Cowboy Bebop: Season 1, Episode 25

The Real Folk Blues: Part 1 (18 Nov. 2001)
"Kaubôi bibappu: Cowboy Bebop" The Real Folk Blues: Part 1 (original title)

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Julia, Spike's ex-love finally shows up.


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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Baily ...
Shin (voice) (as Bo Williams)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
Doctor (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
Shin (voice)
Naomi Jones ...
Punch's Mother (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...
Julia (voice)
Hiroshi Naka ...
Ping (voice)
Yutaka Nakano ...
Bob (voice)
Yoshiko Okamoto ...
Mother (voice)
Simon Prescott ...
Doctor (voice) (as Simon Issacson)


Left alone by the rest of the crew, Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the Red Dragon syndicate while at a bar. They are saved by Lin's brother Shin, who explains that Vicious has tried to seize control of the organization and was sentenced to death. He also states that all people connected to him are also being hunted down, and Spike leaves only to find Julia in the graveyard, where he promised to meet her all those years ago. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 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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Did You Know?


Julia's car is a 1948 Tucker Torpedo. This rare and short lived automobile was extremely advanced for its time, possessing such things as a directional center headlight, and a Franklin Air Cooled engine, originally meant for the Bell 47 Helicopter. Julia's version is a convertible, which was rumored to have been planned but no documents are known to exist to prove this. See more »


Spike Spiegel: Are you still in pain?
Jet Black: [pause] Have you heard this story? A man injures his leg during the hunt. He's in the middle of the savannah, with no means to treat the wound. The leg rots and death approaches. The last minute he's picked up by an airplane. He looks down and sees a land of pure white below him, glistening in the light. It's the summit of a snow-capped mountain, the mountain is Kilimanjaro. As he gazes down he feels the life flowing out of him and he thinks, 'That's where I was headed...
Spike Spiegel: ...
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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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