- List of Planetes chapters
This is a list of volumes and chapters of the
science fiction manga" Planetes" by Makoto Yukimura. The series was originally published by Kodanshain the manga magazine " Weekly Morning" from January 23, 2001to February 23, 2004and collected in four tankobonvolumes.cite web | url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=2803&page=28 | title=Planetes (manga) | publisher=Anime News Network | accessdate=2008-02-11] It is licensed in English in North Americaby Tokyopop, where it was published in five volumes by splitting the last volume in two parts.cite web | url=http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=2803&page=28 | title=Planetes (manga) | publisher=Anime News Network | accessdate=2008-02-11] The list below follows the Japanese publication but notes the division of the last volume in English.
Each chapter of the manga is called a "phase."__TOC__
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OriginalISBN = 978-4-06-328735-6
LicensedISBN = 978-1-59182-262-2
*Phase 1: "A Stardust Sky"
*Phase 2: "Girl From Beyond the Earth"
*Phase 3: "A Cigarette Under Starlight"
*Phase 4: "Scenery For a Rocket"
*Phase 5: "Ignition"
* Phase 1: Adapted as Episode 10 of the anime
* Phase 2: Adapted as Episode 7
* Phase 3: Adapted as Episode 12
* Phase 4: Adapted as Episode 13
* Phase 5: Adapted as Episode 16
Summary = On a routine debris collection run, Yuri finds the only keepsake of his deceased wife floating in space. In the process of retrieving it, he endangers his life and is rescued by Hachimaki. Hachimaki breaks his ankle while retrieving a derelict satellite and is sent to the Space Physiology Research Hospital, where he meets Harry Roland and Nono. Hachimaki and Fee witness Harry Roland's suicide on the Moon's surface by
decompression sickness. Fee's quest to find somewhere to smoke on the moon is thwarted by a terrorist organization that has been bombing smoking areas; she is further infuriated to learn the same terrorists are have diverted a satellite onto a collision course with a space station, in order to destroy it and initiate Kessler Syndrome. She stops the terrorist plan by ramming the "Toy Box" into the satellite and knocking it off course, sacrificing her ship in the process. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Fee return to Earth, where Yuri stays with Hachimaki's family. He helps Kyutaro, Hachimaki's brother and amateur rocket maker with his latest rocket, which leads him to a philosophical conclusion. An accident sends Hachimaki hurtling through space during a solar flare. He is retrieved with negligible physical effects, but he is diagnosed with Deep Space Disorder, a mental disorder that cripples an EVA astronaut. Yuri and Fee take Hachimaki to a space engine manufacturing facility and shows him the Tandem Mirror Engine, which will be installed in the "Von Braun" for the Jupitur Exploration Mission. Seeing this, Hachimaki resolves to join the Mission and gets over his Deep Space Disorder. Graphic novel list
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OriginalISBN = 978-4-06-328778-3
LicensedISBN = 978-1-59182-509-8
*Phase 6: "Running Man"
*Phase 7: "Tanabe"
*Phase 8: "A Black Flower Named Sakinohaka" (Part 1)
*Phase 9: "A Black Flower Named Sakinohaka" (Part 2)
*Phase 10: "Lost Souls"
*Phase 11: "СПАСИБО"
* Phase 6: Adapted as Episode 17 of the anime
* Phase 7: Adapted as Episode 3
* Phase 8: Adapted as Episode 21
* Phase 9: Loosely adapted as Episode 23
* Phase 10: Adapted as Episode 24, changing it to Tanabe carrying Claire
* Phase 11: Adapted as Episode 25
Summary = Werner Locksmith finds Hachimaki, because he is looking for Hachimaki's father, Goro Hoshino, to recruit him for the crew of the "Von Braun". It turns out that Goro hid from Locksmith in the "Toy Box 2". A meltdown of the Tandem Mirror Engine results in a very large explosion on the Moon, which Locksmith unsympathetically shrugs off as a minor setback. Fresh recruit Ai Tanabe is added to the crew of the "Toy Box 2" to replace for Hachimaki when he leaves to become a Jupiter Mission candidate, and he trains her in debris collection. When Hachimaki and Yuri find a space coffin containing a renowned astronaut, the astronaut's daughter wishes to send the coffin back to deep space, but Tanabe convinces her otherwise with a rousing and idealistic speech. At the trails for the Jupiter Exploration Mission, Hachimaki and Hakim witness a terrorist bombing of an elevator in the training facility. Hachimaki finds out that Hakim is behind it, but cannot bring himself to kill Hakim when he has the chance, allowing Hakim to complete his bombing mission. Hachimaki and Tanabe become entangled in a Space Defence Front plot to kill Goro in his apartment on the Moon. Goro manages to stay one step ahead of his would-be assassins until Hakim re-appears. Hachimaki subdues Hakim, but is stopped from killing him by Tanabe. After being accepted in the Jupiter Exploration Mission, Hachimaki and his co-pilot Leonov crash on to the Moon's surface. Leonov was badly injured, and Hachimaki tries to carry him to safety before being rescued by "Toy Box 2". Goro and Hachimaki return to Earth and their family, where Hachimaki visits Leonov in the hospital and meets his mother. Hachimaki has a nightmare about drifting in space untethered (in Phase 5), after which Hachimaki takes a midnight bike ride. He swerves off the road and into the ocean, where Hachimaki comes to a metaphysical realization. Graphic novel list
