FUNimation announced that Space Dandy will air on Adult Swim starting in January 2014. The series will air on TV simultaneously with the Japanese airing, a first for anime on western TV. For its American airing, Space Dandy will be presented in English dubbed format, with the dub being produced by FUNimation.
FUNimation also announced that they acquired the domestic rights to Space Dandy. The company's license includes home entertainment, digital, theatrical, and merchandising rights.
Flower Mound, TX – (October 25, 2013) It was announced today that Adult Swim will broadcast the English dub version of “Space Dandy” on television in North America beginning January, 2014. This is the first time an anime series on Adult Swim will have a simultaneous TV broadcast with Japan. In addition to Japan and North America, the show will have a simulcast broadcast in numerous countries in Asia.
FUNimation Entertainment (a Group 1200 Media Company) has announced that it has acquired the home entertainment, digital, theatrical, and merchandise rights to the animated sci-fi action series. English production will be done by FUNimation Entertainment, in association with the Space Dandy Production Committee in Japan.
Space Dandy is a dandy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!
*About “Space Dandy”:
Get ready to blast off with Space Dandy, a dazzling new anime from the entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop! General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”, and “Samurai Champloo”), Director: Shingo Natsume (“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos”), Screenplay: Kimiko Ueno (Movie “Crayon Shin-chan”), Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Eureka Seven”), Keiko Nobumoto (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Wolf’s Rain”) and many others, Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito (“Star Driver”), Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain (Satelight) (“Basquash!”), Theme Song: Yasuyuki Okamura. Animation Production: Bones Inc. (“Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, “Soul Eater”, “Eureka Seven AO”).
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