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Cowboy Bebop: :  -- The futuristic adventures of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

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Seasons:
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Release Date:
8 January 2003 (Germany) See more »
Tagline:
See You Space Cowboy... (ending tagline) See more »
Plot:
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
Superb... Fantastic... Finally... a REAL anime feature. See more (157 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 108)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Seymour ... Additional Voices (27 episodes, 1998-1999)

Steve Blum ... Spike Spiegel (26 episodes, 1998-1999)

Beau Billingslea ... 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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Series Directed by
Shinichirô Watanabe (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Yoshiyuki Takei (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ikurô Satô (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kunihiro Mori (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hirokazu Yamada (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tetsuya Watanabe (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Writing credits
Keiko Nobumoto (9 episodes, 1998-1999)
Michiko Yokote (8 episodes, 1998-1999)
Akihiko Inari (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Sadayuki Murai (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Dai Satô (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Ryôta Yamaguchi (1 episode, 1998)
Shinichirô Watanabe (1 episode, 1999)

Marc Handler (unknown episodes)
Hajime Yatate (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tsunetoshi Koike .... associate producer (1 episode, 1998)
Ryo Miyaki .... assistant producer (1 episode, 1998)

Jerry Chu .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi .... producer (unknown episodes)
Haruyo Kanesaku .... producer (unknown episodes)
Richard Kekahuna .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
Osamu Maseba .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Yutaka Maseba .... producer (unknown episodes)
Charles McCarter .... co-producer (unknown episodes)
Masahiko Minami .... producer (unknown episodes)
Miyuki Ogino .... assistant producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Yôko Kanno (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Yôichi Ôgami (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Tomoaki Tsurubuchi (1 episode, 1998)

Makoto Imazuka (unknown episodes)
Shinichi Sugawara (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jun'ichi Higashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Isamu Imakake (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yoshiyuki Takei .... unit director (1 episode, 1998)
Shinichirô Watanabe .... unit director (1 episode, 1998)
Hirokazu Yamada .... assistant unit director (1 episode, 1998)
 
Series Art Department
Tensai Okamura .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Shinichirô Watanabe .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 1998-1999)
Yoshiyuki Takei .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 1998-1999)

Isamu Imakake .... set designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Katsuyoshi Kobayashi .... sound director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Toshio Hasegawa .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mami Kumasawa .... photographer: Asahi Production (1 episode, 1998)
Youhei Sakurai .... photographer: Asahi Production (1 episode, 1998)
Keiko Sato .... photographer: Asahi Production (1 episode, 1998)
Yoshio Sugisawa .... photographer: Asahi Production (1 episode, 1998)

Nobutaka Taguchi .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Yutaka Nakamura .... key animator / animator (11 episodes, 1998-1999)
Toshihiro Kawamoto .... animation director (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Takahiro Komori .... animation director / key animator: opening (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Takuro Shinbo .... animation director (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hiroshi Takeuchi .... animation director / animation director: Studio Live / ... (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hiroshi Ôsaka .... animation director / animator / ... (5 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hiroki Kanno .... animation director / animator (3 episodes, 1998-1999)
Masami Goto .... animation director / key animator: opening / ... (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kôichi Horikawa .... animator / key animator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Yoshiyuki Itô .... animator / key animator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kôichi Iwanaga .... animation checker (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tadaaki Miyata .... animator / key animator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Tsunenori Saitô .... animator / key animator (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Hideyuki Motohashi .... animation director (2 episodes, 1998)
Tomoko Tanifuji .... animator: Studio Live (2 episodes, 1998)

Kaori Fujii .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Seiichi Hashimoto .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Animeya Honpo .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Nobuaki Ishihara .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Kunihiko Ito .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Akira Itoman .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Nobuo Kajiwara .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Hironori Kanno .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Akira Matsunaga .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Sadako Minamisawa .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Yuji Mishayita .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Hiroyuki Mori .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Shizuko Nakata .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Yasuhiro Seo .... animator (unknown episodes)
Aya Shimizu .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Kenya Shimizu .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Tomoko Takahashi .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Toshiyuki Tokuda .... background artist (unknown episodes)
Kimitoshi Yamane .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Kohei Yoneyama .... key animator (unknown episodes)
Takahiro Ômori .... key animator: opening animation (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ryoko Yoshimori .... color key (1 episode, 1998)

C.P. Booth .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Bill Mochon .... color timer (unknown episodes)
Shihoko Nakayama .... color coordinator (unknown episodes)
Greg A. Simone .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn .... voice director: English version (25 episodes, 1998-1999)

Tadaaki Goto .... assistant painter (unknown episodes)
Takako Ito .... assistant painter (unknown episodes)
Yoshiko Kishi .... assistant painter (unknown episodes)
Takako Matsumoto .... assistant painter (unknown episodes)
Mei Mizusawa .... assistant painter (unknown episodes)
Takaaki Ushiyama .... operator (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
24 min | 650 min
Country:
Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Austria:18 | Brazil:18 | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Italy:VM14 (video rating) | Japan:R | New Zealand:M | New Zealand:R13 (some episodes) | Peru:18 | Singapore:Unrated | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | Spain:15 | Switzerland:16 | UK:12 (most episodes) | UK:15 (some episodes) | UK:12A (some episodes) | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (TV version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Almost every multi-language street signs shown in the series are in English, Japanese and Persian.See more »
Quotes:
Jet Black:I'm Jet Black, 36 years old. I'm often told I don't look 36, but you shouldn't judge people based on appearances... or on how much hair they have.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tales of Symphonia (2003) (VG)See more »

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90 out of 95 people found the following review useful.
Superb... Fantastic... Finally... a REAL anime feature., 16 July 2004
Author: jaden-1 from Texas

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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