Translation Party: [Commie vs. HorribleSubs vs. Oni] Space Dandy (Episode 01)

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So how are you Bebop fans taking this show?

Translation Party House Rules:

Spoiler:
1. Translation Parties are intended to help you make the best subtitle choice for a given anime. Choose which line(s) you liked best by selecting them with the checkbox.

2. I split the Party into two parts — Essential and Extended. Assuming you want to get this shit over with quickly, just go with the Essential choices. I picked these to be the most representative lines in the releases. But if you’re one of those people who want more comparisons to help you come to a decision, go with the Essential choices and the Extended ones.

3. If you didn’t like any of the lines, choose the “N/A” option. The results for “N/A” won’t be automatically tabulated, so you’ll have to do the math in your head. Have my gomens and nasais.

4. A “>” indicates that another character has begun speaking. If there are three characters in a line comparison, I will indicate the third with a “>>” and so on for more characters.

5. Group order is randomized for each screenshot, every time you refresh the page. However, the “N/A” option will always appear at the bottom of the screen.

6. Your results will be summed up when you click the “Get your results” button. Feel free to vote in the poll at the end/post in the comments to let others know how you did and to compare your results with them.

7. Party hard.

 

 

Space Dandy – Episode 01

Comparisons: 10 or 20

Participants:

Commie

HorribleSubs

Oni

Codes:

{\i1} indicates the start of italics

{\i0} indicates the close of italics

 

 

 

Essential 1.

Narrator-kun narrates.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 01

Commie :: Space Dandy is Space Dandy—
an alien hunter who sails the galactic seas.
In search of fresh alien prey,
he lives a life of adventure that includes forays into unexplored planets.
This is the majestic tale of that alien hunter and others like him.

HorribleSubs :: Space Dandy is a dandy in space.
He is a galaxy-wide alien hunter.
On a journey of adventure to new worlds, he searches for unknown extraterrestrials.
These are the spectacular tales of these alien hunters!

Oni :: Space Dandy is a dandy in space.
He’s an alien hunter, and his hunting grounds are all across the galaxy.
On a journey of adventure to new worlds, he searches for unknown extraterrestrials.
These are the spectactular tales of these alien hunters!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 2.

Dandy lays it down.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 02

Commie :: So what makes a good woman, then?
>Oh? You wanna know?
>It’s her B-O-O-T-Y…
>That’s right. Her ass!

HorribleSubs :: W-What is the measure, then?
>Oh, you want to know? What it is is “K-E-T-S-U,”
>Yes, “{\i1}ketsu,{\i0}” and that means “ass,” baby.

Oni :: T-Then, what is the measure of a fine woman?
>Oh, so you want to know?
>It’s “K-E-T-S-U,”
>Yeah, “ketsu,” and that means some fine “ass,” baby.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 3.

Dandy, with wisdom.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 03

Commie :: Guys who don’t appreciate a nice set of hips are about as good as preschoolers.
I wish all the breast-obsessed fools would accept that fact.

HorribleSubs :: Guys that don’t realize the charm of the hind end
are those who are at kindergarten level.
That’s something I want those idiots who only check out breasts to understand.

Oni :: Guys who can’t understand the allure of a fine ass, are nothing but kids.
That’s something I want those dumbasses, who’re only checking out boobs, to understand.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 4.

Narrator-kun, explaining Dandy’s goal in life.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 04

Commie :: Since you can meet all kinds of women depending on the location,
Dandy has made it his life’s purpose to visit as many branches of the chain as possible
and dreams of one day conquering every single one of them.

HorribleSubs :: And since depending on the location, one can meet many different types of women,
Dandy considers visiting this chain of restaurants to be his purpose in life.
His dream is to someday take over all of these restaurants.

Oni :: But depending upon the location, one may meet many different types of women.
Dandy considers visiting this chain of restaurants to be his purpose in life.
His dream is to someday acquire, and take over all of these restaurants.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 5.

Honey insults Dandy here, but he’s so thick dandy that he doesn’t get it.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 05

Commie :: So, tell me. What do you do?
>You wanna know?
Sure I do!
>I’ll give you a hint: it’s a job that starts with an “A.”
Uh, I dunno.
You’re an ass?
>That’s not a job, woman.

HorribleSubs :: So tell me, tell me, what do you do?
>Hm-hm, would you like to know?
Yes I would!
>It’s a job that begins with a “U.” Try to guess it.
Well, okay, let’s see…
{\i1}Ujimushi{\i0}! [maggot]
>No, that’s not really a job…

Oni :: Tell me, tell me, what do you do?
>Would you like to know?
Yes I would!
>It’s a job that begins with an “A.”
>Have a guess.
Well, okay, let’s see…
An {\i1}ass{\i0}tronaut.
>That’s not even close…

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 6.

