Posted by psgels on 22 November 2012 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

First of all, I’d like to share this xkcd comic, just because it just fits this show so well: realistic depictions of spacecraft with tons of dry humour.

Now, this episode was about the moon landing: Hibito finally reaching his dream of setting a foot on the moon, and this was even better than what I could have hoped. This is where everything came together, all of the build-up on Hibito came together, and finally we get to see the moon, but the way in which the creators depicted it was also just amazing: they just showed everyone living towards that moment. All the characters, from the NASA staff, to the JAXA staff, to the major and minor characters, including a brilliant opening of the episode done by Mutta and Hibito’s father.

What also was awesome was that we got to see the creators poke fun at the moon landing of Neil Armstrong. I loved the scene where Mutta found out about the sentence that Hibito uttered as he first stepped on the moon, and how he could have seen it coming from miles away. On top of that, his video message using Apo also had me in stitches.

After this we’ll probably start focusing on Mutta again, but with the pacing of this series you’ll never know. There are just so many great characters that this show can do something with, but on top of all I love how Hibito’s launch has basically been one giant awesome red herring for Mutta’s final exam. These are all tropes that spice up this series even more, and it already was incredibly good.
Rating: 6.5/8 (Amazing)

6 Responses

  1. CJay says:

    Completely blown away by this episode as well. I was tearing up throughout the whole episode, especially to mutta’s reaction to hibito’s landing. And the Apo video message was hilarious.

  2. Sakurai says:

    Psgels is a follower of xkcd? D: Now really, how much more awesome can you get?

  3. Reverse says:

    …Yay

  4. Entrav says:

    Spectacular episode. That’s all.

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    (Tuesday, Mar 31. 2015 11:57 AM)
    Noragami S2 announced o.0 There have been some really surprising sequels to shows I would never have even hoped to get one.
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    I have an old Alienware desktop and while it was cool when I got it, I don’t think it was worth it for the price. Could have got better specs for cheaper. The case was all nice and organized and easily upgradeable though, and everything was set up nicely. The graphics card was even pre-overclocked.
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    (Tuesday, Mar 31. 2015 02:00 AM)
    Think I will save the shirobako review for tomorrow. Got it mostly written up but I think I need to fine tune it a bit more
  • Aries
    (Tuesday, Mar 31. 2015 12:44 AM)
    Yeah definitely. I think it’s really fucked up at how many series totally shit on their queer couples like?? Why not represent them to show that they can work and are normal.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Mar 30. 2015 11:50 PM)
    Although I think I would be amused/entertained by the ridiculousness of a lesbian mindfuck time travel plot for the sheer chaos/nonsense of it. But seriously speaking Aries, while I haven’t kept up, these endings which avoid the “Punishment ending” trope are progress and there needs to be more of them.
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