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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

Alternative Titles

English: Cowboy Bebop
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.831 (scored by 179155 users)
Ranked: #232
Popularity: #28
Members: 307,139
Favorites: 19,789
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure comedy drama sci-fi space

Synopsis

The year 2071 A.D. That future is now. Driven out of their terrestrial eden, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier. With the section-by-section collapse of the former nations a mixed jumble of races and peoples came. They spread to the stars, taking with them the now confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love, where new rules and a new generation of outlaws came into being. People referred to them as Cowboys.

Meet Spike and Jet, a drifter and a retired cyborg cop who have started a bounty hunting operation. In the converted ship The Bebop, Spike and Jet search the galaxy for criminals with bounties on their heads. They meet a lot of unusual characters, including the unusually intelligent dog, Ein, and the voluptuous and vexing femme fatale, Faye Valentine.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 3, 1998 to Apr 24, 1999
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Cowboy Bebop, Shooting Star Bebop: Cowboy Bebop
Side story: Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira, Cowboy Bebop: Ein no Natsuyasumi
Summary: Cowboy Bebop: Yose Atsume Blues

Characters & Voice Actors

Black, Jet
Black, Jet
Main
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou
Billingslea, Beau
English
Billingslea, Beau
...
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
...
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Edward
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Edward
Main
Fahn, Melissa
English
Fahn, Melissa
Tada, Aoi
Japanese
Tada, Aoi
...

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Script, Storyboard
Kobayashi, Katsuyoshi
Sound Director
Yokote, Michiko
Script



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Aug 24, 2008
TheLlama
People who know me know that I'm not a fan of episodic anime series unless they're either one season (12-14 episodes) long or a slice of life series. Why? They have a tendency to get boring, or repetitive. But all rules and preferences have exceptions. You know what? Cowboy Bebop is that exception.

The story is set in a space western setting - a genre and setting I'm loving more and more for each show I watch that falls under the genre. We follow two bounty hunters, Spike and Jet, who own a ship called the Bebop. They travel the Solar system, chasing wanted criminals to read more
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Jan 5, 2014
DeusAnima
Cowboy Bebop was one of the first anime that truly impressed me.
One of the first anime that convinced me the anime genre as a whole had something going for it, that anime has qualities that separate it from other forms of entertainment.
It is a show that has withstood the test of time and is often viewed as a masterpiece by many. With such popularity and praise there is bound to be a group of the opposite extreme that dislike the show. Now I bear in my mind that although this group is a minority their points are valid. As a reviewer I look at read more
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May 27, 2014
Gonzo-lewd
All things considered, there’s nothing quite like it when you come off an anime and realize how much it has built itself as this important piece of art that has since transcended its ever-present influence on other mediums. This particular show, named Cowboy Bebop, definitely lived up the legacy it deserves of being the pinnacle of late ’90s anime that would influence a wide variety of anime leading up to the new millennium. Even with all that has been all said and done, that’s not to say that Cowboy Bebop has its fair share of hiccups.

But before I get into that, it is important to read more
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Jul 10, 2013
Polyphemus
Cowboy Bebop is one of those series that is just impossible to criticize. Not because it has flaws, but because it has rabid fans who will defend it to the death. It has obtained the mythical “classic armor,” which is an abhorrent carte blanche, bestowed upon only the most overrated of anime, that is used to automatically defend against any sort of legitimate criticism. Cowboy Bebop certainly has good qualities, and it is relevant in how it influenced western perception of anime, but it wasn't quite groundbreaking or revolutionary in and of itself. You could argue that its audiovisuals were in fact groundbreaking, but I read more
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Recommendations

Same style, same director, same type of characters. Spike -> Mugen (whimsical and wild) Jin -> Jet (level headed) Faye -> Fuu (charming but deadly)
reportRecommended by Xinil - Add to favorites
both have some great gun fights,the dark backgrounds of the main characters
reportRecommended by Zero - Add to favorites
Both these animes have great music, lovable main characters that are infailable gunmen. Both of these animes have some of the best gun martial arts, and gun fights in Anime.
They are both set in space and both deal with crime and adventure. Also the animation style is similar.
reportRecommended by June - Add to favorites
Both of them are themed around Jazz and Blues. Both animes display alot of martial arts and gunplay. Definetily check out Baccano! if you loves Cowboy Bebop!
It shares a lot of the same themes and the main characters are somewhat similar. Both are unable to forget their past and move forward. The most obvious is the the style and the music as well.

Opening Theme

"Tank!" by The Seatbelts (eps 1-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "The Real Folk Blues" by The Seatbelts feat. Mai Yamane (eps 1-12, 14-25)
#2: "Space Lion" by The Seatbelts (ep 13)
#3: "Blue" by The Seatbelts feat. Mai Yamane (ep 26)

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