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A, A Prime
Plot Summary: A trilogy of stories sharing a common futuristic setting and all featuring unicorns – a rare form of bioengineered human with great technical abilities but an inability to express emotions. In the title story, Adelade Lee, a clone of a unicorn girl who has died whilst working at a remote frontier colony is sent out as a replacement but she has no memories of the three years since the original Adelade Lee left Earth (much to the distress of the lover she met during that time). In 4/4, a young telekinetic at a research station orbiting Jupiter meets and falls in love with a unicorn girl who is being kept for purposes of genetic experimentation – he brings out her emotions and she amplifies his hitherto weak powers with potentially disastrous results. In the two-part X+Y, the same telekinetic from 4/4, now a young man living on Mars, meets another emotionally distant unicorn (this one of rather uncertain gender) and, again, his feelings for the unicorn may have calamitous results.
User Ratings: 40 ratings have been given [details]
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 208
1981-08 (A-A' : Princess)
1983-11 (4/4 : Petit Flower)
1984-07 to 1984-08 (X+Y : Petit Flower)
Release dates: We have 1
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|A, A’ [A, A Prime] (GN 1) 1998-02-01|
Story & Art: Moto Hagio
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