Five Star Stories Manga to Resume in February
posted on by Karen Ressler
Nagano launched his science fantasy manga series in Newtype in 1986, although the series has been running intermittently since then. To mark the 25th anniversary of the manga in 2011, Kadokawa reissued the existing manga volumes in a "Repeat" edition with previously unpublished art.
The manga went on hiatus in 2006 and relaunched in the magazine's May 2013 issue. It went back on hiatus in Spring 2014 as Nagano prepared the 13th volume for print. The 13th volume shipped on August 8 after several delays. The 12th volume had shipped in 2006.
Nagano's own Toyspress, Inc. published most of the manga in English. ADV Films released the 1989 anime film adaptation in North America. In 2006, Nagano worked on Hana no Utame Gothicmade, the film that he wrote, designed, storyboarded, and directed himself. The film opened in Japan in 2012.
The story takes place several thousand years from now in the Joker Galaxy of five Star Systems, where there is a long, long war being fought. The god of light, Amaterasu, is trying to unite the galaxy under his rule. The fighting stands between giant mecha called Mortar Headds, their pilots, the Headdliners, trained since birth for their task, and the female humanlike computers called Fatimas, necessary for controlling the MH.
Source: Mantan Web