Dandy, being cruel. ;_;

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 06

Commie :: What’s the matter? Are you actually depressed?
>No way. What are you talking about?
>Robots don’t have feelings—

HorribleSubs :: Huh? What is it? Are you actually depressed?
>Don’t be silly! What are you saying?! It’s not like robots ever get mental– Ah!

Oni :: Are you getting depressed?
>Of course not! What are you even saying?!
>It’s not like robots can even get mental—Ah!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 7.

Dandy and QT talk about whether to keep catman aboard or not. Catman can hear them.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 07

Commie :: Should we trust this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Excuse me, but could you please lower your voices?

HorribleSubs :: Should we be trusting this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Um, excuse me, but could you please lower your voices?

Oni :: Should we trust this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Um, excuse me, but you might want to lower your voices?

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 8.

Catman attempts to reassure Dandy the aliens are harmless. He’s wrong.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 08

Commie :: Oh yeah, they may look scary, but they’re no big deal.
These guys are gentle and not at all—
>On what planet is this considered gentle?!

HorribleSubs :: Oh, yeah, they may look scary, but they’re no big deal.
These guys are gentle, and not at all–
>What part of this is gentle?!

Oni :: Yeah, they might look scary, but they’re no big deal really.
These guys are gentle, and not at all—
>You call that gentle?!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 9.

In order to get rid of the aliens chasing them, Dandy reveals his ace-in-the-hole.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 09

Commie :: Looks like it’s time for plan B!
>Oh, you have one?
Listen. There’s a doll around there, right?
>You mean this?
That’s a secret weapon I keep for times like these.

HorribleSubs :: No choice now but to use my last resort!
>Oh, you’ve got such a thing?
Listen, there’s a doll around there, right?
>You mean this?
That, you see, is a secret weapon that I keep for times like this.

Oni :: We’ve got no choice, gotta use my last resort!
>Oh, you’ve got something like that?
Listen up, you’ve got a doll up there, right?
>You mean this?
That’s my secret weapon, I keep it exactly for these times!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Essential 10.

Space Dandy, realizing things.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Essential 10

Commie :: Okay, so now what?
>That…
>is an explosive powerful enough to destroy an entire planet.
>The plan is to blow the ship up and take everything else with it.
I see. In that case, what are we supposed to do now?
>Oh, yeah.
>Welp, I guess this is the end for us.

HorribleSubs :: Okay, now what happens?
>That…
>…is a super-powerful explosive switch powerful enough to blow the entire planet up.
>The plan is to blow the ship up, and take everything else with it.
I see. So then, what are we supposed to do?
>Oh, yeah. Well, I guess we have to die.

Oni :: Okay, now what’s supposed to happen?
>Well…
>…that switch sets off a mega-powerful explosion strong enough to destroy a planet.
>The plan’s to blow the ship up and all these ugly-ass things.
I see.
So then, what are we supposed to do?
>Oh, right.
>Guess we gotta die, too.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

 

Decision Point:

  1. Dandy levels rising! (Click the spoiler and keep reading, baby.)
  2. Dandy levels at max! (You’re done, baby. Hit the results and leave the rest to the winds of fate.)

 

Spoiler:

Expanded 1.

Dandy, with philosophy.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE01.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 01

Commie :: Boobies this, boobies that. It’s all anyone ever talks about.
But you know what?
They’re all hopeless idiots if you ask me.
Fools who are fixated on boobies
don’t understand what {\i1}really{\i0} makes a good woman.
The single most important aspect, that is.
Hey! You even listening to me, QT?

HorribleSubs :: Boobs, boobs–that’s what everyone says.
However,
if you ask me, those guys are all a bunch of hopeless dumbasses.
Guys who only ever look at boobs
just don’t know the measure of a fine woman.
More than anything else, the most important thing is…
Hey, are you listening to me, QT?!

Oni :: Boobs, boobs—that’s what they all say.
Yet,
if you ask me, those guys are a bunch of hopeless dumbasses.
Guys who prefer looking at boobs, just don’t know the measure of a fine woman.
Overall, the most important thing is…
Are ya even listening to me, QT?!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 2.

QT tries to get the story back on track.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE02.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 02

Commie :: You know what?
This isn’t the time for such pointless chatter.
We need to get to work!
Not only are we flat broke, but we’ll never get through the story like this!

