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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.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Planetes Picture Drama DVD Special 2009 Side Story

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Planetes 2001 Original Manga
Name Role
Yuriko CHIBA Character Design
Goro TANIGUCHI Director
Kotaro NAKAGAWA Music
Makoto YUKIMURA Original Manga Creator

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Planetes VivisQueen 8.5/10 Mar 7, 2009
Planetes Arcanum 6/10 Sep 10, 2007

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Planetes JohnWatchAnime 8/10 Dec 22, 2013
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Crest of the Stars

Crest of the Stars

In the distant future, mankind has mastered space and spread empires across the galaxy. While many choose to colonize distant planets, others choose to remain amidst the stars, ultimately giving rise to a new brand of humanity known as the Abh. Both genetically and culturally different from their Earth-dwelling peers, the Abh soon find themselves engaged in a bloody war that rages across hundreds of planets and set out to restore peace by means of conquest. Enter Jinto, a nobleman and ambassador of the recently acquired Hyde system whose duty is to represent his peoples' interests and rule on the Abh's behalf. In order to be officially coronated to this position, a cold-but-beautiful Abh princess named Lafiel arrives at Hyde to escort him back to the empire's capital. When they are suddenly attacked by an anti-Abh liberation front, however, the festivities are cut short, and the two must flee for their lives against all odds.

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ironfrost
Crest of the Stars, like Planetes, is another serious SF anime. It's well written, and well acted (at least in Japanese; the dub is rather disappointing). Like Planetes, it's more about the people and how events affect them instead of explosions and spaceship battles.
VivisQueen

If you're into well-conceived sci-fi with leanings towards realism and detail and that's what you liked about either Planetes or Crest of the Stars, then definitely check out the other one. More than that, they both have a strong focus upon interesting, unique characters with highly immersive stories to tell. Planetes is more of a 'world of tomorrow' type series with ordinary human beings while Crest has an alien empire, but generally, they are both successful sci-fi with a focus upon world detail.

Freedom

Freedom

It is the year 2267, and all that is left of humanity now lives in the 'Eden colony', a domed metropolis on the moon. Earth has long since been abandoned after a cataclysm left it uninhabitable... or so the inhabitants of Eden are led to believe. But when a young boy named Takeru discovers a photograph of a girl which appears to have been taken on Earth, he begins to doubt that this is the case. With the help of his friends, Takeru decides to visit Earth in search of the girl; despite the fact that it is against the strict laws of the colony and despite not knowing what awaits him there...

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JapanSun

Why I recommend you to watch Planetes or Freedom is the fact that both animes revolve around dreams, emotions, hope and resolve, they kinda give of the same feeling while watching its hard to explain but they kind of remind me of another.

So I think if you enjoyed one of these animes you will enjoy the other one as well.

Barth

Both series propose their own approach of the relationship between mankind and space (conquest). Freedom is more shounenish. All in all, both are awesome space shows.

Memories

Memories

This set of 3 fantastic stories will take you from the haunting delusions of a space explorer, to a bio-chemical threat with the power to wipe out all of Tokyo, and finally to a day in the life of a young boy who lives in a world ruled by cannons. These stores will capture you with their intriguing storylines and awe inspiring artwork.

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valondar

It's easy to imagine the lackadaiscal, pragmatic working stiffs that inhabit the spacing business in "Magnetic Rose", the first Memories short, to be in the same line of work as the luckless cast of Planetes. Fans of blue collar sci-fi will enjoy both - especially Planetes - and while Magnetic Rose is more about an encounter with an unknown for that crew, the portrayal is similar enough to me to merit a recommendation.

Barth

Both Magnetic Rose (the 1st segment of Memories) and Planetes are about space garbage men in the late 21st century.

Come on you don't get many shows which are focused on this specific subject !

Also both pretty edgy stuff if you ask me.

Moonlight Mile

Moonlight Mile

After discovering an element on the moon that, when used to create a nuclear reaction, would power the Earth for the next 1,000 years, the leaders of sixteen countries declared that their space programs would be combined into the International Space Agency (ISA) – and fifteen nuclear reactors would be built on the moon by the year 2023. Lostman and Goro are two young climbers who have conquered the highest point on Earth – Mt. Everest – and now look to the skies for their next challenge: to become astronauts and explore the stars. While Goro becomes a construction specialist, Lostman joins the air force; both will work their hardest to make their way into space, by whatever means necessary.

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sothis

When Moonlight Mile came out, most people assumed it would be nothing more than a Planetes ripoff. While both are realistic tales of space travel, they are fairly different in content, style, and tone. Regardless, if you are interested in space travel and enjoy realism, these two anime are of the few that exist.

maledei

Both series are Science Fiction in the classic sense. No mecha children and magic transformations, but real people in a realistic concept of the future.

Rocket Girls

Rocket Girls
  • TV (12 eps x 24 min)
  • 2007

In search of answers, Yukari Morita travels to the place where her father had abandoned her mother seventeen years ago on their honeymoon night. When she reaches the Solomon Islands, an unlikely sequence of events occurs and her fate becomes intertwined with that of Solomon Space Agency. She meets Isao Nasuda, the director of SSA, who happens who be quite the opportunist. Nasuda is willing to help her find her father, but at a price: doing a simple job, pressing buttons -- something even a monkey could do! Little does she know she'll be piloting Japan's first manned rocket into outer space!

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sothis

Planetes is way more mature and way better on all levels, but it's hard to deny that fans of one would at least appreciate the other. Both are almost slice of life at times with a varied cast of characters, and plenty of problems that arise in space.

DW75

Both series aim for some decent realism, both have some drama as well as some comedy(Planetes more of the former, Rocket Girls more of the latter).

Both are simply good series with a focus on space.