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Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop DVD Box Set
カウボーイビバップ
(Kaubōi Bibappu)
Demographic Seinen
Genre Adventure, Drama, Comedy, Science Fiction, Space western
TV anime: Cowboy Bebop
Director Shinichiro Watanabe
Writer Keiko Nobumoto
Studio Flag of Japan Sunrise, Bandai Visual
Network Flag of JapanTV Tokyo (1998-04-03 to 1998-06-19, 12 episodes only) Flag of Japan WOWOW (1998-10-23 to 1999-04-23, Full Series)
Flag of Japan Animax (full series)
Original run April 3, 1998April 23, 1999
Episodes 26
Movie: Knockin' on Heaven's Door (天国の扉)
Director Shinichiro Watanabe
Writer Keiko Nobumoto
Studio Flag of Japan Sunrise
Flag of Japan BONES
Flag of Japan Bandai Visual[2]
Released Flag of Japan September 1, 2001
Runtime 115 min.
Manga: Cowboy Bebop
Author Hajime Yatate
Yutaka Nanten (art)
Publisher Flag of JapanKadokawa Shoten
Serialized in Flag of Japan Monthly Asuka
Original run April 1999 – April 2000
Volumes 3[3]

Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ Kaubōi Bibappu?) is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise and sometimes referred to as the finest anime series of all time. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, it consists of 26 episodes (called "sessions") and one feature-length film. It follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop, in the year 2071. This article is about the comics published in East Asian countries. ... Hajime Yatate (矢立 肇 Yatate Hajime), also known as Hajime Yadate, is a pen name for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Editora JBC(known as JB comunication, JBC) is a company that publishes the book related to Japan in Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Egmont Manga & Anime is one of the largest publishers of manga in Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Asuka (月刊), also known as Monthly Asuka, is a monthly Japanese shojo manga magazine published by Kadokawa Shoten, aimed primarily at young girls, but with some crossover into young male audiences. ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺 信一郎 Watanabe Shinichirō) is a Japanese director and writer. ... Keiko Nobumoto (信本敬子 Nobumoto Keiko), born in Hokkaido on March 19, 1964, is a Japanese screenplay writer, who is well known as the creator of Wolfs Rain and is also responsible for the screenplay for the internationally known Cowboy Bebop. ... For other uses, see Bounty hunter (disambiguation). ...


Cowboy Bebop was a commercial success both in Japan and worldwide, notably in the United States. After its commercial success, Sony Pictures released the Cowboy Bebop movie, Knockin' on Heaven's Door to theaters worldwide and followed up with an international DVD release. Two Cowboy Bebop manga series were adapted based on the anime, as well as two video games, one each for the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... PS2 redirects here. ...


Cowboy Bebop has been strongly influenced by American music, especially the jazz movements of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and the early rock era of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Many of its action sequences, from space battles to hand-to-hand martial arts combat, are set and timed to music. Episodes are called Sessions (in reference to musicians playing a "jam session"), and titles are often borrowed from album or song names (such as Sympathy for the Devil or My Funny Valentine), or make use of a genre name (Mushroom Samba and Jupiter Jazz), indicating the episode's musical theme. The music of the United States includes a number of kinds of distinct folk and popular music, including some of the most widely-recognized styles in the world. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... “Fights” redirects here. ... This article is about the song. ... My Funny Valentine is a song composed by Richard Rodgers to lyrics by Lorenz Hart and is now considered a jazz standard, appearing on over 1300 albums performed by over 600 artists. ...

Contents

Plot

Further information: List of Cowboy Bebop episodes

In the year 2071, the crew of the spaceship Bebop travel the solar system trying to apprehend bounties. In the slang of the era, "Cowboys" are bounty hunters. Most episodes revolve around a specific bounty, but the show often shares its focus with the pasts of one of each of the four main characters and of more general past events, which are revealed and brought together as the series progresses. The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ... This article is about the Solar System. ...


Background

In the year 2021, ring-shaped hyperspace gateways were constructed across the solar system, allowing easy interplanetary travel. Unfortunately, the gate network contained a fatal instability that was ignored by the contractors who built the system. The instability grew until a gateway near Earth exploded, releasing a powerful burst of energy that cracked the Moon. In a cataclysmic disaster referred to as "The Gate Accident", meteoric debris from the devastated Moon rained down on the planet, destroying much of Earth's surface. The death toll was by far the most catastrophic in recorded history; around 4.7 billion lives were lost in the initial incident alone. Decades later, debris from the disaster still falls on Earth with the same frequency as rainstorms ("rock showers" are a part of daily weather forecasts), forcing those remaining on Earth to live mostly underground. Most left Earth after the Gate Incident and spread out across the solar system, living in colonies on Venus, Mars, some habitable asteroids, Saturn's moon Titan, and the Galilean moons of Jupiter, as well as many space stations and a penal colony on Pluto. As shown by posters and ads the solar community is very interracial and English, French, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese are some of the languages shown to be currently used. The total population of the solar system in 2071, when the series takes place, is only 1.5 billion.[4] Scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope depicting the inside of the Millenium Falcon when entering hyperspace. ... By definition, interplanetary travel is travel between bodies in a given star system; especially the solar system. ... This article is about Earths moon. ... (*min temperature refers to cloud tops only) Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 9. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ... This article is about the planet. ... Titan (, from Ancient Greek Τῑτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. ... Jupiters 4 Galilean moons, in a composite image comparing their sizes and the size of Jupiter (Great Red Spot visible). ... The International Space Station in 2007 A space station is an artificial structure designed for humans to live in outer space. ... For other uses, see Pluto (disambiguation). ...


