Space Dandy, from Studio Bones, is another title set for simulcast on Animax Asia— which will premiere on January 5, 2014 at 10pm. And since it’s a simulcast, it means that the broadcast will happen at the same time as it airs in Japan (which is at 11pm, Japan Standard Time).
It is a very daring move, considering they have just started simulcasting shows just about three months ago, with Coppelion.
“The wonderful opportunity to enjoy Space Dandy with Japan’s audiences is Animax Asia’s gift to our viewers for a great start to 2014. We look forward to offering more top notch anime programs and delivering the best entertainment experiences on- and off-screen in the new year.”
Virginia Lim, Vice President, Asian Content, Networks, Asia, Sony Pictures Television.
Looking at the production of Space Dandy, it can be considered to have high production values: production of Space Dandy is led by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), including director Shingo Natsume (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos), with screenplay by Kimiko Ueno (Crayon Shin-chan movie), Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven) and Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain). How that mix of creative forces can produce compelling story, well, we’ll see.
You can find this on air In the Philippines by 5 January 2014 at 10:00PM on Skycable CH 46 and on Cignal Digital TV CH 34