The Best Episodes of Planetes

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

By 2075 traveling between Earth, Space stations and the moon have become normal. Hachimaki collects debris at a space station and dreams of owning his very own space ship someday.

And the Days We Chance Upon...

#1 - And the Days We Chance Upon...

Season 1 - Episode 26

With Tanabe fully recovered, she and Hachimaki visit the ISPV 7 Space Station.

star 8.65
26 votes
Directors: Goro Taniguchi
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
The Lost

#2 - The Lost

Season 1 - Episode 25

Following the Von Braun crisis, Hachimaki sinks into deep depression and wanders on the lunar surface. He returns to Earth for a holiday, only to encounter Tanabe, who was paralyzed during the Von Braun crisis.

star 8.38
26 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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A Sky of Stardust

#3 - A Sky of Stardust

Season 1 - Episode 10

Tanabe is preoccupied with her discovery of Gigalt's illness. Yuri's involvement in a famous high-altitude shuttle accident is revealed. On a routine debris retrieval mission, Yuri finds the only keepsake of his deceased wife.

star 8.32
28 votes
Directors: Kazuya Murata
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Tentative Steps

#4 - Tentative Steps

Season 1 - Episode 20

Claire has been demoted from working in Control Section to replacing Hachimaki in Debris Section. Hachimaki and Hakim encounter unexpected difficulties completing a 10-day group endurance test, the second round of testing for those wishing to join the Von Braun.

star 8.28
25 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Love

#5 - Love

Season 1 - Episode 24

The Space Defense Front's sinister plan to crash the Von Braun into Luna City is thwarted at the last minute when INTO caves in to the terrorists' demands. Tanabe and Claire are stranded on the surface of the moon in a life or death situation.

star 8.23
26 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Debris Cluster

#6 - Debris Cluster

Season 1 - Episode 23

As the final preparations are being made for the Von Braun's maiden voyage to Jupiter, the Space Defense Front makes a bold attempt at interrupting the INTO summit by taking control of the ship.

star 8.21
24 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Tandem Mirror

#7 - Tandem Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 21

Debris Section has been assigned to the Moon for a month to help collect debris from the Tandem Mirror Drive disaster. In training as a finalist aboard the Von Braun, Hachimaki learns that one of his fellow candidates is planning to sabotage the mission.

star 8.19
27 votes
Directors: Kazuya Murata
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
A Modest Request

#8 - A Modest Request

Season 1 - Episode 12

Fee's increasingly difficult quest for a smoke leads her to become entangled in a terrorist plot to stop human development in space.

star 8.19
27 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Debris Section, The Last Day

#9 - Debris Section, The Last Day

Season 1 - Episode 18

Dolph is replaced as director of the Technora Second Division and the new director wants to shut down the Debris Section while the crew of the Toy Box find a secret INTO orbital mine.

star 8.15
27 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Endings Are Always...

#10 - Endings Are Always...

Season 1 - Episode 19

Debris Section has won a reprieve after their discovery of a classified INTO military satellite. On Earth, Hachimaki has entered the first round of tests for those wishing to join the Von Braun.

star 8.14
22 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Scenery With a Rocket

#11 - Scenery With a Rocket

Season 1 - Episode 13

Since the Toy Box was destroyed, the Debris Section go on a holiday on Earth. Hachimaki, Yuri, and Tanabe visit the Hoshino household. Meanwhile, Yuri makes friends with Kyutaro, Hachimaki's brother.

star 8.11
27 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Boundary Line

#12 - Boundary Line

Season 1 - Episode 11

An engineer from an impoverished country, El Tanika, comes to the ISPV 7 space station to have his new spacesuit tested. No one will have anything to do with his unusual suit because of the lowly status of his home country until the Debris Section volunteers to help him with the testing.

star 8.11
28 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Regrets

#13 - Regrets

Season 1 - Episode 9

Hachimaki's extra-vehicular activity instructor, Gigalt visits the Debris Section as part of a safety inspection. However, on a debris hauling run supervised by Gigalt, the crew of the Toy Box encounter illegal debris dumping activities.

