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Planetes (Vol. 2) (2005)

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Product Details

  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bandai
  • DVD Release Date: August 23, 2005
  • Run Time: 125 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009KQOQK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #359,085 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

  • Commentary track with Director and Voice Actors (Episode 10)
  • Audio Drama
  • Interview with NASA's Orbital Debris Section scientists
  • Interview with English Cast
  • Orbital Debris CG Model

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Product Description

Hachimaki encounters an old-timer astronaut that makes him question whether man is really meant to travel into space until a unique girl changes his perspective of what home is. Revelations are made about Yuri and the tragic Alnair-8 flight and Yuri finally finds the thing he has been searching for while working at the Debris Section. Art Director, Shigemi Ikeda (InuYasha, Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and Bubblegum Crisis) Genre: Action/ Sci-Fi/ Comedy.

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The sci-fi series Planetes (2004) grows much more interesting and original as it progresses, with the tone shifting from silly to serious. When Ai and her sempai/instructor Hachimaki visit the moon for some downtime, they're attacked by an inept troupe of ninja wannabes who make the Keystone Kops look poised. During the ensuing melee, Hachimaki breaks his ankle and spends the rest of his vacation hobbling around the lunar hospital. When he and Ai return to work gathering space debris, they experience a series of linked adventures that reveal more about the pasts of Hachimaki, Fee, and Yuri. The filmmakers deftly unfold the back stories, transforming a fairly standard cast of characters into a group of intriguing individuals. DVD extras include an interview with actor Jamieson Price, the voice of Yuri, and a discussion with NASA scientists Mark Matney and Eugene Stansbery about the threat orbiting debris poses to space exploration. (Rated 13 and older: violence, brief nudity, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and moving September 12, 2005
Format:DVD
The second volume of this series is again released as a two disk set. One disk contains five episodes of the show, the second has plentiful extras. With the title available for less than $20, this would be a good value for an average anime. But Planetes is far above average.

The story of the anime continues to be generally faithful to the original manga, but to introduce a few new and unique characters and twists. The first episode on this disk is played largely for laughs, as our protagonists visit the moon and encounter a goofy gang of ninja wannabes. The remaining episodes are more serious, with good comic relief, but considerable poignancy, as the character development continues and we get more backstory. The story of Yuri's wife, which was prologue in the first volume of the manga, shows up as episode 10 of the anime -- a tribute to the intelligent way that the series has adapted the source material for a different medium.

The combination of intelligent writing, interesting characters, good storytelling, fine animation and -- above all -- true science fiction, makes this a uniquely valuable title, worth having and rewatching.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A solid Sci-fi romance anime December 2, 2012
By KevinB
Format:DVD
In 2075, man dwells in space as well as on the Earth. Space debris has become a dangerous reality. Ai Tanabe is a young lady who has come to space to collect and dispose of this dangerous debris. She meets veteran debris collector, Hoshino. Together with their friends, they keep space travelers and residents safe. As time goes by, the 2 fall in love with each other. It's harder to do a dangerous job with the one you love waiting and praying for your safety.

This anime is really good. It has action, drama, comedy, Sci-fi/adventure, and a bit of romance. It's pretty stacked. The animation and voice actors are good as well. I'm really surprised that this anime isn't more well known. The 1 thing that keeps me from giving it a 5 star rating is the depth of the story. The story backgrounds the characters well, but there is a little too much wasted time on goofiness I think. If that time were used to develop the romance between Ai and Hoshino more, This series could have been incredible. This series does have a very satisfying ending though. Overall, this anime is a joy to watch. I highly recommend it to anime fans of any genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Expected April 4, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed volume 2 of Planetes, especially now that I have started the series. This part is way better than the first Volume and beginning to start a very unique story line. I love that NASA helped out with bits and peices for realism of such a carrier and life style. Like normal the music is always a little weird in animes. But the art and storyline really has it going.
My disk was from GoHastings and it came in a case like a movie store would have for rentals. they were placed back to back due to only one disk slot. I did pay for the cheapest used disks available and were still in perfect functioning state. Thank You.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Its Just a Bit of Fun!! January 7, 2010
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This story is one of simple sitcom/anime fun, we are not forced down a road of intense emotion or passion more a journey of silly yet enjoyable humor. I just sit and giggle at the funny situations these characters get in.
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