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Waltz for Venus 

A man with a bounty on his head has a hidden agenda.


Marc Handler (adr script), Keiko Nobumoto (composition) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Blum ... Spike Spiegel (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (voice)
Beau Billingslea ... Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ... Customer Service Clerk (voice)
Kei Hayami Kei Hayami ... Dewey (voice)
Jin Hirao Jin Hirao ... Old Man (voice) (as Jinsho Hirao)
Matthew Mercer ... Additional Voices (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... Old Man (voice)
Toshihiko Nakajima Toshihiko Nakajima ... Louie (voice)
Ryûsei Nakao ... Roco Bonnaro (voice)
Maaya Sakamoto ... Stella Bonnaro (voice)
Yû Shimaka Yû Shimaka ... Picarro Calvino (voice)


A commerical aircraft is about to land on Venus. But it got hijacked by 3 hijackers. Spike and Faye are on the aircraft, because those 3 hijackers are bounties worth 500,000 wongs each. They attack and single handed the hijackers and collect their bounty award money. Roco Bonnaro, who was a passenger on that aircraft, and is interested in learning the Jeet Kune Do skills that Spike did on the hijackers. After giving Roco some basics on how to master the move, Roco gives Spike a package to hold on to for him. Spike later finds out that the package contains a plant that's suppose to be very valuable. Not only that but Rocco happens to have a bounty on him as well. Spike goes to find Roco and find out what this is all about. Written by J LeGault

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Release Date:

23 December 2001 (USA) See more »


Box Office


JPY 20,000,000 (estimated)
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(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The hijackers that Spike and Faye capture on the ship landing on Venus are named Huey, Dewey and Louie are Donald Duck's nephews in the Donald Duck cartoons by Walt Disney. You can see this when Spike is collecting the reward for them at the space port. See more »


Roco Bonnaro: I wonder: If I had met you earlier in my lifetime, do you think that we would have been friends?
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Spoofs The New Tom & Jerry Show (1975) See more »


by Seatbelts (eps 1-25)
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passionate episode
15 January 2015 | by turki-ibSee all my reviews

Wow , we should really clap our hands after this one ,stuff is right in every angle . This episode shows a side of the show I never thought that it does exist .

As the show builds up the characters persona's , WALTZ FOR VENUS gives us a huge chunk about the figures of the serious . Story flow is touching , interactions are smooth and meanings are splashing from every corner throughout the 22 minutes of the show . Frankly I was amazed by the writing of this episode but hey this is definitely not a normal anime.

I highly recommend this one to be the best for its exquisite writing , enjoy it by all it means .

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