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Planetes

English: Planetes
Synonyms: ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ
Japanese: プラネテス
Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Apr 17, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual, NHK
Licensors: Bandai Entertainment
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Seinen, Space
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.38 (scored by 36,696 users)
Ranked: #173
Popularity: #520
Members: 101,865
Favorites: 2,356

Description of Planetes

In 2075, space travel is no longer just a dream, but an everyday reality for mankind. Advancements in science and technology have led to the colonization of the moon, the commercialization of outer space, and the formation of large space corporations. Ai Tanabe, an upbeat woman whose interests lie in the cosmos, joins Technora Corporation as a member of their Debris Section, a department dedicated to the removal of dangerous space junk between the orbits of the Earth and Moon.

However, Ai soon discovers how unappreciated her job is. As the laughingstock of Technora, the Debris Section is severely understaffed, poorly funded, and is forced to use a dilapidated spaceship nicknamed the "Toy Box" for debris retrieval. Undeterred, Ai perseveres and gradually becomes acquainted with the strange personalities that make up the Debris Section's staff, such as the bumbling but good-natured chief clerk Philippe Myers; the mysterious and tight-lipped temp worker Edelgard Rivera; and the hotheaded and passionate Hachirota Hoshino, who longs for a spaceship to call his own.

Winner of the Seiun Award in 2005, Planetes is an unconventional sci-fi series that portrays the vastness of space as a backdrop for the personal lives of ordinary people—people who may have been born on Earth, but whose hopes and dreams lie amongst the stars.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Thornton, Kirk
English  
 
 
Yukino, Satsuki
Japanese  
 
Tanabe, Ai
Main  
 
Davies, Erik
English  
 
Agent
Supporting  
 
Kurata, Masayo
Japanese  
 
Ascham, Lucie
Supporting  
 
Ootomo, Ryuuzaburou
Japanese  
 
Ashmead, Hakim
Supporting  
 
Lee, Wendee
English  
 
Carmichael, Fee
Supporting  
 
Oka, Kazuo
Japanese  
 
Chad
Supporting  
 
Blum, Steven
English  
 
Cheng-Shin, Kho
Supporting  
 
Freeman, Crispin
English  
 
Clifford, Colin
Supporting  
 
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese  
 
Gangaragash, Gigalt
Supporting  
 
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English  
 
Hoshino, Kyutaro
Supporting  
 
Iizuka, Shouzou
Japanese  
 
Hoshino, Goro
Supporting  
 
Davies, Erik
English  
 
Howard
Supporting  
 
Gotou, Tetsuo
Japanese  
 
Lavie, Arvind
Supporting  
 
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese  
 
Locksmith, Werner
Supporting  
 
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese  
 
Mihalkov, Yuri
Supporting  
 
Stone, Doug
English  
 
Myers, Philippe
Supporting  
 
Mallow, Dave
English  
 
Narrator
Supporting  
 
Koorogi, Satomi
Japanese  
 
Nono
Supporting  
 
Higgins, Kate
English  
 
Rivera, Edelgard
Supporting  
 
Akimoto, Yousuke
Japanese  
 
Roland, Harry
Supporting  
 
Watanabe, Kumiko
Japanese  
 
Rondo, Claire
Supporting  
 
Dan, Tomoyuki
Japanese  
 
Sasha
Supporting  
 
Katsuki, Masako
Japanese  
 
Silverstone, Sally
Supporting  

List of Staffs

 
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
 
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
 
Okouchi, Ichiro
Script, Series Composition
 
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Storyboard
 
Tsukasa, Sunaga
Storyboard
 
Yonetani, Yoshitomo
Storyboard
 
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Theme Song Composition
 
Sakai, Mikio
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Inserted Song Performance
 
Abe, Misao
Key Animation
 
Ando, Masahiro
2nd Key Animation
 
Arisawa, Hiroshi
Key Animation
 
Chiba, Yuriko
Animation Director, Character Design
 
Fujiwara, Yoshiyuki
In-Between Animation
 
Ikeda, Shigemi
Art Director
 
Kudou, Masashi
Key Animation, Animation Director, Assistant Animation Director
 
Mitsunaka, Susumu
Key Animation
 
Morita, Hiroyuki
Key Animation
 
 
Nakatani, Seiichi
Key Animation, Chief Animation Director, Assistant Director, Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Mechanical Design
 
Nishida, Asako
Key Animation
 
Oliver, Tony
ADR Director
 
Saito, Masakazu
Key Animation
 
Saitou, Hisashi
Animation Director, Key Animation
 
Sakai, Miharu
Color Setting
 
Sakurai, Tsukasa
2nd Key Animation
 
Shibuya, Kazuhiko
Key Animation
 
Shingou, Yasushi
Key Animation
 
Takakura, Takeshi
Mechanical Design
 
Takemoto, Daisuke
Key Animation
 
Takeuchi, Shinji
Animation Director
 
Teraoka, Iwao
Key Animation, Animation Director
 
Tsuruta, Hitomi
Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
 
Uchida, Kenji
Planning
 
Ueda, Youichi
Animation Director
 
Yamada, Makoto
Key Animation
 
Yokoyama, Sayoko
Color Design
 
Yoshida, Kenichi
Key Animation
 
Yoshioka, Takeshi
Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
 
Yukimura, Makoto
Original Creator
 
Yumoto, Yoshinori
Key Animation