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Japanese: プラネテス ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ
English: Planetes
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 27
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 14, 1999 to Jan 8, 2004
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Psychological Psychological, Space Space, Workplace Workplace
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Morning
Authors: Yukimura, Makoto (Story & Art)


Score: 8.271 (scored by 1655216,552 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3412
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #295
Members: 53,959
Favorites: 1,798


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Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed the life of his beloved wife, Yuri finds himself six years later as part of a team of debris cleaners on a vessel called the Toy Box charged with clearing space junk from space flight paths. The team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a chain-smoking tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job.

(Source: TokyoPop)


Planetes was first published in English by Tokyopop from October 7, 2003 to February 8, 2005. Their release contained 5 volumes as they had split volume 4 into two books. Dark Horse Manga republished the series in two omnibus volumes on December 22, 2015 and May 3, 2016, respectively. The series was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga from May 2015 to November 2015.

The series was the winner of the 2002 Seiun Award for Best Comic in science fiction.

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Oct 29, 2023
GOOD BITS: The art is magnificent, it is crazy impressive how Makoto Yukimura drew such detailed spacecraft before moving onto vikings. It's clear he understand what he's drawing as well, the pages detailing the propulsion system in spacesuits and the helmets etc. are quite detailed despite not being necessary for the plot.
The characters and the growth they go through are fascinating, each character is wholely different from one another and they each change in meaningful ways.
The story, while simple, is also interesting and involves a couple twists and turns which help make it interesting. The main story is simple but it provides room ...
Sep 16, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Short Spoilerless Review

Planetes is a Manga that was in my plan to read for a long long time.
It has the same author as Vinland Saga ,one of my favourite manga,but it failed to make me feel the same as his other work did.

The story had some interesting parts and in my opinion peaked around the second half of the manga ,but there were still many points that I was straight up bored. The characters were nice with enough depth and the art was pretty good too.
Nonetheless ,I didn't enjoy Planetes as much as other people did, cause it made me feel tired more than enough ...
Dec 25, 2023
Planetes is hailed as a hard sci-fi classic, with an amazing and well-realized world. The popular perception is that it is a thinking person's manga, that it is lifelike and [insert hyperbole here]. I am impressed by how well the world of Planetes is constructed by someone without a background in it. Unfortunately, the contextualizing socioeconomics, politics, discussions of orbital regimes, etc. are all just window dressing. This manga is not about those things. This manga is about the main cast. They aren't very interesting or extremely compelling to follow. I would not refer to them as static, but I would also not call them ...

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