Space Brothers episode 03
Now this was fun. My hopes for this anime keep rising and rising with each passing episode, how very interesting. The entire concept caught my eye, but I can’t keep my eyes off of it now that it’s actually here. I also think that this was one of the better episodes so far, although last week’s episode was pretty good too, so I’m still not sure which one was more amusing.
Anyway, Mutta’s training is still in progress and he’s starting to feel pressured. It’s surprisingly because of many things, but the one thing that will hold him back the most is his low self-confidence. He is easily influenced and he frets over it every time it happens. He was nervous throughout the episode when two other candidates walked over to him and made a little joke about how his older brother, being a real astronaut and all, could’ve easily given him hints, tips and answers on all the tests. Hell, I don’t even think they were joking. I think that they seriously think that his little brother is helping him. It’s a good thing that Mutta has Kenji as a friend, because he would’ve probably lost already if it weren’t for his support.
The fact is; Mutta is quite a bit older than the rest, so age goes against him. It was hard for him to keep up during those physical tests, but he did manage to briefly steal the spotlight during the last test, which was to test one’s lung capacity. His lungs are in pretty good shape because he used to play the trumpet and whatnot, so he did have a small advantage there. Too bad he got distracted by Serika, a woman that he secretly likes. Seriously Mutta-san, you need to get over it or just ask her out for a cup of coffee or something. This will only affect his remaining tests in a negative way, and I’m sure that Serika-chan doesn’t want to be responsible for that.
Speaking about Serika-chan; Mutta has finally started making progress! He finally appeared on her radar when he was making a fool of himself in front of that space suit. It reminded her of her dad. I’m not sure if he should be happy or sad, but it’s something. She finally started to take notice of him. It is only a matter of time before they start communicating.
I’m a little bit sad that it’s over already. I wanted to see a little bit more, which proves how much I like this anime. It’s quite silly, but I actually rooted for Mutta during those tests. How stupid, a grown man rooting for some fictional character in an animated show. I guess that goes to show just how much fun this anime is.