On January 27, 2022, spacecraft engineer Atsushi Noda apologized for criticizing the science fiction anime “Planetes” set in space on Twitter.
On the 25th, he tweeted about his work, saying, “Where is it interesting?” “I’m annoyed as a professional who is doing space.” The post has been deleted with an apology.
“I regret that it was careless.”
Mr. Noda has developed microsatellites at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). After working for 36 years, he retired in 21. He has continued to study space exploration.
The anime “Planetes,” which has been rebroadcast on NHK E-Tele since January, is a story focusing on astronauts who are collecting “debris (space debris)” in the space of the 2070s. Based on the manga of the same name.
Mr. Noda tweeted on the 25th, “I haven’t watched it until now, so I’m obliged to watch the rerun until the third episode, but what’s interesting about this anime?”
“I can still forgive that the orbital mechanics is unreasonable, but if I were assigned to a newcomer who would be the main character, I would be a hasty and ineligible person. (Original Sic)
“If you don’t want to die, no one wants to say this as a buddy.”
“Many people misunderstand the universe due to the influence of Planetes, and it is annoying as a professional who is doing the universe, so I have to see everything even if it is an obligation.”
He also pointed out that the film’s production of “debris” is not actual. Mr. Noda said, “Honestly, it’s painful to see,” but he said, “I got the advice that it would be interesting if I put up with up to 7 episodes.” The series of posts was controversial among fans of the work.
On the evening of the 27th, Mr. Noda tweeted, “I apologize for making an inappropriate statement on Twitter the other day.” After deleting the above series of posts, I apologized to the creators and fans.
“Despite being in a position to aim for the same universe, I made a disrespectful remark to the original author and the people involved in this animation. Also, I made an obscene remark to the fans of the work. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are sorry. “
“I received various opinions from everyone this time and noticed my incompetence. I deleted the tweet earlier, but of course, the critical words I made in it, I loved it for many years. I regret that it was careless to say something without even knowing deeply about the work being done. I apologize again. “
Original author “I made a noise.”
On the 25th, when Mr. Noda was criticized, Makoto Yukimura, the manga artist who was the original author of “Planetes,” also tweeted about the work to emphasize “fiction” and “my fantasy set in the future.” Although I have not stated that it is related to Mr. Noda’s remarks,
“I’m sorry for my lack of power regarding the impression that it’s not interesting.”
Mr. Yukimura prefaced that it was a story about the original manga on the afternoon of the 27th.
“In the first place, I’m very sorry that I’m inconvenienced to all the people involved by drawing only lies with my biting knowledge.”
And apologize repeatedly. He said he had a “sweet prospect of forgiveness if it was interesting” when creating the work.
“Some people find it uninteresting. Of course, for that person, it’s not interesting to spend time, and only the lies and inconveniences of the biting knowledge remain.”
“On top of this, if you continue to be offended, you will be at a loss as to how you apologize at all.”
“I want to apologize! No one has told me! I respect the people involved in space exploration, and I want to confront them too. There is no such thing. “
After Mr. Noda apologized, Mr. Yukimura said on the same night.
“I tried to extinguish the boy with the white flag, and the white flag burned. I wanted to end the fire early with the white flag. I made a noise. I’ll be careful after that.”