manga Archive

  • Planetes is the story of Hachirota Hoshino, dubbed “Hachimaki” by his crewmates for his propensity to wear a headband (hachimaki), who dreams of earning enough fame and fortune to buy his own spaceship and achieve […]

    Planetes 1-3 by Makoto Yukimura: B+

    Planetes is the story of Hachirota Hoshino, dubbed “Hachimaki” by his crewmates for his propensity to wear a headband (hachimaki), who dreams of earning enough fame and fortune to buy his own spaceship and achieve […]

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  • The Plot With Hachimaki off to Jupiter, his former crewmates (and current wife) are left to deal with the garbage in orbit around Earth on their own. Fee, the captain of the Toy Box, is […]

    Planetes 4 (Makoto Yukimura)

    The Plot With Hachimaki off to Jupiter, his former crewmates (and current wife) are left to deal with the garbage in orbit around Earth on their own. Fee, the captain of the Toy Box, is […]

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  • The last two volumes of the manga series “Planetes” by Makoto Yukimura are numbered 4.1 and 4.2. As for actual manga content, they really are one volume. Roughly a quarter to half the content of […]

    J’s Take on PLANETES Volumes 4.1 and 4.2

    The last two volumes of the manga series “Planetes” by Makoto Yukimura are numbered 4.1 and 4.2. As for actual manga content, they really are one volume. Roughly a quarter to half the content of […]

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  • The Plot In the not so distant future, humankind has made orbital space-flight relatively routine. Hakimachi, who dreams someday of the freedom of owning his own space ship, works as a space trash collector, clearing […]

    Planetes 1-3 (Makoto Yukimura)

    The Plot In the not so distant future, humankind has made orbital space-flight relatively routine. Hakimachi, who dreams someday of the freedom of owning his own space ship, works as a space trash collector, clearing […]

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  • PLANETES is a five volume manga series. Or four volumes. They’ve numbered it 1, 2, 3, 4-1, and 4-2. So take your pick. The mangaka is Makoto Yukimura or Yukimura Makoto. Again, take your pick. […]

    J’s Take on PLANETES Volumes 1-3

    PLANETES is a five volume manga series. Or four volumes. They’ve numbered it 1, 2, 3, 4-1, and 4-2. So take your pick. The mangaka is Makoto Yukimura or Yukimura Makoto. Again, take your pick. […]

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