Cowboy Bebop (1998– )
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" (original title)

TV Series  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

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Kôichi Yamadera ...
 Spike Spiegel (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Jet Black (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Seymour ...
 Additional Voices (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Spike Spiegel (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Jet Black (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
 Faye Valentine (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
Wendee Lee ...
 Faye Valentine (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
Aoi Tada ...
 Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV / ... (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Isshin Chiba ...
 Man 2 / ... (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter in the far future with an easy going attitude and some deadly skill at martial arts. Together with his partners, Jet Black, and later Faye Valentine as well, they go to job to job across the galaxy looking for the high priced fugitives to bag. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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In Session 19: Wild Horses, the man who owned and fixes Swordfish II, Spike's spaceship, is named Doohan. This is a reference to James Doohan, who played "Scotty" on the original Star Trek (1966) TV series. See more »

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Vicious: [Ballad of Fallen Angels, before Vicious and Spike fight] Angels that are forced from heaven have to become demons. Isn't that right, Spike?
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After the credits of the last episode, we are presented with a beautiful still drawing of Spike, followed by the words, "You're gonna carry that weight". See more »

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A Story Worth Watching
7 January 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

CB is a happy blend of story, action, and characters.

Set in the future, CB takes its name from the spaceship, around which the story loosely revolves. The main characters, Spike and Jet, try to make their living while not getting killed, traveling around looking for bounties.

Technically, the animation is very good, though a friend pointed out that sometimes the frame rate is low, or they use a still in a shot. These didn't bother me because they were used tastefully, and were balanced by action shots that carried a lot of energy.

The voice acting for the english version is great, and adds to character depth. They seem to understand who the characters are and how they would react.

The story line is interesting. With each episode being around 25 minutes, the time is filled with a balanced blend of action, character development, and plot. The story within an episode develops rapidly, while the whole series moves more slowly, with the exception of the last few episodes (where they were trying to wrap things up).

If you've never tried any anime, this would be my first choice. I watched it on DVD, and would definitely watch it again.


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