Planetes

Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura.wikipedia
205 Related Articles

Sunrise (company)

SunriseNippon SunriseSunrise Inc.
It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from October 2003 through April 2004. Produced and animated by Sunrise, it was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and scripted by Ichirō Ōkouchi.
One of Japan's largest and best-known studios, Sunrise is renowned for critically praised and popular original anime series such as Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Space Runaway Ideon, Armored Trooper Votoms, Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, Future GPX Cyber Formula, Crush Gear Turbo, The Vision of Escaflowne, Love Live School Idol Project, Witch Hunter Robin, My-HiME, My-Otome, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Tiger & Bunny, Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon, as well as its numerous adaptations of acclaimed light novels including Dirty Pair, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere and Accel World, and manga such as City Hunter, InuYasha, Outlaw Star, Yakitate!! Japan, Planetes, Keroro Gunso, Gin Tama, and Kekkaishi.

Makoto Yukimura

Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura.
Yukimura made his debut with the hard science fiction manga Planetes, serialized in Weekly Morning mangazine from 1999 to 2004 and adapted into a 26-episode anime series by Sunrise.

Julie Ann Taylor

Julie Pickering
Ai Tanabe is the newest member of the Debris Section. She is bright and earnest, but mostly unsure of herself. As a newcomer to space, the Debris Section and to extra-vehicular activity all at the same time, she has to slowly learn the ropes from everyone else. She believes that love is the solution to every problem. Kind and sweet, she is willing to do almost anything to help others. However, her kind spirit also masks a drive to become better than she is. She is originally voiced by Satsuki Yukino, and by Julie Ann Taylor in the English dub.
Julie Ann Taylor (born January 29, 1966) is an American voice actress who is best known for her role of Ai Tanabe in Planetes, Mutsumi Otohime in Love Hina, Yukari Hayasaka in Paradise Kiss and Taiga Fujimura in Fate/stay night among others.

Kirk Thornton

Sparky ThorntonRon AllenBuba Kachow
Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino is the protagonist of the series. Everyone simply calls him "Hachi" or "Hachimaki", because he wears one during his EVAs. His dream is to own a spaceship, but between the cost of purchasing one and his low-paying, seemingly dead-end job, Hachi struggles with even deciding whether or not to pursue his dream. Much of Hachi's drive is summed up in "bigger, faster, and further". However, this drive makes him conflicted about his own relationship with space. Loud and brash, Hachi has difficulty expressing himself adequately, especially in romantic matters. He is originally voiced by Kazunari Tanaka, and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.
Planetes - Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino

Kazunari Tanaka

Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino is the protagonist of the series. Everyone simply calls him "Hachi" or "Hachimaki", because he wears one during his EVAs. His dream is to own a spaceship, but between the cost of purchasing one and his low-paying, seemingly dead-end job, Hachi struggles with even deciding whether or not to pursue his dream. Much of Hachi's drive is summed up in "bigger, faster, and further". However, this drive makes him conflicted about his own relationship with space. Loud and brash, Hachi has difficulty expressing himself adequately, especially in romantic matters. He is originally voiced by Kazunari Tanaka, and by Kirk Thornton in the English dub.
Planetes (2003) (Hachirota "Hachimaki" Hoshino)

Wendee Lee

Wendee SwannWendee SwanWendy Lee
Fee Carmichael is the pilot of the Toy Box, the debris-collecting ship used by the main characters. Even more loud and brash than Hachi, Fee often becomes violent at others' actions and inaction, but she always means well. Being a heavy (and slightly ashamed ) smoker, she has difficulty finding places to indulge her habit in space, as smoking is a strain on life support systems and is thereby restricted to designated smoking rooms. This often makes her quite irritable, especially after all smoking rooms are shut down as the SDF began planting bombs in them. In the anime, she is able to get around this with an enclosed personal "smoker's seat" (which is prone to inadvertent sabotage). Married with a young son, Fee lives in Florida when not in space. She is originally voiced by Ai Orikasa, and by Wendee Lee in the English dub.
2005-06-14 || Planetes || Fee Carmichael || Ep. "Taiki no soto de" ||

Jamieson Price

Taylor HenryJames LyonJamieson K. Price
Yuri Mihairokov is the Russian member of the Debris team. Calm, stoic, kind and compassionate, Yuri often acts as the level head of the group. Several years before the events of the story, he and his wife were in a low-orbit craft traveling to England when an incident caused the death of Yuri's wife. The incident and Yuri's desire to recover his wife's lost keepsake, a compass she wore around her neck, drives him to collect more debris. He is originally voiced by Takehito Koyasu, and by Jamieson Price in the English dub.
Planetes - Yuri

