Space Brothers Episode 1-75 Directed by Ayumu Watanabe, Produced by A-1 Pictures
As a child, Mutta had a dream of becoming an astronaut; as time passed, however, his dream faded. Not for this brother Hibito though who is training to go to space. Now much older, and fired from his job for head-butting his boss, Mutta bets everything on his childhood dream.
Based on a comic currently being serialized in Morning magazine (a men’s comic anthology in Japan), Space Brothers follows the haplessly endearing Mutta. It is rare enough at present seeing a series featuring grown-ups this series also delivers a more mature air about it. The writing is spectacular and the series goes to great pains to make each character not only sympathetic but believable.
That having been said, the series has an incredibly slow pace which may not be to everyone’s liking. However, it more than compensates for this with its ability to make such endearing characters. As time progresses one learns and grows as the protagonist does. This is easily one of the most widely accessible anime in recent memory.