Cowboy Bebop: Yose Atsume Blues

Cowboy Bebop: Session XX - Mish-Mash Blues

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Synonyms: Yoseatsume Blues, Cowboy Bebop Session XX, Cowboy Bebop Episode 27 Session XX, Cowboy Bebop Session XX: Mish-Mash Blues
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ よせあつめブルース
English: Cowboy Bebop: Session XX - Mish-Mash Blues
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 26, 1998
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, SpaceSpace
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Due to the violence portrayed in the Cowboy Bebop world and violence in Japanese schools, the series was briefly cancelled and an extra session was created as a final episode to the first thirteen episodes aired. Called "Session XX: Mish-Mash Blues," a compilation of clips from previous episodes, it aired on June 26, 1998 on TV Tokyo. The episode was never released on DVD. In it, the characters provide a philosophical commentary and end with the words: This Is Not The End. You Will See The Real "Cowboy Bebop" Someday!

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Kanno, Yoko
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Yatate, Hajime
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"Tank!" by The Seatbelts

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"Recover the Sky of Day" by Shakkazombie


Aug 27, 2023
As others have said before me, quite a few things stand out when it comes to this special.

The music is key: hip-hop, jazz, blues, Watanabe shows once again his masterful taste in music.
The mantra-like sentences shared during each part are, I admit, quite a bit too much but that's just the author's style that we've come to know -- Overall, the special is part of the entire Cowboy Bebop experience and aesthetic: albeit not an essential part of the story.

If you liked the genre-defining Cowboy Bebop, indulge yourself in this melancholic love letter to the series' aesthetic and unique charm.
Jan 24, 2022
copied from my review on another site titled ''A review from a meta mindset(, mostly written to get people to look at this episode (with a meta mindset)).''


Cowboy Bebop was started/approved with the intention of selling toys/merchandise of the space-ships, Watanabe was given creative reign and produced something fairly controversial, the show wasn't promoting their spaceships/toys enough, it was too violent (especially with the school violence going on at the time), and it had the whole jazz/blues thing it had going on, the producer pulled out halfway through the show (though luckily enough the show was picked up by Bandai) and an "ending episode" had ...
Aug 12, 2021
"This Is Not The End. You Will See The Real "Cowboy Bebop" Someday!"

I never expected a recap to be this good. People might have skipped it coz of the common misconception that it's a recap of the first 13 episodes. But in reality, it is a collage of all those messages that we could never properly understand that the show called "Life Lessons"

Story: -
Montages of the same plot, but was great to see everyone talking so freely.

Art: -
Same as the original.


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