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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kôichi Yamadera ...  Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Jet Black 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Steve Blum ...  Spike Spiegel 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Beau Billingslea ...  Jet Black 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Kevin Seymour Kevin Seymour ...  Additional Voices / ... 26 episodes, 1998-1999
Wendee Lee ...  Faye Valentine 25 episodes, 1998-1999
Megumi Hayashibara ...  Faye Valentine 24 episodes, 1998-1999
Isshin Chiba Isshin Chiba ...  Man 2 / ... 17 episodes, 1998-1999
Melissa Fahn ...  Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivruski IV 16 episodes, 1998-1999
Aoi Tada 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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Taglines:

See You Space Cowboy... (ending tagline) See more »


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12 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

3 April 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cowboy Bebop See more »

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Dolby | Dolby (Dolby TrueHD 5.1) (Blu-Ray version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Spike regularly uses an IWI Jericho 941 pistol. It is the same pistol seen firing in the opening title sequence. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Jet Black: You think it's all right to leave them alone?
Spike Spiegel: You worried about her?
Jet Black: I just thought that she might let him go.
Spike Spiegel: Does she have that much sympathy in her heart?
Jet Black: Women as insistent as her tend to be the ones who get emotionally swayed by their exes.
Spike Spiegel: Is that so?
Jet Black: Women don't work on reason.
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Crazy Credits

"Brain Scratch" is the only episode that does not end with an intertitle. See more »

Alternate Versions

After the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, for two cycles, episode #22, "Cowboy Funk" was not aired on Cartoon Network, due to its plotline (a bomber blowing up skyscrapers) and the associated images of skyscrapers collapsing. The episode has since been aired on Cartoon Network. Also unaired, due to 9-11, was Episode #8 "Waltz for Venus," which opened with a spaceliner being hijacked. Also, for different reasons #6 "Sympathy for the Devil" (for scenes of a child being killed) was cut. All three episodes have since been aired on Cartoon Network. The original Japanese broadcast only aired half of the episodes in the show's run: the other half were deemed too violent for broadcast. It was aired later, uncut, on the cable WowWow network. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Regular Show: Terror Tales of the Park III (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

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

so good its just not real
3 June 2002 | by mattwakemanSee all my reviews

a series that is so good it is just a shame that so few people will ever get to see it. its not the thing to get around loads of people and there are so many others that would refuse to watch it because: 'it's just a cartoon'.

well they are the unlucky ones. because this series is not only the best anime series that i have ever seen but it is the best series of any kind that i have ever seen. the characters, the dialogue, the awesome music, but most of all the writing. this is food for adults. for people that will be able, and willing, to empathise with what is in front of them.

and the end, my god the end. get a hold of this series. watch it. it really is that good.

"bang"


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