Ranked #802

Space☆Dandy

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 44,759 users)
Ranked: #8022
Popularity: #430
Members: 95,737
Favorites: 1,365
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Synopsis

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

Dandy
Dandy
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Meow
Meow
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
QT
QT
Main
Satake, Uki
Japanese
Satake, Uki
Adélie
Adélie
Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Planning
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Natsume, Shingo
Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation
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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Veronin
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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ratchet573
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.

Pros
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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TRSyntax
Feb 23, 2014
so if you liked cowboy bebop and outlaw star and where thinking here is another good space bounty hunter / outlaw series. you are sooo mistaken. i at least expected this to be somewhat funny but the humor in this morning crap stench is not even mediocre when compared to all the other sorts of turd humor i've ever seen in mangas / animes.

story:
the story is pathetic. there is no goal in the series at all as of now. there is one simple plot about a gorilla thats trying to catch up with dandy in each episode for reasons i don't know. and that seems read more
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DirtyDan
Mar 30, 2014
I remember when I reached the end of the 3rd episode of Space Dandy. I was fairly pleased with the show. It was the kind of enjoyable humor that you can sit back, watch and turn your brain off for a half hour as you watch the antics of Space Dandy and his brave space crew...in space.

Once I watched the 4th episode "Sometime you can't live with dying, baby" that I knew I was in for something different. A majority of the episode was about the crew after they became zombies and the story was progressed via narration. While it wasn't the same goofy humor read more
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-Both have a disfunctional space crew
-Both had Shinichirō Watanabe as director of the series. 
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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
Anime: Redline
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. 
reportRecommended by BleakBurst
Anime: FLCL
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: Heppoko Jikken Animation Excel♥Saga
In terms of variety, tone, and irreverent comedy, Space Dandy feels kind of like an updated, much more polished version of Excel Saga. The most obvious difference is that Space Dandy has much nicer animation,and has some more serious episodes, but otherwise they are practically siblings. If you found one funny you will probably like the other, too. 
reportRecommended by NavyCherub

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