Sentai Filmworks brought out one of the best series of the past decade with the Space Brothers series. We saw it come through with DVD and Blu-ray editions for its almost 100-episode run and film, but they never managed to bring out a trailer for it on their channel. They’ve now fixed that and brought that to bear while noting that the series is still in print and streaming through HIDIVE.
Check out our review of the film.
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.
Plot Concept: 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.