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Japanese name: Planetes Planetes TV Series image
Japanese name: プラネテス
English name:
Dates: October 4, 2003-April 17, 2004
Broadcast time: Saturday, 8:06-8:31 am
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Sunrise
Production Company: Sunrise, Bandai Visual, NHK Enterprises Productions 21
Broadcaster: BS-2 (Nippon Hoso Kyokai satellite)
Creator(s): Makoto Yukimura (manga)
Series Director: Goro Taniguchi Planetes TV Series image
Episode Director(s): Masaki Kitamura, Goro Taniguchi, Yoshimitsu Ohashi, Megumi Yamamoto, Tatsuya Igarashi
Producer(s): Yoshitaka Kawaguchi, Atsushi Yukawa, Tomoyuki Uehara
Planning: Ichiro Okochi (series composition), Kenji Uchida, Yoshihi Ueno, Hisako Matsumoto
Storyboard(s): Goro Taniguchi, Yoshimitsu Ohashi, Megumi Yamamoto
Writer(s): Ichiro Okochi
Art Director: Shigemi Ikeda
Art Design: Sayoko Yokoyama (color)
Character Designer(s): Yuriko Chiba, Takeshi Takakura (mecha), Seiichi Nakatani (mecha)
Animator(s): Yuriko Chiba (director), Seiichi Nakatani (director), Iwao Teraoka (director), Hisashi Saito (director)
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa
Sound: Yasuo Uragami (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Kazunari Tanaka (Hachirota Hoshino), Satsuki Yukino (Ai Tanaka), Ai Orikasa (Fee Carmicheal), Takehito Koyasu (Yuri Mihairokov)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, space travel, future life
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BCBA 1794-1802)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Planetes go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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