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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira


Alternative Titles

English: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Synonyms: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
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
Producers: Sunrise, Bandai Visual
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.411 (scored by 85,519 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #368
Members: 130,559
Favorites: 526
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Another day, another bounty—such is the life of the often unlucky crew of the Bebop. However, this routine is interrupted when Faye, who is chasing a fairly worthless target on Mars, witnesses an oil tanker suddenly explode, causing mass hysteria. As casualties mount due to a strange disease spreading through the smoke from the blast, a whopping three hundred million woolong price is placed on the head of the supposed perpetrator.

With lives at stake and a solution to their money problems in sight, the Bebop crew springs into action. Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward, followed closely by Ein, split up to pursue different leads across Alba City. Through their individual investigations, they discover a cover-up scheme involving a pharmaceutical company, revealing a plot that reaches much further than the ragtag team of bounty hunters could have realized.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Spiegel, Spike
Spiegel, Spike
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Edward
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Edward
Main
Tada, Aoi
Japanese
Tada, Aoi
Valentine, Faye
Valentine, Faye
Main
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Black, Jet
Black, Jet
Main
Ishizuka, Unshou
Japanese
Ishizuka, Unshou

Staff

Minami, Masahiko
Minami, Masahiko
Producer
Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Ueda, Masuo
Ueda, Masuo
Producer
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Watanabe, Shinichiro
Director, Storyboard


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"Ask DNA" by The Seatbelts featuring Raju Ramayya

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



More reviewsReviews

TheLlama
Nov 10, 2008
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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Venneh
Jun 24, 2008
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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jet2r0cks
Aug 31, 2007
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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YourMessageHere
Nov 22, 2007
I'm never that comfortable with films of series. Mostly, that's because all too often a film of a series consists of some kind of edited-all-to-hell clip show that tries and totally fails to boil down the story of a long series to a relatively much shorter film. Knockin' on Heaven's Door isn't that, which is very much in its favour. Rather, it's basically like a two-hour "lost episode" that belongs somewhere in the middle of the series - without spoiling anything, by the end of the series, there's characters missing who are still present in this film.

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