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Sep 4, 2009 3:44 PM
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Holy Fucking Shit
 
Sep 9, 2009 11:52 PM

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Damn, great series! And to think I wanted to drop the series because I didn't like the first episode xD
Spike's dead but that just fits the ending of a truly great series.
 
Sep 20, 2009 2:45 AM

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No matter what people say he's definitely dead. Did any one see his star fade out at the end?
 
Sep 30, 2009 1:26 AM

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Amazing ending! Though one thing bugs me... what happens to Faye?
 
Oct 2, 2009 12:16 AM

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one of the most beautiful animes ever made, and the last episode just topped it all off.
i loved the fact that Jet used to always tell Spike stories, and in the last episode Spike told Jet one instead. It made me so sad, when i realised that the cats he was talking about were him and Julia.
...and then the tabby met a beautiful white cat, and lived with her until she died. Then, finally, the tabby died too.
 
Oct 16, 2009 5:46 PM

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I know I'll get criticized for this, but I still feel like something is missing.

The ending was very explosive and emotional, and I loved every second of it, but it feels like they did everything in the shortest amount of time possible. By the end of the episode, I really had to think hard about all the stuff that just happened. It's a lot to take in. Not that that's a bad thing, but maybe they went a little too fast. They could have definitely made the Spike and Vicious fight a bit longer.

Anyway, I wanted more backstory. I'm curious to see how Jet and Spike first met, and all the dirt on the syndicate with Vicious and Spike fighting side by side. Basically, they told us a lot with this ending, but didn't explain much, and that bugs me.

Lastly, I would have preferred more closure. Like some people have mentioned in this thread, what happens to Faye? Maybe a final discussion with Jet and Faye would have been cool. And I really liked Ed and wanted to see both Ed and Ein in the finale, even if it was just for a minute to show them with Ed's dad.

But it's all just nitpicking. This two-part ending had me at the edge of my seat, and I loved it. For the anime as a whole, it was...hmm, interesting. It's the exception for episodic plots (for people who don't like them) and there were some very strong episodes in the bunch. But there were some noticeably weak ones too. The characters were top notch and I loved each one of them. For the whole thing, I'd say 8.6/10
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Oct 19, 2009 11:06 PM
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it would of been awsome if he decided to go with faye and jet and not go back to try to kill vicous that would of been an awsome ending.

they had to do the final hollywood showdown though.


he should of gave us the machine gun sound effects right before they cut to the credits just to shove it down are throats there ending.
 
Oct 20, 2009 4:56 AM

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Uh, isnt the Hollywood ending: happily ever after?

Why would Spike go with Faye and Jet? How would that make any sense at all? The dude's woman, his entire reason for existing, just got killed by his nemesis. He's not gonna act like nothing happened.

THINK MCFLY! THINK!
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Oct 20, 2009 5:51 PM
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Beatnik said:
Uh, isnt the Hollywood ending: happily ever after?

Why would Spike go with Faye and Jet? How would that make any sense at all? The dude's woman, his entire reason for existing, just got killed by his nemesis. He's not gonna act like nothing happened.

THINK MCFLY! THINK!


well by hollywood i meant the good guy usually trys to kill the bad guy. it would be non hollywood if he decided to stay with his friends in the bebop. julia had a chance to go with spike but she decided not to 3 years ago. she was killed, annie was killed, he should of just went with his real friends on the bebop let the pass be the pass as jet was saying
 
Oct 20, 2009 8:13 PM

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But if he did go back to the Bebop, he would just be running away form his past again, which would mean everything else would be pretty much pointless.

I agree on the Hollywood part of having the good guy always try to kill the bad guy, usually making it overdone.
 
Oct 20, 2009 8:14 PM

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Never seen a bluer sky...
 
Oct 21, 2009 3:05 PM

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I have been told time and time again by the older anime watchers to get around to seeing this entire series. I was a bit worried that such a classic wouldn't have an effect on me simply because it wasn't in any kind of genre I normally enjoy. I can safely say now that I they were incredibly right and that I should've gotten around to seeing it sooner.

The entire show was just amazing. Not too long, not too short, plenty of character building to the point where you are emotionally attached to each one... I honestly don't have a single thing to complain about, and to have that affect on me deserves a 10/10 from me.

Breath-taking, original, and strong, Cowboy Bebop is a must watch, no matter what your tastes are or how old it gets. More than 10 years later and its still able to blow your mind. It certainly went out with a "Bang."
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Oct 21, 2009 11:20 PM
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i feeled kind of empty but relieved,first i thought that the ending was fast but in fact it has a lot of action and drama,and i always thought the bang moment was cool,
this is one of the best endings of anime i have ever seen this and code geass r 2,
 
Oct 22, 2009 6:33 AM

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Julia dies, Spike dies, Faye comes back to a depleted "home". Such a sad ending yet so good. Amazing.
 
