A number of us in Saizen are pretty big fans of Space Brothers, so when we caught wind of a DVD special that had somehow slipped through unsubbed, we jumped at the chance to sub it. This special is an anime-original storyline, focussing on when brothers Mutta and Hibito were young and trekking up a hill every night to get photo evidence of the UFO they saw up there one time. On one such night, they meet a girl around their age called Hikari and together, the three of them spend the summer up on that hilltop, cultivating their combined love for space. There’s some pretty neat trivia in this episode too, so you can learn as you’re being entertained. Space Brothers sure has it all, doesn’t it?
As you’ll guess when you watch the video, this special was originally shown in planetariums around Japan, which must have been an amazing sight, watching everything unfold above your head – but because of this, the port to DVD format has a somewhat unique look to it. So don’t all come rushing to us with complaints about some of the strange angles used in this special :p
Anyway, enjoy. Yay~!
P.S. An extra special thanks to Skr, our man in Japan, for getting his hands on this for us.
[Saizen] Space Brothers Planetarium Special – A Flash of Light [DVD][EDEA0526].mkv