an anime and 2018 live-action adaptation of the four-book Michibiki no Hoshi (Star of Guidance) first contact sci-fi series.
Set as aliens are organizing observation of humanity's early steps into the space, the series follows an incident in which a young officer and three beautiful androids have an unintended encounter.
Range Murata (Last Exile) provided the art for the books.
外文明観察官の辻本司と三人のアンドロイド娘が、リス型異星人の文明を育てる宇宙SF、角川春樹事務所「導きの星」四部作のアニメ化が動き出しました。完成予定は2018年秋。多くの方々のお力をいただいて製作進行中です。よろしくお願いします。 https://t.co/ZZI2kCbJ1Y— 小川一水 (@ogawaissui) August 25, 2016