WHO SPACE DANDY HERE
This show doesn't get the love it deserves
It's alright. It does crack me up that people were expecting it to be the second coming of Christ.
>deserving praise for anything other than the OP
For me, every other episode has been bad. 4 and 2 sucked. Liked 1 and 3 a lot
Yeah, the ED's better.
It's good. It's not great. It's also not shit. The soundtrack and animation are pretty good. I like the characters, but the plot is beyond terrible. There's silly, and I like silly, but this goes way beyond silly. This is the second episode that ends with everyone dying. Pretty sure meow died in the last episode too. Even if they explain it as some sort of multiple universe thing I'm not going to like that aspect of the show. It's just too goofy for me to love it. I watch it every week, but I'm definitely not going to call it AOTS.
I wonder if Meow dying at the end of each episode will become a thing.
I hope not.
I thought I would like it, the characters, setting, and animation is great. Plot(sofar) has been awful and it seems like they are just going to putz around having these stupid douglas adams adventures.
Which isn't bad, its just predictable for me so its not too interesting, which is sad because they could pretty much do anything else with what they have and I'd be fine with it.
I get this feeling like BONES is trying to play with the cool studios but is failing miserably at the spirit of the show. This could be a result of how its being produced with america in mind, but there doesn't seem to be that spark of fun in the stories that Panty and Stocking had.
And PaS was crazier in a more fun way. I just hope they have better episodes or this is going to be like Druaga to me. I really want to like this.
The worst episode was the ramen one.
I thought the last episode was pretty great. They're starting to explore the themes of death more explicitly, and actually pretty artfully, if you ask me. It was also the only piece of zombie-related fiction to remotely interest me in about a decade, which is pretty great considering it's more or less a lighthearted episodic comedy show.
Well, so far, at least.
>stupid douglas adams adventures
I wish I could punch your mouth.
This was the worst episode yet and I didn't think it could get worse than Phantom Ramen. This zombie shit is the new big fad among retards for some reason. Take anything and add zombies to it and the masses (zombies themselves) will eat it up and think it's great.
You bastard! you killed kenny!
Ooo. I already hated that aspect and you just made it even less appealing. But yes, that's what it's reminding me of. It's like they're taking the "nothing ever changes" aspect of a tv sitcom and turning it up to 11. I guess that appeals to some people, but not to me.
Was this recent episode basically entirely dedicated to mocking George Romero's stupid zombie philosophy that ruined every film he's made after Dawn of the Dead?
I loved the first half of the episode.
The second half wasnt so good, they should have ended it with dandy getting bit on the helicopter.
The whole commentary on life as zombies was sort of funny, but it feels like some kind of filler.
Why is it so hard for you people to have fun?
i'm dropping it
the plot will go nowhere, it'll be a random "funny" sketch that don't correlate, every week.
champloo was the same but it had likeable characters and better story
it was a homage
>is failing miserably at the spirit of the show
I think Bones is doing it quite well.
>Let's make an anime, for retard gaijin, we'll put in zombies to attract them and boobs to make them fight over sexism, in the end they won't remember anything about it except the subliminal NWO slave lessons that will be forever embedded in their brain.
DANDY IN SPACE!11 XD
I'm glad I picked it up. I have something to watch besides Log Horizon and Hunta Hunta now.
And the dub is great.
>SoL show with cute girls that has cute girls, no plot, nothing ever cahnges
>Gotta watch all 4 season of it, and the dozens of specials
>SoL comedy about a guy in space with no plot, nothing ever changes
>Better bitch about the lack of plot every week
It could have been either one, as I see it. I just think it might be mocking him since it ended with "and everyone turned into a zombie in the entire world and lived happily ever after, the end."
you don't get it dude
Every episode takes place in a different dimension. Sooner or later they're going to get to the "real life" dimension and the story is going to be serious, and you're going to realize that all the shit that happened before then was just the happy "what if" scenarios playing out.
did you not watch the closing credits?
the whole show is filler.
Also, Space Dandy is good if you smoke a lot of weed first
>the plot will go nowhere, it'll be a random "funny" sketch that don't correlate, every week.
That's exactly the point of this show. Maybe you're not mature enough to appreciate it?
i know it's the point. i just don't like it
>Maybe you're not mature enough to appreciate it?
Nah, maybe it's because most of us have watched and gotten tired of just enough of THAT SHIT before discovering japanese animation, pic related
It's good without weed.
It's better with it.
I said I was watching it and that I thought it was good. What more do you want from me? I like plenty of "fun" things. Milky Holmes for instance is one of my favorites, but there's a huge difference between the way Milky Holmes ignores its plot and the way Space Dandy does it.
