Ranked #811


Alternative Titles

English: Space Dandy
Japanese: スペース☆ダンディ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 27, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.811 (scored by 41,582 users)
Ranked: #8112
Popularity: #438
Members: 88,645
Favorites: 1,153
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Space Dandy is a dandy guy, in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it's first come, first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety of aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

(Source: Bandai Visual)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Satake, Uki
Satake, Uki
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana


Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Planning
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Natsume, Shingo
Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design
Yamamoto, Sayo
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(13/13)

# Episode Title Aired
1 Live with the Flow, Baby
Nagare Nagasarete Ikiru Jan yo (流れ流されて生きるじゃんよ)
Jan 5, 2014
2 The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby
Maboroshi no Uchuu Ramen wo Sagasu Jan yo (幻の宇宙ラーメンを探すじゃんよ)
Jan 12, 2014
3 Occasionally Even the Deceiver Is Deceived, Baby
Damashi Damasareru Koto mo Aru Jan yo (騙し騙される事もあるじゃんよ)
Jan 19, 2014
4 Sometimes You Can't Live with Dying, Baby
Shinde mo Shinikirenai Toki mo Aru Jan yo (死んでも死にきれない時もあるじゃんよ)
Jan 26, 2014
5 A Merry Companion Is a Wagon in Space, Baby
Tabi wa Michizure Uchuu wa Nasake Jan yo (旅は道連れ宇宙は情けじゃんよ)
Feb 2, 2014

Opening Theme

"Viva Namida (ビバナミダ)" by Yasuyuki Okamura

Ending Theme

"X Jigen e Youkoso (X次元へようこそ)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

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Nov 25, 2015
Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo anime is the Chief Director for Space Dandy so I thought I was in for a treat. I really tried to like Space Dandy but couldn't. The light over-hanging plot is that an alien hunter named Dandy, whose job is to discover new alien life forms across the galaxy and have them registered with the Space Alien Registration Center; the almost Cowboy Bebop vibe wasn't compelling enough to save the show. The characters have potential to be great but aren't. The only character that was almost likable was the cat alien Meow. The read more
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May 22, 2015
You don’t understand how badly I want to like Space Dandy. The fantastic visuals, Dandy as a character, some of the great ideas that go into the episodes…there’s so much going on that could make for great entertainment…

But instead, Space Dandy has one good episode and is mired by tons of flat humor, a whole load of boring to bad episodes, and overusing Boobies as a humor device.

1.) Great Animation and Soundtrack- Seriously, Space Dandy looks sexy as hell. From the retro character designs to the whacky aliens to the trippy worlds, Space Dandy is a great acid trip. Many episodes have a unique read more
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Mar 30, 2014
For all the uninspired rubbish that each season seems to be permeated by, Space Dandy represents a glimmer of hope. It may not have a great story or well-developed characters, and while the excessive fanservice can feel a bit immature, it is one of very few anime that dare to be different from the usual harem or action series. It also happens to be a whole load of fun... provided you don't mind seeing T&A every sixty seconds.

Space Dandy is perhaps most recognisable for being Shinichiro Watanabe's most recent project. There is a noticeable Cowboy Bebop influence here, but at the same time it read more
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Nov 11, 2015
In my opinion Space Dandy would be the love child/bastard of CowBoy Bebop and Nichijou, and frankly the out come isn't too bad. I mean it's probably a little stupid, and therefore hard to take seriously, but I think that's a good thing.

I think Space Dandy doesn't care what you think, even if you insult it's parents out right, the only thing it would do is comb it's hair back and then fly off into the sunset.

Story: Well the story follows a very simple track, it's about a rag tag group of hunters who hunt down rare creatures for money, and that's pretty read more
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Anime: Cowboy Bebop
Both protagonists that sound quite different are laid-back, bounty-hunters, walk around with their hands in their pockets, and the directing and screenplay are by the same guy. I prefer Cowboy Bebop though.

Both take place in space. Spike and Space Dandy also kind of look alike. 
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Both of these have similar character designs and overall atmosphere to them. They both know not to take themselves too seriously and manage to both be extremely entertaining. Basically it's Redline without cars and in SPACE. 
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From the very first episode, these two series are very similar. Both have cheeky, reckless protagonists that work as a space/bounty hunter. Both have basically the same setting— a distant future, in galaxy far, far away. Both also have lots of great comedy. 
reportRecommended by helensan
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They are both completely random, not requiring any concentration, with big explosions and over the top fights accompanied by an upbeat sound track. Space Dandy is a bit easier to understand but if you enjoyed one, you'll probably enjoy the other.  
reportRecommended by hydro728
Anime: Space Cobra
Two generally episodic, happy-go-lucky space adventure shows with bumbling action heroes. Cobra is a high-quality and relatively late example of the kind of bright, fantastical sci-fi populated by two-fisted men and attractive, underdressed women that Space Dandy parodies.

Both titles are also very nice to look at: although Cobra doesn't have Space Dandy's episode-to-episode variation and doesn't match the same peaks of animator expression, it's still a fine example of what good Japanese TV animation could do in the 80s, with some delightful body language, fluid action sequences, striking colour choices and distinctive direction from Osamu Dezaki. 
reportRecommended by Kolokotronis
Anime: Gintama
The main characters from each are very much alike; they are immature adults who can are ruled by their vices. They're both Sci-Fi shows and the aliens in both are typically humourous in appearance. The style of humour is relatively similar too, although whilst Space Dandy is more goofy (in a manner similar to Lupin), Gintama is more deadpan and revolving around anti-climaxes.

The stories are sort of similar too. They both feature a nearly broke team lead by the protagonist who in Gintama, do odd jobs and Space Dandy, hunting for rare aliens. They both have hearts that will overcome their overwise prominent  read more 
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