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.
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.
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.Read More
I’ll be keeping this post short because I have very little I want to say about this week’s Freezing Vibration episode and I don’t want to lower the already shockingly bad quality of my posts by ranting on about something that doesn’t even matter.
Well then, shall we start by pointing out that everything’s still so damn predictable? Almost all the Pandoras found out about the experiments and some of them agreed to help the E-Pandoras in their attempt to escape the facility. It was no surprise to see Satellizer and a grossly depowered Kazuya on the frontlines.
The predictability, unlike my interesting in this show, keeps growing and one can almost see the ending. They are probably going to wait another episode or two before revealing yet a few more little secrets that involve either that professor and/or that Pandora, who’s probably related to Kazuya somehow. Choosing this over Noukome or Gingitsune may have been a mistake after all.Read More
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
I did it! I finally found a simple word to describe this entire season without overcomplicating it. After having thought about it I arrived at a word that I use all too often. This season is predictable. It’s mediocre at best and those scenes with Satellizer’s brother were the only interesting ones worth remembering (until she stupidly enough saved his life).
Anyway, thing are finally coming to an end from the way things are going. We know that things are about to go south after all the E-Pandora are revolting. They are sick and tired of being used as lab rats and don’t want to end up as Nova’s. Why it came to the point that they actually took the crap that would either kill them or turn them into Nova’s I don’t understand, but it shows how determined they are. They would rather die or become monsters than to have to live as lab rats to power hungry organisations. Very inspirational indeed!
It all comes down to a fight between Pandoras and the E-Pandoras. Which will win? I don’t know. But the E-Pandoras are not alone anymore. They have friends that will surely fight by their side (until they actually turn into Nova’s and lose control of themselves). Only time will tell at this point, but since everything has been so predictable lately…
I’ll end this post with a final prediction. Keep in mind that I have not read the manga whatsoever. Kazuya stands in the middle of this, I know that for sure. His and Satellizer are going to do something to stop that man, whose probably also related to Kazuya somehow. I have been reading up on all sorts of rumours, but I think that man wants to resurrect that Pandora. It’s that Pandora that’s probably a relative of Kazuya, seeing has they both have ‘similar’ features. That’s probably what links that old man to Kazuya.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