Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Top Five Space Dandy Season 1 Episodes

At the beginning of this year, Shinichiro Watanabe’s latest original anime series, Space Dandy, began airing on Adult Swim’s Toonami block. The show is about an alien hunter named Dandy (but you can call him Space Dandy) and he travels the galaxy in search of new and unregistered alien species along with his vacuum robot, QT and a freeloading cat-like alien named Meow. If the crew manages to capture and register a previously unregistered alien type at a registration center, they could be compensated greatly.

One thing that has been clear about this series is that anything is possible and you should expect the unexpected. In fact, Watanabe has compared the entire series to the mushroom episode of Cowboy Beebop. While the show may seem completely random, there are a few hints as to what’s going on in the overall plot and I’m sure this is all going to make sense by the time the series end. And best of all, I don’t have to worry about being spoiled because the series is actually airing on Toonami dubbed before it airs anywhere else in the world, including Japan.

Believe it or not, Space Dandy isn’t the first anime to debut on Toonami before it aired in Japan. That honor goes to SD Gundam Force. Say, how did that show do anyway?