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Space☆Dandy

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
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.791 (scored by 34119 users)
Ranked: #8452
Popularity: #439
Members: 72,836
Favorites: 777
1 indicates a weighted score
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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)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Jan 5, 2014 to Mar 27, 2014
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Dandy
Dandy
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Suwabe, Junichi
Sinclair, Ian
English
Sinclair, Ian
...
QT
QT
Main
Viktorin, Alison
English
Viktorin, Alison
Bloc, Fanny
French
Bloc, Fanny
...
Meow
Meow
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Mcdonald, Joel
English
Mcdonald, Joel
...
Narrator
Supporting
Elliott, R. Bruce
English
Elliott, R. Bruce
Yajima, Masaaki
Japanese
Yajima, Masaaki

Staff

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



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Apr 18, 2014
proxyunited
There really are a variety of anime around aren't there. This anime was probably the highlight of the winter season compared to Kill La Kill which lost its overall promise easily. Standard hype strategy of start with a bang, end with a dissapointment. But space dandy is different. As much as I despise the Gintama-esque animes such a dandy, I enjoyed Dandy thoroughly as it was the best of the winter 2013-14 season.

Story 5/10
This anime is very experimental and reminded me of the tatami galaxy because every episode seemed like a different 'world line' of the Space Dandy galaxy. Every episode is different and read more
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Mar 30, 2014
DirtyDan
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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Mar 30, 2014
Veronin
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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Jul 4, 2014
Bear1211
Stylistically sound and surprisingly fresh, "Space Dandy" is by no means a masterpiece, but then again I don't think it tried to be. Watanabe, Shinichiro is a man with a solid vision for his works, and you can tell. From "Cowboy Bebop" to "Samurai Champloo" Watanabe has forged a very recognizable rhythm that each of his tales match too. Whether it be jazz or Hip Hop, Watanabe has an unmatched "swagger" no matter what direction he takes. So if I were to try to describe what path "Space Dandy" took, well, lets just say it was groovy. Oh baby was it groovy.

Story: 7/10

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Recommendations

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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