You read this right? You might want to.
It's pretty good.
Course I did. One of my first manga in fact.
What do you think about how it ended? Too soon or just right?
Things did seem like they were maybe a little rushed, but I still really fucking liked the way it ended.
I liked the way it ended. It was about right. The defining moments of the series came in questioning his motivations and existence and as soon as he took it, that's really where it ended for me. And that's exactly how is roughly wrapped up.
How did the adaption compare to the original?
Better than the anime.
Anime is still one of the best ever, though.
Read it and finished it very recently. It started off a little slow but ended up going places I didn't think it would. It was very enjoyable.
Problem now is, I don't know what to read next that will actually be as quality as this.
I hope it has a good cast that actually gets good character development over the course if the story.
>Kessler Syndrome is real
>it's only going to get worse
>by the time technology allows it commercial space travel will be too dangerous to be profitable
I still don't understand how a screw gliding through space can rip holes through ships.
Because they're travelling at ridiculous speeds.
I only watched the anime. What are the differences?
Relative velocity + F=MA.
Rotational velocidensity, dawg. Physics are scary stuff.
So all we need are giant space magnets to pick up small shot, and force fields.
Can someone tell me the name, I can't read it on OP's pic
Wasn't it Columbia that exploded during liftoff when some sort of a small rock or something hit one of the wings and opened up a hole?
Liftoff was fine, the problem happened when they came back down with a hole in the heat shield.
So what's the difference with the anime? I heard the mangaka was mad because of the anime.
It's Greek for "wanderers"
I haven't read the manga, but the anime had some goofy ass characters who irritated the shit out of me whenever I saw (or heard their annoying fucking voices) them.
Oh, I see, my bad. Shit's still kinda scary when you think about it.
That was a myth apparently. Differences in Tanabe's characterization, more introspection and existential stuff.
The anime's pretty much completely different from the manga, and not in a good way. The anime's got a lot less adventures in space and a lot more shitty drama.
I like Lavie after the space mine episode. Chief... Never felt anything for him. I was indifference to the ninjas too, but it's still kind of sad when they died.
Really? I heard Claire and some characters are anime originals.
Now I'm confused. Are the Von Braun still featured in the manga? The terrorists as well?
Von Braun is featured in the manga, Hachimaki just ends up going to Jupiter on it. Hakim and the terrorists are featured too, they just don't end up being too majorly involved except for a few bombings and stuff.
Interesting. Might read one day.
None of them are in the manga. Anime (while it is definitely good) is nowhere near the quality of the manga. Where manga is more of a personal story of each of the main four (Hachirouta, Ai, Fee, Jurij) and their learning how to live in the world accepting compromise, anime went in a different way. In anime theme of terrorism is grandly expanded and more significant, the whole thing is also more pompous and characters were simplified (By the gods, what have they done to Ai? In manga she is fine but in anime she is almost like a love psycho.) and sometimes given different role and personality than they had in the manga.
Ai was mostly simplified and made much more "love idealist" so they could expand the whole idealist (Ai) vs. realist (Hachirouta) thing and made in one of central themes of the whole story. In manga they are both mostly pragmatic (though from different sides of the spectrum but they could be pretty much considered pragmatic), it's just that Ai believes in society and Hachirouta tries to forcefully cut himself off society (which goes against his nature so he is suffering).
The mostly noticeable change in personality can be seen in Fee. In manga she is part of the group, just a regular garbage woman with years of experience. In anime she is co-founder of Technora, and she was into like a "mother for the cres of DS-12" which is in great contrast to manga where she sometimes tends to act in "childish" manner and has a whole arc of finding what it means to be an adult deciding that it isn't bad to still hold onto slight child-like mannerism even as an adult.
> I heard the mangaka was mad because of the anime.
Bullshit, he gave creators of anime free hand and was pleased with the result.
Yeah, Ai was a bit too lovey dovey. still fucking adorable as shit. I guess I'll have to read the manga. Is Edel in there too?
No, the salvaging team consists solely of Fee, Jurij, Ai and Hachirouta. The management part of the staff from anime is just made up. In manga management is handled by higher-ups from somewhere else. Anime also made it look like there was only one salvaging team but in the manga there is more of them.
>by the time technology allows it nobody will care about profit
I believe in post-scarcity society
I really liked Edel, but if I don't have to deal with Lavie, then it might be worth it. I'll just imagine her working in General Affairs on ISPV-7
Who was the best girl and why Nono?
We're going to have belt mining in 20 years, if governments don't kill aerospace companies right now.
Lavie and the chief grew on me, but all the anime only characters were fucking unnecessary.
Probably still best anime regardless.
>tfw I liked Tanabe's characterisation and the existential stuff in the adaption
the question is was she in the manga?
Yes, the moon girl's in the manga.
There are also a few other good characters in the manga, as well as Fee's backstory, which I think was good.
I thought Planetes anime was great, but compared to manga version it's mediocre, relatively speaking.
The space suits were better and more stylish in the anime though.
I loved it. I tried to forget that whole thing with Hakim ever happened though
Decent, but massively overrated by /a/, manga.
Doesn't mean you shouldn't read it, but don't go into it with expectations.
> as well as Fee's backstory, which I think was good
Best arc and loner uncle best character.
Though I wouldn't have minded a long series with Hachi and Ai and their hijinks at the center. But well, the story was told.
>that description of the anime
Oh God, I'm not watching this.
There are no more Hachi and Ai hijinks. She gets NTR'ed by Jupiter.
I can't find it anywhere, any links?
You funny guy
Why, both are good and even Yukimura the creator himself loved the anime.
one thing the anime has over the manga is the awesome soundtrack
and dem hitomi vocals
I almost never watch anime that adapts a manga I've read and loved. It has to be either as good as the manga (Mushishi) or just a better representation of the IP (Yozakura Quartet). The way that guy described the anime meant that I wouldn't stop being angry at the screen because those nuanced characters (and neat hard SF) are pretty much why I love this manga so much.
Really? Personally I find faithful adaptations boring and can never bring myself to finishing them. Monster is a good example. Exactly like the manga, so I couldn't find a reason to keep watching it.
I quite like it when anime keeps the basic story foundations but goes off on a different tangent to tell a different theme.
But can you give an example where that worked?
Ghost in the Shell movies were better than the manga (opinions) as taking basics of original and creting own vision from it.
Rurouni Kenshin Tsuioku Hen as taking source material and telling the same story but through different means and stylisation. The original manga which this OVA adapts is classic stuff for kids with deformend faces here and there, some jokes and action never gets "too gory". The adaptation got rid of that and told basically the same story but aimed it at adults with heavy atmosphere, naturalistic violence, etc.
Personally, I don't mind faithful adaptations and new re-imaginations. But the result has to be good. Like Ghost in the Shell movie, it's different in story and tone but it's bloody masterpiece. The thing I have is routine. When anime is directed by someone who simply does his job so he would get much anticipated paycheck but doesn't try to bring anything new into it visually, then it's boring.
> The thing I have is routine.
Hate of course, I'm sorry.
Hmm... I'll accept Rurouni Kenshin, but when I think about anime taking liberties with the source material I'm haunted with memories of the original Fullmetal Alchemist, and Gantz.