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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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 Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Unshô Ishizuka ...
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 Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
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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 ...
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 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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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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See You Space Cowboy... (ending tagline) See more »


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Trivia

Almost every episode title refers to a song title, or genre/type of music. Song/Album Titles: - Session #1: Asteroid Blues = The Blues - Session #2: Stray Dog Strut = "Stray Cat Strut" by the Stray Cats - Session #3: Honky Tonk Women = "Honky Tonk Women" by the Rolling Stones - Session #4: Gateway Shuffle = Shuffle - Session #5: Ballad of Fallen Angels = "Fallen Angels" - by Arosmith (the song is a ballad) - Session #6: Sympathy for the Devil = "Sympathy for the Devil" by the Rolling Stones - Session #7: Heavy Metal Queen = "Heavy Metal Queen"- Mountain - Session #8: Waltz for Venus: Waltz - Session #9: Jamming with Edward = Album Title: Rolling Stones - Jamming with Edward (1972) - Session #10: Ganymede Elegy: Elegy - Session #11: Toys in the Attic = "Toys in the Attic" by Aerosmith s - Session #12 & 13: Jupiter Jazz Pt.1 & 2 = Jazz - Session #14: Bohemian Rhapsody = "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen - Session #15: My Funny Valentine = "My Funny Valentine" by Frank Sinatra - Session #16: Black Dog Serenade = "Black Dog" by Led Zeppelin - Session #17: Mushroom Samba = Samba - Session #18: Speak like a Child = "Speak like a Child" by Herbie Hancock - Session #19: Wild Horses = "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones - Session #21: Boogie Woogie Feng Shui = Boogie Woogie - Session #22: Cowboy Funk = Funk - Session #24: Hard Luck Woman = "Hard Luck Woman" by KISS - Session #25 & 26: The Real Folk Blues Pt.1 & 2: "The Real Folk Blues" by John Lee Hooker See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Faye Valentine: Why do you have to go? Where are you going? What are going to do, just throw your life away like it was nothing?
Spike Spiegel: I'm not going there to die. I'm going to find out if I'm really alive. I have to do it, Faye.
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Crazy Credits

In the last episode, a scene of a field of stars is shown. After the song "Blue" finishes playing a star goes out, a la what the Indian mystic said happens when a soul is put to rest. See more »

Connections

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Tank!
by Seatbelts (eps 1-25)
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Superb... Fantastic... Finally... a REAL anime feature.
16 July 2004 | by 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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