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Aug 4, 5:14 PM

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Nim0174 said:
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Can someone give me a reason to continue?


for the sake of the plot twists in the 2nd half of the story and figuring out why things happened, why they are in that situation, and a bunch of other plot twists surrounding world building and political aspects as well as backstory

i mean if you hate the characters that sucks for you, i get it though, its why i despise Shield Hero, i don't love the Characters in this Show but i don't find them annoying like i do in A LOT of other Shows, but what really makes this Story is the 2nd half imo.

But seriously, if you've made it this far.. just watch it.. its 13 eps, not like Gintama 50123901 Episodes

since you have Attack on Titan in your favourites i do recommend watching this, as its story telling is very similar in terms of foreshadowing / twists


I think because i recently was watching AOT i can't tolerate how the story unfolds in this anime at all.. Everyone is so happy and everyone survives.. yeah, sure 13 episodes. But why does it have to sound like a chore? "just complete it because it has so little episodes" ? Sorry but that's a chore. Just complete it because the story is good and characters more logically developed in their setup would be a better option.

So i'll probably watch the next episode and if it is as terrible as last two have been i am quitting this, even if little amount of episodes. :) The 2nd part you mentioned sounds interesting, but each parent felt so one sided that i am not sure if i will enjoy this.

 
Aug 4, 5:29 PM

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Lylaaz said:
Nim0174 said:


for the sake of the plot twists in the 2nd half of the story and figuring out why things happened, why they are in that situation, and a bunch of other plot twists surrounding world building and political aspects as well as backstory

i mean if you hate the characters that sucks for you, i get it though, its why i despise Shield Hero, i don't love the Characters in this Show but i don't find them annoying like i do in A LOT of other Shows, but what really makes this Story is the 2nd half imo.

But seriously, if you've made it this far.. just watch it.. its 13 eps, not like Gintama 50123901 Episodes

since you have Attack on Titan in your favourites i do recommend watching this, as its story telling is very similar in terms of foreshadowing / twists


I think because i recently was watching AOT i can't tolerate how the story unfolds in this anime at all.. Everyone is so happy and everyone survives.. yeah, sure 13 episodes. But why does it have to sound like a chore? "just complete it because it has so little episodes" ? Sorry but that's a chore. Just complete it because the story is good and characters more logically developed in their setup would be a better option.

So i'll probably watch the next episode and if it is as terrible as last two have been i am quitting this, even if little amount of episodes. :) The 2nd part you mentioned sounds interesting, but each parent felt so one sided that i am not sure if i will enjoy this.



you should at least consider getting to episode 8
otherwise you have no idea whats going on, there is a reason for why the parents acted the way they did..
episode 8 is the "basement reveal" (judging by the pacing so far), if that episode doesn't intrigue you enough to finish it and get whats going on about the world by all means drop it

also im not entirely sure what you mean by "but each parent felt so one sided..."

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Aug 4, 8:21 PM
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Fun and enjoyable. Could do without the Kanata being completely dense about the romance stuff cause I'm sick of that cliche. Also called Ulgar or Yunhua was the traitor so good to see I wasn't wrong cause it was pretty predictable. Regardless I'm excited to see what happens next.
 
Aug 4, 9:44 PM

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It would be so cliche if Ulgar was the enemy lol. Wonder what Luca's father did to Ulgar's family to make Ulgar put a gun to Luca's head?? He looked quite shocked when Luca told him his family name. UGH what a cliffhanger
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Aug 6, 7:45 PM

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I felt a little sorry when I saw the Gruppies chasing the ship. Goodbye Gruppies.

Oh no, not again the goddamn trope of the girl cutting her hair. I mean, she looks good either way but I'm sick of that trope that interferes with my taste for long-haired girls. RIP Yunhua's hair.

Now, about her body, she is certainly big... in the right places. DAMN!

Aries too. Very nice body Aries!!! <3

Quitterie also has a nice figure but Aries is my absolute favorite, she is so cute... and Kanata so stupid lol.

Those parents don't give a shit about their kids or at least they seemed too calm except for Aries' mother. Too suspicious to not be part of a big conspiracy. And of course Ulgar is not the traitor, it seems to me more of a personal grudge against that political guy.

