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Space Dandy info on ANN

Genres: adventure, comedy, science fiction
Themes: alien hunting, aliens, fanservice, mecha, parody, space
Number of episodes: 13 + 13
Vintage: Season 1 - 2014-01-05 / Season 2 - 2014-07-06
Objectionable content: Significant

Plot Summary:
Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It’s an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they’re being chased by minions of the Gogol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery.

Season 1 Episodes airing on Adult Swim
  1. Live With the Flow, Baby (Jan 4, 2014)
  2. The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby (Jan 11)
  3. Occasionally Even the Deceiver Is Deceived, Baby (Jan 18)
  4. Sometimes You Can’t Live With Dying, Baby (Jan 25)
  5. A Merry Companion Is a Wagon in Space, Baby (Feb 1)
  6. The War of the Undies and Vests, Baby (Feb 8)
  7. A Race in Space Is Dangerous, Baby (Feb 15)
  8. The Lonely Pooch Planet, Baby (Feb 22)
  9. Plants Are Living Things, Too, Baby (Mar 1)
  10. There`s Always Tomorrow, Baby (Mar 8)
  11. I’m Never Remembering You, Baby (Mar 15)
  12. Nobody Knows the Chameleon Alien, Baby (Mar 22)
  13. Even Vacuum Cleaners Fall in Love, Baby (Mar 29, 2014)
Season 2 Episodes airing on Adult Swim
  1. I Can’t Be the Only One, Baby (July 5, 2014)
  2. There’s Music in the Darkness, Baby (July 12)
  3. Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Baby (July 19)
  4. The Transfer Student is Dandy, Baby (July 26)
  5. The Big Fish is Huge, Baby (August 2)
  6. The Gallant Space Gentleman, Baby (August 9)
  7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Dandy, Baby (August 16)
  8. A World with No Sadness, Baby (August 23)
  9. We’re All Fools, So Let’s All Dance, Baby (August 30)
  10. Lovers Are Trendy, Baby (September 6)
  11. An Other-Dimensional Tale, Baby (September 13)
  12. Dandy’s Day in Court, Baby (September 20)
  13. The Neverending Dandy, Baby (September 27, 2014)

But was it any good? The hype was thick enough to stop bullets for this show. I didn’t check out the Madman-leaked full episode so I’m still in the dark as I missed its Toonami premiere. I wonder if Funi has it up, or if FiOS will put it on demand on Sunday.

meh…it was pretty cool, visually at least; even if it felt they were just being weird for weirdness sakes but that just how I felt.

The dub was meh, kinda uneven at times: first episode jitters I suppose. I didn’t like the narrator, he sounded kinda bored; he should have sounded like Patrick Stewart in “Ted”: classy and elegant-like while the crazy animation did it’s thing.

That last scene: I hope Space Dandy isn’t the new Aeon Flux or Kenny. That’s all I’ll say.

Next two episodes will decide for me.

I found the first episode bland and boring. Dub had a few high points ,but for the most it had a lot of low points. For the speed they had to do the dub I guess it was ok. I also expected better music . What I got in the first episode I was disappointed.

I will say the spaceship with the Statue of Liberty head with the ball gag made me laugh.

Well I saw that FiOS has it on-demand, and even in HD, but I didn’t get to see it yet. ssd face.

If they’d just stream the darned thing then this would be easy.

I had my doubts about Zach Bolton handling the speed dub when he’s been having trouble with normal dubs (he had 3 months to dub index and the subpar results speak for themselves) and you guys aren’t allaying my concerns here :wink:

I just watched the sub on Hulu.

One thing that really stuck out for me is that the show is trying too hard to be cool.

My Opinion:
The mystery about Dandy doesn’t interest me at all, as a main character and the hook to keep people watching he’s rather cliche and boring. There were some funny bits but nothing laugh out loud funny.

I feel as though Toonami might need to bump the time slot on this show in the long run. Unless it picks up later.

The subs gave me the impression that he was supposed to sound bored. This Junichi Suwabe guy isn’t half bad.

What is up with the sub casting for Honey? A cutsey, moeblob voice shouldn’t be coming from that character. ANN reports that both Honey and QT’s actresses have little anime acting experience. Weird.