HorribleSubs :: But then,
this is no time to be talking about this pointless nonsense!
We have to get to work,
or we won’t make any money, and the story won’t go anywhere.

Oni :: Now is not the time to be talking about this pointless nonsense!
We’ve got to get to work, or we won’t make any money, and the story won’t go anywhere.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 3.

Dandy sets QT straight.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE03.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 03

Commie :: Hey, Dandy.
You seem to be enjoying yourself quite a bit.
>Don’t be stupid.
>This is camouflage. {\i1}Camouflage{\i0}!
>While I sit here pretending to goof off,
>go look up any unusual aliens you find, and then…

HorribleSubs :: Hey, Dandy…
Hmm?
You’re enjoying yourself like crazy, aren’t you?
>You dumbass. This is camouflage, you see, camouflage.
>While I’m here, pretending to play around like this,
>you research any rare aliens, okay?

Oni :: Hey, Dandy…
Eh?
You’re enjoying yourself a little too much, aren’t you?
>Dumbass.
>Camouflage, you see, {\i1}camouflage{\i0}.
>I’m up here pretending to enjoy all of this,
>while you’re on the look out for rare aliens, see?

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 4.

The narrator narrates.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE04.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 04

Commie :: Boobies.
One of the “breastaurant” chains with locations across the galaxy.
A breastaurant employs women with large mammaries.
In other words,
it’s a place where women with massive knockers work as waitresses.

HorribleSubs :: Boobies–
one of a chain of what are called breastaurants,
with locations spread out across the galaxy.
Brestaurants are a place where those with giant breasts–
that is to say,
where women with huge boobs work as waitresses.

Oni :: BooBies—
one of a large chain of what are known as breastaurants, with locations spread throughout the galaxy.
Breastaurants are a place where girls with giant breasts—
that is to say,
where women with huge boobs work as waitresses.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 5.

Dandy, not realizing he has a gigantic fucking spider on the back of his neck.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE05.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 05

Commie :: Hey, what are you looking at that book for?
>Well…
Aren’t you robots supposed to have alien databases that already have this information?
>In the latest firmware, yes.
>But I’m unable to update mine.
Oh, I see. You’re too outdated to support it.

HorribleSubs :: Hey, why are you reading that book while you’re working?
>Well…
Don’t robots usually have everything about whatever alien it is
already input into them, and they can tell this stuff automatically?
>Those with the latest software can,
>but I can’t update mine.
Oh, I see, I see. You’re an old model, so you can’t do that.

Oni :: Hey, why are you reading that book when you’re supposed to be working?
>Well…
Aren’t robots supposed to have everything about the alien
stored in them already, and can look it up automatically?
>Those with the latest software can,
>but I can’t update mine.
I see, I see. You’re an old model, so you can’t even do that.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 6.

Space Dandy is trying to figure out where the catman is from, so he’s trying to press him for info. But catman thinks Dandy is there to arrest him (or something) for the pics he took of the Boobies waitresses.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE06.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 06

Commie :: Where are you from?
The Cartwheel Galaxy?
>U-Uh…
>I-It’s not like…
>I’m taking any creepshots or anything.
C’mon, tell me. What planet are you from?
You’re not getting away that easily, bud.

HorribleSubs :: I haven’t seen you around. Where are you from?
The Tochigi Galaxy, maybe?
>U-Uh, no, I’m not really…
>…secretly recording, or anything…
What world are you from? Tell me.
Ah! Hey, wait! Whoa!
I’m afraid that doesn’t cuttlefish it, baby!

Oni :: Where’re you from?
The Tochigi Galaxy, huh?
>U-Uh, no, I’m not really…
>…secretly taking pics of the girls, or anything.
What world you from?
Tell me.
Hey, hold up! Whoa!
That ain’t gonna cut it, baby!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 7.

Skeletor issues orders.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE07.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 07

Commie :: Remember, Dr. Gel…
He is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire—no, to the entire universe.
Make sure to catch him,
no matter what underhanded means you must use.
>You can count on me, Excellency.

HorribleSubs :: Remember, Dr. Gel…
…he is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire–
no, to the entire universe.
Make sure to catch him, no matter what underhanded means you must use.
>You can count on me, Excellency.

Oni :: Remember this, Dr. Gel…
…he is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire—no, to the entire universe.
Make sure you catch him, by any means, underhanded or not.
>You can count on me, Your Excellency.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 8.

