YEAH I think i tried reading some of it yeeaaars ago, I think it got too shoujo for me at some point… it was pretty deep shit though
TOO SHOUJO? IS THERE SUCH A THING
my favorite ~*~*~*~shoujo~*~*~*~ moments are always gonna be Alice crying herself to sleep over tofu in the first chapters tho
YES SO SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS MANGA.
CRIES IN A PUDDLE CAUSE IT’S SO GOOD
a message from Anonymous
Everyone should read Please Save My Earth so I’m not one of maybe two or three people on the internet still talking about it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s my favorite manga and it’s not perfect but I think it’s really fantastic and super underrated and I count it as a big inspiration for my work. The art is really beautiful old-school shoujo (it ran from 87-94) and it manages to handle a pretty big, really complicated ensemble cast so gracefully with only one real falter I can think of at the very end which probably doesn’t bother many people besides me. :B also there’s some goofy meta humor, including jabs at the artist’s time doing BL Saint Seiya doujins.
It’s about seven kids who share dreams of their previous lives as alien scientists observing the Earth from a station on the moon! There’s the typical emotional drama you would expect from a shoujo, with some bonus gender/sexuality issues, but there’s also some pretty neat worldbuilding with the aliens and their culture/religion.
there’s also a six-episode anime OAV, which covers the first 5-6 volumes of the manga and compresses a lot for time. it’s a bit more melodramatic than the books (a lot of the humor gets left out) but the animation is really lovely and the music is great (Yoko Kanno does the theme song) and it’s a good introduction to the books before you make the 21 volume commitment.