Movies and TV shows like Space Brothers

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Space Brothers (2012)
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Space Brothers (2012)
Original name: 宇宙兄弟
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: When they were young, the brothers Mutta and Hibito promised each other they would become astronauts. Now, in 2025, Hibito has followed his dream to become the first Japanese on the moon, but Mutta has just been fired from his job. His brother reminds him of their childhood promise, and Mutta decides once again to aim for space.
Style: humorous, tense, touching, futuristic, scenic
Plot: outer space, space and aliens, astronaut, space program, unemployment, determination, brother brother relationship, unfulfillment, cosmonaut, space travel, spacecraft, career, follow your dream, teamwork, direction and purpose, second chance, mission, lifestyle, aspiration, travel, spacewalk, moon landing, character study, bittersweet, nasa

Most similar movies to Space Brothers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, captivating, feel good and light films and TV series with plots about friendship, escapades, space and aliens, slice of life, youth, high school life and imaginary mostly in Animation, Comedy and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Space Brothers: Planetes (2003), Bodacious Space Pirates (2012), Heaven's Design Team (2021), Space Dandy (2014), Mr. Osomatsu (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Planetes (2003)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: In the year 2075, mankind has reached a point where journeying between Earth, the moon and the space stations is part of daily life. However, the progression of technology in space has also resulted in the problem of the space debris, which can ...
Style: futuristic, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: outer space, space travel, space and aliens, astronaut, spacewalk, escapades, danger, workplace situations, space station, fear, boss and employee, spacecraft ...
Time: future, 21st century
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95%
Bodacious Space Pirates (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Miniskirt Space Pirates is a Japanese light novel series written by Yūichi Sasamoto and published by Asahi Shimbun Shuppan since October 2008. An anime television series adaptation produced by Satelight, under the title Bodacious Space Pirates ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: adventure, space travel, pirate, escapades, danger, youth, spacecraft, life turned upside down, space wars, outer space, fish out of water, social relations ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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74%
Heaven's Design Team (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: I made the light, the water, and the earth below. Now it's time to make the life that dwells upon it. Actually... that sounds like a giant headache, so I'll contract it out! Heaven's Design Team is an agency that creates made-to-order ...
Style: sincere, entertaining, captivating, humorous, feel good ...
Plot: animals, supernatural, god, creature, wild animal, friends, friendship, supernatural power, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, mission, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
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Space Dandy (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on ...
Style: not serious, humorous, futuristic, entertaining, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, alien, adventure, outer space, human in outer space, escapades, imaginary, heroes, encounter, space opera, reward, adventurer ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Mr. Osomatsu (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of young Osomatsu Matsuno and his five sextuplet brothers.
Style: funny, humorous, captivating, feel good, light ...
Plot: eccentric family, brother brother relationship, love triangle, family, relationships, love story, brothers, mischievous children, lifestyle, love interest, absurd humor, kids and family ...
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Kanamemo (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The story centers on Kana Nakamichi, a middle-school girl who had already lost her parents and just recently lost her only remaining relative, her grandmother. As a result, she ends up living and working at a newspaper delivery office. Everyone else ...
Style: captivating, humorous, feel good, sincere, entertaining ...
Plot: high school life, schoolgirl, japanese girl, friendship between girls, humour, life, teenage girl, lifestyle, girl, school, death of grandmother, friendship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Encouragement of Climb (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 3 min.
TV show
Story: Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they've decided to ...
Style: seinen, educational, captivating, light, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, environmentalism, mountain climbing, teamwork, high school, school life, high school life, adventure, sport, coming of age, climbing, family ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Bungo Stray Dogs Wan! (2021)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The peaceful days of the very popular work Bungou Stray Dogs are here. The characters of the Armed Detective Agency and the Mafia are in miniature form?! Due to Atsushi and co. becoming cute, this is a different experience to the original work—a ...
