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
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 02:10 AM)
    Thing is I found the riddles bit never clicked much either , it was too episodic, bomb of the week.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 02:07 AM)
    I’d add, in regards to terror in resonance that for a thriller the immersion only goes as far as it looking pretty, the actually show isn’t tense enough to work as a thriller bar the rare moment.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 02:05 AM)
    Did Mari “went off the rails” Okada write glasslip? What?
  • Mikey
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 02:00 AM)
    Glasslip: This show is literally doing the impossible and actually making me appreciate Mari Okada a little.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 02:00 AM)
    And the less said about Lisa the better.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 01:59 AM)
    @Raggers, It also doesn’t help that none of them are all that interesting. Hell 12 and 9 are straight up otome stereotypes. And Shibazaki is detective no:562. 5 was interesting in a crazy way but again she had no real connection to the plot.
  • WyattX
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 01:49 AM)
    @Aidan no, that literally is the premise for IS, lol. What a riot
  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 01:12 AM)
    I think what really ruined the show is the lack of focus. Shibazaki as “the good guy” the police and Sphinx as “morally grey guys” and Five as “straight up baddie” with our poor innocent bystander thrown in the mix… too many people trying to share the limelight.
  • Raggers
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 01:11 AM)
    If the main plotline had been Sphinx vs police, this would’ve been so much better. Five ruined the show, and was utterly worthless. Did nothing but lose screentime, budget, and credibility.
    Lisa could’ve been salvageable, if she’d been slightly competent and given the boys a chance to reflect – but no.
  • ninjarealist
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 01:04 AM)
    I was vaguely interested in Zankyou no Terror but the feedback has not encouraged me to look into it further.

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