Posted by psgels on 3 December 2012 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

This episode was recommended to me in order to cheer up from being sick, so I’m putting it ahead a bit of the other shows this week. And yeah: this episode is as we feared: the creators managed to dedicate an entire episode to Kenji’s results from the third exam. At the end of this episode, we still don’t know what happened to Mutta.

Having said that though, this episode was completely and utterly adorable. Kenji already was an awesome character, and here this episode comes and gives him even more character. We finally learn exactly why he chose to become an astronaut, and what he did before he met Mutta, while this episode was entirely occupied with building up to that one moment, where he heard whether he passed the exam or not.

And that moment actually brought some tears to my eyes. The creators here were evil and just kept dragging it out, using Kenji’s daughter also really well in it, and how the bald guy just kept going on and on with his story. Also don’t tell me that the rest of the characters will also get their own episode dedicated to their results. It’s gonna take ages before we know how Mutta did.
Rating: 6.5/8 (Amazing)

9 Responses

  1. jfejf says:

    Tbh, I was totally ok with Kenji not passing when the episode started. I was totally expecting him to either fail or let Mutta go in his place. As the episode went on though…

    let’s just say I had to wipe my keyboard dry by the end.

  2. Trass says:

    “I met her in college”

    That’s kind of rare for anime nowadays (with the highschool fetishes)

    • It’s because this isn’t an adaptation of a shonen manga or aimed towards otaku/shonen.

      Pretty rare a Seinen manga gets a treatment like this, thank you A-1! Why can’t you guys make more shows like Space Brothers, Tsuritama and Working!! and less SAO( or at least do shows in that vein justice)

  3. Rachnid says:

    I totally predicted that the episode was gonna make me tear up when it looked like it was dedicated to just kenji.

  4. rufe says:

    1) It is amazing how much I cared if this fictional character passed a fictional exam he is lucky just to have taken. Bravo Space Brothers

    2) I know (many!) people who met in high school and married in all sorts of walks of life. It happens.

  5. CJay says:

    Next episode seems like it will be the same but about Serika. And honestly after this episode I am completely content with that. Definitely shed a few tears at the end of the episode.

  6. aidanak46gtfo says:

    didn’t cry at all but was deeply touched, especially being a science graduate student myself at the moment.

  7. kero says:

    they really kept me guessing, i was like EEEEEEEEE JUST TELL MEEEEE

    and even though i knew he had to pass, i still had those moments of doubt.

    also. made me want to eat katsu don

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  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:31 AM)
    Weapons were part of their defeat, but even if the Incas had semi-automatic bolt action rifles they still would’ve fallen apart because of the politics.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:30 AM)
    @Bam Exactly. The politics and strategy were far more important. The weapons came last.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:26 AM)
    The Inca’s lack of cooperation with their neighboring tribes, as well as their own affiliates, shows a lack of tactical sophistication which when combined with lack of modern medicine and weaponry amidst a economic, political and environmental upheaval led to their defeat by the hands of the conquistadors.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:25 AM)
    @Bam Of course they’re part of it. They held weapons, so weapons were part of the war; no one argues that. But you are grossly overestimating their importance.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:20 AM)
    You can use all kinds of acrobats to argue invalidly that weapons don’t matter in a war, at the end of the day that is simply not true. There is no single factor for their defeat but a multitude of different aspects, and advance weapons were one of them.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:18 AM)
    @Vincent: “in a battle” and that’s your mistake right there. One battle does not determine the grand scale of the ethnic cleansing that took place in the region.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 01:00 AM)
    In a battle that was depicted in Spanish records as a Spanish cavalry charge defeating a massive invasion force of Incas, Archeologists uncovered the battlegrounds and forensic scientists found that most of the Inca soldiers were killed not with sharp weapons that the Spanish used, but rather with the blunt weapons of the Indians.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:57 AM)
    It’s been proven that the official Spanish records about their conquistadors are biased and don’t even mention the Indians that fought for them. For example, they depict the Spaniards as defeating a force of 1000 single handedly, which is factually false.
  • Vincent
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:57 AM)
    @Bam No, just because cities were destroyed by cannon fire doesn’t mean the weapons themselves mattered. The Spanish were only able to move their units and cannons around Incan cities because their Indian allies did most of the fighting.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Oct 25. 2014 12:10 AM)
    Now on the topic of war in general, how often do you believe killing the leader of the enemy army complete destroys their organization/army moreso than it wouldn’t?

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