Hoshi o Tsugu Mono or Inheritor of the Stars is a manga adaptation of James P. Hogan's novel Inherit The Stars, illustrated by Yukinobu Hoshino (also known for 2001 Nights, Kodoku Experiment, Stardust Memories, El Alamein no Shinden, and Horobishi Kemonotachi no Umi).
In 205X, armed forces and conflicts are a thing of the past and people live safe, peaceful lives, all thanks to a cheap, inexhaustible source of energy. One day, something strange is discovered on the moon: an ancient corpse in a spacesuit. The corpse is undeniably human, but it appears to be about 50,000 years old! What does this mean about the history of our species and what effect will this discovery have on current human society?
Tropes included in this work include:
- Ancient Astronauts / Precursor
- Benevolent Boss: Chief Caldwell
- Government Conspiracy
- 20 Minutes into the Future: The series is set halfway thru the 21st century.