Dandy as fuck right now
>All these fools who dont realize that Dandy died long ago but his consciousness became the leading edge of existence and creation and thus the universe is moulded around a young Otaku's dreams and hopes for himself mixed in with his hobbies and all drowned by his own spaghetti. Scarlet and Commodore Perry are the only other beings who realize this.
Its like you guys never even WATCHED redline
Apparently people don't like aimless comedy shows?
Even though I know a lot of /a/ liked Nichijou, Daily Life of High School Boys and Gintama.
>subliminal NWO slave lessons
Ok, I'll bite. What are you talking about?
Don't be dense, /a/. Have you never watched an American animated sitcom like The Simpsons? They never bother maintaining continuity and every episode is usually self-contained so that you can pick it up anywhere, on any episode or season, and enjoy it. That (alone) doesn't make those shows good or bad, it's just different from the traditional anime format.
They're trying to develop an American audience with Space Dandy, it only makes sense that they'd go for a format more familiar to Americans that still blends in anime's more cinematic (compared to American cartoons) influences for a unique (but still approachable) feel.
If the lack of a plot bothers you, does that mean you people hate slice of life too?
I gave Regular Show a try too, you could smoke weed and watch anything.
Why can't we have good threads
I understand that /a/ is supposed to hate this kind of show because of the elitism and the fear that /co/ and /v/ may come over and I think it's cute and kind of justified but can you please not shitpost?
Can't we please have reasonable and civile discussion about this show?
>If the lack of a plot bothers you, does that mean you people hate slice of life too?
I really find this hard to believe. SoL shows are usually the more popular shows on /a/. It's just /a/ bitching because the show is on Toonami. That or because there aren't cute girls in 99% of the scenes.
I can't even watch that SoL crap ironically. I was rolling my eyes halfway through Ep1 of Chuu4, and my mind boggles when I see people rank it as "high tier" for what they're watching.
I just don't get it.
People are angry because it's popular, and /a/ is filled to the brim with hipsters that need to justify all their anger.
nichijou made me laugh, dandy didn't
is dandy actually funny to anyone?
Are there any sub groups that just combine the CR/HS subs with a better encoded video?
I know enough to stay away from Commie but the compression artifacts in the HS videos are atrocious
I'm just not feeling it yet. I still enjoy it, but there's just something off about it.
I liked Douglas Adams until I read what he considered his best book where its just him and another guy wandering around observing rare wildlife. His style was tired long before he died, I still loved Long Dark Tea Time for the Soul but he was never anything great and he knew it. I imagine that they have heard of his books because of the planet Mew is from.
>nichijou made me laugh
i watched a couple of clips on youtube, not the whole thing. forgot to mention this.
it's pretty funny
I want meowfags to go and stay go. Go to your /co/ shipping faggotry threads.
I think I know why I don't like it as much as I like Milky Holmes or Nichijou or any other series that's supposed to be funny. It's because of the setting and the background plot. It's like it's pretending to take itself seriously whereas other comedies that I've enjoyed never bothered with that. If you want to be a comedy, be a comedy. Don't give me some back-story about an evil empire hunting you while you hunt aliens if that's not actually what you're going to do in the show.
true, I got high once and watched 3 hours of documentaries about swords on youtube
You don't know enough then. Commie's doing a pretty good job with SD.
If it's being supported by american news sites ie: New York times despite being something from japan and being something as underappreciated by normalfags such as animation there must be a very fucked up reason they are not ridiculing it even if it's full of fan service plus early dub release on toonami? to me it smells like they want to sell american weeaboos something else that's not merchandise or DVD's
When has space dandy even remotely taking itself seriously? I mean fuck, it's one big joke that the guys chasing him clearly have the wrong guy, dandy is harmless and incompetent as shit.
The only thing required to be fascinated by sword documentaries is being or having been a boy.
Meow, what are you doing?
Jesus Christ you're a bunch of fucking crybabies. I literally said it's good in my first post and a bunch of people are quoting me telling me I can't have fun and calling anything that doesn't suck this shows dick shitposting. I'll leave you to your circle-jerk then. Enjoy being babies.
His arm is too short for him to do that standing
Do you know why people watch sitcoms? It's not to laugh (although some can be funny), it's actually because they're lonely and watching a long-running TV show with a memorable cast of characters kinda feels like having friends.
SoL is pretty much the same thing, if you traded the humor for relaxation and good feelings.
It's not CR, it's Funi, so it's hardsubs and nobody wants to transcribe hardsubs. It is not THAT bad. It is not good and it is high file size but it is watchable and the subs are better than Commie like you said.
I think you've missed what SD is then cause there is nothing about the show that remotely takes itself seriously. Not anymore than Nichijou (never watched Milky Holmes)
I think you just don't like the sci-fi setting and the characters.
Good job being a baby about it.
I just watch it for the blond with the annoying voice.
You're kidding, right? Setting and background plot? It's got about as much as Panty and Stocking.
