Astro Note Ep. 10 is another complex episode featuring multiple, intersecting plolines. This time, the idol Terurun is the star of the show, along with some surprising new chefs for Takumi to train. All with the sci-fi plot in the background slowly coming to a head to boot.

Astro Note Ep. 10: Details

Astro Note NA key visual.
This key visual is starting to get misleading from how it excludes everyone else.

Astro Note Ep. 10 is the 10th episode (you can read reviews of Ep. 1Ep. 2Ep. 3Ep. 4Ep. 5Ep. 6Ep. 7Ep. 8, and Ep. 9 here) of this first and probably only(?) season of this anime series. Said anime is not the anime adaptation of any manga, funnily enough. This anime is its own original work created by Shochiku (Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll) and studio Telecom Animation Film (Gargoyles (Hunter’s Moon Part 2, credited as TAF), Tower of GodShenmue the Animation). Crunchyroll is the company licensing this anime series in NA region.

Alas, whoever is behind Astro Note Ep. 10 is just as mysterious as all the previous episodes, with even the director for the first episode having their name removed from the publicly available records. Fortunately, we do still know that Shinji Takamatsu is the chief director of the anime as a whole, with Haruki Kasugamori as a co-director. Kimiko Ueno is the writer of the anime. Kōhei Munemoto composed the music for the same.

Speaking of which, the opening theme music for Astro Note as a whole is “Hohoemi Note” (ホホエミノオト, “Smile Note”) by Ai Furihata. Meanwhile, “Kokoro no Kagi” (ココロのカギ, “Key to the Heart”) by Maaya Uchida and Soma Saito (the Japanese voice actress and actor of Mira and Takumi, respectively) is the ending theme music.

Voice Cast

Astro Note Ep. 10 features the voices of Soma Saito as Takumi Miyasaki and Maaya Uchida as Mira Gotokuji. Other notable voice roles in this episode include Rie Kugimiya as Ren Wakabayashi, Tomokazu Sugita as Tomihiro Wakabayashi, Shin-ichiro Miki as Shokichi Yamashita, Ai Furihata as Teruko Matsubara, Junichi Suwabe as Naosuke, Jun Fukuyama as Shoin Ginger, and Yui Ogura as Aoi Uemachi.

When and Where to Watch

Astro Note Ep. 10 made its airing and streaming (aka. simulcast) debut on June 7, 2024. You can watch this episode only on Crunchyroll. Actually, you can watch this anime period only on Crunchyroll, due to the anime being an exclusive there.

Astro Note Ep. 10: Synopsis

Perhaps Naosuke’s job will soon end?

Alas, Astro Note is an ongoing anime series. In fact, Astro Note Ep. 10 only just made its debut five days ago as of this writing. Thus, you will all get the official synopsis of this episode from Crunchyroll. instead of a spoiler-filled plot summary. You can read that synopsis below:

As the Hubby attacks escalate, Shoin decides his presence on the scene is required. Meanwhile, a breaking news report leaves Teruko with doubts about her choices.

Astro Note Ep. 10: The Good

Astro Note Ep. 10 screenshot showing performing live on stage.
The star of this show getting a new outlook on life? We can only hope.

As with all of the previous episodes of this anime, it’s the story that’s the best part of Astro Note Ep. 10. Specifically: this complex set of intersecting stories among the characters that this anime is best known for. The ability to manage all of these characters arcs in a way that feels natural and interesting is what makes the story so fascinating. That, and the emotional depth the stories go into despite the ostensibly comedic exterior the anime presents.

This is especially true of the star of today’s episode: Teruko Matsubara, aka. Terurun. Without going into spoilers, this episode reveals that the usual cheerful self she normally presents is a bit of an exterior shell to hide some very serious depression and anxiety over her job and life. While there’s not much of a resolution to her problems in the long term in the episode, it does imply a more hopeful ending for her. Hopefully.

Of course, this story would not be complete without the animation. Fortunately, Telecom Animation Film continue to do a good job with their animation quality overall. That stylized yet modernized ’90s era retro look just seems to perfectly fit this anime. Heck, even the quality of the food animation has gone up in this episode, with the food closeups looking quite delicious this time around. It’s a nice touch for an anime that’s so focused on the food, and a welcome relief from some of the previous depictions of that food.

Astro Note Ep. 10: The Bad

Astro Note Ep. 10 screenshot showing Mira introducing everyone at Astro Lodge to Shoin.
A bad thing from Takumi’s perspective, but he is actually a pretty good guy overall.

Alas, Astro Note Ep. 10 is not the episode for you if you’re an action junkie in the slightest. In fact, this entire anime has very little in the way of action. That’s just not what this anime is about. If you want action, then you might want to check out Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Solo Leveling, and/or Kaiju No. 8. Those anime series have plenty of action to keep you entertained.