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Old 2007-05-15, 19:08   Link #81
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Okay, I've seen it now, and...

Spoiler for Ep 11:


As I said before, it's a bit silly to think that NASA would leave the space shuttle up there just sitting in orbit waiting for our heroines to come fix a problem that could just as easily have been solved with some duct tape stuck on the end of a long pole. But it was still fun to watch. I was also tickled by the fact that they came up with the same way of "docking" the two ships that I thought of, i.e. having the girls' capsule link up with the shuttle's robot arm.

It's too bad this is only a 12-episode show. Maybe they'll do another season later. We can hope, right?
Well, the Rocket Girls light novel series (which the anime is based on) is complete, with three volumes in total.

So, unless Nojiri Housuke starts up a sequel series to the original light novels... the anime would probably be a one season deal.
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Old 2007-05-18, 09:08   Link #82
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Just watched episode 12 and...

Spoiler:


Still an enjoyable series, even though they got the whole quindar tone thing wrong. Quindar tones are used to signal the ground transmitters around the world to turn on and off to send transmissions to spacecraft from the Earth's surface. You don't need them on spacecraft, because the transmitter is hard-wired into the capsule's communications systems. But it's still nice to think that they thought of trying to get it in somehow.

Not so much hating on it as I'm being picky. I still liked the series.
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Old 2007-05-18, 23:04   Link #83
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Good episode, good series. I'm not going to sweat the small stuff, although...
Spoiler for ep12:
All in all, this was one of those hidden little gems that keep appearing in the underbrush of the anime world. A good little show. Glad I watched it. And props to Sendai Eri for making the character work so well.
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Old 2007-05-19, 06:20   Link #84
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Argh, all those spoilers, I'm following subs...

Related news: NASA cuts astronauts down to size
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As early as 2009, applicants to the astronaut corps will face new size limits, including on weight and sitting height. That's a result of NASA's plan to retire the space shuttle in 2010 and switch entirely to smaller vehicles. The exact limits haven't been determined because new vehicles are still in development.
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Old 2007-05-20, 16:59   Link #85
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Yeah, the ending was a bit flat for me, too. I'm hoping it will come off better when I can understand what everyone is saying.

Meanwhile, Episode 4 has been subbed!
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Old 2007-05-29, 02:56   Link #86
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Just watched ep5 an
Spoiler:


Good job Rakuda...can't wait to see ep 6!
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Old 2007-05-29, 14:53   Link #87
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I'm really enjoying the subbed versions. The show was comprehensible enough without them for me to enjoy it, and now that I'm getting them it's like I get to discover each episode all over again.

The people who wrote the show had to have seen and/or read The Right Stuff. Yukari's frustration with all the launch delays looked a lot like what the Mercury astronauts went through.

Actually, Yukari might have fit right in with the Mercury Seven.
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Old 2007-06-03, 22:19   Link #88
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Just finished watching the sub for episode #6 - Thank you, Rakuda!

If you think the landing was a surprise, check out this little magic trick...
Spoiler for episode #6:
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Old 2007-06-04, 17:24   Link #89
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Episode 7 is fansubbed now too. Two episodes in two days! Wow!
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Old 2007-06-04, 19:14   Link #90
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I know this show is just a silly trifle, but really the landing was just too implausible.

Still the girls are cute, and for that matter, so's Yukari's mother. I think the Director was right in thinking he should send her up next. Maybe they could lash the father onto the outside of the capsule.

There's plenty of fanservice to go around in this show, especially the bikini episode (4), but at least the girls aren't drawn in the loli style of Sky Girls. Yukari's character model reminds me more of Tsukamoto Yakumo than any of the Sky Girls. Sure those bikini bottoms are a bit scanty, especially when seen from the rear, but in comparison to the bikinis worn in Sky Girls, these scenes don't seem to me quite so pedophilic.
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Old 2007-06-04, 21:26   Link #91
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I know this show is just a silly trifle, but really the landing was just too implausible.
Silly and implausible yes, but also very characteristic of children's stories. Yukari has gone "out of the frying pan, into the fire" - she's survived the dangers of re-entry, only to face the "dangers" of being embarrassed in front of her classmates and being scolded by the mean old principal. In some ways, those are bigger dangers to a kid than burning up in the atmosphere would be.
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Old 2007-06-05, 01:04   Link #92
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Yet another great episode. Once again Thanks to Rakuda for there work on this brillant series.

I must say it took the bio geek a lot of guts to turn up at the base.
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Old 2007-06-05, 13:30   Link #93
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Episode 8 is fansubbed now, continuing the one episode per day trend over at Rakuda. I wonder if they're getting any sleep?
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Old 2007-06-05, 19:17   Link #94
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Just finished watching the sub for episode #6 - Thank you, Rakuda!

If you think the landing was a surprise, check out this little magic trick...
Spoiler for episode #6:
yea I think they should check before airing the anime.
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Old 2007-06-06, 15:00   Link #95
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And now episode 9 is fansubbed! These guys in Rakuda must be drinking espresso out of 55 gallon drums, to keep up this pace! It's literally been one episode per day for the last four episodes!

And episode 10 the next day! I fully expect teenaged girls to be on the Space Shuttle by tomorrow!

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Old 2007-06-08, 16:35   Link #96
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Episode 11 is out, they are subbing faster than I watch the episodes.
Well, Rocket Girls marathon, here we go!
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Old 2007-06-09, 10:04   Link #97
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I'm enjoying this little series despite some scienfific inaccuracies.
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Old 2007-06-09, 19:54   Link #98
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I really enjoy the space animations. It often appears that they skimped on some of the scenes with the humans to invest in really good animations of the spacecraft. Considering how we've all seen real-life views from orbit by now, they've done a great job of making the animations fit with those perceptions. The docking with Atlantis was especially good.

It looks like Matsuri has been relegated to the all-purpose fanservice role (nude swimming, pantsu, etc.). Frankly I thought it would have made more sense to leave Akane on the ground and send Yasuri with Yukari since they both had EVA experience, but then we'd have had no rationale for including Akane in the cast at all other than a few adoring "Yukari-sempais" from time to time.

I'm especially impressed with the American astronauts command of Japanese. Who knew it was part of their training!

Spoiler for through ep 11:

I'm just such a sucker for these shows with determined young women as the principals. Guess it comes from raising a daughter.
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Old 2007-06-09, 21:16   Link #99
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Great ending! Such a nice series, a very nice balance between a little science and a lot of fun

How many people read up on all of the science bits?

Many thanks Rakuda for the fast and excellent work!

Spoiler for for silly comment, with reference to epi 12:
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Old 2007-06-09, 21:34   Link #100
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How many people read up on all of the science bits?
I liked the Taxi Cab science bit info the most.
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