Space Brothers Episode 5


This week's episode, Mutta arrives in Houston, doing a great job of blending in with his trench coat and hat (that's totally what I'd wear in Houston). Also, the pug arrives...Hibito's dog, Apo. After showing up so much in the opening, I imagine it will be important. As usual, we have the goofiness in the form of Mutta being more OCD than his brother, but we also have the serious in the form of Hibito being annoyed that his brother refuses to challenge him anymore.

It's one of those classic scenarios where Hibito is more behind in the earlier years of his life, and eventually passes Mutta as he tries to become more like him. Meanwhile, Mutta starts to give up and naturally falls behind. The whole situation just seems very realistic. Now, Mutta has to regain his former energy and live up to his brother's expectations. But this won't be easy. Next week, trouble will hit as Mutta seems to be in danger of falling out of the astronaut exams. I would think that he won't just drop now, but who knows what this show could try and do? Let's find out.



  • GoodbyeNavi

    May 1, 2012, 2:09 p.m.

    Mutta has got to let go of his inferiority complex. Though he wants to feel superior to Hibito, he realizes that his brother is indeed better than him in some things. Maybe it is partly due to their circumstances at birth. Hibito was born winning (ok, not technically) while Mutta was born losing. This seems to have affected them ever since. I was very amused by Mutta in his trench coat and hat, not sure whatever possessed him to think that was a good idea!

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    marthaurion

    May 1, 2012, 2:11 p.m.

    I dunno...a lot of the flashbacks suggest that Mutta was actually the one that was ahead at some points. It doesn't seem as clear cut as they introduce it.

    If you're in Texas, you have to blend in somehow...can't let them know you're an Asian tourist

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    GoodbyeNavi

    May 1, 2012, 2:15 p.m.

    He was ahead in terms of scholarly subjects in elementary school which I would say is normal when one is older. However, once Hibito got the hang of it all, he began to surpass his brother. It also looked as if when they were younger Hibito was always the better of Mutta in terms of physical shape. Hibito is wise because he noticed that his brother was giving up so he did what he knew would work. Mutta hates anyone being disappointed in him especially Hibito.

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    marthaurion

    May 1, 2012, 2:24 p.m.

    hmm...must have mistakenly assumed it was similar to my own situation

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