Funimation will present the first episode of the highly anticipated new anime Space Dandy in a special launch event at Otakon Vegas on Saturday (4 January 2014), featuring the US voice of Space Dandy, Ian Sinclair, as well as ADR director Zach Bolton. The anime will premiere in English on Adult Swim Toonami block at 11:30 pm that same day, and in Japan and throughout Asia hours later.
Space Dandy, the new anime from the entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop, was announced at Otakon this past August by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo), who serves as general director for the series. Also on board are director Shingo Natsume (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos); screenwriters including Kimiko Ueno (movie Crayon Shin-chan), Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Eureka Seven), and Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop, Wolf's Rain); character designer Yoshiyuki Ito (Star Driver), spaceship designer Thomas Romain (Satelight, Basquash!); and featuring a theme song by Yasuyuki Okamura. Animation production by Bones, Inc. (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Soul Eater, Eureka Seven AO).