15 Anime Series Like Space Dandy

Craving more anime shows like Space Dandy that are filled with quirky humor, goofy adventures, and unforgettable characters? Don’t worry, we have all kinds of stellar recommendations to satisfy your appetite.

15. Nichijou

At first glance, Nichijou and Space Dandy don’t seem to be much alike. However, those who have seen both know that Nichijou is not only hilarious but how it handles comedy is similar to Space Dandy’s.

The series is a slice-of-life comedy anime that follows the daily lives of a group of high school students and their interactions with each other, their teachers, and the bizarre situations they encounter.

14. KonoSuba

KonoSuba is a comedy anime that follows the adventures of Kazuma, a young man who finds himself transported to a fantasy world after his death. He forms a dysfunctional party with three quirky companions and embarks on humorous quests filled with mishaps and comedic situations.

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Like Space Dandy, this anime focuses on the adventures of a quirky and likable quartet with incredibly hilarious personalities.

Also, don’t forget that the 3rd season will start airing in April 2024!

13. Edens Zero

Edens Zero is about a boy named Shiki who lives on a deserted planet with robots. His life changes when he meets a girl named Rebecca and a talking cat named Happy. They travel together in a spaceship, making friends and facing challenges across space.

In both Edens Zero and Space Dandy, you’ll find a bunch of interesting characters having fun adventures in space. They mix serious and happy moments, with cool space scenes, jokes, and scenes that fans will enjoy.

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12. Magical☆Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is an anime about two kids, Sasshi and Arumi, who find themselves traveling through different worlds while trying to fix their hometown’s shopping arcade. Each world they visit is full of crazy adventures and challenges.

On the surface, there doesn’t seem to be that much similarity between Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi and Space Dandy. Nevertheless, they both share episodic nature and are equally wild and hilarious.

11. Gurren Lagann

Released in 2007, Gurren Lagann is immensely popular among fans who love mecha anime. No surprises here; the series packs an exciting story, cool characters, and epic robot fights. Consequently, many people think it’s one of the best mecha shows out there.

If you dug Space Dandy’s crazy antics and wild animation by Studio Trigger, Gurren Lagann will blow you away with a story that’s just as wild, but cranks the epicness and robot action to eleven.

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10. Space Cobra

Space Cobra is a sci-fi adventure about a charming space pirate with a powerful arm weapon who takes on bounty hunts and battles bad guys across the galaxy.

Both Space Dandy and Space Cobra are swashbuckling space adventures featuring charismatic rogue heroes with a penchant for the ladies. These unconventional protagonists navigate the cosmos, taking on odd jobs and battling intergalactic threats, often with the help of a trusty robotic companion by their side.


9. RobiHachi

In the future, unlucky Robby and bored Hacchi zoom off on a crazy space adventure! Robby’s dodging debt collectors by aiming for a planet that promises happiness: Isekandar. Expect aliens, robots, and tons of trouble as they try to outrun their problems and find some fun!

So, if you love Space Dandy’s blend of humor, space adventures, and down-on-their-luck protagonists, then RobiHachi might be your next anime obsession!

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8. Blood Blockade Battlefront

Blood Blockade Battlefront dives into the unusual everyday life of Leonardo Watch, a dentist working in Hellsalem’s Lot. This unique city is a melting pot where humanity and monsters co-exist. Leonardo and his comrades with special abilities take on odd jobs in this quirky world, but occasional emotional moments tug at the heartstrings beneath the lighthearted fun.

Similar to Space Dandy, Blood Blockade Battlefront is a concise 12-episode adventure. Both shows focus on the wacky yet endearing lives of their protagonists as they deal with a world filled with strange creatures.

7. Gintama

Gintama is another hilarious sci-fi comedy like Space Dandy. Both shows follow broke odd-jobbers (Gintoki in Gintama, Dandy in Space Dandy) in absurd adventures with aliens and crazy situations.

Despite their goofy exteriors, both Gintama and Space Dandy have surprisingly emotional moments that will hit you right in the feels. If you love the humor of Space Dandy, you’ll crack up at Gintama’s wild jokes!

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6. Trigun

Unlike most anime and manga, Trigun features characters speaking English fluently. This wasn’t a translation choice, but a deliberate decision by creator Yasuhiro Nightow! He stated that English is the actual language spoken in the series’ main setting, Planet Gunsmoke.

This series follows Vash the Stampede, a goofy gunslinger with a pacifist attitude and a hefty bounty on his head.

Similar to Space Dandy, it offers episodic adventures with an offbeat cast and a blend of humor and action.


5. Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt is a definition of crazy comedy. It follows two sisters, Panty and Stocking, who are angels forced to collect heavenly artifacts on Earth. However, they’d much rather cause trouble and party instead!

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Much like Space Dandy, it’s an anime packed with funny characters, outrageous jokes, and nonstop action, which makes it a blast to watch!


4. Outlaw Star

Fans of Space Dandy‘s zany space adventures will blast off for a similar ride with Outlaw Star. Both shows feature ragtag crews traveling the cosmos in beat-up spaceships, taking on odd jobs and facing crazy situations.

The latter follows Gene Starwind, a young bounty hunter, and his motley crew as they chase bounties and uncover a mysterious galactic artifact.


3. FLCL

FLCL and Space Dandy are like two sides of the coin for fans of ridiculous sci-fi comedy.

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The series is a short but intense experience. It follows Naoto, a high school student whose life gets turned upside down when a hotheaded alien bounty hunter slams into him on a Vespa. If Space Dandy left you wanting more sci-fi insanity, FLCL is a must-watch!

2. Redline

Taking seven years to complete due to the hand-drawn animation, Redline is a visual masterpiece with its hyper-detailed cars and backgrounds. It’s a true love letter to the classic animation style of the 70s!

The story follows JP, a charismatic daredevil racer with a pompadour (like Dandy) and a thirst for speed. Alongside his beautiful mechanic crew and some strange alien companions (sound familiar?), JP will defy physics and push his limits in the most insane car race the universe has ever seen.

1. Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is a classic space Western anime. Spike Spiegel, a laid-back bounty hunter with a jet-black pompadour (similar to Dandy), zips around the galaxy with his crew on their beat-up spaceship, the Bebop. They chase bounties, dodging space cops and facing off against criminal scum.

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Here’s why Cowboy Bebop fans will love Space Dandy: both shows were created by the same director, Shinichiro Watanabe. That means similar animation styles, especially during action sequences. Plus, both Dandy and Spike are bounty hunters with a cool, nonchalant attitude. But while Cowboy Bebop is a more serious space adventure, Space Dandy turns the whole thing into a hilarious comedy.

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