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Isaac Asimov's The Foundation Sci-Fi Novels Get Manga

posted on 2013-10-09 00:00 EDT
First stories of Asimov's sci-fi classic series were published in 1942

The first compiled volume of a manga adaptation of Isaac Asimov's The Foundation novel series was released on September 20. The manga (named Ginga Teikoku Kōbōshi after the Japanese title for the series), has illustrations by Uzuki and Keitarō Kumazuki. The original source material is translated by Hiroyuki Okabe, and is compiled by Side Ranch. The book is published by the Seldon Project.

Asimov's Foundation Series of stories were first published in 1942 in the form of short stories, and the first full book volume was released in 1951. Foundation, the first volume of Asimov's series, was released in Japan in 1968, nearly two decades after the English publishing.

The story takes place in a universe that has been ruled by the Galactic Empire for twelve thousand years. Hari Seldon, a man who can see into the disastrous future of their galaxy, begins to gather together the wisest men in the galaxy to become a light of hope for the bleak future that awaits.

[Via Kotaku Japan]


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