Graham Belmont (gbelmont@hotmail.com)
Fri, 22 Dec 2000 14:30:14 -0600


> >> I was looking at some resin kits on www3.animebox.com and I decided to
> >> look at Five Star Story kits even though I have no idea what Five Star
> >> Story is. Does anyone know what it is? It has some kick ass Mecha
> >> Designs. Is this a show, manga, OAV or what? Is it any good? And
>lastly,
> >> where can I see it?
> >>
> >
> > It's a looooong series of OAV's (and rightly so, the series spans over
>5000
> > years), and there's currently a manga serial of it, in Newtype Magazine
>I
> > think. It's one of the best shows I've ever seen, has a great story, it
> > looks like it takes place back in 100 B.C., with the exception of a few
> > mansions and all the great mechanical designs. It's easily Nagano's #1
> > masterpiece, I highly recommend it. I have no idea where you can find
>it,
> > tho'. I found my copies with pure luck in some anime store clearance
>sale.
> > Try scouring some fansubbers sites.
>
>Sigh. There are no FSS OVAs. There was one short film (double billed with
>another anime feature, not uncommon in Japan). Originally, it's a manga
>series in 8 or 9 volumes (unfinished) serialized in Newtype magazine.
>Approximately the first three volumes have been serialized as 8 magazines
>by
>Nagano's publisher (Toys Press) in English, available at Kinokuniya stores
>in major cities in the US. I get mine in Manhattan.
>
>There is some resemblence of FSS to Heavy Metal L-Gaim, an anime series
>from
>1984 which Nagano also worked on.
>
>The guy's a musician and fashion designer, too, and is one of the few manga
>artists who's a well known celebrity outside of cartoon circles.

So the one and only tape ends with the fight with the KOG? We don't even see
the Black Knight? I refuse to accept that, it's impossible!

-G
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