Vicious claims leadership of the Red Dragon Syndicate. Julia and Spike plan to run away as before, but Spike still feels the desire for revenge, leading to a final confrontation with Vicious and the ...
Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter in the far future with an easy going attitude and some deadly skill at martial arts. Together with his partners, Jet Black, and later Faye Valentine as well, they go from job to job across the galaxy looking for the high priced fugitives to bag.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
Spike's bent cigarettes are an homage to Jigen from Lupin III. See more »
Spike's hair changes from green to black repeatedly throughout the show. See more »
I started wailing the blues when the doctor whacked my bottom on the day I was born.
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"Brain Scratch" is the only episode that does not end with an intertitle. See more »
In "Session 22 Cowboy Funk" Spike, Jet and Faye go to a costume party to catch a bounty head. Jet is dress up as an hippy with a marijuana leaf on his shirt.In the TV version Cartoon Network edited out the leaf and replaced it with a peace sign. See more »
CB is a happy blend of story, action, and characters.
Set in the future, CB takes its name from the spaceship, around which the story loosely revolves. The main characters, Spike and Jet, try to make their living while not getting killed, traveling around looking for bounties.
Technically, the animation is very good, though a friend pointed out that sometimes the frame rate is low, or they use a still in a shot. These didn't bother me because they were used tastefully, and were balanced by action shots that carried a lot of energy.
The voice acting for the english version is great, and adds to character depth. They seem to understand who the characters are and how they would react.
The story line is interesting. With each episode being around 25 minutes, the time is filled with a balanced blend of action, character development, and plot. The story within an episode develops rapidly, while the whole series moves more slowly, with the exception of the last few episodes (where they were trying to wrap things up).
If you've never tried any anime, this would be my first choice. I watched it on DVD, and would definitely watch it again.
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