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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: 8.281 (scored by 1599015,990 users)
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Ranked: #3212
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Popularity: #297
Members: 51,957
Favorites: 1,746


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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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May 17, 2023
Simply the GOAT
i LOVED it
it is a short manga but a very good one
IT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ANIME (the anime is good but i prefer the manga, not by a lot tho)

A story about a man that cleans trash? it cant be that good
yes it can, and it is
Everyone who likes space or sci fi things should read it

Nov 3, 2022
"I learned that I couldn't stop loving people."

Since the birth of humanity, the sky has always been a source of ceaseless wonder and amazement for our species, whether they be grizzly cavemen in their roughly hewn lodgings or exuberant young kids staring up through a lens, mouth agape. Humanity has always feared the unknown, but they've always been inexplicably drawn to the sheer vastness of the cosmos - a vastness that makes them feel small, and yet continues to beckon, daring them to reach out in return.

Planetes is that involuntary gasp, that inexorable sigh that exits our throats once our meagre existences are confronted by ...
Sep 16, 2021
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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.
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