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Saturn Apartments Vol. 7: Saturn Apartments, Volume 7

Saturn Apartments, Volume 7

Saturn Apartments Vol. 7

The Ring System, a structure constructed in space when Earth was abandoned as an environmental preserve, contains a society divided by money and status. Mitsu, a sixteen-year-old lower-level window washer whose father was killed when he fell from the surface of the Ring, struggles to define his role in this stifling and segregated civilization. Unsafe living conditions and unrest among the residents ravage the lower levels, but Mitsu and his colleagues also struggle with loneliness and thwarted ambitions. In the final volume of Saturn Apartments, Mitsu must decide whether he will descend to the surface of the earth in an  experimental device and attempt to change the fate of the Ring System forever.
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 1: Saturn Apartments, Volume 1

Saturn Apartments, Volume 1

Saturn Apartments Vol. 1

Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the earth, 35 kilometers up in the sky. The society of the ring is highly stratified: the higher the floor, the greater the status. Mitsu, the lowly son of a window washer, has just graduated junior high. When his father disappears and is assumed dead, Mitsu must take on his father's occupation. As he struggles with the transition to working life, Mitsu's job treats him to an outsider's view into the living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments.
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 2: Saturn Apartments, Volume 2

Saturn Apartments, Volume 2

Saturn Apartments Vol. 2

Earth has been abandoned as a nature preserve, and the human race now occupies the Ring System, a gigantic structure that surrounds the planet. Mitsu has just started working as a window washer, a dangerous job that five years earlier led to the loss of his father. As Mitsu struggles with being the new guy—making mistakes, struggling to keep up, handling petty workplace resentments—he also discovers the simple pleasures of befriending his coworkers, enjoying time off and getting to know his absent father through the eyes of his colleagues. All of this is part of growing up in the cramped urban quarters of the Saturn Apartments.
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 3: Saturn Apartments, Volume 3

Saturn Apartments, Volume 3

Saturn Apartments Vol. 3

Mitsu meets two new clients, both lonely in their unique ways. Meanwhile, his work ethic catches the eye of other employers. Sohta, already overqualified for his job at the power plant, gets demoted due to nepotism and channels his frustration toward the surface of the earth. Another day, another dollar for the workforce of Saturn Apartments.
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 4: Saturn Apartments, Volume 4

Saturn Apartments, Volume 4

Saturn Apartments Vol. 4

Washing windows on a space colony hovering 35,000 meters above the earth is a dangerous job. Mitsu, a young window washer, knows this all too well. His father fell off the Ring System in an accident. Now, Mitsu's coworker Kageyama collapses on the job. Trying to save Kageyama, Mitsu inadvertently endangers his life. In recovery, Kageyama learns that exposure to UV rays has taken a toll on his immune system. He's forced to choose between his job and his health.
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 5: Saturn Apartments, Volume 5

Saturn Apartments, Volume 5

Saturn Apartments Vol. 5

Mitsu’s a window-washer in the Ring System, a civilization constructed after Earth was abandoned and turned into a nature preserve. His father died on the job five years earlier, and Mitsu takes his work seriously. Unfortunately, not all of his coworkers feel the same way, and they begin to resent the care and diligence he puts into clearing a vision of Earth for the residents of the Ring. One day, while staying late to check on his colleague’s work, Mitsu loses radio contact. Will he meet the same fate as his father?
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 6: Saturn Apartments, Volume 6

Saturn Apartments, Volume 6

Saturn Apartments Vol. 6

Living isn’t easy in the lower levels of the Ring System, a floating civilization constructed when Earth was abandoned as a nature preserve. Sixteen-year-old Mitsu got a job washing windows for the wealthy residents of the upper levels after his father, also a window washer, fell from his tether. Now Mitsu’s been asked to man an illegal craft that’s descending to the surface of the earth. But it seems everyone in this divided society has a secret agenda. Mitsu alone must decide if he’s ready to take the journey of a lifetime…
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Saturn Apartments Vol. 7: Saturn Apartments, Volume 7

Saturn Apartments, Volume 7

Saturn Apartments Vol. 7

The Ring System, a structure constructed in space when Earth was abandoned as an environmental preserve, contains a society divided by money and status. Mitsu, a sixteen-year-old lower-level window washer whose father was killed when he fell from the surface of the Ring, struggles to define his role in this stifling and segregated civilization. Unsafe living conditions and unrest among the residents ravage the lower levels, but Mitsu and his colleagues also struggle with loneliness and thwarted ambitions. In the final volume of Saturn Apartments, Mitsu must decide whether he will descend to the surface of the earth in an  experimental device and attempt to change the fate of the Ring System forever.
263 Pages
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THE STORY

Far in the future, humankind has evacuated the earth in order to preserve it. Humans now reside in a gigantic structure that forms a ring around the earth, thirty-five kilometers up in the sky. The society of the Ring is highly stratified: the higher the floor, the greater the status. Mitsu, the lowly son of a window washer, has just graduated junior high. When his father disappears and is assumed dead, Mitsu must take on his father's occupation. As he struggles with the transition to working life, Mitsu's job treats him to an outsider's view into the living-room dioramas of the Saturn Apartments.

By: Hisae Iwaoka

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