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Planetes

Planetes

Alternative Titles

Japanese: プラネテス

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Apr 17, 2004
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 23013 users)
Ranked: #1492
Popularity: #477
Members: 54,428
Favorites: 1,380
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Popular Tags

comedy drama sci-fi space

Synopsis

In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can cause excessive and even catastrophic damage to spacecrafts and equipment. This is the story of Technora's Debris Collecting section, its EVA worker, Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino, and the newcomer to the group, Ai Tanabe.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Planetes
Other: Planetes Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Hoshino, Hachirota
Hoshino, Hachirota
Main
Thornton, Kirk
English
Thornton, Kirk
Tanaka, Kazunari
Japanese
Tanaka, Kazunari
...
Tanabe, Ai
Tanabe, Ai
Main
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese
Yukino, Satsuki
Taylor, Julie Ann
English
Taylor, Julie Ann
...
Nono
Nono
Supporting
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese
Koorogi, Satomi
Miller, Lara Jill
English
Miller, Lara Jill
...
Ascham, Lucie
Ascham, Lucie
Supporting
Kurata, Masayo
Japanese
Kurata, Masayo

Staff

Taniguchi, Goro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Storyboard



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Dec 6, 2013
Bear1211
Space, the final frontier, and what a frontier it is. Humans long ago looked up at the stars, and reached out to grasp them. From the words of Captain Kirk, "to boldly go where no man has gone before".

Story: 8

The human race, always moving forward, never looking back. So eager to abandon the cradle of life that raised them. The cause and effect of this ambition are highlighted within the 25 episodes of the show."Planetes" is something truly unique in the Anime scene. This is essentially a SoL (Slice of Life) in space, which alone makes it something different from the norm, but read more
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Apr 4, 2009
IcehawkDown
It can be pretty hard to convince people to watch a show about garbage men... IN SPACE. How could a show like that possibly be interesting? Well I'm here today to tell you that this is one of the best anime out there, and something everyone should give a try.

Planetes starts about how you might expect a show with such an odd premise to begin. It's a very quirky show, practically a comedy/sitcom type show. The first 13 episodes or so are all episodic, there's lots of laugh, and the show rarely takes itself too seriously. At this point I would call the show very read more
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Recommendations

Both have a somewhat earnest and idealistic female as the leading character who tries to change the world they live in. Both also have a relatively smaller close-knit group of characters. The male lead in each series is shorter than average and have hot-heads. The art styles and character designs deviate from regular anime styles and both these shows have political undertones.
Although the plots are very different, a theme in Planetes seems to be fear of isolation. It's the only other show I can think of besides N.H.K. that seems to have captured a very 'real' quality in its characters' fear, motivations, weaknesses and behaviors. Very complex in terms of not seeming overwrought or artificial and keeping a healthy dose of humor (like N.h.K.) in the show.

Opening Theme

"Dive in the Sky" by Mikio Sakai

Ending Theme

#1: "Wonderful Life" by Mikio Sakai (eps 1-25)
#2: "PLANETES ~Affettuosso~" by Hitomi Kuroishi (ep 26)

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