Other books byKou Yaginuma
Twin Spica, Volume 9
In the ninth volume of Twin Spica, Asumi and her classmates are getting closer and closer towards graduation, and changes in store for this group of friends. There will be good-byes to be said and that might end up causing some tension within this group. Some of that friction might be spurred on from outside of the Tokyo Space School as the media has caught on to the identities of at least one prime candidate.
Twin Spica, Volume: 02
Where were you when the first International Space Station was scrapped and dropped into Earth's atmosphere? It was Asumi's first day in space school, and she promised Lion she would not cry or be homesick as she will be leaving her quiet seaside town for the big city. Waiting for her in Tokyo will be a lot of work. She is going to have to go through the rigors of space exploration training at the Tokyo Space School. After hours, Asumi will focus her efforts on homework, when not earning her tuition at the neighborhood Denny's. It is not unccomon to run 20 laps around the campus each day. Follow that up with physics and advance mathematics courses in the classroom. Only to close the night by mapping out the constellations in the southern sky. This is just what she expected the TSS to be, and yet why is it so hard to invision going to space someday? With all of the work she and her classmates are efforting, why does space still feel so far away?
Twin Spica, Volume: 08
The astronaut selection test is around the corner and one member of the TSS's first class is quietly preparing for this challenge. This student has plenty to prove, but to do so without the aide of family or friends might be even more difficult. The exam will send one of these friends to America. Will it be worth the heartache?
Twin Spica, Volume: 04
Asumi is now in her second term at the Tokyo Space School. After struggling to be accepted into this elite program and some hardships once she was admitted, she quickly found herself developing her skills and her character through the many trials the school administered. Despite her diminutive size, Asumi has a huge heart and equally powerful drive and she will not accept failure as an option. So when she is confronted by protesters demonstrating against Japan's space program, she is torn by the memories of her past, which include her deceased mother, and the dreams she is working so hard to attain.