Just wanted to see if anyone else knew about this. I know moot would love their thoughts on Planetes:
Planetes. Oh, Planetes. This show had the bad luck to be coming out right around the same time Fullmetal Alchemist was hitting it big, and even if it hadn’t been overshadowed by the huge hit that was FMA, its hard SF trappings and corporate politics arc plot aren’t exactly guarantors of mainstream success. But oh, readers, how it hit me! Its realistic sense of international politics along with its intense personal drama and lovingly detailed depiction of life in orbit seemed tailor-made to demand my attention. I nearly blew a translation deadline thanks to Planetes — and I’d do it all over again.