Setting a goal and following that journey to achieve it. Bakuman and Uchuu Kyoudai builds on the foundation of this idea and transform it into a story. In their perspective stories, the main characters have a dream to become something they always wanted to be. Throughout the course of the story, they face challenges and discover just what it takes to fulfill that dream. There is a decent amount of comedy, drama, and realism in both series. The main character relationship have strong dynamics that are often explored throughout both series. Recommended for anyone seeking a realistic show about character development and story emphasis with great writing. read more
THIS is the absolute same kind of anime. Except Bakuman has a slightly more shounen feel to it, while Uchuu is a bit more inclined to drama. BUT they both have two very close man male characters who try to achieve their childhood dreams. They both have this empowering nd motivational feel to it and have a lot of funny and hilarious moments that bring you closer to the characters. Both deal with main characters competing with other characters for being the best in what they do.
Somehow I found these two anime similar, though the themes are totally different (manga-space); however, if you like this series then you MUST watch Bakuman. (Whether if you liked Uchuu Kyoudai or not, I would still highly recommend Bakuman for you.) They have a similar style of comedy, and most importantly, they tell stories about people who work really hard in order to achieve their dreams.
First of all, the art is extremely similar; however, I know people don't watch anime purely because of art. Not only are both anime extremely original, but both are extremely entertaining, with slice-of-life moments that can be both hilarious and dramatic.
Overall, both Bakuman and Uchuu both tell the tale of normal people who decide to pursue their goals rather than wait for opportunity to come to them.
Characters working hard to work in the job they dreamed to, these series feature a lovable cast hard to not root for and have a fantastic mix of comedy with really touching moments when you see them getting closer to their objectives, super motivating series.
Both series involve a main male character who has a childhood dream that, for various reasons, gets pushed aside. Within the first episode (or 2), that dream gets pushed back into the forefront. Thereafter, both series largely follow the journey of the respective main characters as they try to accomplish their career dreams (in Bakuman, that involves Moritaka trying to become a successful manga artist, and in Space Bros., that involves Muuta trying to become an astronaut). Bakuman and Space Brothers also give viewers some (probably realistic) insight into what it takes to be a published manga artist and a NASA/JAXA astronaut, respectively. On balance and as a group, the personalities of the characters of the respective series are quite similar. Both series contain a smattering of quirky characters who are able to provide some pretty entertaining humor from time to time. read more
An impossible destination, distant and unreachable to ordinary humans.
That is what the 2 anime share. Although there's no lack of stories in space or harsh environments, what sets them apart is that they are grounded in reality and within the familiar confines of our present world.
Space Brothers, as per the title, follows the journey of 2 brothers as they aim to fulfill their childhood dream of becoming astronauts and going to the moon. It's an incredible ride of 99 (too few!) episodes, inspirational and engaging throughout. But what's truly impressive is the anime's astonishingly realistic and painstaking display of astronaut training, as well as the most enjoyable space education you'll ever get!
The great undertaking in A Place Further Than the Universe is to Antarctica. Aptly titled thus as it is indeed a place so remote and uninhabitable that it may as well be beyond Earth. Though more ambitious and less pragmatic with high school girls at the helm, it places more emphasis on the journey itself rather than the destination. What it lacks in realism it makes up with heart - and a glimpse of the icy expanses never before seen in anime!
Both have excellent characterisation, proportionate to their length and purpose. Refreshingly free of cliches, their vulnerabilities relatable and enthusiasm infectious, the characters really carry the show. (Space Brothers, in particular, excels at this despite juggling quite a large cast.)
Two unique and very worthwhile experiences.
The two shows are based on people achieving "impossible" things - going to space and Antartica. Portrayed are the hopes, difficulties and self-doubts which are encountered every step of the way. Focus is placed on the importance of having people who support you, and who you support in turn.
Both shows are grounded in reality (though Space Brothers is a lot more realistic), with well-written characters who avoid common anime tropes and archetypes. The music and production values for both is great as well! They enhance emotional scenes superbly.
Would highly recommend both shows. Very motivating and feel-good.
Both shows present a cast of lovable characters working hard to make their dreams of going where few have gone before a reality. Both shows feel optimistic, but Space Brothers is much more realistic than A Place Farther Than The Universe. Both shows are great for anyone looking for an uplifting and encouraging watch.
