Nakahara's poetry continues to attract readers in the late twenty-second century, and Mamoru Kodai owns a print edition of Chuya Nakahara Poems. In 2192, he loans it to a classmate and close friend, Shiro Sanada, who is looking for a way to balance his scientifically oriented view of the world. Almost seven years later, Sanada attempts to return the book before Kodai leaves to fight in the First Battle of Pluto. Despite Sanada's confession that he still cannot understand the attraction to poetry, Kodai insists that he keep it ("Out of the Forest of Memory"). Sanada continues to read Nakahara's verses during his service aboard the space battleship Yamato, and routinely carries the book with him both on and off duty ("Gravestone on a Frozen Field", "The Forever War", "Memories of the Blue Planet").
- Chuya Nakahara on Wikipedia