“Space★Dandy (Episodes: 1-26)” Anime Review: Welcome To The X Dimension, Baby!

★Writer: Richard K. Moe

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Space★Dandy Promotional Art

Behind The Anime

 

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Space Dandy, He’s A Dandy Guy In Space ★

 

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★ Now I Know The Team Behind The Anime ★

★Animation Studio – Bones (Full Metal Alchemist, Darker Than Black. Soul Eater, Eureka Seven, Noragami, Show By Rock)

★Chief Director & Director – Shinichirō Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, Kids On The Slope, Terror In Resonance) and Shingo Natsume (One-Punch Man)

★Writers – Multiple Writers (Click Here To See Full List)

★Character Designer – Yoshiyuki Ito (Soul Eater, Full Metal Alchemist, Star Driver, Concrete Revolutio) 

Story

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Dandy Showing Off His Moves To Scarlet

Dandy  is “a dandy guy in space,” and an alien hunter. With his crew which consists of a robot named QT and a cat-like alien named Meow, they search for rare and undiscovered aliens.  Though Dandy and his crew know their goal, getting there at times seem rather difficult. Perhaps due to the irrational, crazy, and brainless decisions they make. Even so, they enjoy their time exploring the galaxy. While traveling, Dandy is unaware that he is being pursued by Dr. Gel of the Gogol Empire.

Review

+PRO’S

Writing 

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Adélie Was Very Adorable ♥
  • Stands on it’s own. It’s very original. 
  • Wonderful story telling.
  • A cool and dandy protagonist from personality to looks. 
  • Lovable cast of characters who populate this universe. (For Example: Honey is so sweet, QT and Meow are awesome and fun). 
  • Knows how to have a good time. (For Example: When Dandy joined a band, When the Dandy Crew traveled to the Ramen Galaxy and ate ramen). 
  • Provides wacky, funny, silly, bizarre, and crazy times. 
  • The world and characters provide a sense of comfort. 
  • Each episode has a new and interesting story to tell. 
  • A huge question about dimensions is answered.
  • Everything makes sense at the end. 

Directing and Music Compostion

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Dandy and Meow Flip-Run ★
  • Emotional moments are well done. (For Example: Episode 22 or Season 2 Episode 11 has a scene where Dandy talks to someone from his past and you can feel the emotion).
  • The universe is so immersive and well designed that you feel like you were sent off to these planets.
  • Catchy and well-created music/songs. (For Example: Dandy In Love, Welcome To The X Dimension, I Want To Know, and Viva Namida). 

Animation 

  • Animation is top-notch most of the time.
  • Beautiful scenery and landscapes. 
  • Great looking universe.

 

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★ Viva Namida ★

-CON’S

Writing

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★ Time For A Dandy Group Selfie ★
  • Some episodes are a bit slow and dry.
  • Although it makes sense, I personally didn’t like that many episodes ended with a cliff hanger or everything goes “boom”. 
  • The ending was a bit unsatisfying and cliche.

Animation

  • Character models become awkward looking at times. Sometimes the characters faces are poorly drawn.

Score:

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♥ Bye Honey. I’ll Miss You and Everyone ♥

★ 8.8/10★ What An Awesome Trip!

Final Comments:

Space Dandy is freaking more than dandy, it’s TERRIFIC! What a ride! I always thought Space Dandy looked cool before I watched it. I just didn’t know when to dive into the dimensions. Dandy is oh my gosh! He is an awesome protagonist! He could act kinda “a-holey” sometimes though. But he’s still awesome! Also the rest of the crew as well! QT and Meow were awesome. Honey and Scarlet were also very awesome and beautiful! Going through these episodes were fun and extraordinary. Each episode was something new and fun. Although some were a bit dry and ended in ways I didn’t really like, I still found a way to enjoy myself. The immersion I felt from this show was spectacular. I felt like I was roaming around this beautiful universe with Dandy and his crew. I was there when they had their fun times, their bad times, their crazy times, and their sad times. I didn’t want it to end. I’m sadden because I don’t think another season is possible due to the low sales. Space Dandy should’ve sold WAY more! Maybe in some other dimension there’s another season! But until then i’ll remember this great and wonderful journey.

-Richard K. Moe

The PV is down below for your pleasure and viewing! Check it out!

 

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