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

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Seasons:
1
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:
Probably the best anime ever. See more (163 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 111)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (27 episodes, 1998-1999)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (27 episodes, 1998-1999)

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

Beau Billingslea ... Jet Black (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Seymour ... Additional Voices (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)
Takashi Tomioka .... key 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-14

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The handgun Jet Black uses throughout the series is a Walther P99.See more »
Quotes:
Julia:It was raining that day as well.
Spike Spiegel:And so you didn't come because of the rain?
Julia:I was supposed to kill you. It was all set up. If I had, I would have been free.
Spike Spiegel:So why didn't you? You chose to be hunted. Why?
Julia:Why did you love me?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Archer" (2009)See more »

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50 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Probably the best anime ever., 13 June 2004
Author: Xander77 from Arad, Israel

Cowboy Bebop is the best anime ever. I'm 21, don't tend to be fanboyish, and have seen plenty of others. And it's the best anime ever.

What other anime features a mix of the best choreographed/energetic/ kick-ass fighting scenes - hand-to-hand, hong-kong gun fights and air-space battle?

An unbelievable mix of comic, tragic, violent and fairy tale style episodes...

An incredible sound track - Yoko Kanno is a genius that can do memorable and emotional jazz, blues, classical, fantasy-style, j-pop and even heavy metal. I wouldn't even consider buying the soundtrack to any other anime.

It quite literally oozes "cool" - characters (Spike is probably the coolest - not awsomest, but stylishly coolest) music, action and narrative.

Hell, it's the only show that has both a "cute animal" character and a "cute annoying kid" character that I don't wish a horrible death upon. And if that doesn't convince you, then nothing will.

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