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I wouldnt say the dub is terrible altho I do believe as a rule, all dubs are technically worse than original, but a dub can be good in comparison to other dubs and this dub is one of the best dubs I've heard in a while.... in comparison to other dubs that is.


But the Dub was aired before the Sub's, doesn't that make English the original in this case?

AND it's by a very "western" styled director who I think hates Japan, but that's common of Japanese people I hear so what do I know.
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Jesus, this Thread is all over the place....like Space Dandy was!

I just watched it on what I like to call Toonami 2...which is the second channel my T.V. has that's the exact same thing, only 3/4 hours behind in schedule.....it's odd.

Moving on, I just caught the second run of Space Dandy and that English version, and man was it Awkward.

I don't think they have a clue what they're trying to do here, and that's going to be a big problem.

The plot is crazy and perhaps going for the more gag-humor style of episodes. All Cartoon like where every episode is it's own thing. Think Ed, Edd, and Eddy or Courage the Cowardly Dog Show. It's VERY 90's in it's style, and I like that a lot. The characters are basic yet interesting, and I have little complaints on them. Danny himself is very cool, and will entertain me well. Meow has a stupid name, but I suspect they can go somewhere with him. QT however, I hate that name so very very much. It's actually up their at worst name in existence, standing right next to Mike and Shithead. The character herself isn't too bad, and the jokes about the outdated Tech and Robot OS was fun.

Moving onto the Dub, people who're complaining about it need to watch more Dub and Sub anime, perhaps actually buy DVD's of Anime and change what voice track they're hearing between episodes. Additionally, watch a few Anime in Spanish like Dragonball Z or Neon Genesis Evangelion.
Anybody who believes the Dub to be bad, doesn't know how to judge dub's.
No seriously, go watch more anime. You need more experience in the ways of language, Space Dandy was created in English just as much if not more than he was in Japanese, and it shows so so much

I'm willing to say this, the English Dub is so good, it's making the show overall worse.....which is odd.

First off, EXCELLENT casting on Space Danny himself, he sounds exactly like someone will suspect him too, and I believe that to be intentional. Additional side characters introduced are equally fitting for their voices, with the random Victorian Gorilla army reminding me of Redline a whole bunch. I was not annoyed by QT's voice, as it reminds me of what a robot should sound like. And Meow reminds me of this guy I know.

I have absolutely no doubt, the Voice Actors for both English and Japanese tracks are playing a huge part in the characters they voice. A whole lot of thought went into this, you don't simuldub something just like that, it's planned here. I have no doubt the characters will get more crazy and more fun as this series goes on.

Problems time. I don't think they know what the hell they're doing. Space Dandy has this middle groundish feel to it, like it's trying to not be an anime, while showcasing some of anime's best features. The animation is amazing, the characters are detailed and lively. The general feel of our characters reminds me more of western animation than Japanese. It's how they're animated you get me?
But shit is conflicting somewhere, and they better fix it somehow.

Space Dandy's character is fun, crazy, free. His voice brings life to him and the animation puts him right up front for us to see.
But the writing.........try harder. It's not funny, epic, engaging, or interesting.

I can see it, it's plain as day. Space Dandy himself is an amazing character. He has so much potential and personality, and that is EXACTLY what they want to sell in this show. He's the star, the protagonist, the flipping TITLE OF THE SHOW.

But he has nobody to bounce of off. The side characters are currently flat and our villain was introduced but no real tension or care put into it.

The best moments so far include Space Dandy's introduction talking about butt's > boobs, Space Dandys next conversation in the space Ship about who he is and all his "Flow" , and that entire final planet crazy ending.

Everything else barely served as exposition, didn't provide character introduction, and are excuses to let Bones spend tons of money.

Visually I'm extremely excited to have this anime on Toonami, it's really a show they needed on their block, and that 11:30 Time slot is REALLY awesome. Comparatively to that 2 AM SAO and Soul Eater. I think they want to play off the Family Guy/Boondocks crowd that leaves around this time by having Space Dandy as a weird fusion between Crude American Humor shows and Crazy sexy-animation Anime that's shown after it.

I have to say this final part.

Shinichiro Watanabe THIS IS A SCIFI ANIME, YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN THINGS WITH EXPOSITION! THIS IS NOT COWBOY BEBOP WHERE YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT AS THIS IS NOT A SPACE WESTERN, IT'S JUST SPACE SCIFI!
Seriously man, I know directing two sets of voice actors can be tough on everybody, especially when you need things like translators or something.....but come on. Give us explanations for the random bull next time.

