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Space Dandy's Japanese Full Promo Previews Voices

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Massive music and creator list including Yoko Kanno and Katsuhiro Ōtomo also unveiled for comedy premiering in January

Bandai Visual began streaming the first full promotional video for the Space Dandy television anime on Monday. The video begins with Dandy (voiced by Junichi Suwabe) dramatically saying, “Living by drifting and being drifted... That's me!” In reply, Meow (Hiroyuki Yoshino) says, “It seems like you're saying something really deep, but...,” and QT (Uki Satake) finishes his statement by saying, “We didn't say anything.”

The official website also updated on Monday, revealing lists for the musical talent and creators behind the show.

The participating musical artists are as follows:

The full creator list is as follows:

Space Dandy is the upcoming science-fiction comedy series from director Shinichiro Watanabe (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids on the Slope) and studio BONES.

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.

The cast includes:

Junichi Suwabe plays Dandy, 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. He frequents "Boobies," a restaurant known for its voluptuous waitresses. (As Bones producer Masahiko Minami observes, Boobies is not to be confused with the Hooters chain.)

Fashion model and 9nine idol group member Uki Satake plays QT, a vacuum cleaner robot. QT says that she is high-powered, but she's actually just a bucket of bolts. (Minami: "It's a Roomba.") She's very serious and her pride is a little big. She likes tidiness.

Hiroyuki Yoshino plays Meow, 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.

Unshou Ishizuka as Dr. Geru, a brilliant scientist pursuing Dandy

Kosuke Hatakeyama as Bee, Dr. Geru's assistant from the planet Pylori. At first glance, he looks like a cucumber, but he is a person.

Banjō Ginga as Commodore Perry (not pictured)

Yurin as Honey, a waitress with a nice body and dim wits at the Boobies restaurant

Houko Kuwashima as Scarlett, a beautiful inspector at the space alien registration center

Finally, Masaaki Yajima will be the narrator.

Staff members include:

  • General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Director: Shingo Natsume
  • Scriptwriters: Dai Sato, Keiko Nobumoto, and Kimiko Ueno
  • Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito
  • Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain
  • Theme Song: Yasuyuki Okamura
  • Animation Production: BONES

Yasuyuki Okamura (City Hunter 2) is performing the theme song "Viva Namida" and another song, "Healthy Merci."

Funimation had announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, digital, theatrical, and merchandise rights to the series. Funimation also confirmed that it will simulcast the subtitled version of the show on its website. Adult Swim's block will host the world premiere of the series in January, before the show premieres in Japan.

Update: New visual added. Thanks, jet_

Images © 2014 Bones/Project SPACE DANDY

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