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Title(s): Planetes
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プラネテス
星空之旅
ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ
Wanderers
Author(s): Yukimura Makoto
Artist(s): YUKIMURA Makoto
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Psychological, Sci-fi, Seinen, Slice of life
Start Date: 1999
Status: Completed
Summary:
From Tokyopop:
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.

Note: There are actually 5 tankoubon volumes. The fifth was released as Volume 4: Part 2.

Won the Seiun Award in 2002.
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Melancholy and the infinite cosmos
Written by Topside on March 28, 2012 at 3:45 AM
Overall Rating
Excellent
Story: 5
Dialogue: 5
Animation: 4
Entertainment: 5
Planetes was one of those manga I stumbled upon at the library one day while on a raging book-binge. I added it to my stack of thirty-some-odd volumes, trotted out the door, and didn't really give it a second thought until I got home. Boy, was I in for a treat... ^_^

The story concerns a young man who, along with a ragtag crew stuck in orbit above Earth, are tasked with cleaning up hazardous space debris, so as to make passage through the upper atmosphere safe for larger vessels. Our protagonist has bigger dreams, though - he wants to be part (read more)
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