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Planetes by Yukimura Makoto (author of Vinland Saga)
Genre: Drama, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-fi, Slice of Life
Serialized: Morning with 5 volumes (completed)
Summary and Preview:
Haunted by a space flight accident that claimed the life of his beloved wife, Yuri finds himself six years later as part of a team of debris cleaners on a vessel called the Toy Box charged with clearing space junk from space flight paths. The team consists of Hachimaki, a hot shot debris-man with a sailor's affinity for the orbital ocean; Fee, a chain-smoking tomboy beauty with an abrasive edge; and Pops, a veteran orbital mechanic whose avuncular presence soothes the stress of the job. Completely scaned my Manga-Sketchbook or Read Online
Akiyama i have to salute your banner for drawing me to this one.
in a word, BRILLIANT.
so many concerns about our fledgling future of leaving our mother earth is so neatly addressed.
Just started reading it. It reminds me a lot of Katuhiro Otomo's "Memories"(the first story)
How does the manga hold up against the anime? I have the anime box set sitting here and am wondering if I should read the manga first or if at all. Thoughts?
Read the manga first. They did switch up when the characters are introduced compared to the manga. At least read the first three volumes before you start watching. Chapter 1 doesn't even occur until around episode 14~15, so the time line is different. I decided to read first then watch. The anime is amazing, they do a great job with the 0 gravity animation effect. Make sure to listen to the japanese commentary, it's insightful and funny. ^_^
i liked the anime better.but didnt finish the manga so dont know whic one gave the finishing touch in a better way.Planet ES is on e of the best slice of life anime that i have seen. the other one is of course Genshiken, and NHK
Thanks guys, I'll give the manga a read first before watching the anime.