Posted on 29 April 2012 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

So… much…. character-development.

I can’t believe how well the creators made use of this episode where Mutta pays a small visit to Hibiki. It just shows how much the two changed over the years. And it’s not a simple change either: the two of them evolved multiple times over the years and are by far the two most dynamic characters of the entire season. The bond between the two of them in this episode was also just amazing to watch. And that for an building up episode.

I loved how Mutta kept criticizing the tiny things that Hibiki did wrong throughout this episode in order to distract from his own inferiority complex. But really, it also showed that Mutta is a perfectionist, unlike his brother. This perfectionism probably lead to his car being a success. And really: it’s not like Mutta is your average Joe with no accomplishments either. Mutta continues to look over it, but pulling off such a thing is no small feat either. Hibiki in any case can’t boast to have created something like that.

I also loved the dialogue in this episode, and the way in which Mutta and Hibiki talk to each other: it really feels like these two knew each other for their entire lives. This episode also finally revealed the identity of that dog in the OP, and it turns out to be Hibiki’s. At first I really feared it to be this series’ annoying animal mascot. And yeah, it was annoying for a while, but the great thing about it: it knew when to quit.
Rating: **+ (Excellent+)

6 Responses

  1. Aegd says:

    Where is this show out now? Looking at Tokyotosho and Nyaatorrents it’s not out yet in RAW, or do you have a premium membership on crunchyroll, seems to have been out there for around 11 hours or so.

  2. Sugoi says:

    It’s Hibito, not Hibiki.

  3. darkerthanblackswordsman says:

    @Aegd: If you can, do watch it on Crunchyroll. This show needs all the support it can get!

  4. Mi-Mi-Mikuru says:

    @Aegd
    perhaps you’re only looking for “Uchuu Kyoudai”. Crunchyroll/horrible subs have the title translated: Space Brothers

    • Aegd says:

      I’m only interested in the raw version.

      Funny how the subtitled versions seems to be coming out faster these days.

  5. kero says:

    Watching this makes me realise how rarely do we see sibling relationships at the forefront in anime/manga.

    I enjoy all the flashbacks to their childhood.

    Hibito is a bit of a mystery to understand, I didn’t quite get why his grades suddenly went up? But he has a bit of a brother complex?

    That dog is so freaky looking, but also kinda cute with his big eyes, like creepy cute.

    And also every time I see Hibito, I’m reminded of chestnuts and kurita from Eyeshield 21.

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