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OriginalISBN = 978-4-06-328863-6
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*Phase 12: "A Cat in the Evening"
*Phase 13: "Windmillville"
*Phase 14: "Boy and Girl"
*Phase 15: "A Day of Kyakurai"
*Phase 16: "Hachimaki"
*Extra Phase: "Red Star/White Ball"
* Phase 15: Partially adapted as Episode 25 of the anime
* Phase 16: Adapted as Episode 26
Summary = Hachimaki faints during a Jupiter Mission press conference after remembering seeing a gruesome, nearly-dead cat after it was run over by a car, and becomes uncertain about the mission. To recover his passion for it, he goes on a
vision queston the lunar surface and speaks to his representation of God. A flashback shows how Tanabe came to be adopted by her parents after being left anonymously on their doorstep. In the present, Tanabe keeps several animals of behalf of a university, as well as another ship's pet cat, on the "Toy Box 2". She attempts to give the cat to her father, but it runs off. After his vision quest, Hachimaki returns with an "incredible state of spiritual discipline," but begins losing weight. His crewmates on "Von Braun" try to break this by giving him pornography, which Hachimaki simply shrugs off. Alarmed by his new stoicism, crewmate Sally offers herself to him, but Hachimaki realizes he desires Tanabe instead, and his appetite returns. He leaves the Jupiter Mission Complex to visit "Toy Box 2", but cannot find Tanabe as she is on holiday. He follows her to Earth and visits Tanabe in her parents' home. Hachimaki and Tanabe go on an EVA together for nostalgia, and Hachimaki proposes to her. Hachimaki and Goro make their final visit to their hometown before the launch of the "Von Braun". The Extra Phase shows a young Goro on Mars, where he and his senpaiorganize the first Martian baseballgame, and the subsequent first home runon Mars. These events coincide with Hachimaki's birth and the origin of his name.Graphic novel list
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VolumeNumber = 4
2004-11-09(part 1) 2005-02-08(part 2)
OriginalISBN = 978-4-06-328937-4
LicensedISBN = 978-1-59532-208-1 (part 1) ISBN 978-1-59532-467-2 (part 2)
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* Phase 17: "How to Make a Hundred Friends"
* Phase 18: "Just Like Guskou Sudori"
* Phase 19: "Dog Days"
* Phase 20: "Man's Best Friend"
* Phase 21: "Little Girls and Underdogs"
; Part 2
* Phase 22: "A Crying Dog"
* Phase 23: "A Running Dog"
* Phase 24: "A Barking Dog"
* Phase 25: "45 Minutes at the Speed of Light"
* Phase 26: "What a Wonderful World"
Summary = Part 1Tanabe meets and befriends The Baron, a fellow debris hauler who claims he is an alien on a mission to make a hundred friends. Werner Locksmith visits the grave of his associate killed in the Tandem Mirror Engine explosion, where the associate's sister threatens to kill him. After returning from a holiday on Earth, Fee and the crew of "Toy Box 2" find a classified debris, with markings of the
United States Navy. However, they discover that it is actually an orbital mine laid by the United States. With an orbital war looming, Fee leads an anti-war movement to prevent the Kessler Syndrome and becomes a media sensation when Colonel Sanders uses her as a hero of the anti-war movement, without her consent.; Part 2Fee recounts her experience with her uncle in the American South, particularly the racism that he encountered as a reclusive black man living in the woods. The crew of "Toy Box 2" are returned to Earth, where Fee goes home to her family and attempts to resume her life as a mother. Fee gets into a motorcycle accident avoiding a dog, but she befriends the dog and drags her motorcycle back home. The captain of "Von Braun" struggles to write the speech he will give when the ship reaches Jupiter. However, a freak flash of eloquence makes Hachimaki the one to deliver the speech. Locksmith visits a priest, formerly a scientist, to recruit him for his mission to Saturn. Hachimaki makes his speech when "Von Braun" arrives at Jupiter.
List of Planetes episodes
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