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The Best Anime Like Space Brothers  

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Sometimes your childhood dreams just don't come true; whether you've just lost interest or life got in the way, there are plenty of silent wishes we never really pull through with. When Mutta Nanba and his younger brother Hibito make a vow to become astronauts, such a longing goal is made. Now adults, Hibito looks as though he's going to be the first Japanese man to land on the moon, but Mutta has taken up your average job. However, fortune may have given Mutta the opportunity to achieve his childhood dream when he joins the selection process to become an astronaut. 

Second chances, beautiful dreams and the love of siblings are three key elements that make this series so endearing. That's why we've come up with a perfect list of recommendations for anime series like Space Brothers that will certainly put you in a good mood! A Place Further than the Universe is one such series where a group of girls decide to travel to Antarctica, each with their own reason for wanting to go. Your Lie in April is notorious for being a gorgeous story about falling in love with music all over again and healing from tragedy. While not all of these necessarily have to do with space, they all have to do with a dream and a goal that the characters wish to accomplish. If you're here for inspiration, you came to the right place.

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Chihayafuru is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new ...more
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Planetes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Planetes is a Japanese hard science fiction manga written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. It was adapted into a 26-episode anime television series by Sunrise, which was broadcast on NHK from ...more
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Bunny Drop is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Usagi Drop is a 2011 Japanese drama film based on the manga of the same name by Yumi Unita. The film is directed by Sabu, and the screenplay was done by both Sabu and scriptwriter Tamio Hayashi. ...more
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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Kingdom
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Moonlight Mile: 1st Season - L... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Moonlight Mile: 1st Season - Lift off
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Great Teacher Onizuka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Great Teacher Onizuka, officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese shōnen manga written and illustrated by Tohru Fujisawa. It was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from May 1997 ...more
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Hungry Heart: Wild Striker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
Hungry Heart: Wild Striker is a Japanese soccer manga and anime series, authored by Captain Tsubasa creator Yōichi Takahashi. The manga series was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen ...more
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Touch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Touch
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Moonlight Mile 2nd Season: Tou... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Moonlight Mile 2nd Season: Touch Down
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Descending Stories: Showa Genr... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Haruko Kumota and 2016 anime series. A man is released from prison and becomes the ...more
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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Your Lie in April, known in Japan as Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso or just simply Kimiuso, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa. Piano prodigy Kōsei Arima dominated ...more
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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. ...more
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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Hikaru no Go is a 2001 anime series based on the Japanese manga series written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.
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Cross Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Cross Game is a romantic comedy baseball manga series by Mitsuru Adachi that was serialized by Shogakukan in Weekly Shōnen Sunday between May 11, 2005 and February 17, 2010. It is collected in ...more
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Silver Spoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
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Terra Formars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Terra Formars is a 2011 Japanese manga series written by Yū Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana. Humans and giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength called ...more
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A Place Further than the Unive... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
A Place Further than the Universe (Crunchyroll, 2018) is an anime television series. Mari Tamaki is a second-year high school student who wants to make the most out of her youth but is usually ...more
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Twin Spica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Twin Spica
Twin Spica is a Japanese seinen manga series written and illustrated by Kou Yaginuma. The "realistic, slice-of-life science fiction series" tells the story of a group of Japanese high ...more
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Rocket Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Rocket Girls
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ARIA the ANIMATION is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
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Bakuman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
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Tiger & Bunny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Tiger & Bunny
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Welcome to the N.H.K. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Welcome to the N.H.K. is a Japanese novel written by Tatsuhiko Takimoto, with a cover illustration by Yoshitoshi ABe, and was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan on January 28, 2002. The novel ...more
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Arakawa under the Bridge is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers
Based on a seinen gag manga by Nakamura Hikaru serialised in Young GanGan. A young upper-class elite man, Ichinomiya "Riku" Kou, who has a policy of not ever wanting to be in debt to ...more
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Shirobako is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Space Brothers