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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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Hajime Yatate
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2002   2001  
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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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You're gonna carry that weight. (final episode tagline) See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike and Vicious exchange weapons as an homage to a fatal quick-draw in A Better Tomorrow II (1987). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jet Black: You think it's all right to leave them alone?
Spike Spiegel: You worried about her?
Jet Black: I just thought that she might let him go.
Spike Spiegel: Does she have that much sympathy in her heart?
Jet Black: Women as insistent as her tend to be the ones who get emotionally swayed by their exes.
Spike Spiegel: Is that so?
Jet Black: Women don't work on reason.
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Crazy Credits

In the last episode, a scene of a field of stars is shown. After the song "Blue" finishes playing a star goes out, a la what the Indian mystic said happens when a soul is put to rest. See more »

Alternate Versions

The "Best Sessions" collection cuts the long panning shot of the hypergates over the atmosphere of Mars at the start of Ballad of Fallen Angels. Also, in all episodes on "Best Sessions", the panning shots are sped up a bit for some reason, and the "Next Session" previews are absent. See more »

Connections

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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

2 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Bebop See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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