Space Dandy To Air on Toonami

Space Dandy | Saru Anime
A brand-new anime series headed straight to Toonami? Without months or maybe even years of delay between its Japanese and American release? Please tell me this isn’t a dream.

According to Toonami’s official Tumblr page, this isn’t our collective imaginations at work. The upcoming Space Dandy anime series (from Studio BONES and Shinichiro Watanabe, who you might recognize as the director of some humble little series like Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) will premiere on Cartoon Network January 2014. According to their post, this will mean that the show is premiering in North America before it does in Japan. Seriously? How can you not be excited to hear that? It’s about time we got something before our Japanese friends. This almost makes me a little less bitter about all the manga I’ll never get to read and all the otome titles I’ll never get to play… okay, maybe not. But it helps.

If you’re full of questions to ask the Toonami staff about this announcement (or any of the many other things they teased in their announcement post), there is going to be a Tumblr Q&A this Sunday starting at 11 AM. Head on over and ask away.

If you haven’t heard about Space Dandy yet, a new trailer for the series has just been uploaded that you can check it out below for an idea of what you’ll be getting yourself into. Between the music and the visuals, there’s a lot to see here that is reminiscent of Cowboy Bebop. Space Dandy looks like it’s going for a more whimsical feel overall with its crazy alien deigns and bright color schemes.

FUNImation has picked up the rights to the series, so we’ll no doubt be seeing a DVD/Blu-ray release of the show in the US sometime next year. What do you all think about Space Dandy so far? Excited, or is it not on your radar?

Edit: Since this was posted, Toonami has redacted the official release date of January 4th, so the post has been changed accordingly.

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2 thoughts on “Space Dandy To Air on Toonami

  1. I’ll be there with bells on! Actually, sci-fi in general isn’t usually my schtick, let alone cartoonishly comedic sci-fi, but I’d never even consider not watching something directed by Watanabe. Cowboy Bebop is still probably my number one anime of all time, and his other works are pretty high up on my list as well. So regardless of the story, count me in!

    • I’ll bet a lot of anime fans feel the same way! I’ll watch a good sci-fi now and again, but the name and the studio on this one were big influences on my decision to tune in. Hopefully we’re both impressed!

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