Vol: 4; Ch: 26
1999 - 2004
4.346 out of 5 from 479 votes
Rank #903

In the 2070s, increased interplanetary travel has led to crisis-level amounts of dangerous space debris, and someone has to clean it up. Planetes follows the space-garbage crew of aspiring explorer Hachimaki, mourning Yuri and secretive Fee.

Source: Dark Horse

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PowerUpOrDie May 19, 2016
Score 8/10

Makoto Yukimura delivers a strong performance in his first major work in a rather down-to-earth sci-fi story covering the lives of garbagemen IN SPACE.

STORY There's relatively little plot here, at least in the sense of big, overarcing events that the cast reacts to. The lives of the characters take center stage. That's not to say there are no developments or ongoing storylines, it's just that events... read more

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  • 2003 - 2004

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