Space Brothers 2012

  • Movie: Space Brothers / Space Brothers: Let’s Go to Space, Brother
  • Romaji: Uchu Kyodai
  • Japanese: 宇宙兄弟
  • Director: Yoshitaka Mori
  • Writer: Chuya Koyama (manga)
  • Producer: Kenzo Abe, Genki Kawamura, Hisashi Usui
  • Cinematographer: Naoki Kayano
  • Release Date: May 5, 2012
  • Runtime: 128 min.
  • Genre: Based on a Comic / Comedy / Brothers / Outer Space / Award Winning
  • Production Company: Toho
  • Distributor: Toho
  • Language: Japanese
  • Country: Japan

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©

When Mutta was 12-years-old and Hibito was 9-years-old the two brothers saw what they thought was an UFO flying towards the moon. They made a pact then to become astronauts and one day fly into space together.

Fast forward to the year 2025. Older brother Mutta (Shun Oguri) works as for an automotive company and his younger brother Hibito works as an astronaut. Although Mutta failed to follow through on his childhood promise, after losing his job, he receives a phone call from Hibito which reignites his childhood dream of flying into outer space …


  1. Based on Chuya Koyama’s manga “Uchu Kyodai” first published in 2008.
  2. Portions of the film will be shot at the Kennedy Space center in Florida during the month of June, 2011.
  3. Theme song for the movie is British pop band Coldplay’s “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” (Mylo Xyloto).
  4. Related titles:
    1. Space Brothers 0 (2014)


Space Brothers-Shun Oguri.jpgSpace Brothers-Masaki Okada.jpgSpace Brothers-Kumiko Aso.pngSpace Brothers-Gaku Hamada.jpg
Shun OguriMasaki OkadaKumiko AsoGaku Hamada
Mutta NanbaHibito NanbaSerika ItoYasushi Furuya
Space Brothers-Hirofumi Arai.jpgSpace Brothers-Yoshio Inoue.jpgSpace Brothers-Sansei Shiomi.jpgSpace Brothers-Shinichi Tsutsumi.jpg
Hirofumi AraiYoshio InoueSansei ShiomiShinichi Tsutsumi
Yamato MizoguchiKenji MakabeNaoto FukudaTadashi Hoshika

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