Let's go to Space, Brother!
This is a story Mutta Nanba and his younger brother, Hibito. Mutta considers himself to be Born Unlucky
, and considers Hibito could be considered much luckier
. When they were kids, they started to get interested in space, and after seeing a UFO one fateful night, they make a vow to one day become astronauts...
...However, almost 20 years have passed since that night. And while Hibito is the one who had actually pursued part of their dream and become an astronaut for JAXA (Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency
, Japan's NASA
equivalent), Mutta, on the other hand, decided to work as a salaryman
in a car company.
After Mutta's boss makes fun of Hibito going to the moon, Mutta headbutts his boss and is summarily fired. After a call from Hibito, Mutta remembers the promise
they had made as children and is inspired to follow his childhood dream
. However, Mutta's far from even achieving his dream of going to space, seeing as he hasn't even taken the first entrance exam yet... How is Mutta ever going to fulfill his personal philosophy that "the older brother should always be ahead of the younger brother"?
Uchuu Kyoudai, also known as Space Brothers
, is a seinen series made by Chuuya Koyama, and has been nominated in 2009 and 2010 for the Manga Taishou, and won as Best General Manga at the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards and at the Kodansha Manga Award (alongside Sangatsu No Raion) in 2011.
An anime adaptation started being aired in April 2012
, and a live action movie also came out in May 2012, starring Shun Oguri and Masaki Okada. Sentai Filmworks
has recently announced that they acquired the license
to distribute the anime version and it can also be seen through Crunchyroll
This series contains the following tropes: