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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

Alternative Titles

English: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Synonyms: Cowboy Bebop Movie
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ天国の扉

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2001
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 68186 users)
Ranked: #1602
Popularity: #282
Members: 100,780
Favorites: 387
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy drama sci-fi

Synopsis

As the Cowboy Bebop crew travels the stars, they learn of the largest bounty yet, a huge 300 million Woolongs. Apparently, someone is wielding a hugely powerful chemical weapon, and of course the authorities are at a loss to stop it. The war to take down the most dangerous criminal yet forces the crew to face a true madman, with bare hope to succeed.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Parent story: Cowboy Bebop

Characters & Voice Actors

Black, Jet
Black, Jet
Main
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou
Billingslea, Beau
English
Billingslea, Beau
...
Ovilo, Electra
Ovilo, Electra
Main
Kobayashi, Ai
Japanese
Kobayashi, Ai
Hale, Jennifer
English
Hale, Jennifer
...
Spiegel, Spike
Spiegel, Spike
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Blum, Steven
English
Blum, Steven
...
Valentine, Faye
Valentine, Faye
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Lee, Wendee
English
Lee, Wendee
...

Staff

Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Storyboard
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Nov 10, 2008
TheLlama
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door is a great addition to the Cowboy Bebop series, but no more. It is by no means a sequel, and after watching it, I found that it's best watched in the middle of the series, and not neccesarily at the end. If it's got a specific place or not, that I don't know, but that's not very important at any rate, and if you've watched the entire series, it shouldn't be hard to mentally place it inside the series anyway.

This time, a terrorist possesses a weapon capable of killing countless people, and there's a bounty of 300 million read more
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Jun 24, 2008
Venneh
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door was released in Japan on September 1st, 2001. Shinichiro Watanabe stayed on as director, and it was produced this time by not only Sunrise, but also Bandai Visual (famous for their work on the .hack series and Dennou Coil), and Bones (famous for their work on Fullmetal Alchemist and Ouran High School Host Club). It was released Stateside by Bandai on August 11th, 2002.

It's just a few days before Halloween on Ganymede, a major national holiday, and a terrorist has blown up a tanker filled with a biochemical weapon. The government posts a 300 million Wulong read more
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Jun 18, 2014
jejehartadi
Warning : minor spoilers ahead

It was a month ago when I finished cowboy bebop series, and i would say that i was a little bit disappointed. Why would I be disappointed? Well, mostly because many episodes almost feel like fillers, they don't support character development and some enemies just minor criminals/bounties and those villains rarely have interesting characters.

After sometime, I decided to watch the CB movie. And I would say the movie was very good. This movie has the elements that some cowboy bebop episodes lack. Mostly the well developed story and characters(villains).

Story (8/10)
"Which one is dream? Which one is reality? A 'deadman', searching read more
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Aug 31, 2007
jet2r0cks
It was a good follow up (in-between, actually) to the series. I suggest that if you’re planning to watch Cowboy Bebop – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, you should watch after you get to the episode when Ed is introduced. You just need to get to know all 4 major characters to understand the movie.

I didn’t like it as much as the series, mostly because the series kept me interested by introducing new plot lines in each episode. Having to focus on one specific plot for 120 minutes was a bit exhausting. It has a nice plot – throughout the movie you’ll get why “Knockin’ on read more
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Recommendations

These two titles share only one similarity, but it's one of significance: they're standalone movies which are, essentially, longer than average, high-budget episodes from the two series they're connected to. The movies capture perfectly what makes people love the respective main characters and there's rarely a dull moment in either film.
“Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door” / "Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira" and “Seihou Tenshi Angel Links” are science fiction anime surrounding an odd crew operating a space ship that adventures to random places in the galaxy. On these adventures, the cast of characters get into shenanigans that lead them into dangerous situations where they must protect the innocent and those vulnerable to the villainous plots of the antagonists.
Science Fiction stories with settings that have a more realized future where society is still modern in a way. Are set in colonies off of Earth in weather-controlled environments that are enclosed in dome-like areas. Feature a threat to all those who live in the colonies. Main characters are a team of skilled mercenaries.
They're both action-adventure about a guy who roams around cities to solve problems.
Likewise, Full Moon is a similarity of Cowboy Bebop. Both protagonist are assisted by a group of unknown people. Faye is like Meroko because Faye has an attitude, Jet I guess could be like Takuto. Since he likes to assists others and likes Spike. Can't recommend any other characters except for Spike who is like Mitsuki.

I'd say that Full Moon is like this movie because they both have protogaonist going around the world like a rolling stone to things that they haven't been to before and are glad to be there. Full Moon is more happy, Cowboy Bebop is violent so let the children watch Full Moon and if they like violence, then they should like CB. As it does have a similarity of people helping other people and other kiddish things.

Opening Theme

"Ask DNA" by The Seatbelts featuring Raju Ramayya

Ending Theme

"Gotta Knock a Little Harder" by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane

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