Cowboy Bebop: Season 1, Episode 5

Ballad of Fallen Angels (23 Sep. 2001)
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" Ballad of Fallen Angels (original title)

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While searching for Mao Yenrai, an executive of the Red Dragon Syndicate, Spike ends up confronting Vicious, his old enemy. Often considered a masterpiece, this episode contains one of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Faye Valentine (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Vicious (voice)
Kazuaki Ito ...
Mao Yenrai (voice)
Miyuki Ichijô ...
Annie (voice)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ...
Carlos (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima ...
Violinist (voice)
Isshin Chiba ...
Attendant (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
Bodyguard 1 (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata ...
Bodyguard 2 (voice)
Wasabi Mizuta ...
Child 1 (voice)
Kaoru Morota ...
Child 2 (voice)
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Spike Spiegel (voice) (as David Lucas)
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Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)
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While searching for Mao Yenrai, an executive of the Red Dragon Syndicate, Spike ends up confronting Vicious, his old enemy. Often considered a masterpiece, this episode contains one of the most influential scenes in history, which consists of the finale in the church. Written by Anonymous

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There is a vile of Bloody Eye on the stand beside the roses that is next to the window in Spike's flashback. See more »

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References The Killer (1989) See more »

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Opening theme (episodes 1-25)
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts
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One of the best episodes ever to come out from any anime
2 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is arguably the best episode of the entire series that is without a doubt a masterpiece of a show. After four average episodes Ballad of Fallen angels comes as a tornado and takes everyone by surprise. The story involves Spike's past and his inability to escape it. His story in a way that can be described in no other words but Brilliantly. And introduces his arch nemesis who also captures the role of a ruthless villain beautifully. The episode starts of strong and takes viewers on a roller coaster ride. The soundtrack is masterfully done that captures every moment beautifully. Whole episode is full of thrill, tension and emotions. And the whole church shootout is certainly one of the most iconic scenes of the whole series. Overall this episode really proves what Bebop is all about and it is near perfection.


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