This is one of those anime that I can gush about for pages and pages, and it’s also one that a lot of people have heard of yet have not watched for any number of reasons. Since I thoroughly appreciated the first-time experience of viewing Astra Lost in Space, I wanted to create a write-up of my five favourite attributes
Another bit I appreciated was the symbolism. There are many things in this sci-fi treat that can leave the watcher sitting in a deeply contemplative state after the credits have rolled on by, yet that symbolism has to be the most powerful. For example,
I felt validated after watching episodes six and seven due to revelations involving Ulgar and Charce. Starting with the former, I knew that there was no way Ulgar was acting with saboteuristic malice. His motives had to have been private and pertaining to family trauma and the reason for this is because going after
Episode four kicks off with the optimism that I’ve grown to expect and appreciate from our acting captain. While he acknowledges that they are lost in space and it can be scary, they should also take advantage of their unique situation and use it for valuable life lessons, something that resonates through the entire segment.
After last week’s fantastic pilot, I wanted to see the development of friendships and teamwork between this motley crew of kids, with some tiny rough patches for conflict and better storytelling, as well as some kind of explanation (or the start of) what the initial intention was of sending kids alone into space. While I suspect it is some sort of coming-of-age ritual, I also can’t help but wonder if it’s
Astra Lost in Space is a shōnen, science-fiction anime that follows a group of high school teens who participate in what is supposed to be a short trip to a different planet for a rite-of-passage sort of summer camp. However, shortly after arriving they encounter a mysterious glowing orb that chases them down and consumes them. Suddenly these kids find themselves drifting in space above an unknown planet a few thousand light-years from where they’re supposed to be.