Anyway, fun episode as always, things are getting more interesting now having also the point of view of what happens on Earth.
 
Aug 7, 9:24 AM

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There's only one thing I find shocking in this episode. Luca is a boy after all! I just found that out in episode 5!!! Loool
 
Aug 7, 11:54 AM

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Right, it's time for some forced romance between characters that have barely even spoken to each other on screen and have no chemistry whatsoever. Because the writing wasn't terrible enough without it.


Is it so strange for a young girl like aries to fall for a handsome guy that is extremely confident and has risked his own life to save her?
 
Aug 7, 12:18 PM

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I'm still waiting for it to be revealed that Luca is a girl. "He" just so happens to refuse to go swimming and thus having to take of "his" shirt. But as to why "he" has been lying about being a girl? Perhaps Luca is the assassin and disguising her gender is a part of her plan. And this grade school "boy" just so happens to be able to give a girl a stylish haircut? Come on...


....There are plenty of male barbers who can cut feminine hairstyles. That does not mean anything. I don't think Luca is a girl, he's just androgynous, if he was a girl they would have went more lengths to hide it with his design.


I don't want to spoil the real situation, but Luca always had a completely male gender identity. And this is not even the case of Lily from Zombieland Saga.
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Aug 14, 4:13 PM

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That looks like a great planet for a vacation!

Everything was going nice, until Ulgar pulled the gun on Luca. What does Ulgar have against Luca's father?
 
Aug 15, 4:54 PM
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Astra Lost in Space continues to deliver! Our merry band of adventures take a break from their journey home and have a little vacation on a beach planet. Unfortunately, what should have been a nice, relaxing vacation ends with a shocking twist, as the traitor stands revealed… or so it seems. I have to ask: is Ulgar really the traitor if it's just something to throw viewers off? We'll have to wait and see what happens.

Meanwhile, the children's parents are forced to consider the bitter possibility that their children might never come back. Even if Aries' mother wants to remain optimistic, the other parents want a realistic chance to see their children again. Unfortunately, this happens to be very true in disappearance cases, as family members want an actual chance to get their loved ones back and empty hopes are completely useless for them.

This show is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only did the episode advance the main narrative, it also managed to be a nice character piece for the main cast. Hopefully, the show will keep the momentum and deliver yet another amazing episode next week.
 
Aug 17, 1:36 PM
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Quitterie in a swimsuit, my eyes have been blessed lol. Thank you, kami-sama. Yuhuan with short hair looks... generic.

Ulgar hiding something is predictable, but what will be more interesting to learn is his motive. Probably something to do with Luca's dad. Speaking of the parents, Aries' mom seemed like the only person in the meeting room who genuinely cared for her daughter. Quite saddening to see.
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Aug 17, 11:54 PM

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What's with these parents?! Do they just not give a shit about their kids?! Save Quitterie's mom...
 
Aug 18, 3:40 AM

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What's with these parents?! Do they just not give a shit about their kids?! Save Quitterie's mom...


you mean Aries Mom
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Aug 18, 11:02 AM

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Nim0174 said:
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What's with these parents?! Do they just not give a shit about their kids?! Save Quitterie's mom...


you mean Aries Mom


Yeah I meant Aries mom, still memorizing everyone's name.
 
Aug 20, 8:53 PM

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Pretty calm episode, gotta feel bad for the parents, even though pretty much all of them didn't really seem to care lmao, watching this show after already reading the manga has been a pretty solid experience so far, if anything this show is better on a second viewing
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Aug 21, 10:20 PM
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Ugh, more cringey emotional displays. Give it a rest already.
 
Sep 1, 4:06 AM

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We got our beach episode so early, how are we going to relax in the future when we really need it?
 
