Apr 1, 2012

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Space Brothers

Now this is much better. I actually read a few chapters of the manga after I first heard about this anime’s approval. It’s not like I was curious about the story or anything though. I have always found space travel very fascinating, so I was rather curious about what angle they were going to take.

Anyway, I have very little complaints about the artwork. If I had to pick something than I would have to say that I would’ve rather seen a different UFO. You see, the brothers saw something strange in the skies as it disappeared towards the moon. It looked a bit like your average rice cooker (that’s the Japanese for you). So yeah, that’s basically one of the very few things that I would change about the artwork. What’s more, Mutta, one of the show’s main characters, somewhat reminds me of another character, but just can’t put my finger on it, hmm…

I have no complaints about the story. It’s very unique and mysterious, I like that. It takes place somewhere in 2025, so there’s a definite Sci-Fi atmosphere. There’s also a slight hint of drama in it, so I’m rather curious as to why it wasn’t labelled as a drama.

As for my recommendation goes, well… Sci-Fi fans would most certainly like it. There’s a bit of drama in it, a slight hint of comedy and lots of advanced technology, so I’m sure that the Sci-Fi lovers are pretty pleased. However, I think that this show could appeal to a much larger crowd, but that depends on how the story will unfold. Either way; I will keep watching, for now.

Plot Summary: Once upon a time there were two brothers, Hibito and Mutta. Hibito, the littler brother, had been blessed with good luck since the day he was born. Mutta, the elder, had always had bad luck. One day, looking up at the night sky, the two brothers saw a UFO. This experience made them both promise to become astronauts.

In the year 2025, Hibito has kept his promise and is an astronaut who is part of the first wave of people to live for an extended period of time on the moon. Meanwhile, his older brother Mutta has been fired from his job and is unemployed, but a message from his brother makes him decide to start being an astronaut again.

Unaware of his own talent, elder brother Mutta chases his dreams to get back in front of his younger brother. 32-year-old Mutta will attempt the astronaut candidate examinations to follow his brother Hibito to the moon believing the words “The older brother should always be ahead of the younger one…”

  1. I’ve seen a few posts about this today and it really interests me as space travel fascinates me, too!

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