Space Brothers is really full of surprises lately. It’s slowly recovering from a series of dull and pointless episodes and it’s finally giving me hope again. I am actually starting to enjoy watching it again, just like I did when Space Brothers first started.
I was really impressed by Kenji’s resolve last week. He showed how much he wanted to go to outer space, although his ambition isn’t nearly as strong or as good as Mutta’s. Kenji just wants to go up there to impress his family and to do right by his little girl. That’s not nearly as impressive as a man that wants to go because a woman, whom could very well be called his second mother, is dying and he made her a promise to set-up the telescope on the moon that she herself designed. Now that’s a story that could capture any front page of any newspaper. Kenji’s reasons rather fall short and aren’t as good as that.
Stories aside, I’m actually impressed by Mutta. We all know that he’s a stubborn fool and always looks for new possibilities. He knew that the gap between him and Kenji was getting wider, which led him to believe that Kenji was going to be picked for sure. Kenji showed a lot of initiative and made quite a lot of calls.
Of course, Kenji was playing the bad guy here. Mutta never gave up and kept looking for new ways to do everything. The difference between him and Kenji is that Mutta never gives up and tries to find ways to do as much as humanly possible. That’s why Mutta managed reverse the flow and knock Kenji out of the spotlight. If I didn’t have a social life I would’ve actually cheered here.Read More
Good episode. Good, but very aggravating. I kind of already had this feeling that it would come to this. In fact, it pretty much played out like I thought it would. Disappointment thy name will probably be forever Mutta.
So that guy finally told Mutta and Kenji about what was really going on. He told them that only one of them gets to go to the moon (this time). Now, what do you think happened, know that both of them have their own important reasons to go up there? It’s only natural that things would become awkward between them.
Mutta couldn’t even look at him. Communication basically came to a standstill and for a minute there it seemed as though they were going to fight when Kenji suggested that they were to give up on building that telescope, which happens to be the primarily reason why Mutta wants to go to the moon right now.
It was a very difficult episode. But, and I already foresaw this, Mutta acted like a coward once more. He kept coming up with stupid ideas that might persuade Kenji to underperform. But that was only at the beginning, the rest of the time he couldn’t stop thinking about giving up. He was so sure that Kenji was the one to get picked at the end of the day.
The real question being; can we blame him? No. We cannot. Kenji is pretty good at what he does and he makes difficult decisions without giving in to pressure. He was willing to sacrifice his friendship with Mutta in order to be the one to succeed this time. The guy is really determined. There is nothing wrong with that at all.Read More
This one wasn’t bad either. Hell, it was a remarkable improvement since I didn’t have to be bothered by that Hibbit crap at the end of the episode. Is that gone for good? Please tell that’s gone for good… I don’t want to see that nonsense ever again.
Space Brothers, to me, comes across as a serious show with a lot of funny moments. You get a glimpse of what people have to go through to become astronauts and/or engineers. It’s kind of off-putting if you see how much time, money and work you have to invest to become either one of those. It’s absolute madness.
This episode was kind of a setback. Serika-chan has been working very hard to go to outer-space, to go to the International Space Station. It must’ve been hard for her to find out that her friend was chosen instead. She will have to continue her work and training knowing that she may never reach the International Space Station.
In the meantime Mutta and Kenji was going about their business on the bottom of the ocean. Wrestling with the idea that they might soon encounter a talking sponge that lives inside a pineapple, which is not healthy, I stumbled upon the fact that Kenji seems a lot more qualified to go to the moon than Mutta. Kenji is a very hard worker, he always plans ahead and he has a lot to lose, which could serve as a good motivational source. Mutta on the other hand seems like he’s enjoying himself and seems too relax to take things serious, although that’s about to change now that they know that their asses are on the line. We’ll see…Read More
I’m going to keep this week’s Space Brothers post short again. I fail to be sufficiently motivated by this show these days, even though it’s starting to get interesting again. Yes, it’s still about training, but at least it’s different.
