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Country: Year: 2003 Episodes: 79 Genre: Anime, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Score: 8.3/10

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It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it...

The year is 2075 AD. The dream of working and living in the vast openness of space is now a reality. However, a new threat has arisen and if left unchecked can prove fatal: Space Debris. An undetectable screw struck and disabled a passenger space flight causing disaster and death to the ones on board. A space debris collection agency is formed but it's a money losing venture for the corporations. Follow the men and women of the "Half-Section" and witness the harrowing experience that is involved with such dangers.

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