Similarly inspiring tale that tells you to strive for your dreams, and that nothing is impossible. Characters in both shows are not cardboard cutouts, but well developed and nuanced enough to feel real. And most of all, both shows have similar charm and a wonderful sense of humor that pervades everything.
Both shows make you feel so moon (If you know what I mean).
A place further than the Universe is a small those of what you experience in the 99 episodes of Space Brothers.
The stories are similar in the way that the cast is trying to fulfill a dream or escaping from the monotony of life (Getting the most out their lives will summarize it).
The characters are different in the way that one are 16-year-old high school girls and the other are 30+ years old adults. But both are amazing and feel so real. The most important part of both shows is their characters. And boy oh boy, they are the best.
Finally, the enjoyment I feel with both shows is 100/10. Every episode is packed with emotions. However, as I said, A place further than the universe is only 13 episodes and it goes straight to the point. Space brothers also goes straight to the point but takes it time to get there. read more
Both series are about regular people trying to accomplish what at first seem like impossible goals.
They both contain a lot of light-hearted moments and a sharp sense of humor, yet they don't shy away from addressing heavier emotions and obstacles in a realistic fashion.
But where these two series are the most similar, is in their being about watching incredibly endearing characters shooting for just as incredible dreams, and taking the audience along every step of their journeys.
If you liked either of these series, you are very likely to enjoy the other as well.
Normal people doing an interesting job realistically. In both you'll have a few laughs and might learn something. Both shows having a theme performed by Sukima Switch certainly helps make them feel similar.
While motivated by different goals, Gin no Saji and Ucchu Kyoudai shares a similar concept - to tackle on life with a goal in mind. The main male protagonist from both series have similar personalities. There is a distinctive slice of life tone with realism. Both series also explores their concept through the mechanics of their career developments. Similarly, there is also good relationship developments involving the MC with other characters. Recommended for viewers who are seeking a realistic slice of life with credible characterization.
Realistic slice of life series with a great cast of characters that the viewer can't help but root for.
These two series find the right spot with very neat comedy mixed with well executed sad/dramatic moments, they also give a very heartwarming feeling when you see the characters succeeding in their hard work towards their objectives.
Similar atmosphere. Both series is a feelgood/slice of life anime.
They both are about normal jobs (farmer/astronaut), and becoming gradually better at it, while overcoming different obstacles that comes with the jobs.... but the pacing and dialogue is SO FKING GOOD!!
There is similar humor, and every episode leaves you hungry for more.
10/10 would cum again
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.
Neither of these anime try to do too much in each episode; they do well in fitting meaningful storytelling into each episode without making you watch a 3-episode arc about a single character's motivations.
The settings are diverse; the subject matter is interesting. Uchuu Kyoudai is less fanciful, both in the sense that it's realistic, rather than truly sci-fi, and in the sense that the characters feel more like real, if eccentric people, but for both space geeks and fans of genuine, interesting and slow-burning drama it's a must.
If you love the space you gonna like to go up, and if you don't love it you gonna love it. Nearly futurist, realist and more human than a lot of animes. (sorry if I made a misstake, I'm not god with english but I hope you enjoy :)
Both series involve a main character chasing a dream. Space Brothers gives viewers insight as to what it takes to be an astronaut, while Yakitate gives viewers some insight (albeit exaggerated) as to what it takes to be a baker. Yakitate is probably aimed a bit more at a younger audience, as that series involves younger main characters, much more wacky humor and relies on exaggerated reactions by characters. In comparison, Space Brothers is likely aimed more at an older audience, as pretty much every character is a young adult or older, the humor is a bit more “normal”, and the characters mostly have more measured reactions. Still, if you want a series that's a wackier version of Space Brothers, Yakitate might be worth checking out. Likewise, if you want a series like Yakitate, only a bit more serious/realistic, then Space Brothers should be good. read more
Futatsu no Spica, which opens in 2024, and Uchuu Kyoudai, which opens in 2025, provide two different futures of Japan's space program. One portrays the journey toward space as something that has had setbacks because of tragic events, while the other portrays it as the culmination of continuous advances.