>here is protag
>here is what protag does
>watch them have silly adventures with no continuity
I think he is just pushing his clothing away to take a pic.
That reminds me, I probably should look up porn of him because I'm probably going to want to fap to him eventually
I felt the second half of the latest episode went on for too long. instead of being 50/50 it should have been more of a 70/30 split.
It was a bit weird at first having no continuity between episodes but now that I know it wont be there I can happily watch and get excited over what ending they will choose for the episode. I enjoyed the jabs at zombie movie culture and once again, meows role was fantastic.
What the fuck is with all this damn Meow furry porn?
>I imagine that they have heard of his books because of the planet Mew is from
That's porn to you? You know you are not allowed to browse 4chan until you're 18 years old, right? Please leave.
Fuck, you're right, these are hardsubs. I thought they were just the shitty DVD-style softsubs that you used to see a while back. I can see having to transcribe them being a blocker.
I guess my only other option is to download the Commie subs and see if they're trolling yet another show.
I just don't get furries. He's a looks like a cross between a dinosaur and a longcat, how can you sexualize him?
There is actual porn of Miaow.
>deserving praise for anything other than the OP
Listening to Okamura is like watching Elaine Benes dance. She thinks she's really cool when she does it. She's not and neither is Okamura. Doesn't help that he does that goofy little dance in the PV either >>100995240 and the fact that hes nearly 50 years old.
It's the only OP I'm proud to say I mute every time.
Commie is still doing retarded shit such as translating "Space Dandy wa uchuu no Dandy" as "Space Dandy is Space Dandy" (instead of Dandy in space which is accurate). And they are localizing way too much. If you choose your release based on encoding rather than translation you are doing yourself a disservice. It is airing anime, not for archiving.
He's dank as fuck though
Also the Commie subs are fine, in my opinion
but I prefer the dub
Maybe not that specific image, but he is taking a picture of his fucking cat dick.
And I've seen quite a few pictures and I wish to unsee since episode 1 came out. Fucking furries, have to ruin everything.
Surely a fixed version of that magazine spread will manifest some time in the near future?
2 lewd 4 me
I don't watch this show but I just stopped by to say that your alien cat thing is kawaii as fuck.
New trailer up for next week.
We loli adventure now
>getting disgusted by furry porn
Anon, you have a pretty light stomach.
It's a silly fan image
Anyway, is the existence of porn of Dandy an excuse that fucking normalfags ruin everything? Everyone is going to sexualize everything. Is this your first week on the internet or something?
You're kawaii too.
>livin' the dream
Furry porn is fine, it's when they do it for characters that aren't sexualized or even remotely humanoid that bothers me.
>People have different sexual preferences than me, baww!
Grow up, and preferably stay out while you do.
Anon, what if I think sexualization of chinese cartoon girls to be disgusting?
Since when do we defend furries
Aren't you ashamed of saying that?
Never. It's making me worried about the quality of posters in these Space Dandy threads.
Let's not start pointing fingers at the Space Dandy audience and remember the real enemy are the furries and they always will be.
>*raises paw* um excuse me if you don't like furry you can get the fuck out of /a/ kudasai >:3
My how this place has changed.
I don't understand furries. Never have, never will. What drives a man to consort with beasts?
The spirit of the show is illustrated pretty well in the Japanese theme song: You're going to screw up or fail, and things might turn out spectacularly bad, but you power through that and try to make the best of things.
Episode 1: Meow not being a new alien gets Dandy a new crewmate. When he realizes that death is inevitable, Dandy's rather cavalier about it; which is notable, due to the fact that he was panicking for most of the episode's latter half.
Episode 2: Pops' accidental murder of his girlfriend forced him into exile and while tries to skirt around the fact, he's still incredibly lonely and sad. Nonetheless, his exodus got him exposed to ramen and his sorrow literally enriches his cooking, bringing comfort and satisfaction to countless customers.
Episode 3: QT's space food is completely inedible, but Dandy manages to use it to net the two of them a hefty bounty.
Episode 4: You're dead, you're a zombie, but it isn't the end of the world; live on, you crazy undead diamond.
And Dr Gero messes up every single episode.
No fucking shit sherlock.
Reminder that furry is explicitly banned on /a/.
Well, I'm asexual and I have no drive to have sex with other people, but I'm not bitching about it when no one is even bothering me about it. Who is even being accused of being a furry here? It's just some retard crying about furries for no reason.
Somewhat serious ep next time?
Don't expect to be taken seriously with that pic
Dandy/QT is OTP.
Those Monster Girl threads say otherwise.
Dammit, ever since that episode I've had a hunkering for real noodles. All I have are crappy instant noodles.
>live in rural area
>no decent cultural restaurants
b-b-b-but MG isn't furry
That's why they hate Space Dandy, it's killing moe and saving anime.
