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Moonlight Mile [message #358648] Fri, 15 December 2017 04:31 Go to next message
T987654321 is currently offline  T987654321
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Moonlight Mile
2007 NR Rated NR 1 season

Having conquered Mount Everest, expert mountain climbers Saruwatari Gorou and "Lostman" Jack F. Woodbridge set their sights on becoming astronauts. This anime program follows their separate attempts to earn a position at NASA and make it into space. Lostman gains useful cockpit experience as an airplane pilot, while Gorou learns how to handle heavy machinery as a construction worker.


I love how seriously Moonlight Mile takes science and engineering, very refreshing. I also like the main character, Gorou comes across as a real person. And the animation is very well done. Just wish the story was a little tighter.

Very recommended.
Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358652 is a reply to message #358648] Fri, 15 December 2017 06:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 12/15/2017 3:31 AM, T987654321 wrote:
> Moonlight Mile
> 2007 NR Rated NR 1 season
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> Having conquered Mount Everest, expert mountain climbers Saruwatari Gorou and "Lostman" Jack F. Woodbridge set their sights on becoming astronauts. This anime program follows their separate attempts to earn a position at NASA and make it into space. Lostman gains useful cockpit experience as an airplane pilot, while Gorou learns how to handle heavy machinery as a construction worker.
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> I love how seriously Moonlight Mile takes science and engineering, very refreshing. I also like the main character, Gorou comes across as a real person. And the animation is very well done. Just wish the story was a little tighter.
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> Very recommended.
>

Have you seen PlanetES also?
Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358667 is a reply to message #358652] Fri, 15 December 2017 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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> Have you seen PlanetES also?


Never heard of it.
Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358687 is a reply to message #358667] Fri, 15 December 2017 15:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Bobbie Sellers

On 12/15/2017 11:33 AM, T987654321 wrote:
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>> Have you seen PlanetES also?
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> Never heard of it.
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Very fine and realistic SF anime about
collecting space garbage.

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Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358690 is a reply to message #358667] Fri, 15 December 2017 16:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2017-12-15, T987654321 <qwrtz123@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Have you seen PlanetES also?
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> Never heard of it.

As one of the good online reviews of _Moonlight Mile_ says: "This is
one of the few Space Exploration based animes out there, A lot of
people will come into this show expecting Planetes. If you are, you
will be sorely dissapointed."

_Planetes_ is the examplar of space exploration shows. It does a great
job at capturing all the variety and the pluses and minuses of being bitten
by the space exploration "bug". Great characterization and great attention
to details (strong interaction with NASA during its making).

They are different sorts of shows. _Moonlight Mile_ does not really try
to have a realistic plot; it's more entertainment oriented. The main
characters couldn't really become astronauts; there are way too many strikes
against them and too much luck involved.

Of course, if you are really interested in realism in becoming astronauts,
then _Space Brothers_ is the anime for you. A very detailed look at all
the training involved. The story is much slower but I would recommend it
as a gift if you have any nieces or nephews that dream of becoming an
astronaut.

My personal ranking (out of 10) gives a 7 to _Moonlight Mile_, an 8 to
_Space Brothers_, and a 10 to _Planetes_.

Thanks for bringing _Moonlight Mile_ up. It doesn't get mentioned as
much as it deserves (at least to those people interested in space
exploration!)

Chris
Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358748 is a reply to message #358690] Sat, 16 December 2017 13:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: Jack Bohn

Where would you place Rocket Girls? I've not seen the anime, but I read the book.

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Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358777 is a reply to message #358748] Sat, 16 December 2017 19:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2017-12-16, Jack Bohn <jack.bohn64@gmail.com> wrote:
> Where would you place Rocket Girls? I've not seen the anime, but I read the book.
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I'm in the same situation. I've read the two novels that have been published
in English (there's an English sequel called _Rocket Girls: The Last Planet_,
and evidently a total of 4 novels in Japanese), but haven't seen the anime.
The books attempt to be somewhat grounded in reality; I don't know how well
that carried over to the anime.

Chris
Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358784 is a reply to message #358748] Sat, 16 December 2017 22:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 12/16/17 1:33 PM, Jack Bohn wrote:
> Where would you place Rocket Girls? I've not seen the anime, but I read the book.
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Aside from some very minor discussion of things that COULD be
supernatural (or not), it's very much hard SF.


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Re: Moonlight Mile [message #358830 is a reply to message #358667] Sun, 17 December 2017 14:05 Go to previous message
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On Friday, December 15, 2017 at 11:33:04 AM UTC-8, T987654321 wrote:
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> Never heard of it.



Turns out I had, or at least it's in my Netflix saved list.
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