Let there be manga!

June 1, 2012


I’m gonna have to get away from series-specific title for once. If you’re anything like me, then this post has been a long time coming.

Yukimura Makoto, who you may know from his action-oriented Vinland Saga, made his serial debut with PLANETES – subtle, nuanced, and definitely a superior effort.

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.

The storylines sometimes revolve around debris collection itself, but more often the concept of collecting “trash” in space is merely a storytelling method for character development. This is one of those series you can read and reread without ever getting old because it gets at questions that are constantly evolving for just about anyone – who am I, who are my relations, what are my responsibilities both as a member of a community of people and within the larger community of nations? It’s a must read. Period.

Once again the credit goes to Jinchi and Manga-Sketchbook. Remember, buy it if you love it! Can’t beat that feeling of having it in your hands.


PLANETES V1-5 (Manga-Sketchbook)



Gantz c363 [Utopia]

morten, archer, MU still needs you to keep the ongoing series up to date for everyone, including me :)

So let’s go!

No Responses to “Let there be manga!”

  1. ShouldBeStudying Says:

    Awesome. I love to read manga that are created by my favorite mangaka.. which I have no idea existed.

    Like the manga Parasite, for example.

    Thanks once again for broadening my horizon, manga-wise!


  2. John_Doe Says:

    I have read Planetes few years ago, i like the story.
    The anime is also good and the ending is a little bit different.


  3. Zael Says:

    Loved Planetes as the manga but was quite disappointed by the anime. Worth to watch it through perhaps, but not something you’ll be aching to see again – also it was boring compared to the manga. Only wish there’d be more of it.


  4. Mr Phil Says:

    planete is great stuff.
    but hey,
    thanks for keeping the website alive…


  5. MendoraXII Says:

    One of my most favorite Manga ever……


  6. XYZ Says:

    And it’s done.

    Read it people! If you read it, reread it!


  7. Lovely Says:

    Could never really get into Vinland Saga, for which I get the impression the Mangaka is better known. But can’t recommend this series highly enough. Refreshingly original and written with great efficiency.

    Talk to me,
    .: Lovely, and from the Heart:.


  8. Spreadanime Says:

    Thanks for posting this, was great to read it once again.

    Has anyone found anything similiar to Planetes out there? Specifically with a space exploration theme?




  9. Ordemet Says:

    Great! Time for a reread it now is!

    Spreadanime: “2001 Nights” by Yukinobu Hoshino is the masterpiece you’re looking for :D


  10. XYZ Says:

    Yukinobu Hoshino does great space exploration, you’re right.


  11. Archer Says:

    Unfortunately, I really don’t have the time nowadays. Would be nice if MU would get some new members to handle the ongoing manga posts.


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