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Cowboy Bebop director announces New Anime – Space Dandy

Good news for fans of Cowboy Bebop (in other words, just about everyone on the planet who has seen Cowboy Bebop): Bebop director Shinichiro Watanabe has a new series coming out, and the official website, launched just the other day, gives us a glimpse at just what kind of show it might be.

Here’s what we know: the show is called Space Dandy, and it’s, as Watanabe revealed at Otakon, about “the dandiest man in space.” He’s a man on a mission to seek out previously-undiscovered alien species (and, presumably, go where no one has gone before). The crew of the series includes some serious heavy-hitters: director Shingo Natsume (Fullmetal Alchemist), screenwriters Dai Sato and Keiko Nobumoto (both Bebop alums) and character designer Yoshiyuki Ito, who did animation (but not designs) on – you guessed it – Cowboy Bebop.

The website itself, to be honest, doesn’t have much content yet – just an image – which, indeed, is quite dandy.

So, just to recap: we’ve got the original creator and director of Bebop, working with a bunch of folks who worked on Bebop, on a new series set in space. Anyone else totally psyched for January?

Official site
Source: ANN

This story originally ran in the 8/23/13 issue of the Otaku USA e-News
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Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.