Space Dandy gets philosophical.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE08.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 08

Commie :: You dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
what’s the point?
What good is it to swim fruitlessly against the flow?
If you try to do it,
you’ll just end up drowning.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living by going with the flow—
that’s what I’m all about, baby!
>It’s almost like he said something profound there.

HorribleSubs :: You dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
what’s the point?
What good is it to swim vainly against the flow?
If you try to do it, you just end up drowning.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living by going with the flow–
that… is who I am, baby!
>It’s almost like he said something profound there.

Oni :: Freaking dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
the heck’s the point?
You’d be stupid to try and swim against the flow.
You’d just drown if you even try to do it.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living life by going with the flow—
that’s just… who I am, baby!
>It’s almost as if he said something profound there.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 9.

Space Dandy outwits the Gogol Empire.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE09.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 09

Commie :: The target is about to warp!
>Hmm, they spotted us!
Pursuing them to their destination at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the far side of hell, Dandy!

HorribleSubs :: Target is going to warp!
>Hmm, they spotted us!
Pursuing them to their destination at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the far side of hell, Dandy!

Oni :: Target is entering warp!
>Hm, so they spotted us!
Tracking their destination and plotting an intercept course, at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the deepest pits of hell, Dandy!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

Expanded 10.

Dr. Gel, bargaining.

Audio: [mp3t track="http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandyE10.mp3" play="Start audio" stop="Pause this shit" volslider="y"]

Space Dandy Extended 10

Commie :: Um, Excellency…
>What is it?
We lost track of him.
>What?!
We’ll start looking for him again, though.
Would next week be okay?
>No, of course it wouldn’t…
>You imbecile!

HorribleSubs :: Um, Excellency…
>What?
We lost track of him.
>Wha–?
We’ll start looking for him again, though.
Will next week be okay?
>No, of course it won’t,
>you bastard!

Oni :: Um, Your Excellency…
>What?
We’ve lost track of him.
>What—?
We’ll start looking for him straight away, though.
Will next week be okay?
>Of course it won’t,
>you bastard!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

 

 

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Essential 1.

Narrator-kun narrates.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy01.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Space Dandy Essential 01

Commie :: Space Dandy is Space Dandy—
an alien hunter who sails the galactic seas.
In search of fresh alien prey,
he lives a life of adventure that includes forays into unexplored planets.
This is the majestic tale of that alien hunter and others like him.

HorribleSubs :: Space Dandy is a dandy in space.
He is a galaxy-wide alien hunter.
On a journey of adventure to new worlds, he searches for unknown extraterrestrials.
These are the spectacular tales of these alien hunters!

Oni :: Space Dandy is a dandy in space.
He’s an alien hunter, and his hunting grounds are all across the galaxy.
On a journey of adventure to new worlds, he searches for unknown extraterrestrials.
These are the spectactular tales of these alien hunters!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 2.

Dandy lays it down.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy02.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Space Dandy Essential 02

Commie :: So what makes a good woman, then?
>Oh? You wanna know?
>It’s her B-O-O-T-Y…
>That’s right. Her ass!

HorribleSubs :: W-What is the measure, then?
>Oh, you want to know? What it is is “K-E-T-S-U,”
>Yes, “{\i1}ketsu,{\i0}” and that means “ass,” baby.

Oni :: T-Then, what is the measure of a fine woman?
>Oh, so you want to know?
>It’s “K-E-T-S-U,”
>Yeah, “ketsu,” and that means some fine “ass,” baby.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 3.

Dandy, with wisdom.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy03.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Space Dandy Essential 03

Commie :: Guys who don’t appreciate a nice set of hips are about as good as preschoolers.
I wish all the breast-obsessed fools would accept that fact.

HorribleSubs :: Guys that don’t realize the charm of the hind end
are those who are at kindergarten level.
That’s something I want those idiots who only check out breasts to understand.

Oni :: Guys who can’t understand the allure of a fine ass, are nothing but kids.
That’s something I want those dumbasses, who’re only checking out boobs, to understand.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 4.

Narrator-kun, explaining Dandy’s goal in life.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy04.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Space Dandy Essential 04

Commie :: Since you can meet all kinds of women depending on the location,
Dandy has made it his life’s purpose to visit as many branches of the chain as possible
and dreams of one day conquering every single one of them.

HorribleSubs :: And since depending on the location, one can meet many different types of women,
Dandy considers visiting this chain of restaurants to be his purpose in life.
His dream is to someday take over all of these restaurants.

