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Alternative Titles

Japanese: スペース☆ダンディ


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 27, 2014
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Ranked: #8722
Popularity: #646
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Space☆Dandy
Other: Viva Namida
Sequel: Space☆Dandy 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Suwabe, Junichi
Suwabe, Junichi
Sinclair, Ian
Sinclair, Ian
Viktorin, Alison
Viktorin, Alison
Satake, Uki
Satake, Uki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Mcdonald, Joel
Mcdonald, Joel
Elliott, R. Bruce
Elliott, R. Bruce
Yajima, Masaaki
Yajima, Masaaki


Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Natsume, Shingo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamamoto, Sayo
Episode Director, Storyboard
Mihara, Michio
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation

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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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Mar 27, 2014
Space Dandy has been described as a sort of testing ground for directors - a large number of different directors, most of whom are accomplished, have been called in to create their own episodes utilizing the flexible setting of the show, resulting in Space Dandy being the most creative show I have seen at its peaks. Unfourtunately, in every experiment there is bound to be a few failures, and this is undoubtedly not a very consistent series.

Being a very experimental anime, each episode (this is an episodic anime in case you weren't clear) is unique and quirky, but each and every one of them have read more
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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 greed and are willing to go broke if it ensures smiles on faces. However both shows are more-or-less episodic thus the prior episode has little bearing on the next resulting in many short stories but this works well in both.

Definitely check out the other if you like one, the similarities are great but they tread fairly different terroritory in their theme, as whilst Gintama also has Sci-fi elements, the Historic late 19th century Japan themes are usually more prevelant whilst Space Dandy thus far has been purely Sci-Fi. Both however are mostly prominently a comedy.
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Both are a chop suey of various genres, where there are some episodes that you'll find interesting and some that you might want to skim.

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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