I’m going to address to small points in my post. First would’ve obviously be Hibito’s road to recovery. He seems to take it very serious and is determined to go to outer space again someday. That’s a lot better than those episodes with him being in Russia with that strange family. It’s seems a lot more serious now that he realizes that he has something to lose.
Secondly and most obviously; Mutta’s NEEMO training, also known as NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations. Mutta has to train roughly twenty meters under water for days on end. It supposedly simulates the moon’s environment. People are weightless underwater and can’t get oxygen without an oxygen tank, just like on the moon. I like where this is going. It really feels as though were getting close to an actual space mission that involves Mutta.Read More
I don’t know what to do here. I really, really want to stop writing about Space Brothers. It’s always the same thing nowadays. Training, a little bit of drama, followed by more training. It’s constantly the same pattern.
Prepare yourselves for an unmotivated post. I thought that it was going to be a good episode because that thing with Hibito being in Russia was over now, and that Mutta would once again regain control of the spotlight, but I’m still not very happy after being right about that. I simply expected so much more from this episode.
Remember how Mutta helped design a better way for buggies to ride on the moon? It was interesting. We need more of that. That’s the kind of thing that makes me want to keep watching and writing. Dealing with Hibito’s problems and that cartoon of his is just not worth my team, honestly. His problem is insignificant compared to Sharon’s.
I’m glad that Mutta was recruited for Lunar Training. The guy deserves it, I think. I’m also not surprised that two of his teammates were there as well. That’s the way it’s been from the very beginning, right? Mutta has never really been alone. He always had ‘friends’ around him. I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing.
Will I stop writing? I don’t know. This episode was by far better than the previous ones. It kept me entertained and it actually made me laugh a few times. They really have to make it interesting for me to stick around, because the realism in Space Brothers is what got me this far. It’s been very educational.Read More
Yet another boring episode for Space Brothers. The space has slowed down drastically and the story is stagnating. It used to be so exciting and interesting, but now… I’m almost looking forward to seeing those cartoons now.
Whatever it is that was going on between Hibito and that Russian girl is now over and done with. She’s a little girl that has no idea what she wants yet. I don’t know if it was a silly little crush or something that ran a little deeper than that, but I’m just glad that I want have to watch that anymore. It’s a story about astronauts and people that train to become astronauts, not about astronaut rejects and their one chance to get it on with an underage girl from Russia. I’ll wait till next week to see if I drop this or not, because I am getting really tired of these episodes.Read More
Another worthless episode that contributes nothing to the story. Space Brothers’ popularity seems to be dropping lately. I’m always amazed by the people that stick to the end, speaking about declining shows as though nothing’s wrong.
Ignoring the fact that I’m still seeing those ridiculous cartoons, I think that this won’t last for much longer. Hibito is nearing his limit and time is running out. Both NASA and JAXA are doing their best to get him on the right track by giving him everything he needs to overcome this hardship. It’s painful, it’s dramatic, it’s demotivating, and it’s boring as hell.
I’m getting tired of watching that rubbish with him and that girl. She’s underage, not very bright and thinks of him as that rabbit. It’s not going anywhere. She may act serious and look serious, but it’s only a matter of time before it’s over. There’s nothing there. Hibito’s life is slowing going down the drain.Read More
This is it. I’m giving Space Brothers two more weeks to come up with a decent episode that contains some glimpse of a promising story. I can’t help the fact that I’m starting to get really, really bored with this stuff. It’s getting too predictable and one-sided.
I’m glad that Hibito hasn’t given up on being an astronaut. He experienced hell on the moon and he lived to tell about it. He may be traumatized right now, but that doesn’t mean we have to focus on every single thing he does. It’s bad enough that we have to surrender a couple of minutes per episode due to that cartoon bullsh*t.
I also don’t really care about the fact that he’s staying with a Russian family, and that he’s getting a bit too involved with their daughter. I’m not saying that it’s romantic, because that would make him a paedophile, but I don’t want to watch him baby set her either. I’m just so damn annoyed right now, sorry…Read More