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Uchuu Kyoudai

Uchuu Kyoudai

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Dec 6, 2007 to ?
Authors: Koyama, Chuuya (Story & Art)
Serialization: Morning

Statistics

Score: 8.801 (scored by 2273 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet published' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #242
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #760
Members: 7,621
Favorites: 449
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Synopsis

One night in 2006, when they were young, the two brothers Mutta (born 1993) and Hibito (born 1996) saw what appeared to be a UFO heading for the moon. They decided that night to both become astronauts and travel out into space.

In 2025, Hibito has become an astronaut, and he's going to go to the moon. Mutta ended up following a more traditional career path with an auto development company; however, Mutta just ruined his career through a violent altercation with his boss. Now, not only has he lost his job, he appears to be blacklisted in the entire industry. Maybe this is a rare opportunity for Mutta to once again chase his childhood dream and become an astronaut like his little brother!

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Background

Uchuu Kyoudai was nominated for the 2nd and 3rd Manga Taisho Award in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, the series won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award (shared with Yamikin Ushijima-kun) and the 35th Kodansha Manga Award (shared with 3-gatsu no Lion), both in the general category. The series also won the Reader Award of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2014.

The series has been simulpub in English as Space Brothers by Crunchyroll since October 30, 2013. Kodansha Comics USA has been releasing e-books of the series since November 3, 2015.

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Characters

Nanba, Mutta
Nanba, Mutta
Main
Nanba, Hibito
Nanba, Hibito
Main
Apo
Apo
Supporting
Itou, Serika
Itou, Serika
Supporting
Makabe, Kenji
Makabe, Kenji
Supporting
Young, Deneil
Young, Deneil
Supporting
Kaneko, Sharon
Kaneko, Sharon
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Kesser
Jan 8, 2015
This is one of the few mangas that I can describe as perfect. It's realistic with little touch of very hard SF. There are no idiotic ideas about astronaut recruitment. There is hard work, brutality of life, death, and yet it's still light and funny.

This manga is must read for everyone for everyone who likes topics of space and space exploration.
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shubbing
Aug 22, 2013
I seriously did not think that I would rate 10 on all components.

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 read more
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HiatusXHiatus
Jul 30, 2014
It's never too late to reach your dreams, that's what you can learn from this manga.
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 read more
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Mauseum
Jan 14, 2015
“If you’re feeling like there’s nowhere you belong… That you’re trapped in a small world… It’s those feelings that drive us beyond our world.”

Space Brothers/Uchuu Kyoudai is a story about two brothers and their journey of becoming astronauts. Well, except the younger of the two, Hibito is already one, and the older brother, Mutta, starts off at square one.
The series follows Mutta as he struggles through test after test; the long, arduous road to becoming a fully-fledged astronaut. This is a realistic representation of what the journey is like, and the amount of detail gone into is to be commended. And although this technically read more
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