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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 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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The "Cowboy Bebop" commercial break image for episode 22, "Cowboy Funk", is designed to resemble the logo from the movie Flash Gordon (1980). See more »

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

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Jet Black: When you and I first met, you told me something. You said that you had died once, that you had seen death. Why can't you just let it go? Forget the past.
Spike Spiegel: There was a woman, first time I'd found someone who was truly alive. At least, that's what I thought. She was... the part of me I'd lost somewhere along the way, the part that was missing, that I'd been longing for.
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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 »

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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Mezzo Forte (2012) See more »

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Blue
by Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane (ep 26)
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A Story Worth Watching
7 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

CB is a happy blend of story, action, and characters.

Set in the future, CB takes its name from the spaceship, around which the story loosely revolves. The main characters, Spike and Jet, try to make their living while not getting killed, traveling around looking for bounties.

Technically, the animation is very good, though a friend pointed out that sometimes the frame rate is low, or they use a still in a shot. These didn't bother me because they were used tastefully, and were balanced by action shots that carried a lot of energy.

The voice acting for the english version is great, and adds to character depth. They seem to understand who the characters are and how they would react.

The story line is interesting. With each episode being around 25 minutes, the time is filled with a balanced blend of action, character development, and plot. The story within an episode develops rapidly, while the whole series moves more slowly, with the exception of the last few episodes (where they were trying to wrap things up).

If you've never tried any anime, this would be my first choice. I watched it on DVD, and would definitely watch it again.


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