Space Brothers

Alt title: Uchuu Kyoudai

TV (99 eps)
4.381 of 5 from 2,584 votes
Rank #186

When Mutta and Hibito were children, they made a promise to become astronauts together after spotting a UFO one night. Now adults, the duo's path couldn't have diverged more – Hibito is about to travel to the moon with NASA to help simulate the future exploration of Mars, and Mutta is unemployed, having recently headbutted his boss at an auto company. Still, the man can't shake his desire to surpass his younger brother, and soon, he becomes an applicant for Japan's JAXA space program. His ultimate goal, to get one step ahead of Hibito and go to Mars. But the path to becoming an astronaut is long and fraught with tests and challenges. Will Mutta and newfound friends Kenji and Serika manage to persevere and achieve their dream?

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  • PV 2 image

    Episode 0

    PV 2

  • #01  Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta image

    Episode 1

    #01 Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta

  • My Shining Star image

    Episode 2

    My Shining Star

  • The Man with the Advantage and the Running Female Doctor image

    Episode 3

    The Man with the Advantage and the Running Female Doctor

  • Next to Hibito image

    Episode 4

    Next to Hibito

  • Days of Missing image

    Episode 5

    Days of Missing

  • Et Cetera in My Head image

    Episode 6

    Et Cetera in My Head

  • Dear Hibito image

    Episode 7

    Dear Hibito

  • Smoky Heaven image

    Episode 8

    Smoky Heaven

  • Individual Resolve image

    Episode 9

    Individual Resolve

  • Running Bus image

    Episode 10

    Running Bus

  • Trapped Rivals image

    Episode 11

    Trapped Rivals

  • My Name Is Itou Serika image

    Episode 12

    My Name Is Itou Serika

  • 3-D Ant image

    Episode 13

    3-D Ant

  • Broken Glasses and the Sole of the Foot image

    Episode 14

    Broken Glasses and the Sole of the Foot

  • Let's Talk About Space image

    Episode 15

    Let's Talk About Space

  • Alarm, but No Clock image

    Episode 16

    Alarm, but No Clock

  • The Culprit Is in the Room image

    Episode 17

    The Culprit Is in the Room

  • Roo-ra! Kenji! image

    Episode 18

    Roo-ra! Kenji!

  • The Day Before Goodbye image

    Episode 19

    The Day Before Goodbye

  • The Worst Possible Punishment image

    Episode 20

    The Worst Possible Punishment

  • A Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Sky image

    Episode 21

    A Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Sky

  • Working on the Dream image

    Episode 22

    Working on the Dream

  • Father, Son, and Mutta Claus image

    Episode 23

    Father, Son, and Mutta Claus

  • The Worst Possible Interviewer image

    Episode 24

    The Worst Possible Interviewer

  • Sonic Little Brother Training Big Brother image

    Episode 25

    Sonic Little Brother Training Big Brother

  • Painful Interview image

    Episode 26

    Painful Interview

  • One Question image

    Episode 27

    One Question

  • Miracle of Doha image

    Episode 28

    Miracle of Doha

  • Night Before Launch image

    Episode 29

    Night Before Launch

  • Dog, Old Man, and Alexander image

    Episode 30

    Dog, Old Man, and Alexander

  • Rocket Road image

    Episode 31

    Rocket Road

  • A Private Place image

    Episode 32

    A Private Place

  • Moon Rabbit image

    Episode 33

    Moon Rabbit

  • Pug and Hug on a Moonlit Night image

    Episode 34

    Pug and Hug on a Moonlit Night

  • From the Little Corner of a Big Facility image

    Episode 35

    From the Little Corner of a Big Facility

  • Dancing Astronaut image

    Episode 36

    Dancing Astronaut

  • Two Men in the Park image

    Episode 37

    Two Men in the Park

  • Eleventh E-mail image

    Episode 38

    Eleventh E-mail

  • Lunar Illusions image

    Episode 39

    Lunar Illusions

  • Heaven and Hell image

    Episode 40

    Heaven and Hell

  • Eighty Minutes to Live image

    Episode 41

    Eighty Minutes to Live

  • Hibito's Choice image

    Episode 42

    Hibito's Choice

  • Brian image

    Episode 43

    Brian

  • Three Astronauts image

    Episode 44

    Three Astronauts

  • Five Blue Rangers image

    Episode 45

    Five Blue Rangers

  • Number One Restless Guy image

    Episode 46

    Number One Restless Guy

  • The First Promise image

    Episode 47

    The First Promise

  • Always Have a Pedometer in Your Heart image

    Episode 48

    Always Have a Pedometer in Your Heart

  • Nitta the Leader image

    Episode 49

    Nitta the Leader

  • Nitta and Mutta image

    Episode 50

    Nitta and Mutta

  • Living Stone image

    Episode 51

    Living Stone

  • A Big Brother Should Always... image

    Episode 52

    A Big Brother Should Always...

