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Asteroid in Love – How Big Is Our Universe?

Disclaimer: This post is going to be filled with spoilers including the ending.

If you’re interested in watching the anime, you might be able to watch it on the YouTube channel Muse Asia depending on where you live!
*Videos are available to fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and Bhutan*. In addition, some series are also available to fans in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Series available may differ in different countries.

Honestly, I started watching this anime because it looked really cute and true enough, the main cast is adorable. Their reactions were cute enough to make me want to screenshot each and every one.

Putting aside the cuteness of all the anime girls in this anime and the fact that the art reminded me of *Wataten, there aren’t any girls that’s screaming “Mya-nee~” anywhere.

Short Synopsis: An anime about two girls who dreamed of finding an asteroid together and naming it “Ao”. The name of one of the two girls. With one energetic and one serious girl together, they made for a real cute duo and did their best to work towards their goal.

Honestly, the amount of time and effort they put into their hobbies could possibly be greater than the amount of effort I put into watching anime. Well, not that watching anime really requires effort. I think they don’t beat me on time spent on hobbies though… although theirs seems more academically acceptable to be invested in.

Anyhow, I found it really fun and interesting how the group of girls in Geoscience club all decided learn from each other and get invested in different fields that they were not particularly interested in at the start. Even though they all had different aims and goals for being in the club, they all managed to have fun together learning new things.

All the characters in this anime were open-minded and willing to learn new things. To expand their horizons. It was a really refreshing anime with the laid back feeling of “Yuru Camp”. Although, not as much due to the hiccups and bumps along the way.

While they were indulging themselves in their hobbies and learning more about astronomy, geology and eventually a little about climate, they grew close to each other and had lots of fun together despite having different interests.

Despite the fact that many of us often like to hang out with others who share the same interests as us, this anime was really about learning to love what others love while sharing your own passions with them as well.

Honestly, I feel it was a really warm and fuzzy anime that makes you feel right at home even if they are talking about things that you were never particularly interested in before. Or perhaps seeing cute anime girls being happy just sets my heart at ease…

Well anyways, while they do get real close to each other and have some kind of yuri moments, it doesn’t have as many mildly sexual jokes as yuru yuri has but is more of a wholesome and kind of romantic but not atmosphere? Not sure if what I’m saying makes sense but that’s just how I feel about it.

Although there is one character that is obviously in it to see some yuri action and actually likes Mira’s big sister, Misa.

As I’m writing this I’m starting to think putting a bunch of cute anime girls doing anything in school is enough to sell me on watching an anime…

Anyhow, that doesn’t change the fact that this anime was real comfortable and fun to watch as everyone was constantly hyper and acting towards their goals. Although there were some who just hid their feelings and went with the flow, in the end most of them found their own answers.

For example, Morino actually felt like their club activities were just a means to get points to enter a college of her choice. She didn’t think that she actually felt all too passionately about their club activities. However, looking back, she realised just how much fun she had in their club.

In the end, everyone helped each other out, got closer and expanded each others “universe”. Compared to my personal narrow-mindedness in real life, these girls have come to be interested in and invested in various fields while forming strong bonds with various individuals who they’ve encountered along the way.

My favourite part of the anime was the ending.

“Each person has their own “world”, things that they like and things that they are good at. Alone, there’s only one world to them, but connecting these worlds expands tons of possibilities…. Large and of unknown quantity… like the universe.”

Then they layered the present over the past and as the past image of just the two of them as kids slowly faded away, it revealed an image of them standing before the night sky once more but as 2nd year students and together with their new friends.

Just how big is your universe?

Mine is ever so small as I’m always quick to dismiss things as “I’m not interested” or “That’s not important”.

Who knows?

If you’re like me, perhaps it’s time for a change.

– K.A.L.T

*Wataten is short for “Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita!”
– Another anime from the studio Doga Kobo that did other notable slice of life like “Yuru Yuri”, “Gabriel Dropout”, “New Game!”, “Himouto! Umaru-chan” and many more!

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