Posted by psgels on 29 July 2012 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

Well, it was a long wait, but it has finally happened: an episode dedicated to Makabe. And it worked wonderfully: not just he himself emerged as a better character from this episode, but the rest of Team B did as well, especially the fidgety guy and the bossy guy (whose names I can’t remember at the moment, unfortunately) got more depth as this episode finally focused a bit more on their personalities.

Makabe though, he really is aware of how direct he is. I love how he’s been trying, yet failing to keep the team together. It’s great for introducing a bunch of flaws for him: he is brilliant, definitely, but he also can be quite self-centered, also shown by how he replies to those women selling magic space stones. The end of this episode was really charming with the way the creators used his daughter to cheer him up again. This episode really brought balance into his character.

And in the meantime, this episode had a hell of a lot of fun, fleshing out the people from Team A. Mutta in particular was as hilarious as ever, but the rest of the cast also had their wonderful moments because of how analytic he can be. I especially liked how he was forced to scream out twice every day, and how Nitta responded after breaking the toilet. This show, just is brilliant.I thought that last year we got lucky with Kotetsu from Tiger & Bunny, but to be honest: the series is nowhere near over yet, but at this point Mutta has completely surpassed him.
Rating: 5.5/8

6 Responses

  1. ronbb says:

    I can’t help but laughing out loud at this episode–Mutta is as funny as ever. I also like how this episode adds layer to Kenji’s character–Kenji making a perfect hairdo is also hilarious.

  2. esmeralda31 says:

    About Kotetsu. I think that the real great power of him and Mutta is the job of Hirata Hiroaki. Watching the episode, I made ​​this consideration today. If Mutta was dubbed by another voice actor would not have that charm that Kotetsu had.
    For me yeah, he is another piece of my beloved Kotetsu.
    Hirata is the best seiyū ever.

    • Taka says:

      Hirata is just so good at voicing middle-age losers. His characters are always just so damn likeable. They make you want to root for him.

  3. bladeblur says:

    PSGELS, just to verify, you KNOW it’s the same voice actor for both characters, right?

  4. kero says:

    This was a fun episode!

    The great thing is all the expressions of the characters.
    That little held in laugh from when Mutta is reading American jokes, made me laugh out loud.

    I also liked that he tried to scramble up the air shougi, and the chimp dude just gave him a ‘you idiot’ look and carried on. haha

    Finding out the meaning of ka-pe! was heart warming, and loved the touch about the hair.

    Yup like psgels says, it breaks him out of that ‘perfect’ mould, gives him flaws, and reveals aspects that make us warm up to him. Brilliant!

    ahhh So many characters deserving to become astronauts, it’s going to be so sad when some of them don’t make it !!
    __

    One thing though, if everyone gets given a green card, and shit happens, it’s so obvious that it’s under the direction of JAXA, it loses the potential to cause stress, because everyone will just be like ‘oh JAXA must have issued a green card’

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  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:38 PM)
    Going to hell for reading this , but it was right up my alley: http://www.mangachapter.me/34166/doreiku-boku-to-23-nin-no-dorei.html
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:34 PM)
    With giants in mind, I for the life of me, keep struggling to remember a manga I read ages ago. It was a series of off-beat one-shots, a seinen manga most likely and one of the stories involved a group of giants shrinking themselves and in one scene going after/taking the human women for themselves. I remember the art style standing out. This came out before Titan and has nothing to do with it.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:29 PM)
    Ha, finally found it, for the longest time I had been trying to re-find that romcom manga where the love interest was a giantess.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:21 PM)
    @Aidan: Didn’t think anyone else knew about that manga.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:04 PM)
    Pity the novel itself is as dull as dishwater.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 03:01 PM)
    LN title:‎ I’m a High School Boy and a Bestselling Light Novel author, strangled by my female classmate who is my junior and a voice actress.
    …well I guess that’s a title which catches your attention.
  • AidanAK47
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 02:19 PM)
    Damn its annoying. I find a pretty good manga by the terrible name “Girl may kill” and I am glued to the story only to find that it has an axed ending. Why is it that potentially great stories are cut down in there prime?
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 10:19 AM)
    @Casey: like Aidan mentioned you need special content, design art, fandisks and exclusive interviews in order to get your publication prestige and value. Also skim the nearby stores to get a reasonable demand/cost estimation. Social networking and attending expos is also a great way to get exposure and momentum.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 05:34 AM)
    I think going either by first episodes or source material. I know what I’m interested in this season: Ranpo kitan, gangsta, akagami.
    And as for what I don’t like/don’t want to watch: Gakkou gurashi, symphogear, prison school, charlotte, gate.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Jul 7. 2015 02:46 AM)
    I only ever had one issue of Neo (I think that was the magazines name) and one or two issues of the American version of newtype. And that was a long time ago.

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