In our latest podcast we talked school days which is great to feel that being single can sometimes be a good thing . On the lighter side of things We are going to talk about Space Dandy
Sometimes as fans we take things way too serious . Serious story , Epic Battles etc. But Sometimes we just want fun.
Here Comes Space Dandy probably the most split audiences opinions down the center .Half the audience love the show others hate the show. But if the concept of Art is to create a discussion. Then this is one show that does the job well.
Space Dandy is a ongoing 14 episode series created by Shinichirō Watanabe the creator of some of the most beautifully made anime ever made such Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, and Kids on the Slope and animated by Bones Studio who made such shows as Soul Eater and Full Metal Alchemist.
The Story: This episodic series is set in Futuristic world where a alien bounty hunter called Space Dandy who’s job is search for rare aliens across the Universe and register them . On his crew is female outdated robot called QT who loves to point out that she’s smarter than the entire crew and Meow alien that looks like a Cat who gives advice and gossip of where rare aliens might be found.
Where a lot of fans are split is in the humor . A certain amount of jokes in the episodes revolve around a restaurant where the crew likes to hang out called Boobies (pun on hooters) and how the main character loves Boobs and Ass . But I think the humor is tongue and cheek approach to matters.
Narration , Introduction and the characters seem to be a mock up of the old style Space drama( Flash Gordon of the 1940s) mixed with the OAVs of the 1980s (Dirty Pair, Project A-KO and Space Cobra)
On the Surface a lot of people think its just a over the top fan service show . But each episode has a different director and character designer for the aliens giving the feel of the show a unique feel every time .
Just like Cowboy Bebop it can go from super goofy moments to a strike in the heart felt moments leaving you with a Tearjerker.
Should you watch it : Short Answer is Yes !
Why : With excellent Character designs and music composed by one of the most beautiful and talented composer Yoko Kanno who also worked with Shinichirō Watanabe on Cowboy Bebop .
Anything Else I should know : Yes This is actually partially funded by Adult Swim just like Big O season 2 and dubbed and released the same day as Japan internationally ( Adult Swim in America , WakAnime in UK and Ireland ,Tokyo Mx in Japan) The Dub and Sub have a different feel all together both enjoyable in their own way .
English Dub : Has a feeling similar of Excel Saga mixed with Flash Gordan . Its a little campy but keeps the feeling and content the Same.
Sub Titled : The subtitled makes it more of a parody of Space Opera like Dirty Pair and Macross series
So its part johnny Bravo part Space Opera with high artistic merits and soft center Definitely a show everyone can enjoy