Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
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Spike and Jet first meet Faye Valentine at a casino, who is involved in a scam with a mob boss in an attempt to relieve her massive debt. They find out Faye is more devious than it first appears.


Marc Handler (adr script), Keiko Nobumoto (composition) | 3 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Jin Hirao Jin Hirao ... Antonio (voice) (as Jinsho Hirano)
Toshihiko Nakajima Toshihiko Nakajima ... Carlos (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... Jobim (voice)
Tsutomu Tareki Tsutomu Tareki ... Punch (voice) (as Tsutomu Naruki)
Miki Nagasawa Miki Nagasawa ... Judy (voice)
Kazuhiro Nakata Kazuhiro Nakata ... Man 1 (voice)
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ... Man 2 (voice)
Shinji Ogawa Shinji Ogawa ... Gordon (voice)
Steve Blum ... Spike Spiegel (voice) (as David Lucas)
Beau Billingslea ... Jet Black (voice) (as John Billingslea)
Wendee Lee ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Selma Boiler Selma Boiler ... (voice)


Faye Valentine, a woman with a mysterious past is forced by Gordon, the head of a powerful casino to do an illegal exchange. She is told to work at a roulette table and retrieve a casino chip with a microchip inside of it from one of the players. If she can do this successfully, her debts will be eliminated. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

9 September 2001 (USA) See more »


Box Office


JPY20,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bandai Visual, Sunrise See more »
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(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


At the end of "Stray Dog Strut" in the English Dub, Wendee Lee gives a voice over prelude to this episode. During this voice over you can hear a man's voice saying "I don't know just get a tea or something." It is easy to miss if you're listening to it over speakers (due to the loud music and Wendee Lee's voice) but if you're wearing a headset/headphones it can be heard very distinctly. See more »


The Real Folk Blues
Ending theme
Lyrics by Yûho Iwasato
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
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Three's a crowd
31 July 2006 | by baseballfanjmSee all my reviews

Sorry, I had to use that old cliché.

In the third episode of Cowboy Bebop, we meet the woman who will become the third member of the bounty hunting crew: Faye Valentine.

She's got a mysterious past, immense debts, and is wanted for 6 millions woolongs. She is so deep in debt, a casino owner forces her to work the blackjack tables and pull off an illegal exchange involving a chip that has, well, a very valuable (micro)chip inside it.

Although the whole setup that leads Faye to getting captured by Spike and Jet is a little far fetched in how it unfolds, it's still very entertaining, very funny, and it provides a great introduction to Faye as a character, whose backstory becomes a major part of the story's plot.

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