Manga: Moonlight Mile

The distance between a hero and his destiny is only a moonlight mile.

Based off a manga by Yasuo Otagaki, Moonlight Mile is about two mountain climbers Gorou Saruwatari and Lostman, who decide to become astronauts. Each takes a different route: Gorou becomes a construction worker to gain multiple operating licenses, whilst Lostman becomes a pilot for the US navy.

Whilst NASA, Russia, Europe, Japan and a few other countries have integrated their space agencies, the second season sees a secret divison of the US seeking military buildup as well as a rival emerging in China, all building towards a new cold war in space.

The series takes a very realistic viewpoint on space travel, and yet manages to make the vehicles, robots and building designs impressive and distinctive.


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