Forget about the My Hero Academia manga ending within the next year, we have news about Space Brothers coming to a close!
In an announcement that hit the series’ official Twitter account this past Saturday, January 1st, the author of the series, Chūya Koyama, revealed that he plans to launch the final arc of the series this year. Now, before fans of the series (including myself) get their undies in a big twist over this, it’s worth noting that the author originally stated that the series was headed towards its final spurt back in 2017. So, there’s really no telling how long this final arc will last. We might only have a year left with this series or we may have five years.
— 宇宙兄弟【公式】🚀 (@uchu_kyodai) January 1, 2022
Having written about this series in exhaustive detail before on the J-List Blog (I still plan on finishing my review series in 2022), this news is still a shocker for me. Seeing as how the series just released its 40th volume on September 22nd, this is one of those series that I thought would just always be there for me whenever I needed a serious boost of energy and determination. To hear that Hibito and Mutta might launch their last missions soon is depressing to even think about.
Space Brothers is a very special series to me. Despite running for 99 episodes, the runtime goes down smoothly as you work your way through this hard sci-fi dramedy. It’s funny, charming, and sentimental all at the same time as you learn to love these characters in so many different ways. Even the heelish characters that you dislike at first all eventually give way to show their soft dere-dere sides.
With any luck, Space Brothers won’t be leaving us in the near, near future and we’ll all get to enjoy Mutta’s quest to get into outer space for a while longer.
Source: Anime News Network