Japanese: 宇宙兄弟 Hepburn: Uchū Kyōdai) is a Japanese manga series by Chūya Koyama which has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Morning since December 2007. It has been nominated twice for the Manga Taishō, in 2009 and 2010.[4][5] An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan from April 1, 2012 to March 22, 2014. It was adapted into a live action film that premièred on May 5, 2012.[6][7] An anime film premièred on August 9, 2014, titled Space Brothers #0 (Uchū Kyōdai #0 in Japanese).[8]In the summer of 2006, Mutta Nanba and his younger brother, Hibito, witness what they believe to be a UFO, which flies off towards the Moon. Hibito decides he will go onto the Moon whilst Mutta decides he will aim for Mars. Nineteen years later, in the year 2025, Hibito has become a fully fledged JAXA astronaut assigned to go on a mission towards the moon. Mutta, on the other hand, has not been so successful in achieving his dreams. As Mutta eventually recalls his past ambitions, he receives a letter stating he has been accepted to join a JAXA training program for new astronauts. The series follows Mutta as he seeks to become an astronaut and achieve his longtime dream just like his brother did.Media
See also: List of Space Brothers chapters
The original manga by Chūya Koyama began serialization in Kodansha's Weekly Morning magazine in December 2007 and has released 35 volumes as of March 2019. The manga is available in digital form in North America and Europe from ComiXology and Amazon as both volume and SimulPub chapter format. It is also currently available in English as part of a read-only subscription from Crunchyroll and Kodansha.[9]

See also: List of Space Brothers episodes
An anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan beginning April 1, 2012 and was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[10] The series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America.[11] The 31st episode, which aired on November 4, 2012, features the first piece of voice acting to b