SKET DANCE Author's Sci-Fi Survival Manga Astra Lost in Space Gets TV Anime

Masaomi Ando (Scum's Wish) serves as director at Lerche


It is officially confirmed today that a TV anime adaptation of Kenta Shinohara (SKET DANCE)'s sci-fi 

survival manga Kanata no Astra/Astra Lost in Space is set to premiere in Japan in 2019. The anime's 

official website and Twitter open today with a teaser visual.



The manga was serialized in Shueisha's web comic site Jump+ from May 2016 to December 2017, then

compiled in five tankobon volumes. Its English edition was already published by VIZ Media. The publisher

introduces its story as below:


It's the year 2063, and interstellar space travel has become the norm. Eight students from Caird High

School and one child set out on a routine planet camp excursion. While there, the students are mysteriously

transported 5,000 light-years away to the middle of nowhere! Will they ever make it back home?!


Masaomi Ando (Scum's Wish, Hakumei and Mikochi) serves as director, alongside series composition 

writer Norimitsu Kaihou (SCHOOL-LIVE!) and anime character designer Keiko kurosawa (Konohana Kitan,

Asobi Asobase). Lerche (Assassination Classroom) works on anime production.



The manga author says on Twitter:


"I am really happy about the anime adaptation. It all thanks to everyone's support. It is now listed in

Twitter's Trend Topics, I am so surprised at the intense response. Even though it ended serialization

over a year ago, I still received many impressions. I am definitely happy about the fact that it has

become such a long-lived work. I really appreciate it."


"It was a long time ago when I received the offer for the anime adaptation. I believe the first offer

arrived when I was working on the manga's Arispade arc. But the project was actually launched after

the serialization ended. Lerche works on anime production, and I place my complete trust in the director

and all other staff. Please look forward to Group B5's adventure in animation!"



Manga tankobon 1st and 5th volume covers



Source: "Astra Lost in Space" TV anime official website / Twitter, Kenta Shinohara Twitter


© Kenta Shinohara/Shueisha, Astra Lost in Space Production Committee


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