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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
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: Sci-Fi, Space, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 66,601 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #453
Members: 149,375
Favorites: 2,425
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Synopsis

The universe is a mysterious and strange place, full of even stranger and more mysterious aliens. Dandy's job is to hunt down unclassified aliens and register them for a reward. It sounds easy enough, but something weird always seems to happen along the way, like chance meetings with zombies, mystical ramen chefs, and adorable orphans. Hunting down aliens may not be easy, but it's definitely never boring.

With the help of his sidekicks, the adorable robot vacuum QT and cat-like alien Meow, and his slightly-used ship the Aloha Oe, Dandy roams the galaxy searching for new alien species. What he usually finds, however, is adventure, danger, and romance, and no two journeys (or universes) are ever the same. This is Space☆Dandy, baby!

Background

Space☆Dandy reunites a number of lead production staff members from Cowboy Bebop, including producer Masahiko Minami and director Shinichiro Watanabe. Its production involved as many as 70 animation creators and 20 musical artists as collaborators, with Watanabe insisting that artists could only use pre-1984 musical styles. Although character designer Yoshiyuki Itou is credited as an animation director, his designs were not standardized across the series, allowing for individual animators to express their style.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Dandy
Main
Suwabe, Junichi
Japanese
Meow
Main
Yoshino, Hiroyuki
Japanese
QT
Main
Satake, Uki
Japanese
Adélie
Supporting
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Honey
Supporting
Yurin
Japanese
Scarlett
Supporting
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Narrator
Supporting
Yajima, Masaaki
Japanese
Dr. Gel
Supporting
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Prince
Supporting
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Meow's Father
Supporting
Yamaji, Kazuhiro
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




More reviewsReviews

Mar 30, 2014
Veronin (All reviews)
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
May 22, 2015
ratchet573 (All reviews)
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
Mar 27, 2014
theshinyone (All reviews)
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
Mar 30, 2014
DirtyDan (All reviews)
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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