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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 1540815,408 users)
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Ranked: #3172
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Popularity: #301
Members: 50,045
Favorites: 1,693


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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.

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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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In the sci-fi genre, there are few books that can generate excitement for the real possibilities of space travel. They reach into your chest and pull out something small and glowing that many of us felt during our childhoods while watching space shuttles go into orbit or seeing stock footage of men on the moon. These books draw out this pure sense of wonder that makes you want to put them down and look at the stars for a few moments. And as we remember the anniversary of man's first steps on the moon, they become more poignant-almost painful. Something catches in your throat, ...
Jan 5, 2010
I’ve always been into Space. I’m a big fan of Star Wars, I’ve done a work about Space for school and when I was younger I wanted to by an Astronaut. But later I’ve seen the Movie Apollo 13, and realized that Space isn’t as friendly as it seems. It’s quite scary. And the Human being wasn’t meant to go to Space. But the Human being wasn’t meant to fly either, and we’ve defied Nature and today Flying is as normal for some people as taking a walk. And so again we’ve defied Nature and send Yuri Gagarin on the 12th of April 1961 ...
Aug 30, 2015
Who hasn't dreamt once about going into space, or yearned to know what there is beyond Earth? Or even imagined living in space? Space travel for not only a select few people will become, sooner or later, a reality, be it in the next 50 years or even more than a century. Planetes is a psychological sci-fi manga that covers the story of a crew of space garbage man, cleaning Earth's outer space of space debris. The story doesn't seem interesting at first glance, but in reality it has so much more to offer, making it for anyone with a slight interest in space a ...

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