First serialized as part of Weekly Morning in 2001, Planetes was written and illustrated by newcomer Makoto Yukimura. In the year 2074, space has been commercialized and Earth's orbit is crawling with space stations and spaceships. Collecting the debris created by humanity's rise into space has become an necessity. Planetes is the story of the crew of the debris collection ship DS-12 Toy Box--Hachirota 'Hachimaki' Hoshino, Yuri Mikailkov, Fee Carmichael, and later, Tanabe Ai. Distinguished by its remarkably realistic depiction of space exploration in the near-future and its character-driven storyline, it was adapted into a 26 episode anime series in 2003. That same year, TOKYOPOP began releasing the manga in the U.S.
Planetes, characters, images and related items are copyrights of Makoto Yukimura, Sunrise and Bandai Entertainment ©2003-2010. ©2003-2010 TOKYOPOP.