Space Dandy Episode 1 Notes – Beware the Flashing Lights

(Note: Episodic notes are still mostly to be found on the Episodics Notes’ page, but 0-2 episodes per week will have their write-up appear on the main page, when I think they warrant it. For those who don’t know, I take the notes as I watch the episode, and merely re-order them afterwards.)

So, I’ve been hearing good stuff about this, let’s see what we’ve got here.

Mad-cap Observations:

1) The Narrator and the Fourth Wall:

  1. That narrator, the intonation, very reminiscent of 80s sci-fi shows. Heh. I wonder how the Japanese version will have it, I’ll make sure to check later.
  2. “These are the brave adventures of Space Dandy and his brave crew, in space.” – Yes, this is some JoJo/MT3K-level stuff right here.
  3. “Why are we even talking about this? Can’t we let the narrator do the prologue first?” – Very much KLK, but also Samurai Champloo episode 1 with the “rewind”. 4th wall? We don’t even know what walls are!

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