In the year 2075, humanity has spread to the stars, along with their technology, colonies, and... waste? At such great speeds in orbit, even a tiny bolt can cause a tragic disaster. Enter the team of the half division. Their job? To gather the garbage and debris that circles the Earth, in order to keep space safe. From broken-down satellites to bolts and nails, there's nothing that the underpaid and underappreciated staff can't salvage. Join Hachimaki, Tanabe, Fee, and the rest of the gang as they risk their lives to keep space clean, and keep their wallets... empty.
Shiro Lhadatt wanted to fly jets for the Kingdom of Honneamise's Air Force when he was young, but unfortunately he didn't get the grades he needed; instead, he enlisted in the Space Force, a tiny embryonic unit that most people haven't even heard of. Embittered and disillusioned about his lot in life, Shiro takes no interest in his training - that is, until he meets and gets to know a young woman preaching God's word on the city streets. After one inspiring conversation with her, Shiro promptly sees the light; he finds his passion for flight reinvigorated and immediately volunteers to be the pilot for his unit's first space warship! Reaching that new frontier is all well and good but Shiro still faces some major obstacles: even if launching the first space warship becomes reality, not everyone will be happy to see the Space Force succeed. Suddenly, Shiro has to grapple with the complex, far-ranging consequences of his very personal decision.
both of these shows thank NASA in the credits for their help and it shows. if you like one for the realistic way they portray space flight i think you will like the other for that same reason. both are drama based too, though Wings of Honneamise is a bit more realistic.
Both Planetes and The Wings of Honneamise are about scientific progress, the evolution of human society, and the eruptions this causes in the personal lives of the individuals (i.e. astronauts) caught in the middle. Like Planetes, Wings of Honneamise also takes an almost slice-of-life approach at first, then develops the overarching story later. Moreover, they simply feel very similar due to their detailed world building and their powerful focus on key characters' developments. Honestly, if you liked one, the other is a perfect follow-up. Note, though, that Planetes is a series whilst The Wings of Honneamise is only a two-hour movie.
Both the series Planetes and the movie Wings of Honneamis featuremain characters striving to become astronauts. If you enjoy space adventure and watching the growth of a character's explorations into a new plane of personal development, then both of these will satisfy. If you've seen the movie, watch the series for a longer stay in this anime atmosphere. If you've enjoyed the series, check out a quick alternative of the similarly themed movie.
What happens when authority and consequence are removed? When the inmates truly run the asylum. On the spaceship Ryvius there are those who would fight for order, and many more who would fight to destroy it. Love, hate, anger, greed, avarice, and perhaps hope are the fuel for the Ryvius, and only one can save those who call it home...
Both Planetes and Infinite Ryvius have a general "realistic" sci-fi theme as well as characters who are forced to cope and deal with new issues in their lives. While Ryvius is a little "darker" than Planetes, Planetes still deals with some heavy topics such as someone close to you dying. They both also have good character development. Overall, I think that if you liked Planetes or Infinite Ryvius you would probably like the other.
Both of these show are similar in alot of ways. what really struck me the most was how both shows were slow to build up and sort of slice of life, but go out with a bang. if you like the character drama in one then the other is similarly well done, though planetes was clearly more polished.
Both Planetes and Infinite Ryvius are great sci-fi series, set up in space. Both delve into politics, psychology and social interaction, showing how people behave in difficult situations. Both are quite realistic and feature complicated, developing characters.
Hard sci-fi with a deliberate script focused on the characters' interactions and development as they try to survive/work in space. Planetes and Infinite Ryvius both master this approach and deliver in the process rare forms of sci-fi entertainment in anime. It's not about the action in either, but about how the team dynamic on a space ship pushes events forward and plays out in a subtle political backdrop. If you enjoyed one, feast your eyes on the other.
Largely realistic, heavily story- and character-driven dramas in science fiction setting. There's a lot to enjoy in both of these titles, though they lean towards a very cynical outlook overall. Ryvius does have some apparently random plot elements that stick out more than Planetes' largely sleek and polished storyline.
