Cowboy Bebop: Season 1, Episode 1

Asteroid Blues (2 Sep. 2001)
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" Asteroid Blues (original title)

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Spike and Jet pursue an outlaw who is smuggling a reflex-enhancing drug.


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Episode credited cast:
Spike Spiegel (voice) (as David Lucas)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Isshin Chiba ...
Gangster A (voice)
Katsumi Chô ...
Bartender (voice)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn ...
Space Gate (voice) (as Dorothy Melendrez)
Gangster (voice) (as Tom Charles)
Laughing Bull (voice) (as Mike D'Gard)
Yurika Hino ...
Katrina Solenson (voice)
Jin Hirao ...
Antonio (voice)
Abe Kasser ...
Takehiro Koyama ...
Laughing Bull (voice)
Steve Kramer ...
Antonio (voice)
Naoki Makishima ...
Gangster B (voice)


Fellow bounty hunters and longtime partners Spike Spiegel and Jet Black track down Asimov Solensan and his girlfriend, both of whom are looking for buyers for an illegal drug known as "Red Eye" which Asimov stole from an underground organization. Asimov abuses the drug himself; however, which makes subduing him a difficult task. Written by Anonymous

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2 September 2001 (USA)  »

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JPY 20,000,000 (estimated)

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(26 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Session 1: Asteroid Blues, is themed on the 1995 Robert Rodriguez film Desparado. The bar the young couple enters to sell redeye at in the beginning is nearly identical to the Tarasco bar in the film. A fatal shootout occurs where the bartender dies. The couple Spike is chasing resemble Antonio Banderes and Salma Hayek. See more »


References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »


Opening theme (episodes 1-25)
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts
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The start of something unforgettable
23 May 2006 | by (Massachusetts) – See all my reviews

Here's where it begins. The series kicks off with this episode, a wonderfully entertaining piece that shows us Spike and Jet by themselves, doing their thing as bounty hunters in the year 2071. As the series' self-contained episodes go (meaning episodes that are not part of either of the series two plot lines), it's one of the strongest. Spike is pursuing a dealer of a new drug which makes its user faster, stronger, his sight keener, and damn near impossible to beat in a fight. There's also the dealer's girlfriend, apparently very pregnant, assisting him with his crimes Simple, entertaining, a great way to kick off the series.

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