Style: captivating, unusual plot structure, tense, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: supernatural, slice of life, supernatural power, peril, uncover truth, paranormal, escapades, partners against crime, rescue, good versus evil, obsessive quest, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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48%
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Genshiken (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Sasahara Kanji is a college freshman who decides to join a student society to share his hidden thoughts on manga, anime and gaming. As he participates in club activities such as visiting dojin shops and anime festivals he opens his mind and resolves ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: student life, first love, social misfits, loser, everyday life, college life, fall in love, friendship, youth, anti conformity, lifestyle, fan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
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47%
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Clang Invasion (2007)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil, Singapore, Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Three alien robots, Rivet, Widget and Socket, accidentally crashed their spaceship on a backyard tree in Earth. Human twins Robin and Daisy Harrison, and their pet dog Sam went to investigate the crash, where they encounter the robots. Not capable ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating, 2d animation
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: space travel, fish out of water, adventure, disorder, youth, escapades, imaginary, benign alien, family relations, androids and robots, alien encounter, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Himouto! Umaru-chan (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, ...
Style: funny, light, humorous, comic, sweet ...
Plot: slice of life, double life, laziness, sister, brother sister relationship, school, high school, female friendship, hamster, japanese schoolgirl, pop culture, big brother ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Baby Blues (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Baby Blues is an animated television series based on the Baby Blues comic strip. The first eight episodes of Baby Blues originally aired in the United States on The WB from July 28, 2000 until August 24, 2000, before the series cancellation. Five ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: family relations, baby, parents and children, couples, relationship vs career, parenthood, husband wife relationship, neighbor, couple relations, social relations, workplace situations, workplace ...
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43%
Is the Order a Rabbit? (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kokoa Hoto is a positive and energetic girl who becomes friends with anyone in just three seconds. After moving in with the Kafuu family in order to attend high school away from home, she immediately befriends the shy and precocious granddaughter of ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, light, humorous
Plot: working life, everyday life, friendship, colleague colleague relationship, love, friendship between men, friendship between boys, love and romance, coworker relationship, colleague, boy girl friendship, workplace situations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by ...
Style: serious, exciting, bleak, stylized, futuristic ...
Plot: space travel, outer space, train, train ride, train travel, young heroes, imaginary, rivalry, adventure, space and aliens, androids and robots, danger ...
Time: future
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Barakamon (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After punching a famous curator in the face for criticizing his work as "textbook and lifeless," Handa Seishuu is sent to Gotō Island to calm his nerves and find new inspiration for his calligraphy. Growing up in the city all his life, ...
Style: light, touching, humorous, inspirational, sweet ...
Plot: slice of life, everyday life, village life, painter, intergenerational friendship, re-education, social relations, neighbor neighbor relationship, stranded on an island, friendship, remote village, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Futurama (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of a late-20th-century New York City pizza delivery boy, Philip J. Fry, who, after being unwittingly cryogenically frozen for one thousand years, finds employment at Planet Express, an interplanetary delivery company in the ...
Style: futuristic, cynical, parody, surreal, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, mad scientist, goofy hero, scientist, social satire, robot, alien, escapades, benign alien, space and aliens, adult humor, androids and robots ...
Time: future, 90s, year 1999, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Handa-kun (2016)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Set six years prior to the events of Barakamon, detailing the life of Seishuu Handa as a high school student—and a very interesting life it is. In Handa-kun, Seishuu Handa is admired by his peers as a calligraphy genius and given the utmost ...
Style: sweet, light, inspirational, humorous
Plot: school, slice of life, art, school life, stereotypes, calligraphy, high school life, friendship, grownups, intergenerational friendship, genius, painter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nichijou: My Ordinary Life (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follow the adventures of three ordinary girls as they make life’s awkward moments a thousand times worse. Along with a colorful bunch of classmates, they learn their most important lessons the hard way. Meanwhile down the street, a pocket-sized ...
Style: 2d animation, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: high school life, school life, absurd humor, androids, robot, friendship, school, female protagonist, unrequited love, teenage life, relationships, girlfriend ...
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37%
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Prison School (2015)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: There was a time when the Hachimitsu Private Academy was a revered and elite all-girls' boarding school on the outskirts of Tokyo but a recent policy revision is allowing boys into the student body. On his first day, Kiyoshi Fujino discovers ...
Style: ecchi, entertaining, sexy, absurd, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female nudity, teenage protagonist, punishment, masochism, gross out humor, teamwork, prison escape, prison, school, secret love, escapades, abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Cromartie High School (2003)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 12 min.
