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- © Chuya Koayama/ Kodansha Ltd.
- Manga Score: 8.78
- Author: Chuya Koyama
- Publisher: Kodansha
- Volumes: 42
- DB title: Uchuu Kyoudai
- Rating: 13 and up
- Genres: Award WinningDramaSci-FiAdult CastSpaceWorkplaceSeinen
The year is 2025, the older brother decides to trust himself just one last time. It’s the start of an adventure that aims for Mars via JAXA in the town of Tsukuba! The official Space Brothers manga is ready to launch! Two brothers looked to the starry skies as children and made a promise. And now, in the year 2025, the younger brother, Hibito, is carrying out his promise. He is an astronaut who has been selected as a crew member for mankind’s first longterm base on the moon. Meanwhile, the older brother, Mutta, has just been fired from his job and is unemployed. A text message from Hibito sends him applying to be an astronaut and shooting for the stars!
Jan 8, 2015
242 of ? chapters read
Overall Rating: 10
378 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
This manga is must read for everyone for everyone who likes topics of space and space exploration.
Aug 22, 2013
142 of ? chapters read
Overall Rating: 10
87 people found this review helpfulPreliminary
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