On January 25, 2022, spacecraft engineer Atsushi Noda told the science fiction anime “Planetes” set in space, “Where is it interesting?” “I’m annoyed as a professional who is doing space.” Criticized Twitter.
After that, Makoto Yukimura, the manga artist who wrote the original work, updated Twitter. Although the relationship with Mr. Noda’s post is not specified, he said, “I’m sorry for my lack of power in the impression that Planetes is fiction at all” and “it’s not interesting.”
The protagonist says, “If I were assigned to me, I would be hasty and ineligible.”
Mr. Noda is a researcher who has been involved in space development, including microsatellite development, for 36 years at JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency). Even after he retired from JAXA in 2021, he continues to study space.
“Planetes” is an anime based on science fiction comics of the same title. Focusing on the company that collects the garbage “space debris” generated by space development, I drew the future of space development.
Mr. Noda wrote his impressions on Twitter, saying he had watched “Planetes” halfway.
“Planetes: I haven’t seen it before, so I’m obliged to watch the rerun until the third episode, but what’s interesting about this anime?”
Mr. Noda said that he felt uncomfortable with the behavior and attitude of the main character.
“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 quick and disqualified. (Original Sic)
“If you don’t want to die, no one wants to say this as a buddy until his third episode, but will it be dramatically more interesting after the fourth episode?”
The reason for watching the animation is that “Many people misunderstand the universe due to the influence of Planetes, and it is annoying as a professional who is doing space, so I have to watch everything even if it is obligatory.” Is given.
“I’ll manage to see up to 7 episodes.”
Mr. Takafumi Horie, a businessman, and YouTuber, also responded to Mr. Noda’s post.
“It’s annoying to unnecessarily fuel the crisis of debris, isn’t it?”
Mr. Horie is the CEO (President) of Our Stars (the same company), which is a subsidiary of Interstellar Technologies (Taiki-Cho, Hokkaido), which handles rocket development, and Mr. Noda is the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Our Stars. Person).
Mr. Noda also argued with Mr. Horie’s comment on drawing the debris in work.
“Well, I’m drawing debris as” a thing that has too many problems “and then drawing it as” a thing that can be easily removed. “Debris that needs to be removed is” something that can be easily approached and removed by EVA. “No, “it’s not low enough to go shooting with a crewed spacecraft” “(sic)
Still, Mr. Noda says he intends to watch the anime for a while.
“Since it was a work with many Planetes fans when I said” it’s not interesting, “there was a counterargument. I’ve got it, so I’ll manage to see up to 7 episodes. “
Original author “Minna fantasy, fiction, not reality.”
Makoto Yukimura, the manga artist who wrote the original “Planetes,” said on Twitter. However, he did not state that it was related to Mr. Noda’s post a few hours after Mr. Noda first posted about the animation. Posted in.
“Well, I’d like to say a few words. Planetes is fiction, and it’s just a lie. It’s a spaceship that doesn’t exist, debris that doesn’t exist, a person who doesn’t exist, and my fantasy of the future.”
On top of that, I apologize for the impression that it is “not interesting” because of my lack of power.
In the following tweet, I spelled out thanks to the fans.
“It’s not a fantasy, fiction, or reality. OK? I hope you enjoy it. On top of that, you can evoke some positive feelings in your heart. , It’s all about cartoonists. Thank you to everyone who enjoys Planetes. “