star 8.04
26 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Exposure

#14 - Exposure

Season 1 - Episode 22

Hachimaki is called to the moon for questioning about the explosion aboard the Von Braun. He also learns of the death of his sensei and of Tanabe's prior knowledge of Gigalt's fight with cancer

star 8.00
24 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Extraterrestrial Girl

#15 - Extraterrestrial Girl

Season 1 - Episode 7

While recovering from an injury, Hachimaki must stay on the Moon to recover. He then meets a girl who is a Lunarian, a person born on the Moon. Hachimaki also meets Harry Roland, a veteran astronaut who is in an adjacent hospital bed.

star 8.00
30 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
In Her Case...

#16 - In Her Case...

Season 1 - Episode 15

Edel's past finally catches up to her when an old flame comes to the ISPV 7 space station. Meanwhile, Hachimaki struggles with his date with Tanabe.

star 7.89
27 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Turning Point

#17 - Turning Point

Season 1 - Episode 14

Debris Section get their new debris hauling ship, the Toy Box 2. On a debris retrieval run, the Debris Section become embroiled in company intrigue as they choose to help an orbital research facility about to be destroyed by a meteoroid against the will of a Technora division manager.

star 7.89
27 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Ignition

#18 - Ignition

Season 1 - Episode 16

Hachimaki is left adrift in space in the middle of a solar flare and miraculously survies. But he is diagnosed with Acute Spatial Disorder and unless he can overcome it, he will be grounded from space for the rest of his life.

star 7.88
25 votes
Directors: Kazuya Murata
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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The Lunar Flying Squirrels

#19 - The Lunar Flying Squirrels

Season 1 - Episode 6

On Hachimaki and Tanabe's visit to the Moon, they meet Tanabe's neighbours... a group of wannabe ninjas who perform ninja techniques through the Moon's lower gravity.

star 7.87
31 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
A Place to Cling to

#20 - A Place to Cling to

Season 1 - Episode 8

Tanabe suspects that Fee is having an affair with the division manager Technora Corp, Dolph Azalia. However, Fee is not, and actually is being promoted to assistant chief of Control Section. Meanwhile, the rest of the Debris Section take this opportunity to go on a very difficult debris mission on their own.

star 7.75
24 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Fly Me to the Moon

#21 - Fly Me to the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 5

Fee, Hachimaki and Tanabe decide to go to the Moon for their holiday. But on the Lunar Ferry, a pickpocket steals Tanabe's wallet while Hachimaki makes his debut as an actor.

star 7.63
35 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
Like a Dream

#22 - Like a Dream

Season 1 - Episode 2

Hachimaki's dream of getting his own spaceship is revealed. Tanabe continues her zero-G training with Hachimaki. Tanabe and Hachimaki are sent on a debris retrieval mission to recover a derelict satellite. However, the satellite's orbit sends it on a collision course with Cheng-Shin's orbital shuttle.

star 7.60
53 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Part of the Job

#23 - Part of the Job

Season 1 - Episode 4

The spoiled son of INTO chairman, Colin Clifford visits the ISPV 7 space station, and goes on a debris hauling mission with the Debris Section. Among the debris retrieved is Colin's camera carelessly left attached to a derelict satellite.

star 7.55
33 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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His Reasons

#24 - His Reasons

Season 1 - Episode 17

The chief engineer of the Jupiter Exploration Mission hopes to recruit Hachimaki's father, a veteran of several missions to Mars, but all he wants is to settle down back on Earth.

star 7.52
25 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi
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Outside the Atmosphere

#25 - Outside the Atmosphere

Season 1 - Episode 1

It's the first day on the job for Ai Tanabe as she's introduced to her eccentric co-workers in the Debris Section of space station ISPV-7.

star 7.44
63 votes
Writers: Ichiro Okouchi