Sayonara Jupiter

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Sayonara Jupiter
Author Sakyo Komatsu
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Genre Science fiction novel
Publication date

Sayonara Jupiter (さよならジュピター?, Sayonara Jupitā) is a novel by Sakyo Komatsu, released as two volumes. Komatsu adapted the story into the script for the 1984 film of the same name, directed by Koji Hashimoto.

The novel won the 1983 Seiun Award.[1]


The novel is set in the future where humanity has grown to the point where Earth can no longer hold all of them. As a result, humanity has begun to spread throughout space and there is now an attempt to turn the planet Jupiter into a second sun in order to make other planets hospitable.

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Seiun Award (1983, won)[1]

Film adaptation[edit]

In 1984 a film adaptation of Sayonara Jupiter was released to theaters in Japan. The film, which is also known in English as Bye Bye Jupiter, has received mixed reviews from English language critics.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Komatsu Sakyō". SF Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Galbraith IV, Stuart. "Sayonara Jupiter (review)". DVD Talk. Retrieved 17 October 2015.