Satsuki Yukino

KagomeRei
Ai Tanabe is the newest member of the Debris Section. She is bright and earnest, but mostly unsure of herself. As a newcomer to space, the Debris Section and to extra-vehicular activity all at the same time, she has to slowly learn the ropes from everyone else. She believes that love is the solution to every problem. Kind and sweet, she is willing to do almost anything to help others. However, her kind spirit also masks a drive to become better than she is. She is originally voiced by Satsuki Yukino, and by Julie Ann Taylor in the English dub.
Planetes, Ai Tanabe

Takehito Koyasu

Koyasu TakehitoZazel
Yuri Mihairokov is the Russian member of the Debris team. Calm, stoic, kind and compassionate, Yuri often acts as the level head of the group. Several years before the events of the story, he and his wife were in a low-orbit craft traveling to England when an incident caused the death of Yuri's wife. The incident and Yuri's desire to recover his wife's lost keepsake, a compass she wore around her neck, drives him to collect more debris. He is originally voiced by Takehito Koyasu, and by Jamieson Price in the English dub.
Planetes, Yuri Mihairokoh

Ai Orikasa

JakotsuOrikasa Ai
Fee Carmichael is the pilot of the Toy Box, the debris-collecting ship used by the main characters. Even more loud and brash than Hachi, Fee often becomes violent at others' actions and inaction, but she always means well. Being a heavy (and slightly ashamed ) smoker, she has difficulty finding places to indulge her habit in space, as smoking is a strain on life support systems and is thereby restricted to designated smoking rooms. This often makes her quite irritable, especially after all smoking rooms are shut down as the SDF began planting bombs in them. In the anime, she is able to get around this with an enclosed personal "smoker's seat" (which is prone to inadvertent sabotage). Married with a young son, Fee lives in Florida when not in space. She is originally voiced by Ai Orikasa, and by Wendee Lee in the English dub.
Planetes (Fee Carmichael)

Seiun Award

SeiunSeiun Award for Best Foreign Language Novel of the Year24th Seiun Award
Both the manga and anime received the Seiun Award for best science fiction series.

Hard science fiction

hard SFhard science-fictionhard-SF
Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura.
Planetes (1999, 2004)

Kōtarō Nakagawa

The music score was composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa and produced by Victor Entertainment.
He is noted for composing the soundtracks for several anime series, including the Gorō Taniguchi-directed productions s-CRY-ed, Planetes, Gun Sword, and Code Geass.

Kessler syndrome

chain reactionKessler syndrome theorywhite sky
One of the scientists stated that the previous director of the NASA Orbital Debris Section was in fact Donald J. Kessler, the scientist who proposed the eponymous Kessler Syndrome, which is cited and used several times in both the anime and manga.
The initial segment of Planetes is centered around an orbital debris cleaning crew, whose entire purpose is reducing the kessler risk.

Ichirō Ōkouchi

Produced and animated by Sunrise, it was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and scripted by Ichirō Ōkouchi.
Planetes (Series composition, screenplay; 2003)

Gorō Taniguchi

Goro Taniguchi
Produced and animated by Sunrise, it was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and scripted by Ichirō Ōkouchi.
Planetes (director, storyboards management, episode direction; 2003)

Morning (magazine)

MorningMorning 2Comic Morning
Written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura, the twenty-six chapters appeared as a serial in the Kodansha seinen manga magazine Weekly Morning from January 1999 to January 2004.
Planetes

Mikio Sakai

Sakai, Mikio
The opening theme is "Dive in the Sky" by Mikio Sakai, and the ending themes are "Wonderful Life" by Mikio Sakai for episodes 1-25 and "Planetes" by Hitomi Kuroishi for episode 26. There are two insert songs, "A Secret of the Moon" by Hitomi Kuroishi, used in various episodes, and "Thanks My Friend" by Mikio Sakai used in episode 13.
He has composed, written and performed numerous songs for several anime, including Fantastic Children, Tsubasa Chronicle, the Gorō Taniguchi-directed Sunrise productions, Planetes, s-CRY-ed, Code Geass, and Chivalry of a Failed Knight, as well as various other media.

Manga

manga magazinecomicsJapanese comics
Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura.

Anime

animatedJapanese animationJapanese animated
It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from October 2003 through April 2004.

Tokyopop

Tokyopop GermanyBluMixx
The manga was published in English in North America by Tokyopop, and the anime was distributed in North America by Bandai Entertainment.

Bandai

Bandai EntertainmentBandai VisualBandai America
The manga was published in English in North America by Tokyopop, and the anime was distributed in North America by Bandai Entertainment.

Satellite

satellitesartificial satelliteartificial satellites
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.

Space station

space stationsorbital stationstation
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.

Spacecraft

spaceshipspaceshipsspace ship
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.