This is the first story from a book of short stories I’m working on, called The Crater. The stories aren’t connected, but many of them use this Crater-only stock main character named Ryuuichi Okuno, a.k.a. Okuchin. Still, it’s not the same Ryuuichi every time the character comes up, he’s more or less treated the way Tezuka uses other people in his star system like Lamp or Rock (just know this means Tezuka reuses personalities and looks of characters but the character isn’t exactly the same person, if you don’t understand).
I think The Crater puts its stories in different order depending on the edition but the Akita bunko edition I’m reading puts this story at the front. I think it’s pretty good. I like how Tezuka plays with the grass is greener thing and the characters don’t understand their contradicting wishes even when they are in each other’s shoes. The ending is great too. This is my first translation.