Posted by psgels on 9 January 2013 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

We’re only eight episodes into the year, and I’ve already found a very big contender for the best OP of 2013. Holy crap, the new OP for this series is amazing. When it finished it took me about half a minute before I managed to control my self to stop laughing.

Beyond that, we’ve finally arrived at the final quarter of Uchuu Kyoudai. It was a delight as usual to watch, but the most interesting were two of the developments that happened in it. Most importantly, the cliff-hanger in which Hibito accidentally raced off a cliff and will very likely be in a lot of trouble for the next episodes. My guess will be that the next few episodes will focus on this, while Mutta and the others prepare for their trip to space. But then?

You see, the thing is that Mutta still is quite far from being an astronaut. Sure, he’ll get there, but we’re a few years further down the line before he gets to move into space. The creators will probably show some conclusion about Azuma, but are the creators really going to skip a year around that point? Would be awesome for the character-development.

Meanwhile, I loved Nasuda’s analogy about the kanji for “Person”. Not just its direct meaning, but also how it got used afterwards. That lead to some very fluid animation afterwards, by the way, when Murasaki came and shook everyone’s hand. The lecture that followed later in the episode also was just hilarious. In any case: this episode confirmed that this series will set a very high standard for the rest of the series this year to follow.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. Kurini says:

    final quarter?
    I still want to believe that this anime will go on forever! Is it confirmed somewhere that it’s only going to air for one more season? :(

  2. JM says:

    Is it gonna be the final cour for the Space Brothers? Oh man. That’s sad if it’s true :(

    Anyway, the show is getting more serious as the carefree Hibito finally undergoes a pinched situation! Can’t wait for next week!

    OP and ED: SB always produces such simple yet creative OPs and EDs!

  3. JaK says:

    you do know that the manga is ongoing with 16+ vols and with the current episode they are closing in fast so it will probably be open ended

  4. piotrus says:

    Final quarter? What’s your source for that? En Wikipedia still has no information about the final number of episodes.

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