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A,A' (manga)

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Alternative title:
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: 42 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (Eng:4, sub:1)
 Excellent: 10 votes (Eng:5, dub:2, sub:2, ?:1)
 Very good: 14 votes (Eng:11, sub:2, dub:1)
 Good: 5 votes (Eng:3, ?:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 6 votes (Eng:5, sub:1)
 So-so: -
 Not really good: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 82 users, rank: #1010 (of 6677)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.857 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.5364, rank: #1474 (of 7370)
Weighted mean: 7.953 (Very good), rank: #1488 (of 7370) (seen all: 7.95 / seen some: 8.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.931 (Very good), rank: #603 (of 3473)
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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Graphic novel
    A, A’ [A, A Prime] (GN 1) 1998-02-01 (from $83.65)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Moto Hagio
Akita Publishing (A,A')
Shogakukan (1995, 2003)
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Adaptation: Rachel Thorn
Editing: Annette Roman
Editor-in-Chief: Satoru Fujii
Managing Editor: Hyoe Narita
Publisher: Seiji Horibuchi
Touch-up Art & Lettering: Mary Kelleher
English companies
Licensed by: Viz Media
Serialized In: Manga Vizion

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