Space Bug

The Journey Home

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スペースバグ
English: The Journey Home
German: The Journey Home
Spanish: The Journey Home
French: The Journey Home
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Sundays at 10:30 (JST)
Producers: TMS Entertainment
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.011 (scored by 163163 users)
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Ranked: #90732
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Popularity: #12976
Members: 716
Favorites: 4

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This story is about Mick, a sleeping chironomid. Insects are taken up into space for use in experiments by humans. An epic space adventure of Mick and his friends of their journey back home to Earth. The development plans and experiments are aborted by humans for no known reason, the organisms are left behind in the space station with limited resources. Going over hurdles and fighting through challenges, together, they travel across planets and gain new comrades, heading for Earth. As their journey progresses, the mystery behind the human’s abandonment unravels…

(Source: Crunchyroll)


Space Bug is a joint production of Japanese 3D video production company P.I.C.S. and South Korean 3D animation studio W.Baba.

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors




Nakao, Hiroyuki
Director, Script
Yoon, Yoo-byung
Wolpis Carter
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Toujou, Haruka
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "THE JOURNEY HOME" by Wolpis Kater (eps 1-13)
2: "Tiny Dreamer" by Haruka Tojo (eps 14-26)

Ending Theme

1: "Hoshi no Kazu Dake Arigatou (星の数だけありがとう)" by Serena Kozuki (eps 1-13)
2: "Microcosmos" by Wi-Fi-5 (eps 14-26)

Jun 4, 2022
I could go on about this show in so many sentences! It's an imperfect masterpiece! At first when I saw it on YouTube, I thought it was gonna be one of those obscure kiddy East Asian shows where I can just make fun of the characters and the plot. But once I found more, I actually became intrigued in it thinking it could actually be ok. I literally downloaded Crunchyroll to watch more, and I was hooked! I watched it on Tubi for the English dub, and went out of my way and started a free trial on NordVPN to watch the Korean Dub on ...


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