Posted 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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  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:55 AM)
    @Bam Meh, but if he truly does have a Bachelor’s in Economics, I fear for whatever company he’ll end up working for.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:53 AM)
    Bam: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun is the comedy of the year and it’s by Dogakobo. Yuruyuri was gold. Both seasons.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:52 AM)
    Again, I don’t care about proving my credentials.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:51 AM)
    And I’m not saying White Fox is a great studio either (AgK anyone?), but if this is about recent comedy anime, I think that you’re barking up the wrong tree.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:50 AM)
    @KuRoZuka: No, but both Katanagatri and Hataraku Mao-Sama had way better humor then anything Dogakobo ever created.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:48 AM)
    @K-off: in his defense m8, you can definitely be a graduate without too much sophistication. I wouldn’t doubt anybody’s BA to be honest, and specially not on these merit. I’ve seen bumbling idiots who graduated from Davis.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:48 AM)
    Bam: Yes, because Sonico and Gochūmon wa Usagi Desu ka were so infallible.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:45 AM)
    White Fox has probably way more sense of Humor under their belt than Dogakobo.
  • k-off
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:44 AM)
    @Kurozuka Um…no. Name calling is part of politics. Getting your facts, sources, and argument wrong is just stupid.
  • KuRoZuka
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 07:41 AM)
    K-off: I’m baffled at your rude attitude. Talking about academic honesty whilst you call me names.

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