If that next episode Preview is anything like the Second episode, the show might turn into Bobobo-bobobobo, and THAT show only got funny after I watched Fist of the North Star

Too Long, Didn't Read -
Space Dandys initial first impression? Mixed bag. great voice acting, animation, and characters.
The writing, pacing, and secondary characters need work. The series main draw "Space Dandy" himself requires characters to bounce off of, else the show is boring and lame. Give us that sexy chick, or something, but this opening episode lack's the proper punch.

Sorry if this sounds like a long stupid rant, because it is. I JUST finished Space Dandy 15 minutes ago, and wanted to type out my first impression here on this forum.





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watched the first ep and loved it but its all first impressions ya know did like the ending though lets see how the rest of the show turns out
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Its very offbeat, which is its redeeming quality. I dig the off kilter style and the initial characterization of Dandy, QT as the plucky straight robot and to see what meow has in store.
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Recorded the Dub on my DVR, I'll watch it tomorrow. I'll also watch the Sub for a proper comparison.
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I liked it. I look forward to more Space Dandy!
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i just watched it on toonami and found space dandy to be awesome!
he is so funny and such a klutz
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Finished watching dubs now. Some thoughts:

Dandy's voice actually works out quite well imo. I mean, some of his lines are cheesy but I think it works fine and I'm getting used to it. I'm actually going to watch this dubbed from now on since it'll save me the time of having to dig through the subtitles.

The music is alright I guess. I like the way it matches with the mood sometimes. The action was kinda meh though. I think technical wise, Dandy isn't as entirely skilled as he claimed to be.

Not bad for the first episode although it wasn't mind blowing. I am looking forward to more though.

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I watched the subbed episode on Funimation. I really did not care for it. I might give the second episode a shot to see if it gets better. None of the characters made me care about the show. The story is not making me care about the show. And, there were only a couple of moments of slight amusement.
I think part of my problem is, it reminds me of the movie Heavy Metal. The problem is, Heavy Metal did stories like this so much better than Space Dandy. The stories in Heavy Metal that were similar to this were much funnier and better executed.
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Finished watching dubs now. Some thoughts:

Dandy's voice actually works out quite well imo. I mean, some of his lines are cheesy but I think it works fine and I'm getting used to it. I'm actually going to watch this dubbed from now on since it'll save me the time of having to dig through the subtitles.

The music is alright I guess. I like the way it matches with the mood sometimes. The action was kinda meh though. I think technical wise, Dandy isn't as entirely skilled as he claimed to be.

Not bad for the first episode although it wasn't mind blowing. I am looking forward to more though.[
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Say where did you happen to see the Dub at, beside Toonaimi? searching for it now.

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Say where did you happen to see the Dub at, beside Toonaimi? searching for it now.



Google is your friend. I just looked up it up by typing Space Dandy dub. Madman's site might have the episode tomorrow though.
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Jesus, this Thread is all over the place....like Space Dandy was!

Visually I'm extremely excited to have this anime on Toonami, it's really a show they needed on their block, and that 11:30 Time slot is REALLY awesome. Comparatively to that 2 AM SAO and Soul Eater. I think they want to play off the Family Guy/Boondocks crowd that leaves around this time by having Space Dandy as a weird fusion between Crude American Humor shows and Crazy sexy-animation Anime that's shown after it.


BTW did you watch the Boondocks Episode about Kickball! That was just insane!
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This was some show, I didn't know what I was getting in to and thats a good thing. If you go in to this show expecting something it might disappoint you. This is of the wall crazy show just like kill La kill. Watanabes style sure shines in this and it awesome to look at. I can see some people will be put off from it if they don't like this style. Here is my in more depth first impressions if you are interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ij9MKsV0LYs
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Posted 1/5/14 , edited 1/5/14
Based on the screen caps of the episode I've seen I've gone back to my original thoughts on the series that it looks pretty bad.I heard all the jokes are unhumorous,cliche and feel forced,which are all bad signs already.Not to mention all the excessive pointless fanservice,which is exactly why anime isn't mainstream(not that that matters).But either way will watch once the subs are out but based on what I've seen not going to expect much from this.

(My opinion,don't fucking hate.)
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I like this show. Not because I was expecting Cowboy Bebop, or something deep, but because I expected stupidity and over the topness. I don't mind fanservice in this show since its crazy nature allows it. Besides, why are people so bent up on this show having fanservice when tons of other reverend shows do too? Compared to everything else I've seen coming up in this Winter line up, there isn't much else that I haven't already seen done in other shows. I guess I'm just glad to be getting something different.
A real hit or miss.
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