-Both feature bounty hunters
-Both have a disfunctional space crew
-Both had Shinichirō Watanabe as director of the series.
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.
Shinichiro Watanabe is known for playing the role of directing both these two series. For starters, they have a similar style involving a space adventure. The main male protagonist has a casual way of living his life along with his their similar personalities. Their professions are also both classified as bounty hunters.
There is humor, drama, and action present in both series. At the same time, we get to see different sides of the main protagonist throughout both series as they embark on their adventures.
* Similiar plotlines
* the main-protagonists of the two series are both bounty-hunters
* the Art-styling in SpaceDandy is clearly Bepop-influenced in many ways.
* The animation-techniques used during action-sequences closely resemble one another
The main-protagonists look very much so alike.
Outer space. Moving around from planet to planet. In Cowboy Bebop, the leads are bounty hunters, catching criminals for their bounties. In Space Dandy, the leads are alien hunters, catching unregistered aliens to register them.
Although Bebop is slightly more serious, they're both space cowboys hunting bounties with a bit of humor to the mix.
Space Dandy is basically a less serious version of Cowboy Bebop.
Same space bounty hunter feel and advanced technology. Space dandy is a little more jokey and cowboy bebop is a little more serious
Both are about a guy with a crew flying throu the space. Both have some episodes that can be a little trippy. Space Dandy is more like a parody of Cowboy Bebop.
Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Space☆Dandy. Need I say more? It's almost certain that anything by Watanabe will be good. Space☆Dandy, so far, has been absolutely amazing. The visual aspect of it is AMAZING—the color, the detail, everything is just flawless. With the story yet to be unveiled (but still quite good so far), this is a good watch for anyone who has any sense of good anime.
Space Dandy is pretty much the spiritual successor to Cowboy Bebop, or at the very least, an ascended AU. If you watch one, you have to watch the other (preferably watching Cowboy Bebop first).
While Bebop is serious, occasionally breaking out into comedic scenes, Dandy is comedic, occasionally breaking out into serious scenes. Regardless, both share a style and flair that help them stand out from the often cliché-riddled sci-fi genre.
They are both about Space Hunters. Its both comedic. Space Dandy is about a man trying to feed himself by hunting new aliens that haven't been discovered yet. And Cowboy Bebop is about a man who hunts through space for bounty hunters, offenders that need to be aprehended.
Both could technically be considered to exist in the same universe. With Space Dandy taking place a lot later in the future. Both are the only shows to use Woolongs as space currency so that buffs up the argument.
Both revolve around bounty hunters that often manage to fail at their job with crews that suck at living together on their spaceship peacefully.
Both are very slow paced shows but still host a lot to offer.
Space Dandy is more comedic oriented while Cowboy Bebop takes on much darker tones.
If you have watched Cowboy Bebop and enjoyed it you will more than likely enjoy Space Dandy. Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop are very similar series with Space Dandy taking a lot of inspiration from Cowboy Bebop due to the fact that many people who worked on Cowboy Bebop had returned to help make this series.
Was the glorious space western that is Cowboy Bebop just a bit too dark and serious for you? Try out Space Dandy! Another brilliant work by Shinichirō Watanabe, it features the same awesome space-cowboy vibe that Bebop portrays but also includes some of the funniest and wackiest characters I've ever seen in an anime, as well as plenty of over-the-top action and ridiculous scenarios.
Both of them are bounty hunters
Both of them have cool ships
It's basically if Cowboy Bebop was a weird and ridiculous comedy
Fun side of Cowboy Bebop still presented with philosophy of Watanabe and great music of Yoko Kanno. Make sure to watch the ova2 which has Bebop reference!
I always felt that Space Dandy was a parody of Cowboy Bebop specifically. Maybe it's because they're both by Shinichiro Watanabe.
Great soundtracks, cool vibe. Follows bounty hunters in space. Space Dandy doesn't have continuity between episodes though and leans more towards outright silliness and pure fun.
If you were a fan of the wackier comedic parts of Bebop and the premise of a bunch of dysfunctional and perpetually broke people trying to eke out a living as space bounty hunters (or close to it) with an episodic structure appeals to you you may like Space Dandy by the same series director or vice versa. Most Space Dandy episodes are stand alone stories with different directors and frequently very different art styles so if you don't like the first one or two that doesn't mean you won't like others (or vice versa) some episodes, some episodes looked disapointing others were genuinly stunning.
Both being directed by Shinchiro Watanabe, Space Dandy is essentially a parody of Bebop with all the soul of the original series and magnificent animation, comedy, and strong, STRONG feels.
Both anime involve the protagonists being bounter hunters that travel through Space. Space Dandy and Cowboy Bebop have a retro art style. In both series the characters are travelling through Space and encountering new planets, cultures, and a likable cast of side characters who join the MC. Space Dandy is a excellent reccomendation for any fan of Cowboy Bebop fan that would enjoy a more comedic take on space bounty hunting.