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

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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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Spike: [Julia is humming while reading the newspaper after taking care of Spike]
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Spike: Just like that... sing for me, please.
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Superb... Fantastic... Finally... a REAL anime feature.
16 July 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Cowboy Bebop is by far the best anime series I've ever had the pleasure and privilege of experiencing. This is not a kid's show, by any means. Finally, a REAL anime feature that doesn't involve something dealing with putrid children's themes and overly flagrant characters. Cowboy Bebop is none of these. It has its share of comical scenes, but it seamlessly integrates them into a web of other predominant emotions; drama, action, thriller, suspense...

Cowboy Bebop is the epitome of cool and intelligent anime. An art I thought had long since been forgotten.

You will enjoy the witty dialog as well as the action scenes, dramatic sequences, and most of all the incredible musical integration; jazz and other cultural music that allows for an incredibly open palette of emotions as you view the action on the screen. (Expect the unexpected.)

The voices they chose to play the dubbed, English version of the Original series couldn't have been planned better. It strays from the stereotypical high-pitched whiney and otherwise annoying voices that usually plague a good anime port. Not this one. The roles are taken seriously and were performed VERY well.

This series is definitely speaking to an older audience, something rare in ported/dubbed anime series these days. I am grateful for having the opportunity to experience this wonderful masterpiece.

Cowboy Bebop is, by definition, art.


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