TV show
Story: Folks, meet Takashi Kamiyama. Enrolled at Cromartie High, where everybody is a delinquent, Kamiyama is apparently the only non-delinquent in the school. Logically, therefore, he must be the toughest in his class—by the rather twisted logic that ...
Style: not serious, surreal, humorous, offbeat, parody
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, high school, delinquent, criminal, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, buddies, adolescence vs adulthood, rivalry, satire, parallel world ...
Place: japan
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36%
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (1993)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is an anime series based on The Most Irresponsible Man in Space light novel series by Hitoshi Yoshioka. It was produced by some of Japan's larger studios, including Big West, Tatsunoko Production, King Records ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: space wars, outer space, spacecraft, military, space and aliens, misfit, adventure, heroes, inadvertently, alien encounter, fish out of water, military life ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Spaceballs: The Animated Series (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
TV show
Story: Spaceballs: The Animated Series, also known as Spaceballs: The Series, is an animated television series that premiered in 2008 on G4 and Canada's Super Channel, and is loosely based on the parody science fiction film Spaceballs. Similarly to ...
Style: parody, not serious, feel good, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space wars, outer space, adventure, space and aliens, heroes, androids and robots, goofy hero, imaginary, master villain, danger, disorder, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hetalia (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 5 min.
TV show
Story: An anime in which personified countries show history in a humorous fashion.
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, clever ...
Plot: allies, state affairs, culture clash, society, international relations, political satire, friendship, world war one, loser, politics, nazism, german ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Polar Bear Cafe (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Pushed by his mother to stop lazing around the house, a Panda searches for a part-time job but has troubling finding one to accommodate his laziness. He soon stumbles upon the Shirokuma Cafe, run by a Polar Bear who is holding interviews for a ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, light, captivating, funny ...
Plot: cafe, polar bear, panda, animals, anthropomorphic bear, bear, anthropomorphic animal, humour, anthropomorphism, animal life, bear cub, penguins ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Ninja Nonsense (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shinobu is a naive ninja-in-training. In order to test her ninja abilites, she must steal the panties of all the high school girls. The first house she stops at is the abode of one Kaede Shiranui, who happens to catch Shinobu in the act. Kaeda is ...
Style: humorous, not serious, exciting, tense, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, adventure, superhuman powers, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, disorder, goofy hero, heroes, escapades, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Newbie and the Disasternauts (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Brazil
TV show
Style: not serious, humorous, parody, 2d animation, feel good ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: moon, silly humor, escapades, family, imaginary, getting home, space and aliens, young heroes, shipwreck, children, human in outer space, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Azumanga Daioh (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Azumanga Daioh is a Japanese comedy manga by Kiyohiko Azuma. It was serialized by MediaWorks in the shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh from 1999 to 2002 and collected in four bound volumes. In May 2009, in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, suspense, biting
Audience: pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, teachers and students, teenage life, youth, shyness, precocious child, birthday, coming of age, child prodigy, slice of life, loud ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Smile Down the Runway (2020)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Chiyuki Fujito was going to be a professional runway model until she stopped growing. Poor Ikuto Tsumura is not even sure if he wants to be a fashion designer because of his family responsibilities. Faced with overwhelming adversity, they need to ...
Style: shoujo, touching, emotional, sincere, captivating
Plot: rising to stardom, ambition, human spirit, society, reluctant partners, idealism, physical appearance, hopes, unlikely partners, supermodel, romancing partners, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Waiting in the Summer (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kaito Kirishima is testing out his new camera, when something comes crashing from the sky, injuring him. The next morning he wakes up fine though, believing it was a dream, however during the day he experiences flashes from what happened and also ...
Style: humorous, stylized, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, romance, social relations, high school, high school life, young lovers, teenage love, space and aliens, teenage life, youth, benign alien, true love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Girlfriend is Shobitch (2017)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Haruka Shinozaki has been interested in the class representative, Akiho Kousaka, since his first year in high school. She is attractive, good at sports, and is an all-around model student. Since they are in the same class this year, Shinozaki ...
Style: ecchi, sex comedy, humorous, light, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: harem, romance, high school, model, school, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship between teens, teenage girl, teenage life, boy girl friendship, romantic friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%