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Uchuu Kyoudai

Uchuu Kyoudai

Alternative Titles

English: Space Brothers
Synonyms: Uchu Kyodai
Japanese: 宇宙兄弟


Type: TV
Episodes: 99
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 1, 2012 to Mar 22, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.611 (scored by 13771 users)
Ranked: #622
Popularity: #790
Members: 45,824
Favorites: 1,176
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Mutta's life has hit rock bottom. He's been fired, blackballed from his profession and now he's had to move back in with his parents. Meanwhile, his kid brother Hibito has been literally riding a rocket and training to be an astronaut. The same career Mutta once dreamed of. So, is it ever too late to go after your dreams? Through a little coercing and a bit of covert activity, Mutta's family and friends can get his resume on the right desk, but from that point on it will be up to Mutta himself. Does he have what it takes to turn his life around and put his footprint on the moon? The first step on the highway to the stars is always the hardest, and in a job where crash and burn isn't just a euphemism, it will be the biggest risk Mutta's ever taken. But with the best support team ever, maybe he'll find what he needs to rekindle the spark inside him and light the biggest candle of them all!

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Episodes  99 / 99
Aired  Apr 1, 2012 to Mar 22, 2014
Status  Finished Airing

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Adaptation: Uchuu Kyoudai
Side story: Uchuu Kyoudai: Apo's Dream, Planetarium Uchuu Kyoudai: Itten no Hikari
Prequel: Uchuu Kyoudai: Number Zero

Characters & Voice Actors

Nanba, Hibito
Nanba, Hibito
Sanpei, Yuuko
Sanpei, Yuuko
Nanba, Mutta
Nanba, Mutta
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Hirata, Hiroaki
Hirata, Hiroaki


Watanabe, Ayumu
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Katou, Youichi
Nemoto, Toshizou

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May 11, 2015
Space brothers is about two brothers' journey to space. Its a feel good comedy about reigniting your passions in life and chasing dreams you thought were impossible.

Namba Hibito is cool, carefree and about to become the first Japanese person on the moon while his older brother Mutta is down on his luck, having been fired from his job designing automobiles. He gave up on his dreams years ago but a little nudge from his little brother starts him on the journey to realise his childhood dream of joining his brother in space.

So first off this is not a show about adventures in space. There is read more
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Feb 10, 2014
At first glance Space Brothers seems to be an anime about two brothers that just go space and do astronaut things, but oh ho, dear reader, it is so much more than that. It is a realistic journey delving into one of the most difficult professions ever conceived by man. Now that the series has concluded [for the time being], a proper review is in order. But first, we better shake hands.

Space Brothers cleverly depicts the pursuits of Mutta and Hibito, converging their storylines at some times and following them separately at others. This structure is beneficial to the flow and progression, and earns read more
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Jun 25, 2013
"An older brother must step ahead against his younger brother" - Nanba Mutta.

Lately, i haven't found any good anime to watch.. then i meet Uchuu Kyoudai/Space Brother, at the first i was like oh just an average anime which have sci-fi and bla bla bla. since i didnt have any anime to watch, i thought i could try it for just one episode. and then seems like i had learned my lesson.

"Dont ever judge anime by its cover, genre, or anything else before you watched it" - Me, after watching this.


The story was simple, its about Nanba Mutta as the older brother who had promised read more
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Jun 28, 2014
This anime is a hidden masterpiece. It has appeared several times ranking fairly high (always within 70-40 range) on anime websites but with fairly low views. I have always managed to simply ignore it because of its length and seemingly mundane type of setting. During the summer vacation, I unearthed this anime from my long watching list. My reaction was 'Meh, why not?' When I watched the first episode I was completely enticed.

Yes, you will not find aliens or fantasy. You will not find crazy sci-fi twists to this anime. But you will find a passionate story of two brothers aiming to work as read more
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Both of them are about people setting goals and trying to achieve them. They are great and make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. You will find nothing like this on american tv. 
reportRecommended by animejnkie
Featuring the journey to space, Planetes and Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) have distinct realism in their perspective stories. The characters are also relatable with genuine sense of humor and inspiration to make their dream into a reality. The stories of both series indeed also have great development along with its characters. I recommend both series for anyone interested in an insightful and well crafted story with credible characters. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
The general vibe of a protagonist trying to navigate his life seems similar. The level of humour seems similar, too. 
reportRecommended by flinty17
Both of these shows are different in genres, but have quite unique story.. not your typical school comedy. Both of them have main characters (Kotetsu and Mutta) with easygoing personalities who often get in troublesome, funny situations and are kinda unlucky (to not mention they are both voiced by the same voice actor, so no matter how you look at it they give the same feeling), but their partner/brother (Barnaby and Hibito) are successful in what they do. 
reportRecommended by ryosan
Both series will make you feel warm and relaxed after watching them. They also have good, calm music and focus on two main characters that bring out the best in each other. 
reportRecommended by ohai
Realistic, 20th century style space flight, in a comedy presentation. 
reportRecommended by Alterego-X

Opening Theme

#1: "Feel So Moon" by Unicorn (eps 1-13)
#2: "Eureka (ユリーカ)" by Sukima Switch (eps 14-26)
#3: "Yume Miru Sekai (夢見る世界)" by DOES (eps 27-38)
#4: "Small World" by Fujifabric (eps 39-51)
#5: "Kienai E (消えない絵)" by Magokoro Brothers (eps 52-64)
#6: "Crater (クレーター)" by Merengue (eps 65-75)
#7: "HALO" by tacica (eps 76-87)
#8: "B.B" by THE Yatou (eps 88-99)

Ending Theme

#1: "Subarashiki Sekai (素晴らしき世界)" by Rake (eps 1-13)
#2: "Kokuhaku (告白)" by Angela Aki (eps 14-26)
#3: "Tete (テテ)" by Akihisa Kondou (eps 27-38)
#4: "Goodbye Isaac (グッバイ・アイザック)" by Motohiro Hata (eps 39-51)
#5: "BEYOND" by Miho Fukaraha (eps 52-64)
#6: "Yozora no Taiyou (夜空の太陽)" by Flower Companyz (eps 65-75)
#7: "New World" by Kasarinchu (ep 76-87)
#8: "Anata a Ireba OK!" by Serena (88-99)

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