So Mutta is a great character, and he can be hilarious at times. But really, at this point I’m starting to get bored. It’s already been nine episodes and Mutta still isn’t close to finishing the exam. The characters are great and so is the humor, but that alone isn’t going to carry the show.
When are they going to do something with the characters? There’s no conflict, and that is making me lose my interest in Space Brothers.
Take this episode as an example. The nominal conflicts are: 1) Hibito wrote a will, 2) Mutta hits on girls, and 3) random people blame Mutta’s success on his brother. The first problem is basically just Hibito going through a short bout of depression. The second hardly even qualifies as a conflict. As for the third, who even a cares about these two guys who haven’t been given names? I care about and genuinely like the characters, but I can’t find any reason to care about what they were doing in this episode.
Why are they holding a party with everyone for the people who passed? That seems like a recipe for audacious levels of awkwardness.
Mutta still has his moments when he’s hilarious, like when he started eating this guy’s food on the plane.