It Took Me Almost the Entire First Season to Understand the Space Dandy Ending Theme

Episode 1 of Space Dandy made an impact by killing off its main characters. In episode 2 they were back, and I think everyone (including myself) took this as a sign of the show not treating death or continuity very seriously. Supporting this is the fact that many episodes after this had odd, seemingly irreversible turnouts, like the zombie takeover of the universe, or the Redline-esque galactic race leading into time travel.

At the end of every episode there’s a catchy ending theme (by the singer of the Mawaru Penguindrum openings) which talks nonchalantly about the quantum physicist Hugh Everett III and the confusion caused by his theory of… parallel universes.

PARALLEL UNIVERSES.

DAMN IT.

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3 thoughts on “It Took Me Almost the Entire First Season to Understand the Space Dandy Ending Theme

  1. As several people have already noted, whenever the characters die at the end of an episode, the final caption is “The End”, while if they survive it becomes “To Be Continued”, giving the impression that the show focuses on a particular universe until the protagonists are killed off, at which point it moves to another.

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  2. Parallel universes was the first thing I thought it was. Maybe in the future they will have an episode where all the parallel dandies have to work together to save the space time continuum (like that episode of the spider-man animated series).

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