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'Space☆Dandy' to Simulcast in North America and Asia

by tsubasalover
Oct 25, 2013 12:08 AM | 62 Comments
It has been announced that the upcoming TV anime "Space☆Dandy", Bones' 15th anniversary project, will be simulcasted in North America via Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block and in Asia (excluding Japan and South Korea) via Animax Asia.

Funimation will release and simulcast the English dubbed version in North America. This will be the first time Adult Swim broadcasts an anime series simultaneously with Japanese networks.

Odex, a Singaporean company, has secured the license for broadcast on Animax Asia. Australian distributor Madman is preparing the series for release in Oceania. Licensing for South Korea and Europe is still being arranged.

Sources: Official blog, Anime! Anime!

Previous related thread: New Original TV Anime 'Space☆Dandy' by Watanabe Shinichiro and BONES Due in Jan 2014

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Battlechili1 said:
DateYutaka said:



Most non franchise bandai stuff gets bady ratings in Japan too Bebop for example got god aefull tv ratings in Japan so bad in fact Bandai at to pay the Japanese tv Channel tp finsh its run

its the only anime they done in Japan that overall made a loss for sunrise cuase the lack of merchendising and lack and anylarge multimidia cross over

compare is you will the Money bebop lost to what there other Franchses made that year bebeopwas faliure in Japan

But this isn't Cowboy Bebop.
Also isn't that a good reason to try and push it on the US and other countries rather than air it in Japan first considering it may not be very successful in Japan?


why even with its good us sales bebeop did brake even was cause the fact that Home Midia princing srtcture is so differant in the us

Space Dandy will suffer the same fate for the same reason going after the us market will naver maker an anime surcssful cuase

less money from adverisers [ even in prime time i guess]
Pricing stetuer is so differeant with the exchange rate and all bandai will make i huge loss on eacth DVD unit sold

say in japam thwy would make 50-200 usd per unit sold but thay make pittnace in the us

Fyi Bandai visual does not have a us branch any more unless they disrure Dvd of this Via there Game Div

so unless they charge prices that are closer the Japanese rates on Home Midia this will make no money what so ever

Oct 29, 2013 5:42 AM by DateYutaka

DateYutaka said:



Most non franchise bandai stuff gets bady ratings in Japan too Bebop for example got god aefull tv ratings in Japan so bad in fact Bandai at to pay the Japanese tv Channel tp finsh its run

its the only anime they done in Japan that overall made a loss for sunrise cuase the lack of merchendising and lack and anylarge multimidia cross over

compare is you will the Money bebop lost to what there other Franchses made that year bebeopwas faliure in Japan

But this isn't Cowboy Bebop.
Also isn't that a good reason to try and push it on the US and other countries rather than air it in Japan first considering it may not be very successful in Japan?

Oct 28, 2013 6:21 PM by Battlechili1

Battlechili1 said:
DateYutaka said:
how much money do you think this will make

do oyu predict next year it will make more money than any of Bandai other big names
that make tonnes of money

no

between paying for the time slot and primering at a slot that wil not get high ratings with make a loss for bandai

They actually added an extra half hour to the anime block and are airing it the earliest they can. Which where I am means 10:30PM. Trust me. People will still be up and it'll still get good ratings. And don't forget, Adult Swim likely had to pay good money to Bandai to make this happen. And its also still going to air in Japan, so its still going to get ratings there too. It'll be fine.



Most non franchise bandai stuff gets bady ratings in Japan too Bebop for example got god aefull tv ratings in Japan so bad in fact Bandai at to pay the Japanese tv Channel tp finsh its run

its the only anime they done in Japan that overall made a loss for sunrise cuase the lack of merchendising and lack and anylarge multimidia cross over

compare is you will the Money bebop lost to what there other Franchses made that year bebeopwas faliure in Japan

Oct 28, 2013 5:04 PM by DateYutaka

DateYutaka said:
how much money do you think this will make

do oyu predict next year it will make more money than any of Bandai other big names
that make tonnes of money

no

between paying for the time slot and primering at a slot that wil not get high ratings with make a loss for bandai

They actually added an extra half hour to the anime block and are airing it the earliest they can. Which where I am means 10:30PM. Trust me. People will still be up and it'll still get good ratings. And don't forget, Adult Swim likely had to pay good money to Bandai to make this happen. And its also still going to air in Japan, so its still going to get ratings there too. It'll be fine.

