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Space Dandy

Space Dandy
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Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It's an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they're being chased by minions of the Gogol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Space Dandy 2 TV 2014 Sequel
Name Role
Yoshiyuki ITO Character Design
Shinichiro WATANABE Director
Shingo NATSUME Director

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Title Author Score Date
Space Dandy DerekL 3/10 Mar 29, 2014
Space Dandy ratchet573 4.5/10 Mar 25, 2014
Space Dandy raerainy 10/10 Jan 19, 2014
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Watching (Or Re-Watching) Now DonCorneo 10 Apr 14, 2014
Silly anime GiraffeOfSirius 13 Apr 11, 2014
Best opening (shuffle) sinnerz 37 Apr 8, 2014
EverythingWatched watched Space Dandy at 13 of 13 episodes
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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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ZetsubouKaiji

If you're looking for high paced action with a lot of comedy mixed in then Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy should suit your needs. These are both shows about bounty hunters in space and both leads have anachronistic attitudes that would be better suited to some time in the past rather than the future. Using their unconventional attitudes they cruise around space trying to make ends meet while always seeming to have the worst luck. Both these shows also have something of an ensemble cast with most of the main characters each getting their time to shine in the spot light. Both these shows have great soundtracks as well, which really livens up the action. 

Space Dandy is much more comedic than Bebop with nothing really meant to be taken seriously. Bebop on the other hand does delve into drama quite often and does it quite well. 

If you're looking for unfortunate bounty hunters in space with lots of action and laughs then check out both of these titles.

CommanderKarasu

Silly bounty hunters in space trying to earn enough money to at least get themselves a decent meal. Cowboy Bebop delves into some drama while Space Dandy seems to be mainly comedic and nothing but nonsense, but both are from the same director so they do share a lot more similarities than differences. The charming characters are truly what make up the best of these shows. 

HasseRovdjur

Both anime are about space travellers that often are in dire need of cash, and their main source of income is solving various jobs: bounty hunting in Bebop and searching for new extraterrestial life in Space Dandy.

Both are usually rather light-hearted and are very episodic, Dandy moreso, and most episodes are stand-alone. Cowboy Bebop has frequent forays into dramatic territory as well, while Dandy is almost always comedic.

Both anime has a similar aspect to sci-fi and space travel, though Dandy features aliens and intergalactic travel, while Bebop is not as advanced. Still, both are similar enough to warrant a recommendation.

Starletka

Space Dandy is like Cowboy Bebop on LSD.

Both series are episodic action comedies that follow the adventures of a bunch of bounty hunters in space. Since they both have the same director, even the atmospheres are similar.

jojovonjo

Space Dandy feels like a colection of all the stories that the director thought were too silly to make it into Bebop. 

Camhadqr

Best way to describe it would be space dandy is like cowboy bebop if you took acid, so if you liked one of these anime you would like the other.

Dirty Pair

Dirty Pair

The WWWA, or 3WA as it is affectionately known, is dedicated to one thing: The prosperity and well being of all the peoples of the Galactic League. The Dirty Pair are Kei and Yuri, the 3WA's top crime division female operatives with a 100% clean-up rate. The problem lies in the extreme collateral damage they cause to people and property in the single minded pursuit of their duty; including, if absolutely necessary, the wholesale destruction of cities, continents and even planets! No-one is safe, whether it be criminals, rogue robots, crazed computers and more likely, innocent bystanders!

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Funkgun

These are the tales of Space! Of ships!... And of Boobage!

If you want 2 titles of fun and adventure with worlds created with aliens and a robots you will dig either of these.It helps that they all live on a ship that doubles as the living quarters. 

In fact the animation in Dirty Pair has aged well and Dandy so far is solid. 

HasseRovdjur

Both Dirty Pair and Space Dandy are episodic sci-fi space-faring romps with great (and colourful) animation and bitchin' soundtracks, and neither show takes itself very seriously.

Fans of either show looking for another comedic show without an overarching plot should probably consider one of thse.

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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Funkgun

He is Brash, bold, full of swagger. If there was an old Spice Commercial, it would have the lead men in both of these titles.

Basically the story is not where the recommendation is at in these titles. it is the lead man.

He has the confidence of bond, the lecherousness of a seedy pervert, and the awkward ability to get himself in and out of trouble with the greatest of ease. 

ZetsubouKaiji

The settings may be completely different but these are both anime that thrive on the charisma of their roguish leading men. They are immature, brash manchildren with juvenile senses of humor. They flakey attitude often land them in hot water, but they almost always find the least graceful way out of every jam. 

These are both comedy anime that don't have much in the way of plot but instead just deal with various episodic problems. Neither show has much in the way of drama, but go full bore on the comedy generated by their immature leads. 

GTO is much more successful than Space Dandy in making its lead somewhat likable. It's also a much funnier anime with at least a little bit of heart that makes it a much more fulfilling watch than the empty and unfunny space Dandy.

However, if you like the comedy in one then you should check out the other to see if it suits your taste. 

Crusher Joe

Crusher Joe
  • OVA (2 eps x 59 min)
  • 1989

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Funkgun

Space is the place, and action is on the pallet. 

If your looking for some otherworldly adventure, and you enjoy ships and planets, you might enjoy one or both of these titiles. The cast more or less live on the ship they inhabit, and both have a robot on board who are tasked with jobs.

mind you, Crusher joe is a bit more serious than Dandy. but for space titles there is a lot in common. 

Crusher Joe Movie

Crusher Joe Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 131 min)
  • 1983

From demolition to terraforming planets, there’s nothing the mercenaries known as the Crushers can’t do -– until now. When Crusher Joe and his team arrive at the other end of a warp without their precious cargo, they find themselves on the wrong side of the law, with their license revoked. Their only hope of redemption is to find the culprits themselves, but there’s a catch: the bad guys have fled to the pirate-infested planet of Lagol! Do Joe and the gang have what it takes to find out the truth before the truth ends up killing them?

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Funkgun

Space is the place, and action is on the pallet.

If your looking for some otherworldly adventure, and you enjoy ships and planets, you might enjoy one or both of these titiles. The cast more or less live on the ship they inhabit, and both have a robot on board who are tasked with jobs.

mind you, Crusher joe is a bit more serious than Dandy. but for space titles there is a lot in common.