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First Episode:
Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta

Season 1 Episode 1 (30 min)

Premiere: 4/1/2012 12:00:00 AM

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Brothers Mutta and Hibito spotted a UFO as kids, which led to a promise. Mutta has forgotten about the promise, but Hibito hasn’t and decides to give him a little push.

Slice of Life, Drama, Comedy

Space Brothers

Season 1 | 99 Episodes

E1 | Little Brother Hibito and Big Brother Mutta

Brothers Mutta and Hibito spotted a UFO as kids, which led to a promise. Mutta has forgotten about the promise, but Hibito hasn’t and decides to give him a little push.

E2 | My Shining Star

Aiming for the goal from his youth, Mutta has managed to be accepted for the New Astronaut Selection Exam, but feels uneasy about his second interview performance.

E3 | The Man with the Advantage and the Running Female Doctor

As more applicants are weeded out, Mutta realizes that people believe his brother's influence is what has allowed him to get so far. Serika seems to take an interest in him.

E4 | Next to Hibito

As the second round of examinations are coming to a close, Mutta's worries begin to grow. Kenji manages to get Serika's e-mail, in the hopes of cheering his friend up.

E5 | Days of Missing

Hibito invites his brother to visit him at NASA in Houston. It isn't exactly what Mutta was expecting, as Hibito expresses disappointment in his lack of competitiveness.

E6 | Et Cetera in My Head

During Mutta's visit with Hibito JAXA learns of the head butting incident that got him fired from his previous job. Could this mean the end of his journey to Mars?

E7 | Dear Hibito

Hibito notices the change in Mutta's behavior and suspects something isn't right. Meanwhile, Hoshika struggles to convince another JAXA judge to change his mind about Mutta.

E8 | Smoky Heaven

After apprehending a fire extinguisher-wielding robber, Mutta becomes a hero! To add to the good news, his parents inform him that he's passed the second examinations.

E9 | Individual Resolve

On his flight returning to Japan, Mutta has an unsettling dream. But there's still something to celebrate, so he goes out with Serika and Kenji in honor of passing their exam.

E10 | Running Bus

Mutta starts questioning his astronaut motives. On the way to a secret facility, each applicant must fill out a survey about the others, while Kenji notices something strange.

E11 | Trapped Rivals

The final candidates are split up into three teams and sealed for two weeks to determine who would be ideal astronauts. Their first challenge is to figure out what time it is.

E12 | My Name is Serika Itou

The teams' second challenge is food supply management. As Serika deals with hunger, she thinks back on the time she asked her father about the meaning of her name.

E13 | 3-D Ant

The exam continues with a variety of mental and physical tasks. The latest, is to write a letter opposing a journalist who is against government funding of space exploration.

E14 | Broken Glasses and the Sole of the Foot

As Naoto recalls how his focus on work kept him from his daughter, his glasses break when they are accidentally stepped on, and he is determined to not let it hinder him.

E15 | Let’s Talk About Space

Team B is put on edge when an alarm goes off in the middle of the night. Meanwhile, Team A realizes their clock has been smashed. Despite this, they are given a new task.

E16 | Alarm but No Clock

With the puzzle challenge complete, Team B continues to be plagued by the controlled alarm. Soon, Team A faces a food shortage and an alarm issue of their own.

E17 | The Culprit Is in the Room

Mutta figures out who was behind the alarm troubles and why. Later, Serika confesses to Mutta regarding her own involvement elsewhere within their troublesome times.

E18 | Roo-Ra! Kenji!

Mutta is given his own green card, prompting him to be rather annoying. Team B continues facing issues and Kenji is put under pressure to withdraw from the selections.

E19 | The Day Before Goodbye

Mutta reveals they don't have any food left for tomorrow but manages to gather ingredients to make udon. Meanwhile, they must choose two people to become astronauts.

E20 | The Worst Possible Punishment

As the last day of the exam arrives, the teams are told to do what they want for the rest of the day. Team A struggles to decide on a method of choosing two astronauts.

