Shame I never got the chance to watch this earlier.
I was thinking about picking this up because I fucking love space. But I didn't.
It's pretty good. The show has this mixed presentation like it was intended for teenagers or older children interested in space but has some interesting themes and underlying concepts. Also the sections in space were captured very well.
Yeah, this means no one on /a/ will care about it without fanservice.
I didn't like how the fat guy and skinny guy were basically adult babies. Totally killed the whole thing for me.
Also, after watching Gravity the idea of people flying around to collect space junk by hand just seems extremely silly.
You're wrong about that. Even moot agrees.
Anyways, I only read the manga.
Hardly, Planetes is one of those true gems - one of those shows where people can enjoy it even if devoid of 'fanservice'.
Read the manga also.
I thought they were funny. Also the whole crew were a pretty likable bunch, each of their back stories made me care just that little bit more about them.
Does the manga carry on after the show?
They take a different direction at some point. Don't ask me where. But the manga is more existential.
>the idea of people flying around to collect space junk by hand just seems extremely silly.
Well, when you say it like that it portrays a very wrong picture. It's not like they were literally floating about handpicking trash out of space and putting it into plastic bin liners.
Weren't they going after highly unstable, volatile space junk before it gets too hazardous and they used machines and whatnot to gather up the debris?
If cleaning up space ever got under way I would imagine it would have a very real human component to it for oversight and whatnot and possibly a physical presence in whatever location and not just relegated to automated machines. Depends on how far autonomous technology progresses really.
But Gravity was terrible at showing what can/is done in space in general. I'm not saying you're going to be collecting it by hand but that Gravity had gigantic gaping holes in the physics. And that wonky physics changed how it should all have gone. (E.g. Clooney's death made no sense at all.)
Nope, your first example is literally what they were doing. Look at what is depicted in OP's image.
ehh, it's been while since I've watched the show. It had a mix of both.
>Clooney's death made no sense at all
I thought as much before rewatching the scene in question. They hadn't fully stopped, the rope around her foot was being pulled out, they were still drifting away from the ship. The line hadn't fully snapped straight, it was on its way doing as much after she grabbed Clooney.
>you will never work with a bro like Yuri
Anime of the decade
fuck that terrible ED song though, never failed to ruin the mood
>that final scene with the moon loli
one of the few times I genuinely felt really bad for the villain
>fuck that terrible ED song though
I liked it.
What really ruined the show if anything were those ninjas in space arc.
In what sense? He had a misguided sense about how to 'fix' the problem but his frustration and getting shafter like that was very understandable. (we are talking about the south american space terrorist right?)
>would imagine it would have a very real human component to it for oversight and whatnot and possibly a physical presence in whatever location and not just relegated to automated machines.
It doesn't make sense to use humans from an economical point of view. The cost associated with the logistics of scrap collecting is less than what it would take to either send out automated drones or just having people control them remotely. There is no reason at all for people going out there aside from collecting faulty drones.
But they all die in a work accident so it doesn't matter anyways.
that was pretty bad too, but I suppose that there will be autistic narutards living on the moon at some point in the future
>the scene where one of the gang gets blown away from the mothership and is floating alone above earth waiting for death
>the scene where the main girl is on the moon trying to save the terrorist and refuses to take her oxygen
Dude she's 12, also that voice was 2cute for me to find her hot
>It doesn't make sense to use humans from an economical point of view.
That makes me wonder just how much they were getting paid as space garbage collectors?
Fuck you, and go eat shit.
The space ninjas were great.
Your in the minority; see >>102188095
I said they all die in a work accident. I never said I didn't like them.
The opinion of trash will not outweigh mine own.
Fine, I retract 'ruined' the show but it was bloody cringe-worthy.
I wouldn't mind having bros like that though.
Have you seen Irresponsible Captain Tylor?
Dunno if it has much in common with Planetes other than space, but it's pretty good and you might like it
I remember a friend telling me to watch that after finishing Outlaw Star but I never managed to get a hold of a decent torrent, plus the guy at the video rent shop gave me a funny look when I asked if he had it in the shop.
Fuck the economy you bitch nigger, if you want to be that much cost effective and shit on human pride then replace everyone with drones.
The lack of hard-sci-fi is a shame.
One of the shows biggest appeals to me was the sense of a dream the main character had and that humanity was progressing.
(Don't recommend me space bro's though - I just couldn't really care for it and dropped it early on - the dream and setting is too contemporary (going to space) and the art style is too reminiscent of generic SOL type shows)
Sending drones out to collect space trash is more prideful than having humans do it.
>the art style is too reminiscent of generic SOL type shows
You don't watch much anime, do you?
Space Bros is 80% goofy humor, 10% serious, 10% episode recaps.
>10% episode recaps
More like 25%
Yeah it's pretty old, but I got a torrent for it on bakaBT in SD quality. It's a 20 year old show, so you'll just have to take whatever's out there.
But that's exactly what I'm saying. It very much feels very dull, plain, and unexciting.
I know there's a myriad of art styles out there and even among SOL it can vary greatly but the art style for SB was just so dull for me.
Yeah, I've still seen a number of people recommending it for people who want something similar to planetes though and the goofy humour wasn't appealing to me in the slightest.
How do you pronounce Planetes?
Hard sci-fi isn't always about humanity progressing
Like some kind of Spanish word.
That's not what was implied.
One of the appeal to Planetes to me was that of humanity progressing. For SB what I didn't care for was that the dream and the setting techwise etc was very contemporary i.e. it may well be a dream or aspiration (to go to space) that a person living nowadays might have.
>villain in what sense?
He tried to sabotage the Jupiter mission and kill most of the moon residents. While he thought he was doing the right thing, that still makes him a villain - that whole last scene is basically about him finally realizing how warped his worldview was.
More like 40% goofy humor, 10% serious, 25% recaps and 25% fucking Mr. Hibbit.
Now we only need that gay image for the full set