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Star Future Space Dandy

Star Future Space Dandy

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I only met Jane for the first time yesterday. I could say a lot of things about her, but truthfully, as she sat across from me on the bus this morning, I only had eyes for her backpack. It looked like a jetpack, beautifully sleek and metallic and shiny, with an array of cables sticking out of the back. The more we talked, the more I found myself admiring it.

Dandy

Dandy is an alien hunter, someone who is paid to find new, undiscovered alien species. It's an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy and his companions, QT the worn-out robot, and Meow the cat-like alien from Betelgeuse, fly around space in the ship Aloha Oe to far-flung planets in search of strange beings.

From Studio Bones, the creators who brought you Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven, and Soul Eater, comes Space Dandy, a fourth-wall-breaking retro-futuristic Raygun Gothic sci-fi fantasy adventure comedy series. The series made headlines when it was announced that Shinichiro Watanabe — creator of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo — would be heading it. It didn't take very long for Funimation to acquire the rights to dub it, and very shortly after that, it was announced that Toonami would be airing it. (Source: tvtropes.org)

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Anime is not for everybody. However, there are certain emblematic series, like Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop, that are able to transcend the medium and become pillars of pop culture that are adored by mainstream crowds. Cowboy Bebop is a science fiction series that focuses on a misfit crew of bounty hunters who travel the galaxy to make a big score and survive their own neuroses. Cowboy Bebop’s space setting allows the series to embrace sci-fi archetypes, but the anime is a delirious stew of ingredients that means that riffs on westerns, film noir, and even the horror genre are all fair game. All of these cultural reference points are held together with an electric jazz score that’s as unpredictable as the series’ stories.

Isn’t it just the worst when you’re out with friends at your favorite restaurant and everyone’s discussing Assassination Classroom and you’re unable to jump in? How about when you’re waiting for the bus to arrive and people are discussing the latest Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure plot twist? Or when your cashier at the supermarket tries to make small talk and naturally namedrops the eternal equalizer, Space Dandy, and you just have to quietly look at your shoes? (Source: www.imdb.com)

 

 

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