Cowboy Bebop (1998–2003)
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Asteroid Blues 

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


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Rintarou Nishi ...
Asimov Solenson (voice) (as Taro Nishi)
Yurika Hino ...
Katrina Solenson (voice)
Takehiro Koyama ...
Laughing Bull (voice)
Jin Hirao ...
Antonio (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
Carlos (voice)
Hiroshi Naka ...
Jobim (voice)
Katsumi Chô ...
Bartender (voice)
Isshin Chiba ...
Gangster A (voice)
Naoki Makishima ...
Gangster B (voice)
Mari Maruta ...
Announcer A (voice)
Yoko Ren ...
Announcer B (voice)
Spike Spiegel (voice) (as David Lucas)
Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)


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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Release Date:

2 September 2001 (USA)  »

Box Office


JPY 20,000,000 (estimated)

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(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only episode where a character does not say the name of the next episode during the preview. See more »


Spike Spiegel: You said "bell peppers and beef." There's no beef in here. So, you wouldn't really call it "bell peppers and beef" now, would you?
Jet Black: Yes I would.
Spike Spiegel: Well, it's not!
Jet Black: It is when you're broke, all right?
Spike Spiegel: What happened to the million woolong reward we got for that last guy?
Jet Black: The repair bill for the cruiser you wrecked... and the one from the shop you trashed... and the medical bill from the cop you injured... KILLED THE DOUGH!
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References Desperado (1995) See more »


The Real Folk Blues
Ending theme
Lyrics by Yûho Iwasato
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
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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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