E21 | A Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Sky

The third exam comes to an end and Team A is met with applause. It is discussed that those who weren't selected may still have a shot. Yasushi visits a much-admired professor.

E22 | Working on the Dream

The JAXA staff discusses which of the remaining candidates to select. It is then revealed that NASA will select one male to join the others. Mutta reflects on his bad luck.

E23 | Father, Son, and Mutta Clause

Mutta learns of his departure time from JAXA and of who was chosen alongside him, deciding to head to Houston ahead of schedule.

E24 | The Worst Possible Interviewer!

As Hibito trains to use a space vehicle, Mutta does some lawn mowing for Ozzy. Later, Mutta has dinner with Jennifer and Lowry, where he learns of the examiner for the finals.

E25 | Sonic Little Brother Training Big Brother

Mutta witnesses Hibito piloting a jet craft, reminding Mutta of how he came to support him. A week before the launch though, Hibito is moved into quarantine!

E26 | Painful Interview

After the interviews end, the candidates have a celebratory meal with the examiners. Unbeknownst to them, the interviews are a decoy intended to drop their guard.

E27 | ONE QUESTION

When Azuma asks a particularly severe question, Mutta gives an honest reply that is similar to how both Azuma and Hibito answered the same question.

E28 | Miracle of Doha

Hibito recalls how Mutta was bullied by those who didn't believe him about the UFO. In order to stop the bullying without resorting to violence, Hibito concocts a plan.

E29 | Night Before Launch

On the night before Hibito's launch, Mutta’s mother visits to expresses her concerns about it. Even though weather may delay the launch, Hibito is optimistic.

E30 | Dog, Old Man, and Alexander

While searching for Apo, Mutta meets a strange NASA employee who takes him to some abandoned training facilities where he gets a spectacular view of the launchpad.

E31 | Rocket Road

As Hibito and his crew finally make it into space, Mutta remembers when he and Hibito attended a broadcast that gave him the encouragement to become an astronaut.

E32 | A Private Place

As the candidates celebrate the launch, they’re told to head back to Japan until the results are announced. Mutta opts to stay in Houston until his brother lands on the moon.

E33 | Moon Rabbit

As the Orion approaches the moon for landing, Hibito receives a video from Mutta. The whole of Japan tunes in to watch the live broadcast of the moon landing.

E34 | Pug and Hug on a Moonlit Night

On the moon’s surface, Hibito notices something shiny. Meanwhile, Mutta arrives back in Japan, and becomes paranoid that he’s used up all his luck.

E35 | From the Little Corner of a Big Facility

As Kenji receives his call from JAXA, he thinks back to how his life used to be. In particular, he remembers how he met the one who told him about the astronaut program.

E36 | Dancing Astronaut

Serika visits her father's grave after hearing about her results and she recalls her childhood and her inspiration to become an astronaut.

E37 | Two Men in the Park

Hoshika decides to help reveal the exam results and, after calling Mizoguchi, he asks an increasingly anxious Mutta to meet him at a park to personally deliver his results.

E38 | Eleventh Email

Mutta heads straight to the conference and gets through it. Later, the gang gets together and Naoto joins them in celebration while Yasushi sends Mutta various texts.

E39 | Lunar Illusions

Mutta and the others begin their first day at JAXA, while, on the moon, Hibito and Damian struggle with the tricks the moon plays on perception.

E40 | Heaven and Hell

Unable to contact Houston, Hibito is separated from Damian. While searching for his partner, he makes a discovery - but it might be too late.

E41 | Eighty Minutes to Live

NASA discusses plans to aid the astronauts, but Hibito’s oxygen is dwindling fast. Mutta is certain he can help save them, but his advice may fall on deaf ears.

E42 | Hibito’s Choice

Hibito has the option to fire a flare and alert Houston of his position, or use it to help Damian. With ten minutes of oxygen remaining, he decides to take a walk.

E43 | Brian

Hibito finds the memento left by Brian, his mentor. While reminiscing about him, the oxygen in Hibito’s suit runs out.

E44 | Three Astronaut’s

While heading back to base, Freddy Saturn and Buddy Walters discuss what Brian taught them. When Mutta and Hibito finally see each other, Hibito gives him another promise.

