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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.

Note: Was nominated for the Manga Taishō in 2009 and 2010. Won the award for best general manga at the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards and at the Kodansha Manga Award (shared with March Comes in Like a Lion) in 2011. Won the Reader Prize of the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize 2014.


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Associated Names
Space Brothers
Uchū Kyōdai
Uchu Kyodai

Groups Scanlating

Latest Release(s)
c.286 by Crunchyroll about 1 year ago
c.281 by Crunchyroll about 1 year ago
c.278 by Crunchyroll about 1 year ago
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Status in Country of Origin
32 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 19, Chap 187

User Reviews

8 topics, 19 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (296 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 11th 2018, 10:02am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Morning (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (31 Volumes - Ongoing; Digital)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #569 increased(+111)
Monthly Pos #1064 increased(+76)
3 Month Pos #1389 decreased(-126)
6 Month Pos #1365 increased(+58)
Year Pos #1509 increased(+21)

List Stats
On 1464 reading lists
On 811 wish lists
On 37 unfinished lists
On 267 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Last Spurt of Space Brothers is Coming 3 months ago
anime just ended over 3 years ago
Uchuu Kyoudai anime and manga difference? over 3 years ago
Crunchyroll Update over 4 years ago
BU will now list chapters we can't read? over 4 years ago

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Some great moments   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by PZcolo
September 9th, 2016, 12:50am
This manga is a bit uneven, it goes from interesting to touching to exciting to boring to cheesy and goes around those time and again.
A story about not giving up your dreams and keep the young kid in you alive after becoming an adult. A quite mature and realistic story in which it's best things are the chars and the eventual touching moment, but the mangaka abuses of those moments at times and contributes equal part of inmaturity to the formula, like in the romance or some events I won't spoil.
Overall a very good series for pretty much anyone except those who only read action series.
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Feel so Moon   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Green Mylle
November 29th, 2014, 10:50pm
This is a Drama about two brothers and their dreams.
It's weird that all my favorite series are usually randomly picked or series I neglected a long time.
In this case, it was randomly picked, back in 2011 or early 2012?
I did not regret it.

Mostly Mutta Nanba's inner thoughts is amusing, relatable and realistic.
We all had this complexes and doubts but you may never know until you do it.
It's never too late they say. So go ahead.

Overall, gosh, I gave it a Perfect score. Yes it has flaws with sometimes the repeated use of flashbacks and connections but it works, It works for this masterpiece. Every time it updates, I still feel excited which is rare.
I have reread this manga a lot and it still has the same effect, the feeling of success (pooping lol.). I could just clap my hands for this series. Brilliant.

I did watched the anime, and gotta say, It's AWESOME. Soundtrack, animation, pacing....why is this not more popular than Shingeki no Kyojin ( I mentioned SnK since when SnK was airing Uchuu is still airing too). Bahh who cares anymore....

As Yotsuba said from Yotsubato!:

... Last updated on November 30th, 2014, 5:15pm
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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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