Cowboy Bebop: Season 1, Episode 23

Brain Scratch (11 Nov. 2001)
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" Brain Scratch (original title)

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Spike was flipping channels right till he got to one featuring a religious cult called "Scratch". Their leader is Dr. Londes, who portrays as an existing god. Those who became members of ... See full summary »


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Episode credited cast:
Spike Spiegel (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Spike Spiegel (voice)
Jet Black (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Faye Valentine (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Faye Valentine (voice)
Melissa Fahn ...
Aoi Tada ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Londez (voice) (as Axel Roberts)
Scratch Cult Member (voice) (as Ian Hawk)
Masaru Hachinohe ...
Ronny Spangen (voice)
Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi ...
Security Guard (voice)
Miki Nagasawa ...
Judy (voice)
Hiriomichi Ogami ...
Newscaster (voice)
Sayaka Ohara ...
TV Host B (voice)


Spike was flipping channels right till he got to one featuring a religious cult called "Scratch". Their leader is Dr. Londes, who portrays as an existing god. Those who became members of the cult, eventually commit suicide because Dr. Londes told them to. As for that a bounty is placed on Dr. Londes. Spike, Jet, and Ed look into this Scratch cult. Spike has no luck in finding out where Dr. Londes is, and Ed has no luck in finding any background data on the guy. It's as if he doesn't at all exist. Written by J LeGault

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Release Date:

11 November 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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Spike Spiegel: Why do you kill off members of your own group,Whats the point of that?
Dr. Londez: I am not forcing anything on anyone.
Dr. Londez: They are merely practicing a faith they decided to believe in of their own free will.
Dr. Londez: Tell me, Why do you think people believe in god ?
Dr. Londez: Because they want to.
Dr. Londez: It's not easy living in an ugly corrupt world.
Dr. Londez: There is no certainty, nothing to hope for
Dr. Londez: People are lost, so they reach out.
Dr. Londez: Don't you get it ?
Dr. Londez: God didn't create humans... No!, Its humans who created god
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References Serial Experiments Lain (1998) See more »


The Real Folk Blues
Ending theme (episodes 1-12, 14-25)
Lyrics by Yûho Iwasato
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
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