E45 | Five Blue Rangers

A visit to Sharon pushes Mutta to fulfill a few promises. Then, as they receive their official jumpsuits, Mutta and the others are given some big news.

E46 | Number One Restless Guy

The astronaut trainees head to Houston! Mutta attracts some serious attention at the airport, while at NASA, their trainer is selected.

E47 | The First Promise

Mutta asks Murasaki about the training program, and later on a party is thrown for the trainees! However, according to one source, Mutta’s future may be uncertain.

E48 | Always Have a Pedometer in Your Heart

Training begins, and it doesn’t start out easy! The group’s first test is a nice walk through the desert as survival training.

E49 | Nitta the Leader

Mutta's team find their rations and set up camp for the night, only to be told that they are presently last in the rankings.

E50 | Nitta and Mutta

Nitta loses his phone, and he is expecting an important call, so he decides to go back and look for it. Mutta, as leader, chooses to go with him.

E51 | Living Stone

Mutta and Nitta discuss their relationships with their brothers as they head back to camp. Kazuya researches the astronauts and, perhaps, gains some perspective.

E52 | A Big Brother Should Always...

Mutta takes a stroll down memory lane and reminisces about how he was first admitted to the JAXA training program.

E53 | Stand on the Moon Together Alive

Mutta’s recollections of his training program admission continue, with his memories of the moon accident.

E54 | Do I Have Good Luck?

Continuing his deep introspection, Mutta recalls both his JAXA exams and Hibito’s launch to the moon.

E55 | Distant Goal

When Mutta develops a fever, his team must decide whether to push on for the final day of survival training or retire.

E56 | A Promise To Drink

The pressure mounts for Pico as the parachute he designed for Hibito’s return to Earth will soon be put to the test.

E57 | An Engineer’s Switch

Mutta’s team puts their design for a space rover to the test now, as Azuma embarks on a journey to the moon.

E58 | Earnest Failure

The mood turns rather somber as Mutta and Vince share their introspective insights with one another.

E59 | Promise Sign

Vince and Pico reminisce about their childhood friend, Rick, and the tragedy that took place between the three of them.

E60 | Sea Diver and Space Diver

The time of the launch looms near, forcing Mutta and his team to come up with… innovative solutions to some last-minute design flaws.

E61 | Those Who Wait for Hibito

Hibito and his two flight mates begin to travel back to Earth, as Mutta’s group reflects upon their time together.

E62 | Those Who Dream Far

Back on solid ground, Hibito, Damian, and Linda begin to acclimate to Earth’s gravity again as Mutta receives a grim premonition.

E63 | Young Excitement

The AsCans begin a rigorous, three week flight course while Sharon consults a university professor interested in her telescope proposal.

E64 | Piece of Cake

Fearing that she has inherited a lethal disease from her father, Serika undergoes a series of neurological tests.

E65 | Wheelchair Pilot

Mutta meets Deneil Young again, after another attempt at the exam, proving to be more successful than the last.

E66 | Two Notebooks

After a rocky -- and messy -- start in the cockpit of a T-38, Mutta buckles down and commits to flight training.

E67 | Deneil-ized

Hibito gets ready to meet with JAXA and Sharon in Japan as Mutta faces a challenge in the form of the T-38’s multi-faceted controls.

E68 | Two Keyboards

Sharon’s symptoms have begun to affect her talent for the piano. Meanwhile, Hibito struggles with balancing his obligations to the press and his personal life.

E69 | Next to Hibito

All of his hard work finally pays off as Mutta finishes his pilot training and is officially recognized as an astronaut.

E70 | Determination to Give Up

Mutta is offered a spot on an upcoming mission that could prove to be a huge opportunity, but lingering doubts complicate his choice.

E71 | Rehearsal

Mutta senses that something is off with Hibito, as the two are selected to be featured on a magazine cover.

E72 | Hibito's Disorder

Hibito’s panic disorder is affecting his everyday life, but he is adamant about keeping his condition secret from Mutta.

