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Cowboy Bebop 

Kaubôi bibappu (original title)
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Jet Black 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Steve Blum ...  Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Beau Billingslea ...  Jet Black 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Wendee Lee ...  Faye Valentine 25 episodes, 1998-1999
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Faye Valentine 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Man 2 / ... 17 episodes, 1998-1999
Melissa Fahn ...  Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV 16 episodes, 1998-1999
Aoi Tada Aoi Tada ...  Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV 16 episodes, 1998-1999
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Storyline

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 <kchishol@execulink.com>

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See You Space Cowboy... (ending tagline) See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Bebop See more »

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Dolby | Dolby (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) (Blu-ray version)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Session #10, Ganymede Elegy, the bounty head that is turned in at the beginning of the episode is named Baker Ponchirello, after the two motorcycle officers in CHiPs. See more »

Goofs

Spike's hair changes from green to black repeatedly throughout the show. See more »

Quotes

Frog: This is the stairway to heaven. You know that, don't you?
Spike Spiegel: Obnoxious little frog.
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Crazy Credits

"Brain Scratch" is the only episode that does not end with an intertitle. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, for two cycles, episode #22, "Cowboy Funk" was not aired on Cartoon Network, due to its plotline (a bomber blowing up skyscrapers) and the associated images of skyscrapers collapsing. The episode has since been aired on Cartoon Network. Also unaired, due to 9-11, was Episode #8 "Waltz for Venus," which opened with a spaceliner being hijacked. Also, for different reasons #6 "Sympathy for the Devil" (for scenes of a child being killed) was cut. All three episodes have since been aired on Cartoon Network. The original Japanese broadcast only aired half of the episodes in the show's run: the other half were deemed too violent for broadcast. It was aired later, uncut, on the cable WowWow network. See more »

Connections

Referenced in ZTV News: Episode #1.1 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue
by Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane (ep 26)
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The greatest anime to date
12 September 2003 | by FisherguySee all my reviews

"One ship, one crew, one destiny" indeed. If you had to sum anime up into two words, it would undoubtably be "Cowboy Bebop." It's a 26 episode series that redefines what animation is and what it can do. The character developement is beyond comparison and the voice acting is unforgettable. If you see only one anime in your life, make it this one. I can't sum it up and give it the credit it deserves, but what I can say, is that it is the most compelling story to be turned into an anime that will have you laughing, and the more sensitive may even cry, but you will get goosebumps. All I can say is, don't forget to watch this before you die, it is worth it and then some.


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