Tofu’s Weekly Roundup #4
Argh! There’s just so much suspense now! I’m getting all giddy over the results from the Rock-Paper-Scissors. Just who won!? How will JAXA pick their astronauts? *takes a deep breath* Well I guess that display of excitement would tell you clearly how much I liked this episode. From the short, joyful moments they shared with each other at the start, to the seat-gripping negotiation about who’s best candidate. There was so much raw emotions from each of the members. I even began to show sympathy towards Furuya!
Space Brothers really has done well in making us feel connected towards Team A (and somewhat Team B too) where – like them – we also want to see the group all pass, we want to continue seeing such a unique but fun group of individuals continue living together and having fun… but all good things come to an end unfortunately.
Wow. Thing Like I thought, episode 19 served as an introduction to a new member (well technically he’s not new to the team). His name is Teppei. Like Hyuga said, he’s quite weird and clumsy but at the same time, there’s a mysterious aura that surrounds him alongside his friendly and fun personality. But not only did episode 19 introduce us to a new character but quite a big dilemma. What I’m talking about is the broken friendship between Kagami and Kuroko.
To be honest, the reason for Kagami to separate from Kuroko is stupid and childish. In fact not only is Kagami childish, this whole “I’m just gonna ignore you and continue on” is annoying and cringe-worthy. When will we get to see them get back together? I wonder if Teppei has a hand in this too though I’m definitely excited to see how he matches up against Kagami in the next episode.
No! Sawa-chan! It was so predictable that with how unfocused she was that something bad would happen to her but imagining how bad the fall was, I can only hope she can continue fighting for her dream to become a jockey. Maybe there might be some miraculous recovery or something but one things for sure, this will prove to be an excellent opportunity to really learn more about Sawa as we’ve witnessed with Wakana’s arc. Other than that, the choir club’s off to a good start but with the vice principle and the other bitchy choir club around, I wonder what type of performance they’ll pull off to be picked in the selection process.
This show continues to get more and more complex that it has gotten much harder to turn my emotions into words; which is both good and bad – good because it’s those indescribable feelings that really stick to you but bad since it leaves me scratching my head at the workbench. But never mind that, episode 6 focused more around Rokka-chan and how she can never give a straight-forward answer. Why? Because she’s still in love with Shimao but also loves Hazuki (what a two timer~).
It does serve as a new perspective to have Shimao in Hazuki’s body, giving responses as Hazuki towards Rokka-chan (unfortunately I don’t think Hazuki would remember Shimao’s actions when they swap back). Then again, there’s a possibility that they won’t swap back at all since Hazuki’s stuck in Thumbelina’s story. But as for my overall thoughts from episode 1 to 6, I never imagined this love triangle would be represented or twisted around so much, but it’s good like this because it continues to feel fresh and vibrant.
Compared to all the other genderbender Japanese historical animes out there, Oda Nobuna clearly stands in front of all of them with an actual serious story and I believe episode 6 really proved that to be true. The episode had you gripping your seat as Sagaru’s plan to build a castle in one night proceeds. Traps were laid, battles were fought and all hope seems lost. But Sagaru – as awesome as a character he is – held onto a mere promise in front of the eyes of death. Even if we can practically predict that no one will die (Goemon lived!), it was still an exciting turn of events.
Not to mention that I loved the ending! I felt like I was watching Gunbuster all over again. Although it wasn’t as impacting as Gunbuster, the meaning behind naming the tower and producing a snake with the town all in hopes to show the Viper how much Nobuna loved him as a father was strong. Great episode overall, can’t wait for next week!