However, both also portray space travel as a dream that can come true in spite of the challenges that the characters face. Both works are also heartwarming in their characterization and in their message: that one can become stronger to overcome the past and move toward the future.
Well, they're not similar, but they're both written very maturely and really fun to watch. Animation quality for both series are top notch, triple A status. It's really difficult to pin point any real negative criticism.
Mutta is a down on his luck guy that has lost touch with his childhood ambition: to be an astronaut. Arima is a guy who hasn't quite given up piano, but is stuck in his past. Both make a plethora of excuses, and are unable to move forward in life.
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.
Both are shows about the long way of achieving your goals.
They're set in the real world and are both doing really well in creating certain deeper moods. Similar tragedies in both shows, similar situations.
Excellent use of music in both shows.
They were both very touching and bittersweet at times.
"Space Brothers" / "Uchuu Kyoudai" and "My Love Story!!" / "Ore Monogatari!!" may have drastically different premises, but its respective lead male character duos share a very similar dynamic.
In addition, both series involve the goofy male protagonist falling head over heels over a girl immediately upon meeting her.
Even though both anime are very different in their genre and story telling, they have some similarities too.
First would the be the very realistic animation - no rainbow color hair or any fantasy. Everything sown in both anime seem very realistic - being a detective involved in a murderer case or being an astronaut, training and going to space.
Even the side stories and secondary characters have a big role to play and gives the realism feeling to it. People in the story, no matter how small their role can be, have their own lives and problems, but they just let you connect with the story more.
Good and detailed animation, some of the places in both anime are real and you can visit them and see the actual view.  read more
While they are very different in story and genres, these two seinen series shine at handling big cast of characters, making every single character memorable via backstories, their actions, personal quirks... everyone feels so alive and has their own lives, problems and objectives.
That only helps to add to the realism of these stories where its clear that their authors knew what they were doing when it comes to psychology, philosophy and morals for Monster, and everything related to the process of becoming and being an astronaut in Space Brothers.
They also take their time with everything without never being a waste (especially when it comes to the characters) and love to use the "going to reveal/say something important into jumping to another scene into coming back to that one", making said event have a stronger impact due to what happened inbetween.
Space Brothers and Monster are definitely different stories, but they share these similar elements that can be really appealing to the viewer.
"Space Brothers" and "Shirobako" both showcase a more realistic portrayal of adult life, particularly how people take on jobs and seek out jobs.
These two slice-of-life shows also use humour rather well in the depiction of people's careers and can both be quite insightful into their respective fields as well as being overall very educational.
Although one is about Space and the other is about Basketball; both have the same style, humour and vibe.
Both have very similar types of characters in the show; main characters have very similar personalities. And both of them are characters who have strong will to achieve their utlimate goals
Both about Space and Astronauts. NASA/JAXA are part of the story.
Space Brothers follows the story of two brothers who dream of becoming Astronauts, now in their 30s, the younger brother will be the first Japanese man to set foot on the Moon, but the elder brother has just began his road to becoming an Astronaut.
I don't really have to say much, if you went out of your way to watch this short film about Space, you'll probably want to see Space Brothers.
Nostalgia play a big part in these stories. Unsure of their futures, both main characters look back into their meaningful pasts in an effort to regroup their thoughts and decide what they really want for their lives onwards.
They're (like) brothers, have very different personalities, and are together in the search for a dream. And "together" does not mean it won't be conflict, angst and envy between them.
Both series will make you learn a lot: In Rakugo Shinjuu, you learn a lot about the rakugo art and japanese history and culture; in Uchuu Kyoudai, you learn about astronautics and space.
The drama is very well presented, even the side character's stories manage to captivate you. You'll end up crying, laughing and struggling together with the characters - they're crafted like real people.
Two and very very different anime, yet they have some things in common.
Detailed and great art style ( even though ajin has cgi, it helps to create a darker atmoshpere and makes anime even better)
Soundtracks are used well to help people to get in touched with characters and anime. Make it intense or easy and enjoyable.
Also same voice actors
Both are about space.
Both have spaceships.
Uchuu Kyoudai has a lot of hardships and feels though, telling the story of the acual hardship of becoming and astronut to go to space between brothers.
