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  • Please Save My Earth, sometimes abbreviated Bokutama, is a shōjo science

  • fiction manga by Saki Hiwatari. It was published by Hakusensha from 1986 to

  • 1994 in the magazine Hana to Yume and collected in 21 volumes. The series was

  • adapted as a six-part original video animation in 1993. It is about six

  • teenagers and a seven-year-old boy who share common dreams about their past

  • lives as alien scientists who observed the Earth from the Moon. Both the anime

  • OVA and manga are licensed for distribution in North America by Viz

  • Media. A sequel manga, Embraced by the

  • Moonlight, was serialized in the bimonthly Hana to Yume as well as the

  • special edition magazine, Hana to Yume Plus. It has since been followed by I

  • Sing with the Earth. Plot

  • The story centers around high-school student Alice Sakaguchi, her

  • seven-year-old neighbor Rin Kobayashi, and five other teenage students who have

  • recurring collective dreams about a group of alien scientists stationed on

  • the moon observing and collecting data about the Earth.

  • Initially, when Alice learns that classmates Jinpachi and Issei have been

  • having common recurring dreams since middle school, she thinks nothing of it

  • until she has one of these "moon dreams" herself. Because of the nature of these

  • dreams, the way Issei always dreams as the same person, and Jinpachi as well,

  • now that Alice has provided a third perspective, they start to believe that

  • people who dream as the other four scientists in their "moon dreams" can

  • each be found. Almost like it's a game, the three make

  • plans to seek these other people out in the hopes of making sense of these

  • dreams. After a suggestion from Issei, and a little bit of time and luck, they

  • are finally able to make contact with the other four people. But as the six

  • teenagers and one child start to piece together the timeline and content of

  • their dreams, they began to realize that their "dreams" are not simply dreams,

  • but rather suppressed memories of their past incarnations that ended tragically.

  • And now, as their "game" begins to unravel, the kids must strive to come to

  • terms with what happened in their past lives, as they struggle to prevent their

  • past incarnations' rivalries, jealousies, and dubious actions from

  • taking over their new ones. Development

  • Please Save My Earth, like early manga series that suddenly become popular for

  • many different manga artists careers', is an illustration of the development

  • and transition of Hiwatari Saki from a novice to an experienced manga artist.

  • The difference in art style between the volume 1 and volume 21 of the manga is

  • quite drastic, as illustrated in the image to the right.

  • The series features a number of homages to anime and manga throughout the manga.

  • Manga volume 5 Issei's sister Kyoko's character design

  • is noted here as being influenced by Osamu Tezuka and is a homage to classic

  • style shōjo manga artists such as Miyako Maki, Makoto Takahashi, Hideko Mizuno,

  • and Shotaro Ishinomori. From volume 16 and on, the "Editor's

  • Comments" section was omitted from the English-language adaptation by Viz

  • Media, as P. Duffield, the editor and one responsible for them, was no longer

  • working on the project, as mentioned in the final segment of the "Editor's

  • Comments" in volume 15. Media

  • = Manga = Please Save My Earth was written and

  • drawn by Saki Hiwatari. The series was serialized by Hakusensha in the monthly

  • shōjo manga magazine Hana to Yume from 1987 to 1994. The serial installments

  • were collected, without chapter divisions, in 21 tankōbon volumes. The

  • series was later reissued in 12 bunkoban volumes in 1998. It is licensed in

  • English in North America by Viz Media, with all volumes translated.

  • = OVA = Please Save My Earth was adapted as an

  • original video animation directed by Kazuo Yamazaki and produced by

  • Production I.G. The six-episode OVA anime covers roughly the first half of

  • the manga storyline. It is licensed in English by Viz Media. As of September

  • 2007, it is out of print. Please Save My Earthshūhen Kanzenban:

  • Alice kara, Rin Kun e is a 99 minute compilation OVA narrated by Alice,

  • reminiscing on the events of the main OVA as she is on her way to meet with

  • Rin in a park. The "present day" scenes of Alice and Rin from the movie add

  • scenes that were not present in the manga.

  • Please Save My Earth Music Image Video: Kin'iro no Toki Nagarete contains six

  • music videos with footage not seen in the main OVA and scenes taken from the

  • manga, as well as a slightly different version of the OVA ending sequence, and

  • the ending credits for the image videos. Reception

  • As of 2006, over 15 million copies of Please Save My Earth volumes had sold in

  • Japan, making it one of the best-selling shōjo manga ever.

  • Starting in volume 8 of the manga, a disclaimer appeared at the bottom of the

  • first page of every compilation volume, stating that the story was entirely

  • fictional. This was due to disturbing letters to Hiwatari received from people

  • who were convinced that they had been part of the moon scientist's society and

  • had been reborn on Earth. These disclaimers have since appeared in her

  • others works, most notably on the first pages of each volume of Global Garden.

  • Several manga artists have cited Please Save My Earth as an influence on them,

  • including Naoko Takeuchi and Bisco Hatori.

  • See also The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter - Japanese

  • folktale with elements similar to Please Save My Earth

  • References External links

  • Official Viz Media manga website Please Save My Earth at Anime News

  • Network's encyclopedia Please Save My Earth at Anime-Online

  • Plot summaries of OVA episodes "Shojo Manga Pick of the Month"

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