E73 | A Road on the Roadless Moon

Mutta submits a proposal, extensively outlining an idea to prevent vehicular collisions on the lunar surface.

E74 | Magic Trick

Mutta’s proposal is well received, though he still struggles to convince Mr. Butler that he’s ready to train for lunar missions.

E75 | My Hands

Having looked into Mr. Butler’s past, Mutta comes up with a plan to convince him to allow his training for lunar missions.

E76 | Olga

While Mutta persuades Chief Butler to let him begin lunar mission training, Hibito attempts to overcome his panic attacks in Russia.

E77 | An Astronaut’s Daughter

Hibito wrestles with his emotions while trying to conquer his panic disorder. Ivan Tolstoy, the Russian astronaut, shows Hibito some old videos that may provide inspiration.

E78 | Out of Time

With the inspiration provided by Ivan and his daughter, Olga, Hibito once more dives into treatment, and Ivan may have an uncommon method to get the ball rolling.

E79 | Olga, Hibito, and Gagarin

Hibito prepares to leave Russia as he is given the news that both NASA and JAXA have called him back to Houston to support the teams there.

E80 | Secret

As Mutta starts his NEEMO training in preparation for lunar missions, Hibito returns to Houston, Texas.

E81 | Worst Enemy

Mutta ventures underwater during his first NEEMO training and discovers that the sea can be just as deadly as space.

E82 | Space Family

In the ocean, Mutta is excited to be teamed up with Kenji, but this may turn out to be more of a curse than a blessing.

E83 | Kenji and I

Despite their nearly seamless teamwork, the knowledge that only one of them can make it onto the moon mission may cause both Mutta and Kenji’s performance to suffer.

E84 | Supandaman

Being forced to compete with each other for a spot on the moon landing team, Mutta and Kenji are both caught off guard. Can Andy’s counsel save Mutta from himself?

E85 | On the Moon

With the shock wearing off, Mutta and Kenji are beginning to calm down and work together to construct their Moonbase.

E86 | For Tomorrow

Hibito keeps up with his treatment in Houston. Meanwhile, Mutta continues to impress people within NASA and finishes his NEEMO training.

E87 | To the Place Where I Belong

Mutta is finished with NEEMO and waiting to hear who’ll be going to the moon. Hibito finishes his therapy and must now prove that he can venture into space once again.

E88 | Pretty Dog

With only a single test standing between Hibito and his reallowance into space, sound counsel comes from an interesting source.

E89 | Last Words

Kenji and Nitta are left to pick up the pieces and discover their own paths, after Mutta is chosen.

E90 | A Small Note and a Big Lucky Charm

Hibito prepares to begin the test that will let him know if he can get back to work, but a surprise from Chief Butler awaits him.

E91 | How to Help Hibito

While Hibito is undergoing the test that will determine his future, Chief Butler initiates his own test for him, but malfunctions may cause even more issues.

E92 | Lonely People

After Hibito’s test results are announced, Mutta gets himself pumped up to begin his backup training for the mission to the moon.

E93 | In the Corner of My Heart

Mutta perseveres through his desert training for his role in the upcoming lunar mission, while Sharon faces NASA with a new lunar telescope pitch.

E94 | Exciting Teamwork

Having been spoiled to teammates that enjoy working together, Mutta is taken aback as his assigned team seems unable to work as a unit.

E95 | Our Future

The team is assigned a leader, Eddie Jay, and he wastes no time whipping the team into shape with a run and getting them to open up to each other.

E96 | Astronaut and Father

As Christmas approaches, Mutta takes a break from his training while Nitta and Kenji are informed of their newest mission.

E97 | Won’t Go Away

For New Year’s, Mutta and Hibito are partying together in Houston! While Mutta is having a blast, Hibito seems a little less festive.

E98 | The Ultimate Astronaut

With his brother missing, Mutta finds it difficult to focus on his training, but Chief Butler has some supportive words for him.

E99 | Life Changes, Promises Don’t

The launch is just ahead and the two brothers don’t have much time to focus. With Mutta worried about Hibito, he makes a detrimental mistake.

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