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MT Rating: 33.1982 (Rank: 3539) |Series Added: 2008-08-03

Type: Manga

Author(s): YUKIMURA Makoto

Artist(s): YUKIMURA Makoto

Status in Home Country: Complete - 4 Volumes

Scanslation Status: Complete (100% Complete on Manga Traders)

Summary Updated: 2009-09-23Last File Added: 2007-02-03

Genre(s) : Sci-fi, Seinen

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Summary :

The story of Planetes follows the crew of the DS-12 "Toy Box" of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section's purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris in Earth's and the Moon's orbits. They use a number of methods to dispose of the debris (mainly by burning it via atmospheric reentry or through salvage), accomplished through the use of EVA suits.

The episodes sometimes revolve around debris collection itself, but more often the concept of collecting "trash" in space is merely a storytelling method for building character development. The members of the Debris Section are looked down upon as the lowest members of the company and they must work hard to prove their worth to others and accomplish their dreams.

Ongoing plot elements include an upcoming exploratory mission to Jupiter on the new fusion powered ship, Von Braun, and the lead character's decision to join the mission, no matter the cost. Many other plot threads are also developed throughout the series that help to explain each character's motivations and personalities. The Space Defense Front is a terrorist organization that believes mankind is exploiting space without first curing global problems such as mass famine and the widened socio-economic divide on Earth

Related Series : None

Scan Groups : Manga-Sketchbook

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File Date Added
PlanetES v01 2007-02-03
PlanetES v02 2007-02-03
PlanetES v03 2007-02-03
PlanetES v04 2007-02-03

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