Otakon Vegas to Host Space Dandy Launch Event
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The organizers of Otakon Vegas announced on Wednesday that the convention will host a Space Dandy launch event on Saturday, January 4. The event will screen the first episode of the series before it airs on Toonami at 11:30 p.m. local time. Space Dandy dub star Ian Sinclair will attend the launch event, along with ADR director Zach Bolton.
The series will premiere in Japan on January 5 at 11:00 p.m. Animax Asia will also premiere the series in Southeast Asia on that day. Animax Korea is showing the anime in South Korea, while Madman Entertainment's Screening Room is streaming with English subtitles in Australia and New Zealand at the same time as the Japanese broadcast. Anime Limited licensed the anime for English and French-speaking countries and regions in Europe, while AV Visionen will stream the series with German subtitles in AV Visionen. Funimation will also stream the series online with Japanese audio, and the company also has home video rights for the series.
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 (Junichi Suwabe/Ian Sinclair), 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 (Uki Satake (9nine)/Alison Viktorin) and the dimwit alien Meow (Hiroyuki Yoshino/Joel McDonald) he picked up along the way, he comes into contact with new planets and their inhabitants.
Sinclair and Bolton join the following previously-announced guests at Otakon Vegas: Eyeshield 21's Riichirou Inagaki, director Masahiro Ando, singer Sayaka Sasaki, novelist Kaworu Kurosaki, voice actor Richard Epcar, actor Jason David Frank, voice actresses Mary Elizabeth McGlynn and Ellyn Stern, and author and translator Frederik L. Schodt.
Image © 2014 Bones/Project Space Dandy
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