Speaking of space, have you seen that movie The Martian (2015)?
When the movie was released in Japan, Chuya Koyama, the creator of Space Brothers, drew his own take of The Martian movie poster. It was displayed in theaters throughout Japan as a special collaboration.
Watch the video on Chuya Koyama’s YouTube page.
And behold! Here’s the finished product of Koyama’s Space Brothers-version The Martian movie poster side-by-side the original The Martian poster. “Mutta Damon” looks slightly more good-looking than usual!
Here’s Chuya Koyama on The Martian:
The Martian was a really amazing movie. I can honestly say so because it’s true. The equipment in space, the harsh environment of Mars, how you can survive there … all these details based on science seemed very realistic and made me feel like I was there too. The plot and the casting also made every scene very worthwhile. I was so excited throughout the movie and stunned by the end.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers for the sake of people who haven’t seen this movie yet, but it’s certainly a movie I want to talk about with people who have seen it. The next time anyone asks me, “What’s your favorite movie?” I’d like to answer, “The Martian.”
I also had a lot of fun working on the Space Brothers version of The Martian poster. I was looking at the face of Matt Damon when I was drawing this illustration, so Mutta is as good-looking as ever! [laughs] Thanks, Mr. Matt Damon. I am looking forward to seeing both of these posters in theaters.
About Chuya Koyama
Born in Kyoto, Japan in 1978. Debut short story, GGG, won Seizou Watase Award for 14th Annual Manga Open. Following year, his next piece Gekidan Jets won the Grand Prize for the same award. In 2006, he started his first manga series about ski jumping, Harujan, in Morning magazine. Then he also turned his debut piece, GGG, into a series in the same magazine. In 2007 he started his first weekly series, Space Brothers, which was adapted into an anime series and live-action movie in 2012.
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Space Brothers volumes 1 through 19 are available from Kodansha Comics.
… and you can read the latest chapter of Space Brothers at Crunchyroll Manga.