  • Stand on the Moon Together Alive image

    Episode 53

    Stand on the Moon Together Alive

  • Do I Have Good Luck? image

    Episode 54

    Do I Have Good Luck?

  • Distant Goal image

    Episode 55

    Distant Goal

  • Promise to Drink image

    Episode 56

    Promise to Drink

  • An Engineer's Switch image

    Episode 57

    An Engineer's Switch

  • Earnest Failure image

    Episode 58

    Earnest Failure

  • Promise Sign image

    Episode 59

    Promise Sign

  • Sea Diver and Space Diver image

    Episode 60

    Sea Diver and Space Diver

  • Those Who Wait for Hibito image

    Episode 61

    Those Who Wait for Hibito

  • Those Who Dream Far image

    Episode 62

    Those Who Dream Far

  • Young Excitement image

    Episode 63

    Young Excitement

  • Piece of Cake image

    Episode 64

    Piece of Cake

  • Wheelchair Pilot image

    Episode 65

    Wheelchair Pilot

  • Two Notebooks image

    Episode 66

    Two Notebooks

  • Deneil-ized image

    Episode 67

    Deneil-ized

  • Two Keyboards image

    Episode 68

    Two Keyboards

  • Next to Hibito image

    Episode 69

    Next to Hibito

  • Determination to Give Up image

    Episode 70

    Determination to Give Up

  • Rehearsal image

    Episode 71

    Rehearsal

  • Hibito's Disorder image

    Episode 72

    Hibito's Disorder

  • A Road on the Roadless Moon image

    Episode 73

    A Road on the Roadless Moon

  • Magic Trick image

    Episode 74

    Magic Trick

  • My Hands image

    Episode 75

    My Hands

  • Olga image

    Episode 76

    Olga

  • An Astronaut's Daughter image

    Episode 77

    An Astronaut's Daughter

  • Out of Time image

    Episode 78

    Out of Time

  • Olga, Hibito, and Gagarin image

    Episode 79

    Olga, Hibito, and Gagarin

  • Secret image

    Episode 80

    Secret

  • Worst Enemy image

    Episode 81

    Worst Enemy

  • Space Family image

    Episode 82

    Space Family

  • Kenji and I image

    Episode 83

    Kenji and I

  • Supandaman image

    Episode 84

    Supandaman

  • On the Moon's Surface image

    Episode 85

    On the Moon's Surface

  • For Tomorrow image

    Episode 86

    For Tomorrow

  • To the Place Where I Belong. image

    Episode 87

    To the Place Where I Belong.

  • Pretty Dog image

    Episode 88

    Pretty Dog

  • Last Words image

    Episode 89

    Last Words

  • A Small Note and a Big Lucky Charm image

    Episode 90

    A Small Note and a Big Lucky Charm

  • How to Help Hibito image

    Episode 91

    How to Help Hibito

  • Lonely People image

    Episode 92

    Lonely People

  • In the Corner of My Heart image

    Episode 93

    In the Corner of My Heart

  • Exciting Teamwork image

    Episode 94

    Exciting Teamwork

  • Our Future image

    Episode 95

    Our Future

  • Astronaut and Father image

    Episode 96

    Astronaut and Father

  • Won't Go Away image

    Episode 97

    Won't Go Away

  • The Ultimate Astronaut image

    Episode 98

    The Ultimate Astronaut

  • Life Changes, Promises Don't image

    Episode 99

    Life Changes, Promises Don't

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Ebhen's avatar by Ebhen on Jul 11, 2013
Score 8/10

I have now watched 43 eps of this series and still have 20 to go until I'm up to speed with the series because it is still running. (65 eps right now) But I can probably give a decent review having watched more than two seasons now. First of all, Space brothers is slow, so if you're looking for action, go watch something else.
But if you like slice of life series with deep character development and slow... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Sep 12, 2012
Score 5/10

THE STAFF
- Animated by A-1 Pictures. They usually have great production values but they went easy on this one, so it doesn’t look as amazing as their other works.
- Directed by Watanabe Ayumu, who prefers to deal only with retro-style anime (Doraemon movies and Nazo no Kanojo X).
- Based on an award winning novel. Not a light novel, so there is going to be some quality here.

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