Uchuu Kyoudai / Space Brothers
Released Year : 2012
No of Episodes : 41+ (Ongoing)
Genre : Comedy, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life
Plot : One evening two brothers see what appears to be a UFO in the sky. Whether or not that was the case becomes irrelevant, but it does spark an interest in space and the two brothers make a promise to go to space one day. Now, many years later, the younger brother Hibito is about to realize his dream, while the older brother Mutta just got fired from his job. After an aimless period in his life, his family helps re-ignite his fire and he becomes an applicant to the Japanese space agency in the hopes of making it up there some day.
Our Review : We are really impressed by this show so far. This realistic take on achieving your dreams and making the most out of every day gives us encouragement to achieve whatever you may want to, and not giving up when you're presented with obstacles and hindrances. Uchuu Kyoudai is an anime apart from others, as it is not really a slice-of-life anime, but at the same time, is as realistic and "down to the ground" as a somewhat sci-fi story could get. The series has such a classic feel to it and the realistic animation style works to focus one's attention on the plot rather than watching the cute lolis. It will air for about 45 episodes and I highly recommend it to anybody looking for something unique.