Zac has seen Planetes and I haven't yet nor have I read anything else but what he wrote about it yet either, so I can't really say whether or not I think a comparison to the "Magnetic Rose" sequence of Memories is apt or not, just, from the way Zac described it, would it be wrong for me to assume the series can more easily be described as "Patlabor in space", at least in tone? (By Patlabor, I mean the semi-comedic/semi-dramatic TV and the two OVA series, not the more serious films.) If that's the case, I'm sold.
I was sort of hoping he'd review the Sailor Moon live-action series, just so I could see how many times he'd fit the phrase "train wreck" into a single paragraph. Or maybe he likes it... from the impression I get about his tastes from the board, his reviews and "Miso Soup", I think not, but ya never know. I like it a lot, but I was expecting something really goofy, campy and cheesy and it exceeded even my wildest expectations in those regards.
Oh, sorry, the name of Zac Bertschy's column at Kevin Smith's MoviePoopShoot.com is "Hot Miso", not "Miso Soup".