Terra on the other hand is about characters who go to space to fight and protect Earth by showing what might be needed of an astronaut in the future if Earth needed protection on another planet.
Both use their extraordinary orchestral soundtracks to give you dem feelz. Both have intense character development on two-three main characters, as well as every single side character. Both are about reaching your dreams and have strong themes of friendship, courage, ambition and hard work.
Depthy research on the subject of each series (space exploration/competitive figure skating), and consistent themes of self improvement and friendship. Both titles display masterful renditions of character development and have excellent soundtracks, albeit there being significantly less fan service (and budget) in Uchuu Kyoudai.
Sometimes you can't just recommend another series off of things it has in common, if you're like me different shows give off a certain atmosphere and vibes.
Atmosphere is defiantly something i find these two series to have in common, if you like the vibe you got off Uchuu Kyoudai than it's very possible you might the Great Teacher Onizuka.
Both plots follow the dreams of a pair of brothers. While the roles of the younger and older brother are exchanged in Hungry Heart, their individual paths and struggles to glory remain oddly similar to those in Space brothers. Wild Striker is shorter and has less time to develop characters and foreshadow plot twists, but delivers a feel and atmosphere strikingly similar to Space Brothers.
The relationship between Hibito and Mutta is almost similar to the bond Kamina and Simon shares--the main difference is the role reversal. In the TTGL's case, Simon's "Aniki" teaches him to believe in himself, whereas Hibito, the younger brother, tries to inspire confidence in his older brother in Uchuu Kyoudai.
Both of these shows involve space, weather it be Mars or Venus... These shows are similar with character design too. Uchuu Kyoudai has a warmer feel though, isn't based on gag comedy, and remains more "down to earth."
A Dream. The protagonist have a major goal in life they wish to achieve inspired by a certain event in their past. The protagonists start out at some of the lowest levels of their respective societies but the greatest joy from either of these two is seeing how the protagonists struggle and try to achieve their goal ~one step at a time~.
Both anime are pretty slow yet are not boring and manage to get a lot of things happening. They have a lot of interesting and developed characters, in both anime going through tests. The soundtracks are somehow similar and really good. The protagonists are both seeking to surpass someone in a specialization (Gon wants to be a better hunter than his father; Mutta wants to be a better astronaut than his brother) and get often compared to the people they want to beat. In both anime, there is a main character who wants to become doctor because of someone's death in the past.
Do you enjoy shows about rivalry that manage to remain relatively down to earth and aren't overloaded with super powers and ridiculous antics? Not that there's anything wrong with those, but sometimes the rivalry without those makes for a nice change of pace.
Hikaru no Go focuses on the growing bond and rivalry between two teenage boys and their passion for the board game Go. One of them is already a talented player, son of a title-holding professional. The other is a complete newbie who must painstakingly learn the game with the help of his acquaintances but mostly with the help of the ghost of a passionate professional Go player from centuries past. The show and the manga it's based on are both an exciting foray into the competitive world of Go. It's like a battle shounen, only with tactical board games that keep you on the edge of your seat.
Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) focuses on older characters rather than teenagers, but don't let that dampen your willingness to try it. As the title implies, Space Brothers is about a pair of brothers who, as children, once dreamt of becoming astronauts. The younger brother finally became one while in his mid to late 20s, while the older one eventually went into automobile engineering. However, after an unfortunate altercation with his boss, the older brother, now in his early 30s, loses his job and after much soul searching, finally decides to reawaken his childhood dream. This series is about the older brother's journey to follow in his brother's footsteps so they can both go into space. The brothers have a fun dynamic that still feels real, and the show is very down to earth, informational about space travel, and features a cast of quirky characters. read more
There are similarities between the two main characters in both animes. The two characters from each story are brothers, the younger brother is the popular one with more success and fame, while the older one is down on his luck however is more talented than the younger brother. Both older brothers have a life-changing experience and begin to work their way towards their respective goals, and over come the younger sibling.
As the other person said, the male leads are pretty similar. Tiger and Mutta have the same voice actor and generally the same personality. They're the underdog. Bunny and Hibito have similar sounding voices and are a bit different in personality but similar in terms of being the superior one in the main relationship.