Posted on 13 November 2012 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

Yes! Finally after such a long wait, we get to look into the mind of Azuma, and boy was it worth the wait. This was a wonderful episode, and I love how Azuma turned out to be completely different from expected, even taking into consideration that the creators were hinting a lot that there’s more to this guy than just the exterior he shows.

What really did it for me was that the creators portrayed him as a real character, just like a lot of other characters in this series. His love for his family was SO down to earth, and they really succeeded in showing how important they are to him without any sort of cheese. His disgust for the media also is very believable, and it does put the interview they showed a number of episodes ago in a very different light.

Meanwhile, the details around Hibito’s mission continue. I loved his media attention, how he described various details about space flight (the watch was a very nice touch, considering how time has been such a challenge for Mutta and the others in the second exam arc). They are really making him out to be some kind of supernatural hero, which I guess is pretty normal considering how today, Neil Armstrong and the other astronauts are regarded. Speaking of heroes: Brian Jay is also more and more turning into one. When we first saw his death, he was just a random astronaut, but as the show goes on, it just becomes clearer and clearer what an important guy this was.
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

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  1. OperaTe says:

    I started reading the manga, and the scanlation is just a little bit ahead of the anime. Highly recommended.

    I was worried that reading stuff that’s not been animated yet would kind of make me less enthusiastic about the anime, but instead the latest chapter just made me think “Holy shit, this was phenomenal. I can’t wait to see this animated.”

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  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 05:32 PM)
    @Aries SSY is a GOAT-tier anime IMO. Shows like that don’t always come around that often.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 05:31 PM)
    RandomC has some pretty good writers. I like Zephyr and Guardian Enzo a lot.
  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 04:59 PM)
    @Aries: you’re not the only one. It just fails to click on either an emotional or intellectual level.
    I’m following lostinanime, which is very much like what psgels’ blog used to be (long, episodic posts) and RandomC.
  • Aries
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 04:40 PM)
    i’m only reading moesucks myself but….it’s a bit pretentious sometimes
  • Aries
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 04:38 PM)
    also which anime blogs are you guys reading these days that were on psgels level
  • Aries
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 04:35 PM)
    am I the only one who doesnt think Zankyou no terror is all that great? It’s okay but it’s not on the same level as aku no hana or Shinsekai Yori.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 01:03 PM)
    PSYCHO-PASS Extended Edition is worth a (re)watch.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 10:28 AM)
    @Aidan: My current ranking of the visual novels I’ve played goes like this:
    1. Swan song 2. Saya no uta 3. Sharin no kuni 4. Kara no shoujo 5. G senjou maou 6. Fate/stay night.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 10:26 AM)
    @Aidan:And though not a big thing, I really liked the soundtrack to this and felt it went a long way.
    The investigation and notebook parts were a nice touch. I also thought the bits where the game put you in the head of the killer were very effective.
    So yeah another good recommendation from you, you know your stuff in any case.
    Issues then, any time it stopped being serious, didn’t like the h-scene I got, Tojiko is kind of annoying.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Aug 23. 2014 10:26 AM)
    @Aidan:Of the characters I was most interested in the adults , mostly Reiji and Natsume.
    The plot/mystery itself was engaging, well paced and thought provoking, its good to read a story that gets me using my head. In addition to being moody and immersive the game also lingers on and stays with me after playing which is a good sign of its impact. I also was quite fond of the depressing and macabre nature of the game

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