Anime Sunday: Planetes

Michael Blaker
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This week for Anime Sunday I’m covering a Sci-Fi series. It’s Planetes!

Plot Synopsis: The story of Planetes follows the crew of the DS-12 “Toy Box” of the Space Debris Section, a unit of Technora Corporation. Debris Section’s purpose is to prevent the damage or destruction of satellites, space stations and spacecraft from collision with debris in Earth’s and the Moon’s orbits. They use a number of methods to dispose of the debris (mainly by burning it via atmospheric reentry or through salvage), accomplished through the use of EVA suits.

Plot: It’s nothing super serious, and it’s more Slice of Life than anything super action packed. Personally I don’t enjoy Slice of Life series usually, and this wasn’t one of my exceptions. That being said it’s not bad, I just didn’t enjoy it all that much compared to other series I’ve watched.

Characters: Of all the characters Ai is probably my favorite, although pretty much all of them are great characters.

Art: The artwork isn’t bad, but it’s nothing super amazing either.

Music: Decent, but not heartpounding enough for me.

Overall: If you love Sci-Fi and Character Development, this series is for you. Otherwise skip it.

For those who like: Sci-Fi, Great Cast, Decent Plot, Good Artwork.

Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.

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