Oct 27, 2013 9:58 PM by Battlechili1

Its amazing to think of how much the world has changed.

Oct 27, 2013 9:33 PM by Kaizoku_Mugiwara

Tengai said:
Well that is pretty sweet :D

I will be waiting for Space☆Dandy and see how it goes :3

It looks fabulous!!!!


Yep! I agree :D It looks fabulous! :D

Oct 27, 2013 7:49 AM by Seigen

Cool, I guess.

Oct 27, 2013 2:36 AM by MellowJello

how much money do you think this will make

do oyu predict next year it will make more money than any of Bandai other big names
that make tonnes of money

no

between paying for the time slot and primering at a slot that wil not get high ratings with make a loss for bandai

Oct 26, 2013 2:47 PM by DateYutaka

Ah, the taste of my own salty tears. This is great news for us Toonami fans.

Oct 26, 2013 2:13 PM by soulless4now

HungLikeaZombie said:
Stark700 said:
Cool, now I'm getting pretty hyped about this next year. It could be the next big thing.


ehhhh NO...

It really does look like the next big thing dude. The music, the artwork, the character design...It looks lovely. And the people working behind it are big name people.

Oct 26, 2013 12:08 AM by Battlechili1

Sourire said:
Space Dandy AOTY 2K14
nope.avi

Oct 25, 2013 10:02 PM by HungLikeaZombie

Stark700 said:
Cool, now I'm getting pretty hyped about this next year. It could be the next big thing.


ehhhh NO...

Oct 25, 2013 9:59 PM by HungLikeaZombie

Wow this is interesting news. Can't wait to watch the premiere.

Oct 25, 2013 8:46 PM by babymilo91

j0x said:
i wonder who will be the anime of the year for 2014 is it Space Dandy or Sailormoon remake


You're forgetting about Fate/Stay Night.

Oct 25, 2013 8:32 PM by elbaldo

DJIzzyIzzyHitler said:
Sanguis said:
Wow, this sure is different. I'm even more pumped up for this show. But it's being directed by Watanabe Shinichiro and it's supposed to be a comedy, he's not really much of a comedy director is he?
He is very much so a comedy director, cowboy bebop and samurai champloo had tones of completly comedic episodes and there are cases where some of the filler comedy eps were some of the best eps in the seires, such as the ep of cowboy bebop where old moldy food became sentient or samurai champloo's episode about the drugs

He makes some really funny stuff


he no Nabe-shin now is he

Oct 25, 2013 6:50 PM by DateYutaka

Sanguis said:
Wow, this sure is different. I'm even more pumped up for this show. But it's being directed by Watanabe Shinichiro and it's supposed to be a comedy, he's not really much of a comedy director is he?
He is very much so a comedy director, cowboy bebop and samurai champloo had tones of completly comedic episodes and there are cases where some of the filler comedy eps were some of the best eps in the seires, such as the ep of cowboy bebop where old moldy food became sentient or samurai champloo's episode about the drugs

He makes some really funny stuff

Oct 25, 2013 6:48 PM by JizzyHitler

Wow, this sure is different. I'm even more pumped up for this show. But it's being directed by Watanabe Shinichiro and it's supposed to be a comedy, he's not really much of a comedy director is he?

Oct 25, 2013 4:29 PM by Sanguis

Sucks that I don't have Cartoon Network ;.;.

Oct 25, 2013 2:31 PM by VanishingKira

According to ANN and Funimation's website, not only is it going to be simulcasted, but it will be simulcasted DUBBED! In fact, it's apparently even airing before it airs in Japan.

I have never heard of something like this happening before. This kind of coordination and cooperation with the west is just amazing, and I really appreciate the effort Bones and Funimation are putting forth with this.

I will definitely be watching the show when it airs. Not just because I'm excited for the show, but I want to show my support for this kind of action and business model in the future.

Oct 25, 2013 1:44 PM by Frediloc

Awesome! Let's hope Steve Blum is Space Dandy xD

Oct 25, 2013 1:09 PM by who_dat_ninja

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