"As for my characters, I've pretty much let them do their own thing. Rather than fret and moan over their misbehavior, I decided they could play out ther own roles as they pleased."
This is a shrine to the Outlanders Manga. Above is a random quote by Manabe, regarding Outlanders. Hit "reload" to see a different quote! Outlanders is Manabe's super space-opera epic. First published by Hakusensha in 1986, it wa the first of his work to really bring him notereity. It spans three years of publication and also spawned a video game and an Anime OVA. Manabe has cited such influences as Star Wars, Flash Gordon and E.E. "Doc" Smith's "Lensman" books, among others.