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Space Brothers (2012)

Uchû kyôdai (original title)
As children, two Japanese brothers promise to one day be astronauts and meet each other in space. Years later, the older one has recently lost his job when he remembers that childhood's dream his younger brother is so close to fulfilling.

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Shun Oguri ...
Mutta Namba
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Baseball Game Crowd
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Hibito Namba
Hirofumi Arai ...
Yamato Mizoguchi
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Tadashi Hoshika
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Spectator
Kumiko Asô ...
Serika Ito
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Baseball Game Fan
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Captain Freddy Saturn
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Boy at Kennedy Space Center
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ...
Tettaro Tsurumi
Gaku Hamada ...
Yasushi Furuya
Vincent Giry ...
Damian Kweller
Hiroshi Tsuchida
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One night, as children, Mutta and Hibito saw what they thought was an UFO passing close to the Moon. Becoming fascinated by space, they promised each other they'd be astronauts and that one day they'd meet in outer space. Years later, Hibito, the younger brother, has been selected as the first Japanese astronaut that will participate in a mission to the Moon. Meanwhile Mutta, the older one, had given up on those dreams and has recently lost his job as a car designer. It's then that he receives a call from his brother who asks him to remember that one night of their childhood and their promise. Written by Dama del Puente

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Great Drama that is both fun and educational.
9 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Space brothers is not your typical anime. But it is really really good. In Space Brothers you follow Mutta as he tries to follow in his younger brother's foot steps to become an astronaut. Realistic characters and fairly realistic training separate this from your typical anime. (Apparently NASA who provide technical consulting, felt that the depicting training was actually more drawn out and tougher than what real astronauts go through.)

Mutta and his brother were likable, relatable characters as are their fellow astronaut candidates.

This is an excellent anime well worth watching. I would give it a ten, but it ended too soon for my taste.


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