Anime Spotlight - Space Dandy

by Anthony Foronda, Dec 30th 2013

Broadcast Begins January 5, 2014 (JST)

Key Staff

General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
    ("Cowboy Bebop", "Samurai Champloo")
Director: Shingo Natsume
    ("Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos")
Screenplay:Kimiko Ueno
    ("Crayon Shin Chan Movie: Bakauma! B-Kyuu Gourmet Survival!!!")
Dai Sato
    ("Eureka Seven", "Cowboy Bebop")
Keiko Nobumoto
    ("Wolf's Rain", "Cowboy Bebop")
And many others
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito
    ("Star Driver")
Main Mechanical Designer: Thomas Romain (Satelight)
 (" Basquash!")
Animation Production
(“Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, “Soul Eater”, “Eureka Seven AO”)


Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it's first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!


VA: Junichi Suwabe
Human Male
An alien hunter, age unknown (probably late twenties).

He's a foolish yet optimistic man. He never sweats the small or the big details. His dream is to visit every “Boobies” restaurant in the universe .

VA: Uki Satake(9nine)

A cleaning robot

It claims to be high-spec, but it's actually rundown. It's quite serious and very proud. It likes cleanliness.

VA:Hiroyuki Yoshino

An airheaded alien

He's a Betelgeusian , which resembles an evolved feline, but he is not a cat. He has a gentle demeanor born from his pressure-free education. He's always fiddling with his mobile phone. .

Dr. Gel
VA: Unsho Ishizuka

He's a brilliant scientist following Dandy.

He follows Perry, the leader of Gogol Empire. Apparently he's also an inventor, but his true identity is shrouded in mystery.

VA:Kosuke Hatakeyama

Dr. Gel's assistant.

A Pirolian. His appearance resembles a cucumber, but he's skilled.


She works as a waitress at “Boobies”.

She's a nice buddy and a stupid girl at the breastaurant.

VA:Hoko Kuwashima

A beautiful inspector at the alien registration center.

She's very strict about checking information and rarely approves the aliens Dandy brings her.


Junichi Suwabe
Uki Satake (9nine)
Hiroyuki Yoshino
Dr. Gel
Unsho Ishizuka
Kosuke Hatakeyama
Commodore Perry
Banjo Ginga
Hoko Kuwashima
Masaaki Yajima


General Director
Shinichiro Watanabe
Shingo Natsume
Kimiko Ueno
Dai Sato
Keiko Nobumoto
and many others
Character Design
Yoshiyuki Ito
Main Mechanical Designer
Thomas Romain
Theme Song
Yasuyuki Okamura
Animation Production

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