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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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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 "The Real Folk Blues part 2", when Jet is talking with Laugthin Bull and the camera is shooting from top to bottom, you can see a Sony Playstation video game hooked up to a TV. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Vicious: You should see yourself. Do you have any idea what you look like right at this moment, Spike?
Spike Spiegel: What?
Vicious: A ravenous beast. The same blood runs through both of us. The blood of a beast who wanders, hunting for the blood of others.
Spike Spiegel: I've bled all that kind of blood away.
Vicious: THEN WHY ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?
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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 The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue
by Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane (ep 26)
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A Story Worth Watching
7 January 2003 | by suffer-smart-magnetSee all my reviews

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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