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Collective Reading of Planetes by Makoto Yukimura
Hi. Are you interested on reading with others Planetes by Yukimura Makoto? Then you are very welcome to this thread.
Some days ago the project Collective reading of an Old (complete) good comic began. A group of members decided to participate, nominate and vote some old comics considered classics in the genre. In the initial thread of the project you can read what we have done during the last 2 weeks. The winner of the selection process was Planetes by Makoto Yukimura.
If you want to join us, you are very welcome. Planetes has 26 chapters distributed in 4 volumes. The chapters can be found here. We pretend to read:
Week 1 (March 16 to March 22) ------> Volumes 1 and 2 (chapters 1 to 11)
Week 2 (March 23 to March 30) ------> Volumes 3 and 4 (chapters 12 to 26)
We want to share comments and impressions about this great manga. As we don't want to forbit the fast readers to advance as they pleases, and as nobody wants his reading spoiled with a comment about a non read chapter, we are following the next rule:
Please, we request you to strictly follow this rule.Quote:
(Re)reading classic literature is part of our current education
and life on society. Why not (re)reading classic comics?
Last edited by ukimix; March 16, 2013 at 05:04 PM.
Finished reading the first two volumes
Will post in detail my impressions tonight, have to study now
Last edited by ukimix; March 16, 2013 at 05:05 PM.
I just come back from the library with the 3 tomes (yes they only had the deluxe version...) so I will join you soon. I hope there won't be to many changes between the English and the French.
Sorry if I wander too much on this comments. I'm just making public my thoughts about the chapters as they come to me in my reading..
Comment on chapter 3:
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Comment on chapter 4:
Comment on chapter 5:
Last edited by ukimix; March 16, 2013 at 10:15 PM.
Geez, I should catch up. I just read the first chapter though I liked it well enough, I don't wanna drop any thoughts yet. Maybe when I finish the first volume. See you later~
Ukimix to sweettalk means to talk sweet (ie to say nice things) in order to obtain a favor.
And I think there was something about Kurato in a recent chapter of Sket Dance.
I'm at chapter 4 at the moment and I really like the slice of life tone of this serie begining. I had read them a long time ago but it was still nice to reread them. Now I'm startingthe unknown part.
Well this is definitely something a bit different from what I'm used to read in general (lots of fantasy, shonen stuff etc)
This is quite realistic, and the characters are completely human like (meaning they act like me, you, any other human), there's selfishness, love etc
I'm quite hooked up now, because it is different, but I still don't get what this is about. Lemme put it simply, in each manga I've read, there's a final goal, well while Hachimaki does have a goal here... The others not really. And that bothers me a bit, but meh anyway. The guy wants his own spaceship, good enough, but I don't feel it is a " GREAT GOAL ", compared to I dunno, let's say Luffy, it is nothing, he just needs some cash, a bit of experience, that's all... I don't think there's that BIIIIIG Challenge right here, but then again this is just the first two volumes anyway, a bit early to judge that.
The themes treated here seems so far political/sociological, slightly philosophical so far, which is quite different from any manga honestly. Reminds a lot of 20th Century Boys, although there's a slight difference and that is the predominance of the antagonist/protagonist scheme, while here there's not a single hint of that.
I think for someone who is used to read Shonen/Seinen that contains action and stuff, this is quite refreshing, once in a while it is good. But honestly I don't see myself reading a manga like this on a weekly basis for years
2 volumes per week, wow quite a read to me. Hope i will get free time to read them.
I still remember when I was a brat, the manly fights in Hokuto No Ken : Kenshiro vs Raoh, Kenshiro vs Kaioh or Kenshiro vs Souther etc, Saint Seiya too with Shiryu vs Shura for example, and I still do like that, I like reading the impossible (although sometimes, I don't, best example is FT where I find the powerups in there too much)
Great fights, and great goals always get my attention
Hachi's goal is a solid one, I just don't find all that great, if he said I want to be the greatest astronaut out there, I could've been more hooked
There's still something weird I find btw, when Yuri got the compass, there was something like " Help me Yuri " written there... Was it before or after the accident ? Found it a bit intriguing and perhaps a " hint "
"Please save Yuri". There was no time to write that after the accident, at least, not in this world :-)
There's people who have exceptional goals, if you hear someone says " I want to be at the top of this world " or " I want to be the best scientist, doctor " anything else, those are exceptional goals and great goals, or for example " I want to leave my fingerprints on the life of the next generations by doing something revolutionary "
They're both solid goals and great one too