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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.
Where Twin Spica has its feet firmly in our present advances in technologies, Planetes takes it a step further without blowing the technological aspect out of proportion.
There is a sense of hope and destiny involved in space travel. Taking that leap into space requires some form of deep commitment to a dream of Humanity's destiny in space.
In Planetes, the first rush of human expansion into space is ebbing, and the tawdry underside of living in space is beginning to show itself (space trash, slums on the Moon, etc.).
In Twin Spica, the hazards of space travel are tragically apparent from the beginning of the story. Yet the protagonists of both series will not budge from their dreams - they're going up and out, and they know it. If you've ever wanted to ride a space shuttle, both these animes are likely to strike a chord in you.
Twin Spica and Planetes are both hard sci-fi shows about space that focus on the characters rather than on their scientific elements. In both of these shows the science is used to create a well developed word background so that the show can focus on the characters and how they develop instead of having to develop the world they live in.
Somehow the character development in both of these feels the same to me. In addition, I really love both of these series... some might find them to be slow, but I think both have a very persistent main character who won't give up, and a generally good feeling.
Luna is an orphaned girl with dreams to attend a prestigious academy. After her celebrated acceptance, the class embarks on a field trip to see a world being colonized first-hand. However, in the middle of the journey, a storm overtakes the space vessel, causing a pod with Luna and a small group of students to be jettisoned into a gravity well -- stranding them on a planet far from home. Now, with monsters at every turn and supplies running short, the group of strangers must do the only thing they can -- survive.
Both Twin Spica and Mujin Wakusei Survive are stories of camaraderie under unusual circumstances, and of young people thrown into a situation where their friendship determines their likelihood of success or even of survival. At the same time, both stories have a strong undercurrent of quiet spirituality.
Both series have two thing in common: space and kids. The main difference is that Twin Spica mainly takes place on earth, Uninhabited Planet Survive takes place on an unknown planet in space. The concept of both series is somewaht different too, since Twin Spica is more aimed at the dialogues than the action, which Uninhabited Planet Survive mainly has.
Both of these anime deal with space and survival though in different ways. However, they both center around a small group of students and their relationships. They both have a family friendly feel to them and if you love one you will love the other as well.
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...
Although Stellvia and Twin Spica both revolve around space or space travel, the reason I recommended is not because of that. Rather, both of these series have a female lead who has remarkable drive and determination to succeed in a space related field. Although Shipon and Asumi are both a bit on the odd side, they still manage to make friends and be the best they can be. I highly suggest checking both of these out. At the very least, you'll walk away with each episode enticed to watch the next.
The feel in both series is realy similar. Both series feature kids and space, though while Twin Spice is mainly based on just one individual, Stellvia of the Universe mainly involves a group. Also the humor in Stellvia of the Universe is more straightforward, while Twin Spica is for the major part serious.
While transporting bio-weapon lifeforms, Agent DD, member of an alien police force, is forced to crash land on Earth. Amidst the chaos of the crash, a bio-weapon escapes and DD is forced to fight it, while accidentally activating a Liberus, a liquid battle suit. Tsubasa, a shy girl, unwillingly comes into contact with the Liberius and is thereafter forced to fight for the survival of Earth.
If you enjoy slower slice of life series with a great deal of character development and charm, Figure 17 and Twin Spica are for you. Both contain a great deal of sadness as well as growth with the main characters, and are a light and pleasant watch.
Kazuhiro Uchida has always dreamed of becoming a fighter pilot, but has been forced into the helicopter-training program instead. Embittered and discouraged, he still completes the training and is given his first position in a helicopter rescue unit. The catch? It’s located in a new town, far away from his loved ones. But the job of a rescue worker is incredibly demanding, both mentally and physically, and Kazuhiro’s less than enthusiastic attitude just won’t cut it. In order to succeed in his new career, Kazuhiro must survive the harsh reality of rescue work, and rediscover his dream.
Twin Spica is the story of Asumi's personal growth, with an undertone of the individual striving against the impersonal forces of nature.
Similarly, although Rescue Wings is more or less one long advertisement for the excellence and faithfulness of the JSDF, it also contains the elements of a personal growth story in the face of nature's forces, as Kazuhiro meets the challenges of the crises that his rescue unit is presented with.
If you like one of these anime, give the other a chance.