Oct 31, 2009 11:08 PM

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Ahh I cried..

What the fuck?!

NOOOO SPIKE!!

It's the only anime that made me go...wow at the end.
 
Nov 24, 2009 4:03 PM

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Bang ;______;

10/10

I need a tissue.
 
Dec 28, 2009 7:04 AM
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Wow, sort of a bitter sweet ending. Amazing series, 9/10. Only reason I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 would be for some of the pointless episodes.
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Dec 31, 2009 9:22 AM

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Epic ending for an epic anime.

Not much more to say... anime was great, and even those random episodes (like the one with a fridge) were awesome. 10/10
 
Jan 1, 2010 9:53 PM

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s88c said:
i feeled kind of empty but relieved,first i thought that the ending was fast but in fact it has a lot of action and drama,and i always thought the bang moment was cool,
this is one of the best endings of anime i have ever seen this and code geass r 2,


Agreed! Both endings were definitely worth watching.
 
Jan 3, 2010 2:13 PM

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wow... just wow.... it was epic....
i cried, the ending was amazing...
could not have been better...
but i ill surely miss him...


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...Spike...
No sig :(
 
Jan 4, 2010 9:44 PM

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Well, it was pretty clear that Spike was going to die (They pretty much hinted at it - Spike's last farewell to Jet and Faye was pretty much the nail in his coffin), but still pretty tragic. It was a completely appropriate end, although I felt myself wishing for Spike to live despite the blatant "He's not coming back" vibe the show was giving off because I can't really imagine Jet and Faye doing the wacky stuff the initial crew did after such a big loss. In fact, it might have comforted me if they had shown something like Faye and Jet continuing their jobs as half-assed bounty hunters after the credits.

Regardless, this show was absolutely stunning. I despise giving shows 10, but I couldn't give it anything less than one, in all honesty. I expected to be somewhat bored but ended up being incredibly amused while being taken aback by the ridiculous score, while becoming engrossed in the story that Spike had to finish by himself. The best part was that they actually kept the details vague to the point where the listeners understood while keeping that awesome sense of mystery as to what his history was truly like, rather than devoting an episode or two to a boring flashback.
 
Jan 9, 2010 7:18 PM

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Jan 10, 2010 5:41 PM
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lame ending
no explanation?
just like that?
 
Jan 10, 2010 5:50 PM

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Nobody wants to discuss, but it was perfect. A masterpiece in every sense of the word, the greatest achievement in anime in this finale alone.
 
Jan 20, 2010 5:46 AM

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Perfect. Faye and Spike's last talk was absolutely amazing, so much emotion. 10/10
 
Jan 23, 2010 6:09 PM

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*cries*

I knew it was coming, but still so sad =(

Amazing series. It definitely lives up to all its hype.
 
Jan 31, 2010 11:49 PM

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Bang. See you Space Cowboy...
 
Mar 2, 2010 7:09 AM

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I saw this series when it first came out and numerous times since but after a few years hiatus I finally rewatched it (and armed with a stronger knowledge of the Japanese language) and every episode kept screaming at me this one, simple statement: Cowboy Bebop is the greatest anime ever made.

When I first saw this show I was devastated and lost when Spike died. And felt cheated of more closure. But now I see that that's the beauty of the show, it's not the past or the future that matters, only the present. And Spike didn't die in this episode. 「死にに行く訳じゃない。俺が本当に生きているかどうか、確かめに行くんだ。」 He'd been wandering around dead since the show started. He went to see Vicious to find out if he was truly alive.
 
Mar 8, 2010 3:55 PM

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Really good anime and with a good, strong, realistic ending. Still found it sad though. "Bang"
 
Mar 21, 2010 2:51 AM

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Kaizokuou said:
I saw this series when it first came out and numerous times since but after a few years hiatus I finally rewatched it (and armed with a stronger knowledge of the Japanese language) and every episode kept screaming at me this one, simple statement: Cowboy Bebop is the greatest anime ever made.

When I first saw this show I was devastated and lost when Spike died. And felt cheated of more closure. But now I see that that's the beauty of the show, it's not the past or the future that matters, only the present. And Spike didn't die in this episode. 「死にに行く訳じゃない。俺が本当に生きているかどうか、確かめに行くんだ。」 He'd been wandering around dead since the show started. He went to see Vicious to find out if he was truly alive.


Exactly what I had been trying to tell my cousin who is also a huge fan of the show, though you put it a lot better than I did. He pretty much said it himself in the very first episode:

Laughing Bull: The swimming bird will meet a woman. The bird will be hunted by this woman. And then...death.
Spike: One more time...
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Mar 22, 2010 7:23 PM

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The ending had been spoiled for me (Thanks ED...) but I still loved it. I liked when he said how he wasn't going to die, he was going to see if he was truly alive.

I was already sad a few episodes back when Ed and Ein left but this even more...

