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Uchuu Kyoudai

Synopsis: In a fateful summer night in 2006, Mutta Nanba and her younger brother Hybito witness what they believe is a UFO flying toward the moon. This impressive and unusual phenomenon leads the two brothers who promise to become astronauts, with a hipedo looking for the moon and Mutta, convinced that the older brother must be one step ahead for Mars.

Now, an adult, life is not over how mutta he imagined: he is working diligently in an automotive company, while Hito is on his way to being the first Japanese to step on the moon. However, after losing his job, Mutta receives an unexpected opportunity to reach his younger brother when the Japanese Aerospace Agency, commonly known as Jaxa, accepts his request to participate in the next national team. Despite guessing himself about his perspectives, Mutta is not willing to lose this chance of a life and thus embarks on an ambitious journey to fulfill the promise made 19 years ago.

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Anime Names

  • Anime Name: Uchuu Kyoudai
  • Anime Name in Japanese: 宇宙兄弟
  • Anime Name in English: Space Brothers
  • Other names: Uchuu Kyodai

Production information

  • Producers: Yomiuri Telecasting, Trinity Sound
  • Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures

Anime Information

  • Duration: 24
  • Date: April 1, 2012 - March. 22, 2014 - Domingos at 0700 (JST)
  • Genres: Comedy, science fiction, slice of life
  • Subjects: Adult cast, space, workplace
  • Target: Seinen

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Below is the main curiosities of the anime "Uchuu Kyoudai": 

  • Uchuu Kyoudai is based on a manga of the same name written by Chuya Koyama, which began to be published in 2007 and is still underway.
  • The anime was produced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to the space, held by the Soviet Union in
  • The protagonist, Mutta Nanba, is the older brother of Hito Nanba, who becomes the first Japanese to step on the moon. The relationship between the brothers is inspired by the relationship between the astronaut brothers Mark and Scott Kelly.
  • The anime is known for its scientific accuracy, with many of the details about life in space and space missions being based on real facts.
  • The anime was nominated for the 2018 Eisner Award in the category of Best International Edition Asia.
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Manga and Products from Uchuu Kyoudai

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Main Characters

Below is the main characters of: "Uchuu Kyoudai"With your voice actors and a brief description of the character: 

  • Mutta Nanba (Hiroaki Hirata) - The older brother in hybhemis, who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
  • HIBITE NANBA (Kenn) - Mutta's younger brother, who becomes an astronaut before him.
  • SERIKA ITOU (Ayumi Fujimura) - One of the candidates for astronaut who becomes friends with Mutta.
  • Kenji Makabe (Kouichi Yamadera) - A veteran astronaut who becomes Mutta's mentor.
  • Sharon Kaneko (Miyuki Sawashiro) - Kenji Makabe's wife and also astronaut.
  • Vincent Bold (Tomokazu Sugita) - An American astronaut who becomes friends with Mutta.
  • Reiji Nitta (Hiroki Yasumoto) - One of the candidates for astronaut who becomes Mutta's rival.
  • Azuma Takio (Nobunaga Shimazaki) - One of the candidates for astronaut who becomes friends with Mutta.
  • Jennifer Portman (Rie Kugimiya) - An American astronaut who becomes friends with Mutta.
  • Brian Jay (Takaya Hashi) - The head of Jaxa, the Japanese space agency.

Summary and events

  1. In 2006, the brothers Mutta and Hito Nanba witness a UFO and decide to become astronauts.
  2. In 2025, Hito becomes the first Japanese to step on the moon.
  3. In 2026, Mutta is fired from his job as a car engineer.
  4. Mutta decides to apply for the Jaxa Astronaut Program to follow her brother's footsteps.
  5. Mutta goes on tests and starts training to become astronaut.
  6. Mutta knows other astronaut candidates, including Serika, Kenji and Pico.
  7. During training, Mutta faces physical and emotional challenges, including a knee injury and the death of a colleague.
  8. Mutta is selected for a training mission in Russia, where he and his colleagues face difficulties due to the extreme climate.
  9. Mutta and her colleagues are selected for the lunar mission, but face technical and communication problems during the mission.
  10. Mutta and her colleagues can overcome the challenges and complete the mission successfully.
  11. Mutta returns to Earth and is greeted with honors and recognition for her achievement.

What happens in the end?

At the end of Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) manga, Mutta finally realizes her dream of becoming an astronaut and is selected for a moon mission. He gathers with his younger brother, Hito, who is already on the moon, and together they explore the lunar surface. The story ends with Mutta reflecting on his journey and thanking everyone who helped him get where he is.


See below the list of games available for different platforms related to anime: Uchuu Kyoudai

  • Uchuu Kyoudai: Natsuo no Space Adventure (Nintendo 3DS)
  • Uchuu Kyoudai: Stardust Brothers (PSP)

See below a list of OVAs, Specials, and Movies related to anime: Uchuu Kyoudai

  • Uchuu Kyoudai: Aki Uchuu Hokan
  • Uchuu Kyoudai: Number Zero

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Meaning of Uchuu Kyoudai

Let's look at the translation of each word and explanation of the anime's name: 

  • 宇宙 (uchuu) - means "space" in Japanese
  • 兄弟 (Kyoudai) - means "brothers" in Japanese
The name of the anime "宇宙兄弟" (Uchuu Kyoudai) can be translated as "brothers of space" in English. The anime tells the story of two brothers, Mutta and Hito, who dream of becoming astronauts since childhood. The plot follows the brothers' journey as they face challenges and obstacles to achieve their goal of traveling to space. The anime explores topics such as ambition, perseverance and the relationship between the brothers.

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How many episodes have the anime Uchuu Kyoudai?

Uchuu Kyoudai has a total of 99 episodes. This number may not represent all seasons.

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