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Shinichiro Watanabe’s “Space Dandy” Debuts January In Both U.S. and Japan

Space Dandy, the eagerly-awaited anime series from the creative team behind Cowboy Bebop, will debut on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in January 2014. It marks the first time that Cartoon Network will broadcast an English dub simultaneous with a show’s debut in Japan.

The American teaser looks like fun:

But it’s the Japanese one that has me really excited:

Anime auteur Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) heads up the direction of Space Dandy which is produced by Japanese animation studio Bones, and written by Keiko Nobumoto (Wolf’s Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus), Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eureka 7, Ergo Proxy) and Kimiko Ueno (Crayon Shin-chan movie).

English-dub preparer FUNimation offers the following description of the show:

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 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!