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Watanabe, BONES' Space Dandy Anime's Characters, Story Unveiled

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Fully animated tie-in promotional video with singer Yasuyuki Okamura planned

Anime news website MoCa News published key images, story information, and character profiles for director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope) and studio BONES' sci-fi comedy series Space Dandy on Monday.

The story revolves around Dandy, an alien-hunter. His job is to seek out new aliens never seen before, and receives a reward whenever he finds a new species. His mission is to find those new species faster than anyone else as he travels the galaxy. Together with the bucket-of-bolts robot QT and the dimwit alien Meow he picked up along the way, he comes into contact with new planets and their inhabitants.

Dandy is a human male who works as an alien hunter. His age is unclear, but he is most likely in his late 20s. He does not care about little things, and believes that his dream is somewhere in the world.

QT is a vacuum cleaner robot. QT says that he is high-power, but he's actually just a bucket of bolts. He's very serious and his pride is a little big. He likes tidiness.

Meow is a dimwit alien. Contrary to expectations, he's not a genetically advanced cat, but he's actually an alien that lives on the star Betelgeuse. Meow is very carefree, as if he were raised with no constraints. He already knows how to use a cellphone.

The website also reveals that Yasuyuki Okamura (City Hunter 2) will perform the series' theme songs "Viva Namida" and "Healthy Merci." The series' staff is collaborating on a fully animated promotional video titled "Yasuyuki Okamura meet Space Dandy."

Watanabe officially revealed the series at Otakon on August 10. The series will premiere in January.

Source: MoCA News

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