The reality is a hell of a lot darker than either or both of those titles.
Don’t believe me? Go read this article on CrunchyRoll.
On that note I’m off to watch some Planetes.
A little while ago Starsamaria  wrote an interesting post about when not to write reviews. I posted a quick comment but I’ve been thinking on the topic since. So, naturally, I’m going to ramble for a while to get my thoughts down on screen. What follows may or may not make a lot of sense.