Взято с Christ, what an otaku!
- The story is set long after the final story of the manga. Omega is a boy robot built by an engineer named Ubumi in Hamamatsu where no other humans exist. After the sudden death of his creator, Omega travels east to meet the "robot who runs a cafe in Kanagawa, waiting alone for travellers to drop by." He arrives at Cafe Alpha to find Alpha cold and still, but when he connects her interface, he finds that her memory is still intact. He dives into her memory and relives it.
- After the above prologue, Chapters 1 through 9 just retrace the story of the original manga. But the main part reveals some darker details added by the novelist, such as about the time before the age of Yunagi and the reason why the robots were created in the first place, which weren't touched upon in the manga.
- In the epilogue, Alpha awakens, so it's a happy, if expected, ending.
- Kokone and Makki do not appear in the novel. Apparently they're not just cut out from the storytelling, but rather they're treated as being non-existent in the first place. Maruko and Nai don't appear, either. The writer of the blog I linked to points out that by cutting out these characters completely, the premise of the novel doesn't hold up because the ending of the manga suggests that Alpha wouldn't have ended up being completely alone even after humans disappeared from the world, and therefore wouldn't have gone into sleep mode in the first place.
- The book includes a short manga story called "Touge" (mountain pass) that hasn't been included in any of Ashinano's previous publications. And the novel apparently does include illustrations by Ashinano, but as one blogger put it, they look like rough sketches.
Ужас какой. Я не хочу такое читать.
Ну и учитывая что это не Асинано писал, готов представить что как будто этого и не было.