Oni :: But depending upon the location, one may meet many different types of women.
Dandy considers visiting this chain of restaurants to be his purpose in life.
His dream is to someday acquire, and take over all of these restaurants.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 5.

Honey insults Dandy here, but he’s so thick dandy that he doesn’t get it.

Audio: [mp3t track=”http://www.crymore.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/SpaceDandy05.mp3″ play=”Start audio” stop=”Pause this shit” volslider=”y”]

Space Dandy Essential 05

Commie :: So, tell me. What do you do?
>You wanna know?
Sure I do!
>I’ll give you a hint: it’s a job that starts with an “A.”
Uh, I dunno.
You’re an ass?
>That’s not a job, woman.

HorribleSubs :: So tell me, tell me, what do you do?
>Hm-hm, would you like to know?
Yes I would!
>It’s a job that begins with a “U.” Try to guess it.
Well, okay, let’s see…
{\i1}Ujimushi{\i0}! [maggot]
>No, that’s not really a job…

Oni :: Tell me, tell me, what do you do?
>Would you like to know?
Yes I would!
>It’s a job that begins with an “A.”
>Have a guess.
Well, okay, let’s see…
An {\i1}ass{\i0}tronaut.
>That’s not even close…

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 6.

Dandy, being cruel. ;_;

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Space Dandy Essential 06

Commie :: What’s the matter? Are you actually depressed?
>No way. What are you talking about?
>Robots don’t have feelings—

HorribleSubs :: Huh? What is it? Are you actually depressed?
>Don’t be silly! What are you saying?! It’s not like robots ever get mental– Ah!

Oni :: Are you getting depressed?
>Of course not! What are you even saying?!
>It’s not like robots can even get mental—Ah!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 7.

Dandy and QT talk about whether to keep catman aboard or not. Catman can hear them.

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Space Dandy Essential 07

Commie :: Should we trust this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Excuse me, but could you please lower your voices?

HorribleSubs :: Should we be trusting this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Um, excuse me, but could you please lower your voices?

Oni :: Should we trust this guy?
>Well, why not?
>>Um, excuse me, but you might want to lower your voices?

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 8.

Catman attempts to reassure Dandy the aliens are harmless. He’s wrong.

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Space Dandy Essential 08

Commie :: Oh yeah, they may look scary, but they’re no big deal.
These guys are gentle and not at all—
>On what planet is this considered gentle?!

HorribleSubs :: Oh, yeah, they may look scary, but they’re no big deal.
These guys are gentle, and not at all–
>What part of this is gentle?!

Oni :: Yeah, they might look scary, but they’re no big deal really.
These guys are gentle, and not at all—
>You call that gentle?!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 9.

In order to get rid of the aliens chasing them, Dandy reveals his ace-in-the-hole.

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Space Dandy Essential 09

Commie :: Looks like it’s time for plan B!
>Oh, you have one?
Listen. There’s a doll around there, right?
>You mean this?
That’s a secret weapon I keep for times like these.

HorribleSubs :: No choice now but to use my last resort!
>Oh, you’ve got such a thing?
Listen, there’s a doll around there, right?
>You mean this?
That, you see, is a secret weapon that I keep for times like this.

Oni :: We’ve got no choice, gotta use my last resort!
>Oh, you’ve got something like that?
Listen up, you’ve got a doll up there, right?
>You mean this?
That’s my secret weapon, I keep it exactly for these times!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Essential 10.

Space Dandy, realizing things.

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Space Dandy Essential 10

Commie :: Okay, so now what?
>That…
>is an explosive powerful enough to destroy an entire planet.
>The plan is to blow the ship up and take everything else with it.
I see. In that case, what are we supposed to do now?
>Oh, yeah.
>Welp, I guess this is the end for us.

HorribleSubs :: Okay, now what happens?
>That…
>…is a super-powerful explosive switch powerful enough to blow the entire planet up.
>The plan is to blow the ship up, and take everything else with it.
I see. So then, what are we supposed to do?
>Oh, yeah. Well, I guess we have to die.

Oni :: Okay, now what’s supposed to happen?
>Well…
>…that switch sets off a mega-powerful explosion strong enough to destroy a planet.
>The plan’s to blow the ship up and all these ugly-ass things.
I see.
So then, what are we supposed to do?
>Oh, right.
>Guess we gotta die, too.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Decision Point:

Dandy levels rising! (Click the spoiler and keep reading, baby.)
Dandy levels at max! (You’re done, baby. Hit the results and leave the rest to the winds of fate.)

Expanded 1.

Dandy, with philosophy.

