English: Space Brothers
Synonyms: Uchu Kyodai
Published: Dec 6, 2007 to ?
Authors: Koyama, Chuuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning KC
Score: 8.731 (scored by 955 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.
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Aug 22, 2013
Story: The storyline is realistic yet the author manages to inject so much twists and humour in it, making it absolutely enjoyable. It also helps that the manga introduces us to the world of space and I do feel slightly more knowledgeable after reading it! The manga is not draggy at all, and cliche is at its minimal.
Art: Not the kind that will make you go "Wow, so beautiful" or "Omg, he's such a bishie!" but I have to give credit to the consistency and dynamics.
Character: The main lead is so realistically flawed that he could very well mirror someone you already know in your life. The story starts out with how he got fired from his job and now in his mid 30s, is faced with the terrible choice of finding a job that he is familiar with or pursuing his childhood dream that has a slim chance of succeeding. He has a slight inferiority complex for his younger brother. But he also has a certain kind of charisma that can motivate the people around him and also comes up with the weirdest ideas. His exaggerated reactions (mostly kept as in his mind to stay realistic) are really funny and will make you fall in love with this character. All the other characters are dimensional and highly relatable.
Conclusion: This is the kind of manga that makes you all warm and fuzzy inside! For those who have ignored this manga because of the art, please just read it! I promise you won't regret it! read more
Jul 30, 2014
Uchuu Kyodai is one of the few mangas that can motivate my live, read this is more like reading graphic biography than reading manga.
The story tell us about an older brother named Nanba Mutta who want to become an astronout to follow his younger brother path, Nanba Hibito. I think the synopsis was enough to describe the main plot. The story develops every new characters are introduced but still focus on Mutta reaching his dream.
Like my word before, this is more like biography than manga because the characters more like real person than fictional character. Our older brother Mutta is 31 years old in first chapter while the other stories have main character in his/her teenage. Same with the other character that their age, jobs, and background is like real person. The environment seems real too even make me thing maybe the mangaka is real japanese astronout.
I think the strongest part of this manga is the story itself, the best mood builder. It can make me laugh, smile, and sad (but not cry). I can feel Mutta's feeling for his brother between happy and envy at the same time or I can feel his feeling when his path is closer to the space little by little. This is why this manga can motivate my live.
Conclusion : I recommend Uchuu Kyodai to everyone who loved realistic story, have a dream, a man who have younger brother, and (maybe) want to become astronout. There is no bad thing to try this, maybe you want to watch the anime first is okay too since it already covers many chapters, read or watch and feel it yourself.