"Labors" are large construction robots that are now being used to commit crimes. To meet the challenge, Special Vehicle (SV) units are established by the Tokyo PD. However, the Second SV unit is a total joke. Determined to change this, Izumi and Shinohara become pilots of the new Ingram 98 police labors, and are determined to change that reputation, with the help of the SV-2 gang of misfits.
I'm hard pressed to think of two shows that are as analogous to each other as Patlabor. Which is quite a feat when one thinks about it, like having Two Mona Lisas in the museum next to each other. Many of the characters are direct analogs, such as Tanabe for Izumi and Shinohara for Hajimake. Both are hard science fiction, with drama and character development with sprinklings of action.
They're the black sheep of public service - be it picking up space trash or being a notoriously derided police unit (which destroys too much and cost too much). A bunch of lovable losers are joined by an enthusiastically earnest young woman who, in contrast to general sentiment, really admires what they do and see it as heroic - leading to her having a somewhat ambivalent relationship with one of her male coworkers. Both series are mostly episodic, although Planetes has a strong arc with character that ties itself together in the end - something the more episodic and static Patlabor is disinclined to do. Still, if you enjoyed one title, consider the other.
When Mutta and Hibito were children, they made a promise to become astronauts together after spotting a UFO one night. Now adults, the duo's path couldn't have diverged more – Hibito is about to travel to the moon with NASA to help simulate the future exploration of Mars, and Mutta is unemployed, having recently headbutted his boss at an auto company. Still, the man can't shake his desire to surpass his younger brother, and soon, he becomes an applicant for Japan's JAXA space program. His ultimate goal, to get one step ahead of Hibito and go to Mars. But the path to becoming an astronaut is long and fraught with tests and challenges. Will Mutta and newfound friends Kenji and Serika manage to persevere and achieve their dream?
Both shows are a lovely realistic look at space. Both give you the feeling that anything is possible in the future as well (at least they did in my case). Fun characters (I like the Space Brother characters slightly more than the Planetes ones) and great drama! These two shows are sure to please fans of either.
Though tackled from different angles, a main focus of these series is Space. Candidates in Uchuu Kyoudai are applying to become astronauts while the cast of Planetes are already in orbit...gathering garbage.
While Planetes has a much stronger (and very enjoyable) focus on sci-fi, both sport slice of life aspects. This gives us a chance to get to know and support a lovable bunch of characters in both series. Arguably, Planetes is an all round superior show - but I'm sure fans of this will find something to like in Uchuu Kyoudai. On the flip side, if you've watched Uchuu Kyoudai and are craving something with a harder sci-fi edge, then Planetes is just the show for you!
There's very few hard sci fi titles out there about astronauts - Planetes and Space Brothers are two of them. SB focuses more so on the act of training to go into space, while Planetes in its more futuristic setting, takes place in space. But both are a mix of slice of life and comedy, with good stories. They aren't the best match, but fans of one would appreciate the other.
Real-world, character driven stories with lots of attention to detail; about space, the technology involved with it; the relationships between those in space, those separated by it; and with space itself.
It is the year 2356 AD, 189 years after a shockwave from a distant supernova decimated the Earth. Since that fateful day, humanity has begun training for a final mission to protect the planet from the inevitable oncoming 2nd shockwave - a mission whose failure means the annihilation of mankind. For Katase and her friends, their training at the foundation Stellvia is just the beginning of an adventure that could lead to saving the world, or seeing its end...
Space exploration and development is the theme in both these anime, but in different time frames. Planetes covers the events of the near future, and is a strict extrapolation of current technology. Stellvia is somewhat further into the future, and uses several yet-to-be-discovered gadgets. Yet both anime carry a similar message of devotion to a common future for mankind, in the vastness of space.
Although they superficially have only space in common, you will probably like one if you like the other - especially if you have a bit of the space romantic in you, yourself.
Planetes and Stellvia are similar in the sense that they both take place in space. However, they are different in their approach to the subject. You'll like it. Seriously.