Ranked #59

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
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.621 (scored by 15,944 users)
Ranked: #592
Popularity: #798
Members: 53,592
Favorites: 1,499
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Watanabe, Ayumu
Watanabe, Ayumu
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Machida, Touko
Machida, Touko
Nemoto, Toshizou
Nemoto, Toshizou

More episodes Episodes(99/99)

Episode Title Aired
1 Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta
Otouto Hibito to Ani Mutta (弟ヒビトと兄ムッタ)
Apr 1, 2012
2 My Shining Star
Ore no Kin Pika (俺の金ピカ)
Apr 8, 2012
3 The Man with the Advantage and the Running Female Doctor
Yuuri na Otoko to Hashiru Joi (有利な男と走る女医)
Apr 15, 2012
4 Next to Hibito
Hibito no Tonari (日々人の隣)
Apr 22, 2012
5 Days of Missing
Tarinai Hibi (足りない日々)
Apr 29, 2012

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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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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Jul 27, 2012
You are probably wondering why I gave this series a perfect 10 even though I've only seen 10 episodes so far...

Well, simply put, everything about this anime feels very authentic. Real. There is no sense of false pretense. And above all, it gives off a very contagious sense of hope and optimism. A sense that your dreams ARE reachable, and that there is no such thing as bad luck; it's all about making your own luck.

I'm sure everyone has had their share of disappointments and somewhere along the line, has felt bitter about the way their life turned out. I'm also sure that everyone read more
I found this review Helpful
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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But, people appear who pull them along into their past dreams, and they begin to change in positive ways. For Mutta, it's his little brother Hibito. For Arima, it's Miyazono.

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