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"Kaubôi bibappu"
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Parents Guide for
"Cowboy Bebop" (1998) More at IMDbPro »"Kaubôi bibappu" (original title)

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We see an image from shoulder up of a man and woman in bed (presumably during coitus) for roughly a second.

We see a feminine-looking man's breasts and back as well as a bit of his buttocks in the shower shortly as he smiles at a woman.

There are 4-5 shots of nude or scantily clad women on risque magazines/posters. Nudity is not detailed or long-lasting.

Faye often wears revealing outfits and sometimes uses this to her advantage. There are a few instances of innuendo.

We see two men from chest up in a sexually comprising position in bed after they are interrupted. We don't hear anything sexual.

We see Faye's back in the shower for a second or two while she stands motionless.


Some considerably bloody violence. There are shootings and a few fistfights, with blood.

Bloody bodies are strewn about in the aftermath of a murder in two scenes.

A villain kills several men by sword. We see blood spurting shortly.

A man is experimented on in a dream, his eyes are about to be slashed. Cybernetic organs in jars are briefly seen in the background.


Some (mostly) moderate language (i.e "sh*t", "son of a b*tch", "goddammit").


Smoking throughout, as well as some drinking. A number of scenes take place in bars.

Three characters each unknowingly eat a hallucinogenic mushroom, and experience a different hallucination (two of which we see for a bit).

A dealer sprays a mist-like drug into his eyes a few times in the first episode. We see them bloodshot and swollen twice for a bit.

A few scenes involve drug smuggling from side-characters/antagonists.


A few sadistic scenes involving two villains (Vicious and Pierrot).

The backstories of certain characters can be dark and unsettling.

The deaths of several characters (both major and minor) could be emotional to some.

The series has some elements of existentialism that are preferably suited for adult audiences only.

Argentina:18 / Australia:MA / Australia:M (some episodes) / 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 / Russia:12+ / Singapore:Unrated / South Korea:18 (DVD rating) / Spain:13 / Switzerland:16 / UK:12 (most episodes) / UK:15 (some episodes) / UK:12A (some episodes) / USA:TV-MA / USA:TV-14 (edited version)

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