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A, A'

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  129 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Science Fiction With a Romantic Twist.

A, A' raises a troubling question: How would you feel if your lover died--and was replaced by a clone? Could recreate your relationship with someone who was physically exactly the same but didn't share any memories of your life together? In 4/4 (Quantre-Quarts), Mori, a teenager, is flunking out of an ESP training program. But when he
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 22nd 1997 by Viz Media (first published November 22nd 1981)
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This is an amazing work of art and literature. I had stumbled upon this comic by mistake and I am so glad I did. The idea of a "unicorn race" is beautiful and Hagio Moto (I got used to calling her this) created three spectacular stories with an amazing outer space world. I just cannot express my love for this comic and Hagio Moto. I REALLY wish I owned a hard copy myself. After reading this, I just had to check out other works by her and read Marginal and The Heart of Thomas (which are both real ...more
"Unicorns" are genetically-altered humans. They were created in order to enhance logical abilities and remove emotions from the equation. The result was a new, frail species with a streak of red hair that struggle in their dealings with unaltered humans. With this concept as a backdrop, Hagio Moto's A, A' explores far-ranging concepts from cloning to hermaphroditism, all with her unique touch that turns science fiction into shoujo manga and vice versa.

The first of the three short stories in this
Nov 30, 2014 Saturnq rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sci-fi, manga,& romance fans Also anyone looking for LGBTQ elements
Recommended to Saturnq by: Ermahzern!
Not a fan of sci-fi but I greatly enjoyed Hagio's take on the genre. Thought provoking, funny, A,A is a volume I would read again. You cannot go wrong with a story that has a race of genetically modified humans called unicorns. If you don't think unicorns, in any form, are the shit, you are probably a little dead inside. ;( So maybe you should read this book! ;)

Clones and trannies, lovely artwork, interesting take on a possible future. This is an amazing comic for the rare folks who manage to find it (took me a year or two).
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Moto Hagio (萩尾望都 Hagio Moto) is a manga artist born in Ōmuta, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, though she currently lives in Saitama Prefecture.
She is considered a "founding mother" of modern shōjo manga, especially shōnen-ai. She is also a member of the Year 24 Group (24-Gumi). She has been described as "the most beloved shōjo manga artist of all time."
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