I like looking for new manga to read, but I never thought I'd end up reading one about a space academy. Star Children follows the story of Yuuto, a boy aspiring to be an astronaut with Sirius--a division that practices deep space exploration. The manga starts off with young Yuuto expressing his passion for space exploration. His father works at a space station and the person he's always looked up to is a Sirius astronaut. He wants to become an astronaut, but he's afraid his parents would disapprove of his decision. The first chapter is mostly of Yuuto contemplating whether he should study to become as astronaut or not and the end of the chapter was... you'll have to read it.
The story in the first few chapters felt slow, but it becomes more interesting and reads faster closer to chapter 5 when more main characters are introduced. I've never read a manga about a space academy (or at least I can't recall ever reading one), so I don't know what to expect. I like the surprises that the manga brought so far, and I'm looking forward to read and see what challenges lie ahead for the main characters. What I like most about Star Children are the the characters: they each have an interesting personality and their emotions and expressions are played well.
Recommended audience: All ages <--yeah, you read that right
Author and Artist: Kida Masashi
Release year: 2011
Scanlators: Pinoymanga Scans
I haven't mentioned or linked the scanlators who translated the manga into English so far. I'll start doing that now.