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Cowboy Bebop 

Kaubôi bibappu (original title)
The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.
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Cast

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 Spike Spiegel (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Unshô Ishizuka ...
 Jet Black (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Spike Spiegel (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Jet Black (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
Kevin Seymour ...
 Additional Voices / ... (26 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Faye Valentine (25 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Faye Valentine (24 episodes, 1998-1999)
Isshin Chiba ...
 Man 2 / ... (17 episodes, 1998-1999)
Melissa Fahn ...
 Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
Aoi Tada ...
 Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV (16 episodes, 1998-1999)
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Storyline

Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter in the far future with an easy going attitude and some deadly skill at martial arts. Together with his partners, Jet Black, and later Faye Valentine as well, they go from job to job across the galaxy looking for the high priced fugitives to bag. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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You're gonna carry that weight. (final episode tagline) See more »


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2 September 2001 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In Session 24 "Hard Luck Woman" Ed's father Mr. Appledelhi calls Ed Francoise. However since Ed's father is bad remembering names and can't even remember if Ed's a boy or a girl this might not actually be true. See more »

Goofs

Spike's hair changes from green to black repeatedly throughout the show. See more »

Quotes

Frog: This is the stairway to heaven. You know that, don't you?
Spike Spiegel: Obnoxious little frog.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits of the last episode, we are presented with a beautiful still drawing of Spike, followed by the words, "You're gonna carry that weight". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ready Player One (2018) See more »

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Blue
by Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane (ep 26)
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User Reviews

Superb... Fantastic... Finally... a REAL anime feature.
16 July 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Cowboy Bebop is by far the best anime series I've ever had the pleasure and privilege of experiencing. This is not a kid's show, by any means. Finally, a REAL anime feature that doesn't involve something dealing with putrid children's themes and overly flagrant characters. Cowboy Bebop is none of these. It has its share of comical scenes, but it seamlessly integrates them into a web of other predominant emotions; drama, action, thriller, suspense...

Cowboy Bebop is the epitome of cool and intelligent anime. An art I thought had long since been forgotten.

You will enjoy the witty dialog as well as the action scenes, dramatic sequences, and most of all the incredible musical integration; jazz and other cultural music that allows for an incredibly open palette of emotions as you view the action on the screen. (Expect the unexpected.)

The voices they chose to play the dubbed, English version of the Original series couldn't have been planned better. It strays from the stereotypical high-pitched whiney and otherwise annoying voices that usually plague a good anime port. Not this one. The roles are taken seriously and were performed VERY well.

This series is definitely speaking to an older audience, something rare in ported/dubbed anime series these days. I am grateful for having the opportunity to experience this wonderful masterpiece.

Cowboy Bebop is, by definition, art.


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