HOUSTON, TX – November 8, 2019 – Sentai Filmworks announced today that it acquired exclusive distribution rights to the feature-length anime film Space Brothers #0, prequel to the anime television series and long-running manga of the same name.
Set four years before the events of the Space Brothers TV series, Space Brothers #0 tells the story of two brothers on disparate paths. Hibito Namba is a rookie astronaut in training while his brother, Mutta, has found his own ambitions at a disappointing standstill. When Hibito is selected to train for a coveted NASA space mission, it sets in motion a series of events that takes the brothers to the crossroads of destiny and dreams.
Hiroaki Hirata (Another, From the New World), KENN (Beyond the Boundary, Parasyte -the maxim-) and Akio Ohtsuka (CANAAN, Mr. Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues) reprise their roles as Mutta Namba, Hibito Nanba and Brian Jay, respectively. Ayumu Watanabe (Ace Attorney, If Her Flag Breaks) returns to direct the film while Chuya Koyama, the series’ original creator, is in charge of the screenplay. Koji Yabuno (Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula, Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison) returns for character design.
The movie will be released on home video and will include both the theatrical and Chuya Koyama Special Edition cuts of the film. This title will be available to stream on select outlets at a later date.