Sep 4, 7:39 PM

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So they ruined ユンファ's appearance as I feared. Cut to their parents back on Earth (?) where they've mostly given up hope on any of their children surviving after searching the original planet they went to, coming up with nothing. Hopefully it's not a regular thing as it kind of breaks the fantasy adventure atmosphere of the show. It's revealed that ルカ's father is a famous politician. When ウルガー finds out that fact he pulls out a real life gun and points it at her, roll credits. Good, we're not going to keep playing the guessing game about who's the "bad guy" anymore, although they kind of abandoned that themselves over the last few episodes anyway. That's it for major plot points. As for the actual content of the episode: they somehow managed to make a beach episode in space. Mostly just a fun trip to the paradise planet filled with light-hearted comedy and a few crushes possibly revealed. Overall a good episode, but I hope they continue to stick to the space side of things, I really don't care about the Earth politics.
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Sep 5, 1:23 AM

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Oh hell, everything was going so well and they HAD to ruin everything with forced fanservice. Guess not even a fucking lost in space sci-fi adventure tale can escape from beach episodes. But well, this is still an anime after all, so it's not like I should feel surprised lol.
 
Sep 20, 3:58 PM
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They were overdue for a break and it was really good to see how things are going back on earth. That said, I was going to go to sleep after this episode but that's no longer the plan. I am sure Ulgar is not the true enemy but that twist at the end is really something. I have to watch the next episode...
 
Oct 3, 11:55 AM
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A space beach episode with swimsuits, and everything a beach episode could ever need! Oh my, the Sasuke-looking guy at the end is "the enemy."
 
Oct 4, 3:33 AM

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Quittorie calling Yunhua pretty damn cute was shippy. It's nice to see her have character development.
Oh... I wish Yunhua kept her long hair and just cut the bangs, there's already Aries with a similar length, not to mention Luca too with the same hairstyle. But I guess if she wanted it then it can't be helped.
Arie's mom is a good parent, most of them seem so lifeless and fake. Charce's mom seems decent too though.
The "yummy"s keep evolving.
Quittorie is totally set on shipping Aries and Kanata, nice.
I felt this before too but the ED song is really good. Although the OP is nice as well.
 
Oct 8, 5:49 PM
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Nothing shouts harder the words, "generic, seasonal and forgetable" than a beach episode.

The meeting with all the parents only enhances the huge plothole from the first episode. A mountain school trip requires a teacher or tutor to guide them through a risky expedition, but a space travel with hundreds or even thousands of light years distance into space doesn't require them to have an adult to supervise or at the very least to drop them off at the doorsteps of a safe camp or building with other adults taking care of all the minors.

This planet looks even lazier and generic than the other ones, just a small island in a huge planet covered with water and 2 living species (fish and birds), but tons of fruits that even look like the ones on earth. I also wonder where did they get that lazy chair that Quittery was using to get a tan.

Lets also forget that wormhole-kun is a thing of the past, so spending a week in this planet with the least protective gear sounds quite reasonable /s

Guess this was Sasuke/Ulgar's turn to jump into the story, can't wait to hear more of the edge and resentement of this angst teenager towards daddy and Luca's family.

At least I'll have to give them credit for finally doing a segment of the story that's not solved in a single episode like the previous ones, and for introducing the element of embeding memories into people (probably like Total Recall) as a bigger part of the 2nd act of the story.

What kimura the elites turn off his brian on this ep? Nonsense
 
Oct 9, 9:15 AM

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And in this episode we witness the rare congregation of anime parents. Truly a rare sighting, indeed. Please take your screenshots, because such a phenomenon might not be observed for another ten billion years.

This turned into much, MUCH less of a "survival anime" than I expected after the first episode... which is okay, I guess, since the plot is still moving forward. I get the feeling of an identity crisis where the story's playing with multiple types of plot elements but doesn't have the time to make any of them particularly compelling. Hopefully the back half of the story picks it up on the political mystery (which is the direction I currently see this heading based on the cues with Luca's father and the sci-fi foreshadowing) end.
 
Oct 12, 5:14 AM

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A beach episode ... something that could never be missed from most of anime lol...
what a nice refreshing episode, chilling out in the beach.
that subtle romantic hint from the girls were cute & adorable too, i wonder if any of the "ships" really sailed at the end.

judging from the meeting, every parents except Aries's were kinda didn't care toward their son/daughter, did they really wanna get rid of their child, or any hatred or something.. i'm really curious.. and especially at that cliffhanger tho, i dont think Ulgar wasn the traitor, but he got something between him(his father...) with Luca's dad.
 
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