But like everyone else said, it would have ruined the show if they had tried to make a happy ending especially with Faye. I love her but not with Spike. I think they make good friends though. :D
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Apr 13, 2010 9:57 PM

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I feel sorry for Spike. But I think that he's the character that must die in the end. Another finale woudn't look such realistic and logical.
 
Apr 17, 2010 5:11 PM
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You know, I feel like there's a 97% chance he died... But I'm putting my faith in those three remaining percent, that someday the series will continue...

See you, Space Cowboy.

"Bang." :(
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May 4, 2010 12:28 PM

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very realistic but sad ending to a great anime =(

but i can't help thinking that Vicious could've got a bit more development (being the main antagonist and all) i couldn't help feeling that he was a bit of a boring character to lose one of my favourite character's to =(

Don't ignore the fading smile, oneday it could be yours
 
May 5, 2010 8:31 PM
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I just finished watching this series for the second time. I can't help but feel that it is either too short or some of the more unnecessary episodes could have been put to better use. In a couple of the flashbacks it shows Spike being rebuilt (6 million dollar man style). Is he a cyborg or something? That needed to be flushed out.
As some people have mentioned, there is too much crammed into the last two episodes. It could have easily been 3 or 4 episodes so it wouldn't feel too rushed. It would be great if after the credits there was a bit of an epilogue about what the other characters do after.
Overall a great series though! 9.5/10
 
May 12, 2010 1:58 AM

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For a second I almost forgot how epic this ending was. I guess I can't blame myself, it's been almost 8 years since I saw it for the first time.

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May 16, 2010 2:59 PM

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I...um...no, seriously, I have no words.
All this stuff I said about CB being overrated? I'm eating it, right now. All of it. With a spoon.
That stuff I said about maybe changing my mind after actually finishing it? I'm underlining it to prove that yes, I was in fact at least a little sane.

Brain overworked. Can say just

EPIC.
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May 29, 2010 4:42 PM

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Good anime, but I simply didn't enjoy it. I don't know why, I don't know how, I just didn't enjoy it. Cowboy Bebop is the type of series I love, but I just couldn't get into it. I really tried to like it, but I simply couldn't do it.
 
May 29, 2010 9:57 PM

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NO SPIKE!
 
May 31, 2010 2:43 AM

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Great battle to end it all. Loved the last word Spike says, "Bang!" In your face syndicate
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Jun 21, 2010 2:19 PM

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I'm actually sad because such a breathtaking journey finally ended. It's a masterpiece in all respect, at least for me. It's beautifully woven all the way and Spike remained badass till the end.

Bang! See you space cowboy...

 
Jun 24, 2010 10:00 AM

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The "your gonna carry that weight" bit at the end of the credits i is a reference to the beatles song "carry that weight". Also julia was named after the beatles song "julia", so the carry that weight reference is probably something to do with julia
 
Jul 2, 2010 1:24 AM

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The elation Jet tries to hold onto when Spike comes back is what seals this episode the most for me. Also I think the Vicious/Spike fight is kind of average, what matters here is the greatest entrance he could make. The smoothness of the motion when he enters the syndicate is so sweet.
Elsewhere, a somewhat startled Warren Worthington III finds that he has accidentally wandered into an electrified east-side world of post-twist teens and watsui-ing teeny-boppers...
 
Jul 3, 2010 2:10 PM

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What a sad ending, but it fits the show. And I loved this series and all those trademark sentences:

"one of these eyes only sees the past, one the present"

Masnoon said:

Bang! See you space cowboy...
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00 PM

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Wow.
First off, this anime was too good for words.
Good Soundtrack, with songs that were all awesome to me.
and this anime had action, adventure, sci-fi, comedy & awesome/funny characters at that.

Second., It sucks what happened to Spike. :'<!! i was like wtf! NO!
but anyway, this anime is definitely one of my favorites of all time.
10/10.

See You Space Cowboy..
:3


 
Jul 13, 2010 10:17 PM

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Finished it a few days ago and I'm still speechless.
 
Jul 28, 2010 2:03 AM

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One of the best anime endings I've ever seen. Cowboy Bebop really took it into a complete other level
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Aug 2, 2010 3:57 PM

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wow even when he's dying he's cool..BANG! :D
Spike must be one of the greatest characters in anime history :-)

now i knew he was gonnda die because of spoilers,but i still am sad,poor bebop crew,poor faye :-(

perfect episode,perfect series...5/5 and 10/10

also CB goes #3 in my favorites :)
Sayonara,papa!


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"Whatever happens,happens"
~Spike Spiegel's thoughts on dying(Cowboy Bebop)
 
Aug 2, 2010 8:24 PM

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Never, EVER gets old.

Pay attention, kids--this is anime done right.
 
Aug 10, 2010 8:13 PM
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i got a question
why did spike go talk to annie?
why didnt they call her instead of going to the shop?
was it for the weapons?
 
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