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Uchuu Kyoudai  
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It is the year 2025, and NASA has announced the crew members–including Japanese astronaut Hibito Namba –of the first mission to live on the moon for an extended period. Meanwhile, in Japan, Hibito’s auto designer older brother Mutta Numba is despondent after losing his job. Although the two brothers have followed vastly different paths, their respective destinies begin to move and merge as the result of a vow they exchanged as boys.

won the 56th Shogakukan Manga Award and 35th Kodansha Manga Award in the General Category.


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Associated Names
Anh Em Phi Hành Gia
Space Brothers
Uchū Kyōdai
Uchu Kyodai

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Latest Release(s)
c.239 by Crunchyroll (10d ago)
c.238 by Crunchyroll (24d ago)
c.237 by Crunchyroll (38d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Chapter 187

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (218 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.79 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 17th 2014, 12:44am PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #722 increased(+186)
Monthly Pos #655 decreased(-158)
3 Month Pos #510 decreased(-79)
6 Month Pos #470 decreased(-19)

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Forum Posts
anime just ended 180 days, 20 hours, 47 minutes ago
Uchuu Kyoudai anime and manga difference? 230 days, 17 hours, 31 minutes ago
Crunchyroll Update 293 days, 12 hours, 50 minutes ago
BU will now list chapters we can't read? 328 days, 1 hours, 58 minutes ago
Space Brothers Gets Brand-New Anime Film Next Summer 343 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes ago

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Freaking awesome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
March 8th, 2013, 7:33am
I pretty much decided to read this by default as almost of the projects by Extras were fantastic. Also it reminded me of ST&RS (bunch of unique tests to get a job). Only it turned out to be infinitely better. ST&RS is so juvenile whereas this series is mature with fantastic drama and comedy just as good.
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Surprisingly Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by bull3thole
October 7th, 2012, 2:26am
I first heard of this manga when the anime came out and I thought it would be another boring anime but after reading this I was wrong. The plot of course is different from any manga I read so it made me hesitant to read it but it's worth it. The manga can be cliche at times but what manga isn't like that now?

Anyways, the comedy is pretty good and I laughed at some of the jokes. I also like the reason why the two brothers wants to go to the moon
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
Saw a UFO go to the moon when they were kids

Overall it's surprisingly good and I read all the current chapters(Ch.53) in one day. I recommend this manga to people that wants to read a manga about people wanting to follow their dreams with a touch of comedy.
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Awesome series, needs scanlators   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dawger
June 10th, 2012, 2:11am
This one hit me by surprise. I've never heard about this till the anime came out, but oh boy, I am really hooked right now. The characters are fairly interesting, and even though this is a more "realistic" kind of story (or rather, because of that) it's quite easy to relate to them. I don't know much about space and astronauts, but this series has piqued my interest. I'd really wish there would be more groups scanlating this, or at least one, that can kick up the pace, and bring it up to date, seeing how it's already at 17 volumes.

... Last updated on June 10th, 2012, 2:11am
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A story of space   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Anabiotic_Pineapple
October 27th, 2011, 2:02am
Not a lot has been done as far as translations go for this story, but based on the first chapter alone, I'm excited. It seems to be a tale of brotherly rivalry using a mission to the moon as a backdrop, and from there, possibly a mission to Mars. The main character, the older brother, is fairly sympathetic for individuals who also have a younger brother that overshadows them (for instance me), so he's relatable in that aspect. There isn't much more I can say given the lack of releases, but I highly encourage people to give it a try. Hopefully the scanlators will continue working on it since it seems it'd be a shame to watch it fade away.
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