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Space Dandy Extended 01

Commie :: Boobies this, boobies that. It’s all anyone ever talks about.
But you know what?
They’re all hopeless idiots if you ask me.
Fools who are fixated on boobies
don’t understand what {\i1}really{\i0} makes a good woman.
The single most important aspect, that is.
Hey! You even listening to me, QT?

HorribleSubs :: Boobs, boobs–that’s what everyone says.
However,
if you ask me, those guys are all a bunch of hopeless dumbasses.
Guys who only ever look at boobs
just don’t know the measure of a fine woman.
More than anything else, the most important thing is…
Hey, are you listening to me, QT?!

Oni :: Boobs, boobs—that’s what they all say.
Yet,
if you ask me, those guys are a bunch of hopeless dumbasses.
Guys who prefer looking at boobs, just don’t know the measure of a fine woman.
Overall, the most important thing is…
Are ya even listening to me, QT?!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 2.

QT tries to get the story back on track.

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Space Dandy Extended 02

Commie :: You know what?
This isn’t the time for such pointless chatter.
We need to get to work!
Not only are we flat broke, but we’ll never get through the story like this!

HorribleSubs :: But then,
this is no time to be talking about this pointless nonsense!
We have to get to work,
or we won’t make any money, and the story won’t go anywhere.

Oni :: Now is not the time to be talking about this pointless nonsense!
We’ve got to get to work, or we won’t make any money, and the story won’t go anywhere.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 3.

Dandy sets QT straight.

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Space Dandy Extended 03

Commie :: Hey, Dandy.
You seem to be enjoying yourself quite a bit.
>Don’t be stupid.
>This is camouflage. {\i1}Camouflage{\i0}!
>While I sit here pretending to goof off,
>go look up any unusual aliens you find, and then…

HorribleSubs :: Hey, Dandy…
Hmm?
You’re enjoying yourself like crazy, aren’t you?
>You dumbass. This is camouflage, you see, camouflage.
>While I’m here, pretending to play around like this,
>you research any rare aliens, okay?

Oni :: Hey, Dandy…
Eh?
You’re enjoying yourself a little too much, aren’t you?
>Dumbass.
>Camouflage, you see, {\i1}camouflage{\i0}.
>I’m up here pretending to enjoy all of this,
>while you’re on the look out for rare aliens, see?

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 4.

The narrator narrates.

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Space Dandy Extended 04

Commie :: Boobies.
One of the “breastaurant” chains with locations across the galaxy.
A breastaurant employs women with large mammaries.
In other words,
it’s a place where women with massive knockers work as waitresses.

HorribleSubs :: Boobies–
one of a chain of what are called breastaurants,
with locations spread out across the galaxy.
Brestaurants are a place where those with giant breasts–
that is to say,
where women with huge boobs work as waitresses.

Oni :: BooBies—
one of a large chain of what are known as breastaurants, with locations spread throughout the galaxy.
Breastaurants are a place where girls with giant breasts—
that is to say,
where women with huge boobs work as waitresses.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 5.

Dandy, not realizing he has a gigantic fucking spider on the back of his neck.

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Space Dandy Extended 05

Commie :: Hey, what are you looking at that book for?
>Well…
Aren’t you robots supposed to have alien databases that already have this information?
>In the latest firmware, yes.
>But I’m unable to update mine.
Oh, I see. You’re too outdated to support it.

HorribleSubs :: Hey, why are you reading that book while you’re working?
>Well…
Don’t robots usually have everything about whatever alien it is
already input into them, and they can tell this stuff automatically?
>Those with the latest software can,
>but I can’t update mine.
Oh, I see, I see. You’re an old model, so you can’t do that.

Oni :: Hey, why are you reading that book when you’re supposed to be working?
>Well…
Aren’t robots supposed to have everything about the alien
stored in them already, and can look it up automatically?
>Those with the latest software can,
>but I can’t update mine.
I see, I see. You’re an old model, so you can’t even do that.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 6.

Space Dandy is trying to figure out where the catman is from, so he’s trying to press him for info. But catman thinks Dandy is there to arrest him (or something) for the pics he took of the Boobies waitresses.

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Space Dandy Extended 06

Commie :: Where are you from?
The Cartwheel Galaxy?
>U-Uh…
>I-It’s not like…
>I’m taking any creepshots or anything.
C’mon, tell me. What planet are you from?
You’re not getting away that easily, bud.

