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Uchû kyôdai (2012)

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.

Director:

Yoshitaka Mori

Writers:

Chûya Koyama (manga), Mika Ohmori (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun Oguri ... Mutta Namba
Buzz Aldrin ... Buzz Aldrin
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Tadashi Hoshika
Masaki Okada ... Hibito Namba
Nickolas Wolf ... Baseball Game Crowd
Hirofumi Arai ... Yamato Mizoguchi
Niclas Ericsson ... Jack Johnson
Chad Mullane ... Raleigh Cuomo
Kumiko Asô Kumiko Asô ... Serika Ito
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Tettaro Tsurumi
Gaku Hamada ... Yasushi Furuya
Melissa Goggans ... Baseball Game Fan
Mike Guzman Mike Guzman ... Spectator
Kasey Cummings ... Reporter
Gregory Pekar ... Captain Freddy Saturn
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 May 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Brothers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company,Kôdansha,Dentsu See more »
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Space Brother's Review - One of the best anime's
22 September 2015 | by danielminasSee all my reviews

This slice of life anime go for whopping 100 episodes, it also contains some of the best written 100 episodes I have seen in a long time. The accompanying soundtrack is a perfect match to the theme of the show, a very calming and relaxing but serious soundtrack. The animation quality was perfect, allowing for vibrant colors to emerge and simply shine where usually they are rather tacky and boring. What is so amazing, is that despite its length, the show does not resort to fan service, or other insecure measures, to grab the audiences attention. But perhaps I shouldn't be surprised, it is after all an excellent Slice of life/ comedy anime.

After watching this anime, you come out feeling as if you have grown as person. As this anime addresses complex moral issues, in a more subtle logically reasonable way than the norm does (through Namba Muta's daily internal battles). Above all this anime inspires you and motivates you to find your dreams and fight for it, and never give up. I am so glad I watched this anime. This is a highly relatable anime. From having a weird family, to having crush that is nearly impossible to act on. Everything seems as if it was written to be an allegory on your own life. And thus I highly recommend this anime. Everyone should watch this if they wish to grow as a human being. 10/10. no question about it.


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