Funimation’s streaming isn’t anywhere near good enough to do the visuals in this justice. This show is like Cowboy Bebop if that show had been made by GAINAX. I guess it was alright, though it kinda felt like “Super Milk Chan 2.0” IMO.

Now if only I could reliably watch the dub of this. Oh well.

Do these ratings take into account DVR time-shifted viewings? I guess by definition they don’t count my on-demand viewing as I’m not doing it at those times.

I wonder how the Space Dandy viewing numbers compared here vs Japan. I don’t believe that it would matter all that much but it would be kinda impressive IMO if US viewership on Cartoon Network beat out the viewership of the die-hard otaku in Japan.

Since I haven’t piped up yet about this series I might as well…

All I will say is this:

I will be grateful when it’s over.

Why grateful when its over? Wanna buy the bluray of it that badly?

(He asks, knowing that you’ve already said all that you’ve said that you’re going to say :smiley: )

I finally saw the dub of this one. It lacks verve, though it is far from the worst dub I’ve heard in a while. Giving the brutish spacefaring-simian pimp the voice that Tatum uses to voice effete, debonair and-dare I say it-dandy characters just doesn’t sound right.

The dub ain’t half bad but I’m still on the fence as to which language I prefer for this one.

Though I have to say it: If this is supposed to be a comedy, well, I haven’t laughed yet at/with it.

Somehow I thought that Bolton was directing the dub but the credits of ep 2 listed Joel “Jacuzzi Splot” McDonald as the ADR director. Weird.

I guess that is good news. I don’t want the first modern “simuldub” to fail but I do wish it were actually a show that I liked. Maybe they’ll get on the ball in Season 2?

Eh, probably a forlorn hope.

Yeah, my thoughts exactly.
I have yet to actually like a single episode of this.

Shinichiro Watanabe Reveals Space Dandy Comedy TV Anime

posted on 2013-08-10 12:41 EDT
Dai Sato, Keiko Nobumoto, Kimiko Ueno to write scripts for series premiering in January

Toonami’s Space Dandy, More Rank #1 in Demographics

posted on 2014-01-11 00:06 EST

Space Dandy’s 2nd Season to Premiere in July in Japan

posted on 2014-03-22 01:45 EDT
BONES confirms more of space comedy will come after season ends

Adult Swim, Cartoon Network Are #1 in Quarterly Rankings for Key Demographics

posted on 2014-04-06 16:00 EDT
Space Dandy credited

Space Dandy Anime’s 2nd Season’s Promo Previews New Characters

Posted on 2014-06-05 09:22 EDT
Megumi Hayashibara, Kazuhiko Inoue, Hiroshi Kamiya, more join guest cast for July 6 anime

Guess who’s coming back? SPACE DANDY returns to Toonami for a second season with ALL NEW, WORLD PREMIERE episodes, starting Saturday July 5th at 12:30am! Be there, baby!

Toonami Tumblr

Anime Expo to Host Space Dandy Voice Actress Uki Satake

posted on 2014-06-08 11:40 EDT

2nd Space Dandy Season’s Streamed Promo Event to Be English-Translated

posted on 2014-06-12 16:00 EDT
Voice actresses Uki Satake & Yurin appear on streamed show on Thursday

Space Dandy Anime’s 2nd Season’s 2nd TV Spot Streamed

posted on 2014-06-13 15:30 EDT
Comedy series premieres on Adult Swim’s Toonami block July 5

Space Dandy Anime’s 2nd Season’s 3rd TV Spot Streamed

posted on 2014-06-20 13:45 EDT
Comedy series premieres on Adult Swim’s Toonami block July 5

ANN Anime Spotlight: Space Dandy S2

Jul 5, 2014

Full Nine-Minute “Space Dandy O.S.T.2 Boobies Wonderland” Preview

September 18, 2014 6:55pm CDT
Plus a look at the Honey Excellent Model

“Space Dandy” Ends With SPOILERS

September 24, 2014 7:20pm CDT
Final episodes air in Osaka

Ghost of “Space Dandy” Hopes for a Sequel

October 06, 2014 6:06am CDT
Series Twitter account posts illustration and message from the director

Space Dandy: Season One – Coming Soon – Trailer