Space Dandy

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Japanese: スペース☆ダンディ
English: Space Dandy
German: Space Dandy
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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: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.881 (scored by 150728150,728 users)
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Ranked: #7832
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Popularity: #655
Members: 350,148
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Dandy is a groovy, pompadour-wearing man who explores the stars in search of strange aliens for money, desiring to visit his favorite place: BooBies, the best diner in all the cosmos. Traversing the galaxies in his trusty ship, the Aloha Oe, Dandy is accompanied by his two equally unique friends: QT, the vacuum cleaner robot, and Meow, an alien with a cat-like appearance.

Although exciting, Dandy's job is never simple, and each new day promises a completely different, thrilling adventure. Together, Dandy and his crew get dragged into perilous journeys, misadventures in romance, and out of this world scenarios—all whilst steering clear of the evil scientist, Dr. Gel of the Gogol Empire.

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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.

The series was licensed in North America by Funimation. Due to licensing issues, their initial simulcast used the instrumental track Cosmic Adventure by jazz band Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro as the opening song. Viva Namida was used from the 8th episode onwards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Suwabe, Junichi


Yoshino, Hiroyuki


Satake, Uki


Hanazawa, Kana




Kuwashima, Houko

Dr. Gel

Ishizuka, Unshou


Yajima, Masaaki


Hatakeyama, Kousuke


Kaji, Yuuki


Cook, Justin
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Planning
Ozaki, Ryouta
Assistant Producer
Watanabe, Shinichirou
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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Youtube Music
"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


Nov 17, 2023
Space dandy is one misunderstood anime.

Do not expect the next cowboy bebop but rather a thematically inverted version of it.
Every episode was created as if Shinichirō Watanabe gave 3 buckets of lego with identical pieces, themes & characters to some of the most talented directors in the industry just to see what they could build.
The series is like walking through the showroom containing said lego creations to see what stories & themes the directors came up with.
The show might not be well rememberd but what it tried to achive as a directorial experiment should not be forgotten.

It's dumb, it's smart, it's funny, it's sad, it's ...
Dec 29, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Ok so first of all id like to say that this is for all of Space Dandy, not just season 1. So basically how I feel about this show is that it was alright I liked it. I thought a lot of the humor wasn't necessarily funny but it was entertaining like it did a good job of setting up a certain mood.
For the story I mean it's space dandy it's a comedy anime the story isn't really supposed to be good and it's really not. Given comedy, anime can have good stories and that would make me like this show more but yeah ...
Dec 1, 2022
Space Dandy has phenomenal animation and art with some decent sound effects but with its non continuity based nature it makes it incredibly difficult to care about what happens each episode. There is only one that comes to mind where I genuinely enjoyed watching it being Episode 5. This being the main protagonist Dandy capturing a young orphan alien girl under the pretense of delivering her to the alien registration center. As the episode progresses the two begin to become close leading to a very heartwarming and satisfying ending. Every single other episode failed miserably when it came to introducing an engaging story that made ...

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