Behold, ladies and gentlemen, the show that started it all is back for a 2nd season. That’s right. The Dandy Man is back again on Toonami (with an English dub) and of course, simulcast in Japan the day after. This is Space Dandy (2nd Season).
Chief Director: Shinichiro Watanabe
Director: Shingo Natsume
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Ito
Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain
Animation Production: BONES
Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment
Plot Summary: 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.
First thoughts (well, the second time): Now if you want to know my first initial thoughts of the first season, LINK is right here and getting back into what I think is one of the best anime to premier in 2014 and I’m not saying that because I happen to be a fan of Shinichiro Watanabe (although, this summer, I might as well be in Watanabe heaven.) but because the show does have a good balance with the episodes being wonderfully comedic, outlandishly weird and even heartfelt in some episodes. Like I said during the first time, it does remind me of the show Sgt. Frog a lot with meta and 4th wall humor. Now maybe I’m just repeating what I said before but yeah, I still have a lot of love for this show. Sure, it’s a bit crazy and nonsensical but hey, sometimes we need a little of that in our anime now and then. They just know the right amount of insanity to put in there because so many shows can dangerously add too much in there and it becomes more annoying than funny. Animation is still excellent from BONES, the English voice acting from the FUNi dub is still superb with Ian Sinclair, Alison Viktorin & Joel McDonald as our main three, respectively and of course, the music is still kick-ass.
So….what should I rate th—It’s CONTINUE WEEKLY!!! You knew I was going for this rating.
And with that said, I’m MAK2.0 aka The B-L-E-U-H-I-……It’s Blue Hybrid, you get the point.