Uchuu Kyoudai – 45
「5人の青レンジャー」 (Gonin no Ao Renjā)
“Five Blue Rangers”
Uchuu Kyoudai always seems to love its parallels. This week it seems to be in promises coming to fruition, whether it be Sharon’s husband, Kaneko Shinichi (Takemoto Kazumasa) and fulfilling his promise to name a star after her, or Mutta with the rapid approach of his opportunities to stand on the moon with Hibito and to work on the lunar telescope. I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if Mutta’s first mission to the moon ends up involving the lunar telescope in some fashion – it would fit the pattern nicely.
That’s not the only parallel either. ‘Size doesn’t matter.’ Obviously Sharon was referring to the differing sizes of Mutta and Hibito’s photos in her scrapbook (which I’m sure Mutta totally would mind!) but at the same time, it’s a mentality that undoubtedly extends to the asteroid her husband named for her. In the end, size doesn’t really matter – it’s the thought that counts, the feelings that went into the action as opposed to the action itself. As the last link to him, it’s no surprise that it would be Sharon’s true motive in building the lunar telescope.
The highlight of the episode came closer to the end. It’s been forty-five episodes, and we’ve reached a milestone. There was something rather emotional about seeing the cast finally arrayed in their brand new JAXA jumpsuits. We’ve come a long way to get here and it’s still only the first part of the journey, but it finally feels like they’ve made a huge leap forwards. I find myself quite looking forward to next week’s episode which is almost guaranteed to introduce many new characters as we enter the Uchuu Kyoudai equivalent of a battle arc! It should be quite entertaining to arrive back in Houston once again!
tl;dr: @MoombaDS – Promises coming to fruition and the start of a new battle arc! #SpaceBros
- I see Tamura remains more worried about how Mutta will react to the differing photo sizes than anything else!
- There’s something worrying about how nonchalant their mother was about the whole thing.
- Some great reaction faces this week!
- I’ve been watching quite a bit of Hunter x Hunter recently and it was the first thing that came to mind along with the silhouettes!
Random aside: I released an awesome eight track sci-fi electronic video-game-inspired album! You should listen to it, buy it, and spread the word or something!