Posted by psgels on 24 January 2013 with categories: Uchuu Kyoudai

Damn you Space Brothers and your cliff-hangers! Seriously, it’s been a while since I’ve watched such addictive ones. You can see them from miles ahed, but just keep hoping that the show will extend a little bit further, or that by some stroke of miracle there is a double episode this week or something. One point of criticism though: if you want to retain tension, don’t name your episodes “80 minutes left to live”. Just sayin’…

And seriously, how little of Mutta has there been during the past two weeks. He only appeared at the end of the episode for a very small, but very significant role. I really like how he instantly realized that Hibito would try to make his way out of the cave. We also saw a completely different Mutta than usual. For the past two weeks, all silliness has been removed from this series. Normally this is like signing a series’ death warrant. Here though, it fleshes out the characters even more. This episode still had me at the edge of my seat from start to finish.

What I also really like about this episode… they revealed that Brian Jay had an older brother. I’m not sure whether it’s my memory being buggy again, or whether they really saved that revelation for this episode. But still: 30 seconds was enough to create yet another really interesting character in this series. As if the series didn’t already have enough of them!
Rating: 6/8 (Awesome)

5 Responses

  1. Scruffy says:

    In regards to Brian Jay .. yeah it’s been known since the beginning that his brother was also an astronaut, although I don’t think we’ve seen him before. They were introduced as the first brothers to be astronauts, so it’s the main reason why Hibito was so drawn to him.

  2. chaoslimits says:

    Right. It’s been mentioned a few times. Both Brian and Eddie were in Mutta’s favorite astronaut, sit-up scene =)

  3. Darren says:

    I wonder how their flares worked on the moon when there is no oxygen there. :D Great episode though. I wish Mutta and JAXA will have an I-told-you-so moment in the next one.

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  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:48 AM)
    @Bam: Been getting back into America vampire lately, good to read something that takes them seriously too, few issues are written by Stephen king, I’m enjoying the lore of it and how it spans so many historical eras, likeable anti hero also and artstyle, really appreciating that its an American comic with a female as the main lead lead.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:45 AM)
    And thanks.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:45 AM)
    @Emma Bitter Virgin and Onani Master Kurosawa I thought both were solid and good reads although neither was incredible. Bitter Virgin had a great premise but wasn’t executed as well as it could have been. Onani Master Kurosawa sort of had the opposite problem for me.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:39 AM)
    @realist: Will do so. Of the manga I listed/linked which ones have you read?
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:38 AM)
    @Realist: Its alot for my re-reading list. Ai-ren and honeymoon are the best of the ones I mentioned.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:38 AM)
    @Emma So like, if you know of even more good dark romance mangas, by all means recommend them if you feel like it.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:32 AM)
    @Emma I have read a few of those but the ones I haven’t seen look really good.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:32 AM)
    @Emma No no I appreciate the recs. I do love dark romances. I honestly can’t get enough of them.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:28 AM)
    @Bam: I didn’t like where they were going with Amira in that episode.
  • Emma
    (Thursday, Nov 27. 2014 08:24 AM)
    @realist: Gah gah! Sorry for all of these recommendations last one: http://mangafox.me/manga/ai_ren/

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