HorribleSubs :: I haven’t seen you around. Where are you from?
The Tochigi Galaxy, maybe?
>U-Uh, no, I’m not really…
>…secretly recording, or anything…
What world are you from? Tell me.
Ah! Hey, wait! Whoa!
I’m afraid that doesn’t cuttlefish it, baby!

Oni :: Where’re you from?
The Tochigi Galaxy, huh?
>U-Uh, no, I’m not really…
>…secretly taking pics of the girls, or anything.
What world you from?
Tell me.
Hey, hold up! Whoa!
That ain’t gonna cut it, baby!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 7.

Skeletor issues orders.

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Space Dandy Extended 07

Commie :: Remember, Dr. Gel…
He is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire—no, to the entire universe.
Make sure to catch him,
no matter what underhanded means you must use.
>You can count on me, Excellency.

HorribleSubs :: Remember, Dr. Gel…
…he is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire–
no, to the entire universe.
Make sure to catch him, no matter what underhanded means you must use.
>You can count on me, Excellency.

Oni :: Remember this, Dr. Gel…
…he is the one that holds the key to the Gogol Empire—no, to the entire universe.
Make sure you catch him, by any means, underhanded or not.
>You can count on me, Your Excellency.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 8.

Space Dandy gets philosophical.

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Space Dandy Extended 08

Commie :: You dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
what’s the point?
What good is it to swim fruitlessly against the flow?
If you try to do it,
you’ll just end up drowning.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living by going with the flow—
that’s what I’m all about, baby!
>It’s almost like he said something profound there.

HorribleSubs :: You dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
what’s the point?
What good is it to swim vainly against the flow?
If you try to do it, you just end up drowning.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living by going with the flow–
that… is who I am, baby!
>It’s almost like he said something profound there.

Oni :: Freaking dumbass!
When you’re swimming against a raging current,
the heck’s the point?
You’d be stupid to try and swim against the flow.
You’d just drown if you even try to do it.
Everything about it is pointless!
Living life by going with the flow—
that’s just… who I am, baby!
>It’s almost as if he said something profound there.

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 9.

Space Dandy outwits the Gogol Empire.

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Space Dandy Extended 09

Commie :: The target is about to warp!
>Hmm, they spotted us!
Pursuing them to their destination at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the far side of hell, Dandy!

HorribleSubs :: Target is going to warp!
>Hmm, they spotted us!
Pursuing them to their destination at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the far side of hell, Dandy!

Oni :: Target is entering warp!
>Hm, so they spotted us!
Tracking their destination and plotting an intercept course, at once!
>Don’t let them escape!
>I’ll chase you to the deepest pits of hell, Dandy!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

Expanded 10.

Dr. Gel, bargaining.

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Space Dandy Extended 10

Commie :: Um, Excellency…
>What is it?
We lost track of him.
>What?!
We’ll start looking for him again, though.
Would next week be okay?
>No, of course it wouldn’t…
>You imbecile!

HorribleSubs :: Um, Excellency…
>What?
We lost track of him.
>Wha–?
We’ll start looking for him again, though.
Will next week be okay?
>No, of course it won’t,
>you bastard!

Oni :: Um, Your Excellency…
>What?
We’ve lost track of him.
>What—?
We’ll start looking for him straight away, though.
Will next week be okay?
>Of course it won’t,
>you bastard!

to watch the dub because why wouldn’t you? :: N/A. They all suck.

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33 Comments

Dark_Sage says:

Without them we wouldn’t have this party, so they’re good for that at least.

Ryuk says:

(☞゚∀゚)☞ OU

Dark_Sage says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 13 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
Oni: 5 times
N/A: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

I plan to watch it when it airs on Cartoon Network, but since Commie’s release also includes the dub track, it’s pretty clear which one I’m gonna archive.

Nevreen says:

Watching the dub, so didn’t bother with the comparisons. Show’s kind of mediocre, to be honest.

sortitus says:

Commie: 10 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
Oni: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

I just worry that Commie will start trolling if they stop enjoying the show. After checking out a few minutes of the dub, maybe that’s the best route after all.

Solaristics says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 9 times
HorribleSubs: 1 time
Oni: 8 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Still going to go w/ the Cartoon Network release that people put on Nyaa to watch for my dub. Archiving Commie’s release since it has Dub + sub.

Pelfmiester says:

I didn’t realize Commie’s included the dub. and here I watched Denpa’s for the first two episodes. Sub-wise I would go for Commie’s just because of Essential 5, and HS auto fails because of Essential 5.

