Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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Synonyms: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ 天国の扉
English: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
German: Cowboy Bebop: Der Film
Spanish: Cowboy Bebop: La Película
French: Cowboy Bebop: Le Film
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2001
Producers: Sunrise, Bandai Visual
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, SpaceSpace
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.381 (scored by 217436217,436 users)
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Ranked: #1992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #619
Members: 382,006
Favorites: 1,608

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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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Opening Theme

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"Ask DNA" by The Seatbelts featuring Raju Ramayya

Ending Theme

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


May 8, 2024
I watched the dub in theater a few months ago during a special showing, and HOLY STYLE it was good! Incredible animation, great fight choreography, awesome dogfight scenes, and great voice acting. I had a smile on my face the whole way through. The musical score fit in great, complimenting each scene beautifully, as a series named after a music genre should. The first scene had some really cool animation that drew my in and set sophisticated vibes.

The only reason I'm not rating this a 10/10 is that sometimes Spike's character and dialogue is so calm and cool in tense situations that he can ...
Sep 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I've seen cowboy bebop the movie twice now, the first of which I watched straight after watching the series and found myself confused as to why certain things had not changed due to events later in the series, until I discovered the film is most likely set between episode 22 and 23 of the series, and during my current rewatch of the series I decided to watch the movie where it's set chronologically, but even after watching it here I still find myself struggling to get the same entertainment value as I do from the masterful TV series.

The story takes a turn from Cowboy Bebop's ...
Jan 24, 2024
They thought they could just buy the rights to clone characters and we'll swallow the media like animals who neither care nor know what they are eating. Anyone who watched the series for its storytelling could tell this is the extracted commercial version of the series sold out to Mr.risk-free-corporate so a marketing team armed with all the audience reports money can buy could pimp it out to a mass of horny "fans" who couldn't give a buck what sucked them off behind the dumpster as long as it ended in "bebop".

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