The official blog for Cowboy Bebop/Samurai Champloo director Shiniciro Watanabe's new series Space Dandy announced on Friday (and confirmed by press release from production company Bandai Visual) that the anime will run on television in Japan, North America, and Asia nearly simultaneously in January. It will run on the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in North America and on Animax Asia in Asia (except Korea). In Japan, it will run on Tokyo MX TV, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, and BS Fuji.
North American anime distributor Funimation is charge of the US home video release and is producing an English dub for the television release.
:additional info via Daikun's comments: Toonami has announced the WORLD PREMIERE date as
January 4, 2014 ([as] has since backed off on the specific date, but it will still premiere in January- N.) at 11:30 PM. We're 6-1/2 hours now, baby!
:cribbed from BV's presser:
About “Space Dandy”
Get ready to blast off with Space Dandy, a dazzling new anime from the entire creative team behind
“Cowboy Bebop”! General Director: Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”, and “Samurai
Champloo”), Director: Shingo Natsume (“Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos”),
Screenplay: Kimiko Ueno (Movie “Crayon Shin-chan”), Dai Sato (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Eureka Seven”),
Keiko Nobumoto (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Wolf’s Rain”) and many others, Character Design: Yoshiyuki
Ito (“Star Driver”), Spaceship Design: Thomas Romain (Satelight) (“Basquash!”), Theme Song:
Yasuyuki Okamura, Animation Production: Bones Inc. (“Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”, “Soul
Eater”, “Eureka Seven AO”). Visit official website for more information about the series (Japanese):
“Space Dandy” Synopsis
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