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The Real Folk Blues: Part 1 

Faye briefly teams up with Julia when she assists her escape from a Red Dragon hit squad, and relays a message to Spike about Julia's whereabouts. Spike and Julia finally reunite.


Marc Handler (adr script), Keiko Nobumoto (composition) | 2 more credits »




Episode credited cast:
Steve Blum ... Spike Spiegel (voice) (as Steven Jay Blum)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Spike Spiegel (voice)
Beau Billingslea ... Jet Black (voice)
Unshô Ishizuka ... Jet Black (voice)
Megumi Hayashibara ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Wendee Lee ... Faye Valentine (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kirk Baily ... Shin (voice) (as Bo Williams)
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ... Doctor (voice)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ... Shin (voice)
Naomi Jones Naomi Jones ... Punch's Mother (voice)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Julia (voice)
Hiroshi Naka Hiroshi Naka ... Ping (voice)
Yutaka Nakano Yutaka Nakano ... Bob (voice)
Yoshiko Okamoto Yoshiko Okamoto ... Mother (voice)
Simon Prescott ... Doctor (voice) (as Simon Issacson)


Left alone by the rest of the crew, Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the Red Dragon syndicate while at a bar. They are saved by Lin's brother Shin, who explains that Vicious has tried to seize control of the organization and was sentenced to death. He also states that all people connected to him are also being hunted down, and Spike leaves only to find Julia in the graveyard, where he promised to meet her all those years ago. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

18 November 2001 (USA) See more »


Box Office


JPY20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


(26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The story Jet tells Spike about the man dying in the savannah is a short story written by Ernest Hemingway entitled 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro'. See more »


Spike Spiegel: Are you still in pain?
Jet Black: [pause] Have you heard this story? A man injures his leg during the hunt. He's in the middle of the savannah, with no means to treat the wound. The leg rots and death approaches. The last minute he's picked up by an airplane. He looks down and sees a land of pure white below him, glistening in the light. It's the summit of a snow-capped mountain, the mountain is Kilimanjaro. As he gazes down he feels the life flowing out of him and he thinks, 'That's where I was headed...
Spike Spiegel: ...
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The Real Folk Blues
Ending theme (episodes 1-12, 14-25)
Lyrics by Yûho Iwasato
Music by Yôko Kanno
Performed by The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane
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