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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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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
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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:
The official lyrics at the beginning of the opening theme (as noted in the bonus feature "Session 0") are: "I think it's time to blow this scene; get everybody the stuff together. Okay, 3, 2, 1, let's jam."See more »
Quotes:
Spike Spiegel:[muffled by bandages] You sing off-key.
[Faye gets mad, then decks Spike offscreen]
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50 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
Superbly styled anime, 22 July 2003
Author: hyperexcel from USA

Cowboy Bebop should need no introduction; it's more than a uniquely defining series on several levels. Shinichi Watanabe crafted this mostly episodic anime with a beautiful plot arc that doesn't detract a bit from any moment in the series.

Following the misadventures of a crew of unlikely bounty hunters through the future solar system, Bebop liberally dabbles in jazz, both the music and the attitude. The lead character, Spike Spiegel, is as much an antihero in the anime tradition as he would be in a Hemingway novel- witty and gutsy, with a twist of nihlistic worldview. Along with Spike, each part of the ensemble main cast do more than enough to stand out on their own, with perfectly human qualities. Jet Black, the gruff pilot, is truly epitomized in the episode "Ganymede Elegy," where he confronts an old flame. Ed and Ein, the genius teenage hacker and her supersmart Corgi dog, throw the limits of standard comic relief out the window. And who could forget Faye Valentine, the eat-your-heart-out sprite of a woman with pizazz, flair, and a penchant for gambling.

If you're not a fan of anime because of its tendency to be far-fetched and downright weird at times, Bebop is the right starter series for you. A melodrama, a jazzy jam session, and a sci-fi detective thriller all wrapped into a tight, upbeat package. Superb.

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