‘Space Dandy’ to Air Simultaneously in Japan, North America

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The hotly anticipated new toon Space Dandy, from the creative team behind Cowboy Bebop, will be the first ever anime series on Adult Swim to have a simultaneous TV broadcast with Japan. The English dub version, prepared by FUNimation Entertainment, will launch on the channel in January. The show will also have a simultaneous broadcast in 41 countries throughout Asia. FUNimation has also acquired home entertainment, digital, theatrical and merchandise rights for the sci-fi action series, and is producing the English version in association with the Dandy Production Committee in Japan.

Space Dandy follows the adventures of its titular hero, a dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour who travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species discovered earns him a hefty reward, but he has to race against other alien hunters to get to the specimens first. He is joined in his enterprise by his sidekicks: a rundown robot named QT and Meow, the cat-like space alien.

The show is produced by Bones Inc. in Japan, with Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo) as general director and Shingo Natsume (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos) directing. The Bebop veteran team also includes writers Dai Sato, Kimiko Ueno and Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Yoshiyuki Ito and spaceship designer Thomas Romain.

Space Dandy

Space Dandy

  • Gabriel Modderman

    This looks awesome. Please, keep up the good work BONES and FUNimation.