Space Brothers Episode #02 Anime Review

Space Brothers opened strong for me in the first episode, but I kept putting some brakes on my enthusiasm for it because I could easily imagine it going off the rails. The cast of characters it introduced has a lot of potential but it could really go in some awkward ways, especially with Mutta and how he could view his brother who achieved so much more. The envy could introduce some ugly elements that while realistic would detract some from the enjoyment of the larger goal of getting into space. With Mutta’s mother having made the secretive push to get him into training after things went wrong for him at his previous place of employment, there’s a sense of hope in his life now that wasn’t there for awhile. And after the kinds of defeats he’s had, real and imagined, it’s something he definitely needed. Read More... 


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