In the future, humankind lives aboard the Ring, a space colony encircling the earth. One of the riskiest jobs here involves cleaning the windows on the outside of the Ring, and Mitsu is a 16-year-old window-washer hoping to master the trade as his deceased father once did. The hazards become apparent when one of Mitsu’s co-workers, grizzled veteran Mr. Kageyama, collapses on the job. He learns that exposure to space radiation is slowly killing him, and must make a tough choice about his future. Meanwhile, a new window-washer named Yukishima joins the crew and Mitsu takes on a supervisor role for the first time. With all these changes going on, it’s easy to overlook engineer Sohta and his cronies secretly building a illegal vessel to return to Earth’s surface … but their plans are quietly coming along, and they may have just found their test pilot.
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