They can't enjoy their autistic moe blobs anymore.
Why not just enjoy the dandy?
and his really awesome hair.
This thread seems like a good a good excuse to post the Dandy image I just made.
>"What does a spinx pussy feel like?"
Why does the best character always get the most art?
next episode looks fun
Because sometimes people have good taste.
The MG threads really do belong on /d/
HorribleSubs watcher, yes?
The correctest of all correct answers
Moe Sol is comparable to bottom tier sitcom like the big bang theory or two and a half fags.
This is why the 'MUH FETISH' gelbooru crowd should never have been tolerated on an anime discussion board
>"In this day and age, even robots can become zombies."
I wonder if he'd go for it if she became hot enough like Rin did.
Is that a bear?
This is for you
And this thread is terrible, it's like /v/ and tumblr and other unwanted degenerates have all gathered in a single place
Baby polar bear
>not Aeon Flux
Plebs, all of you.
kek guys are ugly. girls are bad.
>going for the loli booty.
Can't tell if Dandy is debased or just based.
In that timeline, he goes for flats
This is common headgear for you isn't it?
I can't wait for this if it's true.
"It's not about the butts or boobs! I'm telling you, it's all about the DEE-EFFU-SHE"
Slowpoke here, but Jesus fucking Christ, I can't stop laughing at Meow's faces. This is amazing.
"Space Dandy is Space Dandy" is the literal translation, though you can put pretty much whatever you like for that line as its only purpose is to explain the name for the Japanese audience.
i wonder if that thing with Hugh Everett's daughter is going to be referenced in this episode
The particle 'no' signifies that the first word is either describing the second or is owned by the second.
The two ways it can be translated is "Dandy's Space" or "Space Dandy".
To be translated into "Dandy in space" as you have said, it would have to be "Uchuu NI Dandy", or "Uchuu no naka ni Dandy".
They've been translating it right man. They aren't as bad as you say.
>Ramen restaurant half an hour away from me
I got once every two weeks.
Still can't really see the appeal of living as a zombie. Is being a zombie really that great?
>Is being a zombie really that great?
You don't know shit about translating. They localize jokes that are perfectly fine originally, and they leave this crap there. Basically doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing. Funi is mostly literal, but to literally translate this line is absolutely moronic. There is no excuse.
>stupid douglas adams adventures.
Lower expenses, world peace
His name is myenrmrr.
>SD being episodic is a con
What? Why? There have been a number of more episodic anime before.
Because of the connotation associated with episodic series. The western audience is pretty much considered by most producers to be dumb and ADHD which is why most western TV shows are episodic because they know most of them can't follow a plot that spans over more than one episode.
Japanese is a highly contextual language, it's more like "about space dandy, he is (a/the) dandy of space" if you want to translate it literally. also, for a point of reference, even google translate got that shit right
>mfw I wanted to watch this show because it's by the same guy who did CB and SC but the OP is horrible.
It's stupid, though, because both types of series have their place. Unless you're one of those narrow-minded faggots who only watches one genre or style, there's nothing necessarily wrong with an episodic series. You can appreciate a serious show with an intricate story while also being able to have fun with something like Space Dandy.
No, it's just explaining what his name means. Google Translate is not what I'd call a convincing reference.
Oh yeah, the multiverse guy. But why his daughte-?
>Everett's daughter, Elizabeth, suffered from manic depression and committed suicide in 1996 (saying in her suicide note that she wished her ashes to be thrown out with the garbage so that she might "end up in the correct parallel universe to meet up w[ith] Daddy")
If we are talking about it literally, it translates as such:
Supesu Dandii = Space Dandy (done in Katakana that is used for foreign words or names)
wa = particle for 'is'. Example: Ore wa Dandy (Colloquial for "I am Dandy")
Uchuu = Space, as in outer space.
No = signifies either ownership or description
Dandii = See first
So you aren't completely wrong that google translate is translating the words correctly. It's just getting the context wrong, which is the problem with most (if not all) automatic translators.
>wa = particle for 'is'. Example: Ore wa Dandy (Colloquial for "I am Dandy")
Technically, "wa" is a topic marker and can be used in more situations than just saying something is something else, but yeah.
If you want to be literal then use "dandy of space" worst case scenario. "Space Dandy is Space Dandy" is just Commie trying to be funny. I prefer literal translations, but you don't translate word for word if it's going to mislead the viewer.
having an irrational daughter hunting you down through parallel dimensions is its own anime
When is the dub getting full OP/ED?
>the OP is horrible.
Shut your filthy mouth
Next week hopefully
Sweet. I've been dowloading the commie version purely for the fact that it has the OP/ED with dual audio. Now I can have full 1080p, dub, and full op/ed.
Time to rewatch Galaxy Express 999.