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Old 2012-05-21, 15:22   Link #241
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It might just be a coincidence, but did anyone notice that the JAXA director that appeared in the latest episode has the same surname (Nasuda) as the director of the Solomon Space Association in Rocket Girls?

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By the way, why weren't they having a real-time conversation with their parents using the 2025 equivalent of Skype? The NASA folks could have watched a few impressions of Japanese personalities that the Americans wouldn't recognize. Including the download lets the director build some anticipation and drama into the scene, but it still feels phony. This is another technological anachronism like last week's radio that just bothers me about this series. The best near-future science fiction shows an enormous attention to detail and tries to project a realistic extrapolation of current technologies a decade or two into the future. That's not an easy task, but Space Brothers could do a better job of it. I suggest they watch Dennou Coil or Planetes one more time and see how this sort of near-future sci-fi is done.
Just to be clear here, we're talking about the same Planetes that had a character using a floppy disk to get info on the debris collected that day, right? :P

Video mail seems fine to me. The old radio is strange, but maybe Hibito likes old electronics.
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Old 2012-05-21, 19:43   Link #242
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I must say, I actually liked Mutta trying to be all honorable, but decided otherwise because he saw boobies. Typical.

And Serika is back next episode! Whoopeee!
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Old 2012-05-23, 10:15   Link #243
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funny to see Mutta doing his own celebrations dance

agreed sometimes luck is as important as knowing when to grab the opportunity, oh Apo is the real hero
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Old 2012-05-27, 10:22   Link #244
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Mutta sure had an interesting dream on the plane home.
He was pretty out of it since he found his brother's will.
Pretty much obsessing over space related accidents.
The reunion with his fellow applicants was nice.
Just one more exam to go!
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Old 2012-05-27, 11:37   Link #245
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Simple, yet very powerful reminders of family, and what astronauts sacrifice in their service to humanity.

Please note - the "Brian" that Hibito was talking to was obviously Brian Jay, who died in the 2023 accident. The astronaut on the ISS speaking to Hibito was Eddie Jay- his brother, presumably - providing a nice parallel (but hopefully not foreshadowing) for the main pair.
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Old 2012-05-31, 10:41   Link #246
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a funny eps, good that they show more about Kenji's family too

bring on the the third exam
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Old 2012-05-31, 13:32   Link #247
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I wondered a little whether Kenji is going to make it. His indecision about what being an astronaut would mean for his family gives the writers a nice out if for some reason one of the other two guys gets selected. Other than bitch about Mutta's being advantaged because of Hibito, I don't really have much sense about them as personalities. Certainly all the tendencies suggest that Kenji will join Mutta and Serika as the final three-some, but that seems so cut-and-dried that I started thinking maybe Kenji won't move forward.
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Old 2012-06-03, 07:52   Link #248
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I bet this will be the best anime from 2012. And please, tell me this series is the who live of TV rankings!
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Old 2012-06-03, 08:04   Link #249
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They seem to hint some trouble thoughts for Kenji
He might indeed not make it
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Old 2012-06-03, 09:27   Link #250
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The third exam.
Mutta totally has a crush on Serika.
The bus was really weird and so was their little trip.
This was an interesting episode, can't wait to see what's ahead.
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Old 2012-06-03, 09:36   Link #251
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I think the bus is just driving in circles around town and they end up back where they started, and they just wanted to moniter everyone's behavior in a closed off sealed environment.
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Old 2012-06-03, 11:42   Link #252
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^ Someone didn't watch the preview.
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Old 2012-06-03, 12:01   Link #253
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^ Someone didn't watch the preview.
That could very well be a basement in a Jaxa building. Who knows.

Man I love the ED, I watch it every episode, haven't done that with an anime in a long time.
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Old 2012-06-03, 12:06   Link #254
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I think the bus is just driving in circles around town and they end up back where they started, and they just wanted to moniter everyone's behavior in a closed off sealed environment.


thats what I think too.


great show so far
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Old 2012-06-03, 12:16   Link #255
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That could very well be a basement in a Jaxa building. Who knows.

Man I love the ED, I watch it every episode, haven't done that with an anime in a long time.
I didn't even read HandofFate's post properly. I misread "monitor everyone's behavior in a closed off sealed environment" as "moniter everyone's behavior on the bus". Please excuse my fail...
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Old 2012-06-03, 12:56   Link #256
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This episode reminded me how much I hate ice breakers.

Serika continues to be my favorite character. Her talking about all the foods she loves and being excited about her a meal...she's a girl after my own heart.

Kenji possibly not passing does make sense, although that will make me sad because I like Kenji and I don't want him to leave the story (unless he will have another role to play).
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Old 2012-06-03, 13:02   Link #257
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All things considered, that ended up being a lot more like Hunter X Hunter than I thought...
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Old 2012-06-03, 15:23   Link #258
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I think the bus is just driving in circles around town and they end up back where they started, and they just wanted to moniter everyone's behavior in a closed off sealed environment.
Not only that, but I'll bet the extra seven applicants are actually ringers put there to monitor the situation and possibly stir things up to see how the real applicants react.

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All things considered, that ended up being a lot more like Hunter X Hunter than I thought...
Yeah, I had the same feeling.
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Old 2012-06-03, 17:29   Link #259
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Nice Sharon was right about Serika's ringtone. Also of course Kenji and Mutta notice 2 different things when boarding the bus.
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Old 2012-06-03, 21:22   Link #260
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I am a bit worried about Kenji. Do wonder if in the end he'll end up giving up on going on this so he can see his daughter grow up. I would like him to stay around since his friendship with Mutta is something I'd like to see continue. Regardless do think he'll have to really make a tough call.

Can really feel how they are putting the pressure on the examinees. First force them to interact with each other and then have them do something like ranking each other. I doubt those rankings mean anything to the examiners and was just there to create some antagonism before continuing with the exam.

This should be fun.
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Not only that, but I'll bet the extra seven applicants are actually ringers put there to monitor the situation and possibly stir things up to see how the real applicants react.
I agree with you on this. If they were going to have extra applicants then it shouldn't have been such a big battle to get Mutta into this third exam. If they are going to separate people then it would make sense to have examiners in the closed environment. Sure, they can just monitor with cameras, but having real people there might give certain information.
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