Pelfmiester says:

Also, I’m not particularly a Bebop fan myself. It was maybe a 7-7.5 in my book. An 8 at best. Dandy’s probably only 6-6.5 so far. I’ll give CN the ratings though, just so they hopefully speed release something better in the future.

Aravan says:

For some reason the audio samples you have in some of your translation parties (Space Dandy, D-Frag!) play through my headset, while others (Nisekoi, Chuu2) play through my speakers. Any idea why?

Hedrep says:

Dark_Sage, you need to start stuffing your thoughts on a tube, so that I connect it directly to my brain.

Gracias.

begna112 says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 6 times
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Oni: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Damn you Space Dandy… It’s a good thing i’m not watching this show.

Nyangoro says:

I’m really enjoying this show so far. It’s almost identical to Cowboy Bebop in its structure, just with a bigger focus on comedy.

Not like Cowboy Bebop’s episode weren’t full of camp and comedy anyway (especially the early episodes).

Dark_Sage says:

I’m fine with it too, actually. It’s not a great show, but it’s a good time-waster. And watching anime on Toonami is a good nostalgiatrip.

But when I think of Bebop fans, I don’t think of people who are into camp like this. They’re all about dem grimdark feels, Spike X Vincent, and “Julia!”

I may be painting a wide brush, but I at least expect when I check out more episodic blogs for the tourney I’m gonna see some breakdowns.

Nyangoro says:

Yeah. Cowboy Bebop has a huge fanbase, so your obviously going to get a more questionable community the bigger it gets.

I mean, people like to remember Cowboy Bebop as being this uber serious show, but it really wasn’t. Sure, there were some serious episodes, but let’s not forget that the 2nd episode revolved around the hunt for a hyper-intelligent corgi (who is best character, btw).

Nevreen says:

Bebop was good because of the campiness, not in spite of it. I enjoyed both the serious and the funny from the show, and it’s the mixture of the two that really made it into the great show that it was (along with a great cast of characters and a slew of other factors).

Now, that’s not to say that Bebop is the best anime ever, but it’s likely in my top 10, whereas Dandy, while enjoyable, is very unremarkable and hardly compares. I actually find this series to be closer to PSG, but that was way better than Dandy too.

Nyangoro says:

I think it’s on the road to compare pretty well, actually. The main trial for Space Dandy to overcome is that it needs to prove that it can have the same… likability that Cowboy Bebop had.

It’s only been three episodes so far, meaning that there’s plenty of time for the show to prove itself. Personally, I think it’s set itself up to do just that. Now, whether it actually takes advantage of that setup in the long run is a matter to be determined over the next twenty-three weeks.

Dark_Sage says:

Fingers crossed. I’m in it for the long run no matter what, so I hope my time invested pays off.

jimmy says:

Space Dandy’s only 13 episodes.

Ryuk says:

No, 26 episodes.

Nyangoro says:

Apparently, Toonami edited their announcement post on tumblr, removing the 26 episode comment that they originally wrote :(

So yeah, only 12 episodes confirmed so far. But only 5 BD/DVD releases have been confirmed so far, so I’m still holding out hope :)

Nyangoro says:

Also, forgot to add that, at the very least, an end date hasn’t been confirmed either.

Nyangoro says:

Double addition. Just checked twitter, and while it doesn’t say it’s only 13 episodes, it does confirm 13 episodes when it references its guest cast.

Ryuk says:

IDK if this is good or bad…

Anon says:

http://space-dandy.com/blog/?p=272

Still think it’s a bit weird that they’d specifically say “guest cast lineup up to Episode 13” if 13 is going to be the last episode. We shall see.

hunta says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 6 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
Oni: 5 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Meh, still gonna watch the dub.

sangofe says:

Commie: 3 times
HorribleSubs: 2 times
Oni: 4 times
Looks like your best bet is Oni

Someone says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 1 time
HorribleSubs: 10 times
Oni: 2 times
Looks like your best bet is HorribleSubs
Hmm… if I don’t mind the funi styling…
I did like their lines though.

njd09 says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 6 times
HorribleSubs: 4 times
Oni: 3 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Not really interested in the show at all, but I do want to see how good (or awful) the dub is with all the hype it’s gotten. Maybe I’ll watch an ep or two.

Solaristics says:

Better than the sub IMO.

anon-tan says:

Commie: 20 times
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Oni: 0 times
Looks like your best bet is Commie

Well okay then.

anon says:

Overall scores…
Commie: 0 times
HorribleSubs: 0 times
Oni: 0 times
It’s a tie between Commie, HorribleSubs, and Oni

Yep, I’ll keep watching the dub.

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