A Merry Companion is a Wagon in Space, Baby

A Merry Companion is a Wagon in Space, Baby is an anime episode of Space☆Dandy that was released on 02/01/2014
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When his ship gets impounded, Dandy embarks on a road trip with a mysterious alien girl who has the power to trap his consciousness in the body of a stuffed space penguin.
— FUNimation

Plot Summary

A Merry Companion is a Wagon in Space, Baby
Kanji旅は道連れ宇宙は情けじゃんよ
RomajiTabi wa Michizure Uchū wa Nasake jan yo
TV Air Date
February 2, 2014
February 1, 2014
Counterpart
MangaCh. ? (Vol. ?)
Theme Music
Opening"Viva Namida"
Ending"Welcome to the X Dimension"
See series page for details
Eyecatch
End Card

Dandy and his crew have been sent out to hunt a rare alien called a "Gentooan" that has a habit of knocking other alien hunters unconscious and then drawing on their faces with a sharpie. After tracking the alien down to a certain planet, Dandy finds out that the alien is actually a little humanoid girl with a pair of tentacles that it uses to transfer Dandy's consciousness into a big stuffed penguin doll. Even so, Dandy manages to capture her as a bird after she draws on his face with a sharpie, then regains consciousness in his own body shortly after.

Unfortunately, QT and Meow inform him that the Aloha Oe was towed for parking in an illegal zone, and without the cash to get it out of the impound lot, Dandy is forced to travel with the girl the old fashioned way. The girl reveals her name is Adélie, and promises to turn herself in quietly if Dandy will take her to a nearby theme park. Dandy refuses at first, until Adélie publicly calls him a pervert and he quickly accepts before anyone gets the wrong idea.

So Dandy and Adélie begin their trek across the planet, stopping at a carnival along the way, and Dandy slowly grows attached to the girl. At one point, he even sneaks out to find information about her estranged grandfather. When they finally get to the transit station, Dandy decides to leave her there for her grandfather. Adélie gets upset that Dandy is abandoning her and transfers his consciousness into the same doll from before, then runs away. However, she is soon found by the alien hunters she humiliated before, and can't use her powers so soon.

Dandy then spots her being dragged away, and races to save her in his stuffed bird form. Despite the handicap, he manages to knock out the other alien hunters before they escape with her. When the incident is over, he leaves her in the care of her grandfather, promising to "hunt" her again after she grows up. Adélie quietly says that she'll be the one hunting him then.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Meow ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Joel McDonald ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Hiroyuki Yoshino (voice actor) ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
QT ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Alison Viktorin ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Uki Satake ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Dandy ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ian Sinclair ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (English)
Junichi Suwabe ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)

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Yoshiyuki Ito Character Artist/Designer
Shinichiro Watanabe Director Anime director.
Shingo Natsume Director Japanese Animator
Ichiro Okochi Writer Ichirō Ōkouchi is a novelist and screenplay writer. He wrote the screnplay for the anime series Code Geass, Code Geass R2, and Eureka Seven.
Yoko Kanno Music Yoko Kanno is a Japanese musical composer for anime and video games.
Akemi Hayashi Storyboard

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