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Anime Continuation Planned After Space Brothers Manga Ends: Author

The creator of the popular manga, Chūya Koyama, announced during his interview on the Odoru! Sanma Goten show that the animated version of his renowned Space Brothers (Uchū Kyōdai) will go on beyond the termination of the manga. He elucidated during the talk that the previous anime adaptation had reached the concurrent point of the manga.

In January of 2022, Koyama disclosed his intention to initiate the concluding sequence of the manga during that year. By December 2022, he confirmed that the manga was now in its final phase, with the endpoint imminent.

Apart from inspiring a television anime series aired from 2012 to 2014, the manga also stimulated a live-action film in 2012 with Shun Oguri and Masaki Okada in lead roles. The 29th volume of the manga came bundled with a special DVD edition of the Space Brothers #0 (Uchū Kyōdai #0) animated movie. Koyama created the foundational scripts for this “origin story” film .

Manga publication kick-started with Morning magazine in 2007, and Kodansha released the 43rd volume of the manga on September 22. The manga emerged as the winner in the General category of both the 56th Shogakukan Manga Awards and 35th Kodansha Manga Awards in 2011.

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