*Time mentioned in this press release is local time.
ENGLISH PRODUCTION OF "SPACE DANDY" IN PROGRESS - TV BROADCAST DATES AND STAFF/CAST REVEALED!
Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2013 - Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., a leader in the development and production of Japanese animation, announced that the series Space Dandy will start airing on TV in Japan at 11:00pm on January 5th on Tokyo MX, followed by TV Osaka, TV Aichi and BS Fuji. In the meantime, the series will start on Adult Swim's Toonami block at 11:30pm on January 4th with English audio in the US. The other countries and regions also plan to simulcast the series.
Space Dandy is set to be Animax Asia's latest simulcast anime title. Across Southeast Asia, Space Dandy will premiere on January 5th at 10:00pm (SG, MY, PH, HK, TW) / 9:00pm (JKT, TH) first and exclusively on Animax, in a same-time-as-Japan broadcast. In addition, Space Dandy will debut in India on the same day as the Japan premiere at 10:00pm (IST) on Animax. The series will air with local language subtitling and an option of English dubbed audio on Animax.
Animax Korea has also licensed Space Dandy for South Korea. The channel will launch a Korean-subtitled version of the series simultaneously with Japan in January on their live channel and web-based VOD platform, SPINA.
Australia / New Zealand fans will be able to watch the series via Madman's Screening Room (madman.com.au/videos) at the same time as the Japanese broadcast. The series will be streamed in Japanese with English subtitles. English dub broadcast information will be confirmed at a later date.
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The series has been licensed to Anime Limited for English and French-speaking countries and regions in Europe. TV and online broadcast schedules are to be managed by Wakanim, with other outlets under consideration.
AV Visionen had gained the license for German-speaking countries and regions, and they plan to simulcast the series with German subtitles on their own streaming platform.
FUNimation also announced the main English voice cast of the series.
Dandy Junichi Suwabe Ian Sinclair
QT Uki Satake (9nine) Alison Viktorin
Meow Hiroyuki Yoshino Joel McDonald
Dr. Gel Unsho Ishizuka J. Michael Tatum
Bea Kosuke Hatakeyama Micah Solusod
Perry Banjo Ginga Kent Williams
Honey Yurin Alexis Tipton
Scarlet Hoko Kuwashima Colleen Clinkenbeard
Narrator Masaaki Yajima R Bruce Elliott
The Japanese official website got an all-new look now, with a new trailer added! Besides the new trailer, gorgeous participating staff have been added. Please visit the new official website for more information about staff: http://space-dandy.com/. Also, find out the participating musicians who create the world of Space Dandy!
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").
Space Dandy Synopsis
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 of 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 Bandai Visual Co., Ltd.
Bandai Visual Co., Ltd., founded in August 1983, is a Japanese company that develops, produces and distributes film, TV and home entertainment media. As a pioneer of the Japanese animation scene Bandai Visual has consistently held the top-class market share in the genre and continues to lead the market. Bandai Visual has also proven its expertise in creating and delivering quality home entertainment media packaging in Japan. Using such key strategies, Bandai Visual hopes to expand and emulate its success in North American and other international markets. Bandai Visual Co., Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings.