Jan 26, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 91

I kept sighing over and over again… So many recaps, so many minutes wasted. Why spend so many episodes on this one thing? It is really hard to enjoy Space Brothers these days. What is there left to look forward to? I honestly lost sight of that…

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 91 [720p].mkv_snapshot_18.34_[2014.01.25_22.53.28]There’s really not much that I want to say about this episode. I can only hope that the next episode will be better now that Hibito seems to have recovered. I want to see no more watch-me-as-I-overcome-my-panic-disorder-episodes. I want to see no more episodes that consist almost entirely out of recaps, flashbacks and/or scenes where the characters just laze about. Is it really that much to ask to show us Mutta’s journey to the moon? Is it much to ask to see how Serika will try to cure that horrific decease that Sharon now suffers from? Why not just finish what you started instead of focussing on something that we’ve already seen (recently)? I’m running low on patience…

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Jan 19, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 90

I was really hoping that this week was going to be the last time we’d get to see Hibito’s attempts to remain an astronaut. I doubt this is going to be the last of it after I finished watching this episode. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re still watching him struggle during the hundredth episode.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 90 [720p].mkv_snapshot_15.36_[2014.01.18_23.09.25]It was nothing more than a mediocre episode where Hibito put on a space suit to do some underwater training. The problem with this is, is that we’re seeing too much of the same thing. We know he’s having a hard time and we know it’s not easy to overcome, but I don’t want to watch the same thing for months on end. Isn’t it bad enough that we had to endure many cartoon-like episodes? Don’t bother with these episodes now. I’m already thinking about dropping Space Brothers since it’s becoming less and less interesting.

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Jan 12, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 89

Things just became very promising! This episode might have been what I needed all along. I have been lacking motivation ever since Hibito came back from space. I’m pretty sure it showed in my posts… I’m pretty sure they were even crappier than usual.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 89 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.54_[2014.01.11_23.24.51]The first half can be dismissed, I think. A lot of recaps (why?), poor comedy and a couple of scenes that didn’t make any sense whatsoever. The biggest mystery were the recaps… Why!? They were recaps from last week and there were so many of them, too. What was the point of throwing them into the mixture? I don’t get it.

At least there was some good news: Mutta is going to space! It seems the other brother is about to start his training to go to the moon. It’s been many, many months since Space Brothers started and all we’ve been watching is Mutta’s long-lost dream to go to the moon. The guy is about to pull it off and he might actually be part of the team that’s going to construct Sharon’s telescope there.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 89 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.43_[2014.01.11_23.25.26]It was a little hard to watch how Kenji and the rest were shot down. They simply didn’t make it. I can definitely understand that NASA only picks the best of the best. Going to the moon is not a cheap trip and it requires a strong body and mind. Kenji proved that he wasn’t ready to go yet when he acted like a jerk in order to prove to everyone that he was the best. Mutta beat him fair and square and that is why Mutta was selected and Kenji, who has another child on the way, was sent home to tell his family that he is to stay on earth for the time being. The guy is getting older so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he never makes it to outer space.

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Jan 5, 2014

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Space Brothers episode 88

I’ll be keeping today’s posts very short and very clear. I have three posts to write and very little time. I have two hectic weeks behind me and tonight I’d like to go to bed early, wake up late and spend my Sunday playing on my PlayStation 4 and watching anime. I haven’t done that in quite a while.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 88 [720p].mkv_snapshot_06.00_[2014.01.04_23.42.18]So Hibito has finally told Mutta the truth about his current predicament. He has been going crazy about not being able to wear a space suit without passing out because of a panic attack. His recovery should go smoother now that Mutta’s around to help him out. Say whatever you want about the guy, but he’s there when you need him.

Also, don’t misunderstand. I don’t think panic attacks are nothing. Panic attacks are hell. You think you are going to die when all you’re really doing is breathing wrong. I’ve experienced that hell myself quite a few times and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I honestly think it’s that bad.

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Dec 22, 2013

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Space Brothers episode 87

I’m going to keep both posts short and simple today. I am tired from working, haven’t slept properly in days and I can’t be bothered to spend too much time behind a monitor due to my insane headache. Life isn’t always as easy as one might expect.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 87 [720p].mkv_snapshot_05.33_[2013.12.21_18.29.44]I watched this episode. It was difficult and not all that interesting to see, but I watched it. I managed to supress my headache, stop myself from yawning every 10 seconds and I actually watched the damned thing. Was it worth it? No, not really. I’m tired of this Olga nonsense. It’s a dead end. Hibito cannot end up with that girl. She’s just too young (I’m pretty sure she’s still a minor).

