Asteroid in Love

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Asteroid in Love
Koisuru Asteroid volume 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Koisuru Asteroid volume 1 by Houbunsha
恋する小惑星
(Koisuru Asuteroido)
GenreSlice of life[1]
Manga
Written byQuro
Published byHoubunsha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineManga Time Kirara Carat
Original runJanuary 2017 – present
Volumes2
Anime television series
Directed byDaisuke Hiramaki
Written byYuka Yamada
Music byTakurō Iga
StudioDoga Kobo
Licensed byCrunchyroll
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, BS11
Original run January 3, 2020 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Asteroid in Love (恋する小惑星アステロイド, Koisuru Asuteroido) is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Quro, serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat since January 2017. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo premiered on January 3, 2020.

Story[edit]

During her childhood, a girl named Mira befriends a boy named Ao and makes a promise with him to discover an asteroid. Upon entering high school, Mira joins the earth sciences club, a merger of the school's astronomy and geology clubs, and reunites with Ao, who she discovers is actually a girl. Alongside their fellow club members, Mira and Ao take part in various astronomical and geological activities in the hopes of one day discovering an asteroid.

Characters[edit]

Mira Konohata (木ノ幡 みら, Konohata Mira)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Takayanagi[2]
The main heroine. A girl who took an interest in astronomy after meeting Ao as a child and is determined to discover an asteroid with her.
Ao Manaka (真中 あお, Manaka Ao)
Voiced by: Megumi Yamaguchi[2]
An astronomy fanatic who was initially mistaken by Mira to be a boy when she was a child.
Mai Inose (猪瀬 舞, Inose Mai)
Voiced by: Maria Sashide[2]
Earth sciences club member and former member of the geology club.
Mikage Sakurai (桜井 美景, Sakurai Mikage)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[2]
Vice-president of the earth sciences club and former president of the geology club.
Mari Morino (森野 真理, Morino Mari)
Voiced by: Sumire Uesaka[2]
President of the earth sciences club and former president of the astronomy club.
Misa Konohata (木ノ幡 みさ, Konohata Misa)
Voiced by: Mai Fuchigami
Student council president and Mira's older sister.
Moe Suzuya (鈴矢 萌, Suzuya Moe)
Voiced by: Reina Ueda
Mira's childhood friend, known as Suzu for short. She has a crush on Misa.
Yuki Endō (遠藤 幸, Endō Yuki)
Voiced by: Lynn
Advisor for the earth sciences club.
Megu Suzuya (鈴矢 芽, Suzuya Megu)
Voiced by: Natsu Yorita
Suzu's younger sister.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
1 March 27, 2018[3]ISBN 978-4-8322-4936-3
2 May 27, 2019[3]ISBN 978-4-8322-7095-4
3 February 27, 2020[3]ISBN 978-4-8322-7167-8

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation was announced in the April issue of Manga Time Kirara Carat on February 28, 2019.[4] The series is animated by Doga Kobo and directed by Daisuke Hiramaki, with Yuka Yamada handling series composition, and Jun Yamazaki designing the characters. Takurō Iga is composing the series' music. It premiered on January 3, 2020 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, KBS, TVA, and BS11.[5] Nao Tōyama performed the series' opening theme song "Aruiteikō!" (歩いていこう!, Let's Walk There!), while Minori Suzuki performed the series' ending theme song "Yozora" (夜空, Night Sky).[6] It will run for 12 episodes.[7] It is streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide exc. Asia.

No. Title[8][a] Original air date
1"Their Promise"
Transcription: "Futari no Yakusoku" (Japanese: 二人の約束)
January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
A long time ago, Mira Konohata befriends a boy and makes a promise to discover an asteroid together. Upon entering high school, Mira discovers that the astronomy club has been merged with the geology club to form the earth sciences club. Upon checking the club out and meeting its members, Mira reunites with the boy she met back, Ao Manaka, who is revealed to be a girl. As Mira and Ao struggle to talk to each other in the same way they used to, Ao gets some advice from Mira's friend Moe "Suzu" Suzuya, helping them to have a discussion about Mercury later that night. With the club needing activities to increase their budget, Mai Inose suggests that they produce a newsletter that covers both astronomy and geology.
2"The Riverside Milky Way"
Transcription: "Kawara no Amanogawa" (Japanese: 河原の天の川)
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
The club goes to the riverside to collect various types of rock before looking at planets through a telescope, managing to catch a glimpse at a shooting star. Later, as Mira struggles to think of an article for the newsletter, a suggestion from Ao gives her the idea to turn her article into a manga. After a successful first issue, the girls go to a hot spring spa to celebrate.
3"Memories Are Treasures"
Transcription: "Omoide wa Takaramono" (Japanese: 思い出はたからもの)
January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
Ao comes over to Mira's house to study for a make-up test, where she is introduced to Mira's sister, Misa, after which Mira and Ao work part-time at Suzu's bakery, where they are helped out by Suzu's younger sister Megu. Later, Mira and Ao come across fellow club member Mai Inose as she and Suzu partake in her hobby of following maps. Inose draws up a treasure map for Mira, Ao, and Suzu to follow, taking them through some of the school's landmarks.
4"Exciting! Summer Camp!"
Transcription: "Wakuwaku! Natsu Gasshuku!" (Japanese: わくわく! 夏合宿!)
January 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Komatsu, Mikikazu. "TV Anime Koisuru Asteroid 1st PV Announces Its Five Main Voice Cast". Crunchyroll. Retrieved 2019-10-31.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Koisuru Asteroid TV Anime's Promo Video Unveils Cast, More Staff, Theme Song Artists". Anime News Network. October 27, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "恋する小惑星" (in Japanese). Houbunsha. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "Koisuru Asteroid Science Club Manga Gets TV Anime". Anime News Network. February 26, 2019. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  5. ^ "Koisuru Asteroid TV Anime Reveals Main Staff, January 2020 Premiere". Anime News Network. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Koisuru Asteroid Anime Premieres January 3". Anime News Network. November 28, 2019. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Asteroid in Love Anime Listed With 12 Episodes". Anime News Network. January 3, 2020. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  8. ^ "Story". TVアニメ「恋する小惑星」公式サイト (in Japanese). Retrieved January 3, 2020.

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