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Jan 3, 2016
For someone like myself who has seen a lot of animes with robots in space, the tagline 'garbage men in space' might seem a tad underwhelming. It would be understandable that you'd skip this anime based on this. I'd advise you not to.

By skipping Planetes, you'd miss out one of the most realistic sci-fi animes out there.

In the first half of the series we get to explore the environment, backstory and motivations of the characters and much more in an episodic format. Mostly it packs a mix of comedy and excitement as something goes wrong with the job of the 'debris haulers' read more
Oct 19, 2013
The first episode starts by showing the main character in action. A bad guy is attacking a small village. Garrod Ran is down below, on the ground. Yet, he somehow manages to steal the bad guy's mobile suit! That's incredible! Here I am, thinking this is going to be Heero 2.0 . However, it soon turns out he isn't that much of a badass, and throughout much of the series, even with a Gundam, he gets his ass kicked most of the time.

Fortunately he joins up with a team of freelancers. This team is led by captain Jamil Neat, using an amphibious ship called the read more
Sep 10, 2013
At the time of writing, I've just finished this. At first I was in doubt if I should watch this or not, because of a rather vague description.

I completed this series in two days, the fastest I've ever finished an anime! For anyone deciding whether or not to watch this, that should tell you everything you need to know.

Here's the good versus the bad in my opinion:

Good:

- Doesn't lay all the cards on the table right away. Starts off mysteriously.
- Some of the best sound effects for guns I've ever heard in an anime.
- Dynamic, meaningful characters. Especially the main characters show good read more