Nothing really remarkable happen this week. Mutta is probably going to get some good news for his outstanding performance during his NEEMO training next week, Hibito is going to try on yet another space suit and Olga is going to continue dancing. How very, very interesting. Almost makes me wish those cartoons started up again…

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Dec 15, 2013

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Space Brothers episode 86

I’m getting nervous here. A good kind of nervous and a bad kind of nervous. I have been watching Space Brothers for many months and I have written many posts. I know when things are about to get stale again.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 86 [720p].mkv_snapshot_10.07_[2013.12.14_22.22.47]The first half was good. Mutta and Kenji and the rest of the astronauts finished their NEEMO training and resurfaced to catch a boat ride back to civilisation. It’s no surprise that people were talking about Mutta’s outstanding display of leadership skills, his ability to look ahead and the knowledge that he possess. All qualities that would make your average astronaut proud.

It didn’t shock me when Mutta realized that his work war surpassed the others. Why not gloat? People have been underestimating him and mocking him since day one. I think he’s entitled to act a bit cocky every now and then. I’m a bit curious about Serika’s progress though. How is she doing after she learned that she will never make it to the ISS in time?

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 86 [720p].mkv_snapshot_16.02_[2013.12.14_22.23.06]Of course, then began the second half… I have no idea why Hibito attracts ridiculous scenes and ridiculous characters. It’s been like that for a while now. I’m happy those stupid cartoons have disappeared and that things are slowly returning to ‘normal’, but to see him being associated with such a level of comedy when he’s struggling to get over his anxiety attacks is wrong. I’m not denying that he’s working really hard and that he’s taking it serious. I just think the comedy would’ve been worked out better in the first half than in the second. Hell, it would’ve been better if they gave it a little rest for a week or two.

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Dec 8, 2013

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Space Brothers episode 85

Ha! I laughed pretty hard during this episode. Not because it was funny, not because it was all that interesting and certainly not because it was the best episode I’ve seen in a while. I laughed because certain expectations of mine were met.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 85 [720p].mkv_snapshot_03.45_[2013.12.07_22.59.00]Remember how Kenji practically stabbed Mutta in the back by shutting down most (if not all) of his suggestions? Remember how cold he acted towards him by pretending he wasn’t even there? Then, do you also remember how Mutta whipped him good when he came up with countless ideas to save time and still get everything done on time? It was so funny to see Kenji try to come up with ideas of his own, probably hoping to catch the eye of some of the people at NASA. That guy is definitely a crawler and certainly not leadership material. He almost immediately changed his ways when he saw his opportunity to go to the moon go out the window.

[HorribleSubs] Space Brothers - 85 [720p].mkv_snapshot_19.00_[2013.12.07_22.59.54]I must honestly say that I’m truly surprised by Mutta’s capabilities. I knew he was quite the thinker and capable of working under pressure, but it’s no secret that he exceeded pretty much all of my expectations. I don’t usually root for the main characters because they’re the best, but I’m making an exception in his case.

Hell, it didn’t even surprise me when his name came up at the top dogs’ meeting. They said, and I quote; “Mutta was the only one that actually seemed to be on the moon during the NEEMO training”. Now that’s impressive! Truth being told, I, too, think that Mutta would do a lot better up there than his little brother. I have no idea why though.

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Dec 8, 2013

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Kuroko no Basuke 2 episode 10

Would it be creepy if I ordered a punching bag online, printed out a pic of Makoto, that cheating lowlife that they’re currently playing against, and pasted it on said punching bag? I could definitely do with one of those. Hang it up in the hallway so that I can unleash some frustration every now and then.

[HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.06_[2013.12.07_22.57.35]Anyway, I’m still quite agitated by how things are going. I’m also quite disappointed by how slow the pace has gotten because of such an uninteresting match. We know what’s going to happen. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cheating team win in any anime. That’s what makes the outcome of this particular match so annoyingly predictable.

I’m also annoyed because that guy, Makoto, is doing everything he possibly can to cheat his way to victory when he possess skills that would enable him to win his matches without cheating. He supposedly has amazing memory and he still resorts to cheating? That’s incredibly sad and a total waste of talent.

[HorribleSubs] Kuroko's Basketball 2 - 35 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.51_[2013.12.07_22.58.20]I’ll stop here because it almost seems as though I’ve got nothing good to say this week. I don’t think I said a lot of positive things last week either. It’s because of this annoying match that pisses me of. Everything I see a team of cheaters I start to get annoyed. That’s why I never watch soccer, a sport where a lot of drama queens pretend to be players. The only difference between this and soccer is that the drama queens in soccer actually win a game or two because of their crappy acting from time to time. In anime that just doesn’t happen for as far as I know; the “good guys” pretty much always win in the end.

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