Many of Mars' impact craters were domed and transformed into thriving metropolitan areas for those who could afford it. Venus was terraformed, with oxygen provided by a species of oxygen-producing plants floating in the atmosphere. This is not a perfect process, however, since the spores of these plants cause “Venus Sickness” in some people. This condition, left untreated, may lead to blindness or death, and proper treatment is expensive. Many moons of Jupiter, such as Callisto, Io, Europa, and Ganymede, have been terraformed and colonized with varying degrees of success. Callisto is a cold, inhospitable moon (with the entirely male city, Blue Crow), while Io is a volcanic ball of sand with a toxic atmosphere. Meanwhile, Ganymede is almost completely covered by water and is known for its declining fishing industry. Titan, Saturn's largest moon, is a barren desert world whose population has been at war since the 2060s. The Titan War II in 2068 was survived by veterans such as Vicious, Gren, Vincent, and Electra. There is a Solar System Penitentiary on Pluto, and certain asteroids (such as Tijuana, the asteroid colony seen in the first episode) have been colonized for their minerals and other natural resources. Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... Tycho crater on Earths moon. ... (*min temperature refers to cloud tops only) Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 9. ... Artists conception of a terraformed Mars in three stages of development. ... There is also an asteroid named 204 Kallisto. ... Atmosphere Surface pressure: trace Composition: 90% sulfur dioxide Io (eye-oe, IPA: , Greek Ῑώ) is the innermost of the four Galilean moons of Jupiter and, with a diameter of 3,642 kilometers, is the fourth largest moon in the Solar System. ... Apparent magnitude: 5. ... This article is about the natural satellite of Jupiter. ... Titan (, from Ancient Greek Τῑτάν) or Saturn VI is the largest moon of Saturn and the only moon known to have a dense atmosphere. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 0. ... For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ...


After the advent of space travel, the bounty system of the Old West was reinstated by the government to help curb growing crime levels. Bounty hunters are encouraged to capture criminals and return them (alive and relatively unharmed) to the authorities for monetary rewards, in part through a regular television broadcast of "Big Shots", a bounty-hunter news program featuring a heavily-accented Mexican and a perky blonde with mostly-exposed breasts. These bounty hunters are now referred to as "Cowboys" in slang. In addition, ruthless crime syndicates have large influence in the Solar System, indulging in such fields as bribery, murder, extortion, drug dealing, money laundering and other criminal offenses. The Woolong is the universal currency, and paper money is less common since more people carry convenient money cards and rely on digital transfers. A bounty is often offered by a group as an incentive for the accomplishment of a task by someone usually not associated with the group. ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ... This article is about the Solar System. ... Bribery is a crime implying a sum or gift given alters the behaviour of the person in ways not consistent with the duties of that person. ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... Retail selling Street selling is the bottom of the chain and can be accomplished through purchasing from prostitutes, through cloaked retail stores or refuse houses for users in the act located in red-light districts which often also deal in paraphernalia, dealers marketing merriment at night clubs and other events... Money laundering is the practice of engaging in financial transactions in order to conceal the identity, source and destination of the money in question. ... Common stereotype of a criminal A crime in a broad sense is an act that violates a political or moral law. ... In the science fiction anime television series Cowboy Bebop, the woolong is the universal currency used by humans in the Solar system. ... Paper Money is the second album by the band Montrose. ...


The technology in the world of Cowboy Bebop has undergone advances to accommodate 21st century life in the Solar System. Medical advancements such as artificial organs, organ regrowth and cryogenic freezing have been mastered and are in full use. Home entertainment hardware called “Alfa Catch” provide a mind-machine interface for capturing or projecting images, games and movies. Virtual reality gaming is standard, and analog hardware such as videocassettes (VHS or beta) can only be found as antiques. Finally, World Wide Web has evolved into a massive Solar System Web (SSW). With these technological advancements also came a new breed of hackers, known as "Net Divers" in slang. This article is about the Solar System. ... An artificial organ is a man-made organ that is implanted in a human to replace a natural organ. ... Mouse embryonic stem cells. ... Cryogenics is a branch of physics (or engineering) that studies the production of very low temperatures (below –150 °C, –238 °F or 123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... For the province in the Philippines, see Antique (province) and for the band, see Antique (duo). ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. ... This article is about computer hacking. ...


Characters

Promotional poster of Cowboy Bebop, featuring the crew of the Bebop.

The series features distinctively different main characters. The first two introduced in the series are Spike Spiegel and Jet Black. The two pilot their spaceship, the Bebop, and work as bounty hunters. Spike is a former member of the Red Dragon crime syndicate who is haunted by a past love triangle between his former syndicate partner, Vicious, and a mysterious woman named Julia. Jet is a former Inter-Solar System Police (ISSP) officer and the owner of the Bebop. Once called "The Black Dog" by his fellow officers for his relentless nature, he bears a cybernetic arm as constant reminder of what happened when he rushed into trouble without looking first. Like Spike, he is haunted by the memory of a woman: Alisa, his longtime girlfriend who left him without notice. The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x759, 1240 KB) Summary Poster of Cowboy Bebop. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1017x759, 1240 KB) Summary Poster of Cowboy Bebop. ... Spike Spiegel as seen in Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... Cybernetics is a theory of the communication and control of regulatory feedback. ...


More characters are introduced and become members of the Bebop crew. The first was Ein, a Welsh Corgi and former lab animal identified as a "data dog" by the scientists who created him. The terminology for this title is never explained, however it is suggested that he possesses enhanced intelligence (exceeding even that of humans) as he is seen in a later episode hacking into a computer system with great ease, whereas all previous attempts by the other characters had failed. In spite of his enhanced intelligence and comprehension, he is usually depicted as a regular dog and often spends most of his time hanging around the ship. Next was Faye Valentine, an amnesiac, awakened from a 54-year cryogenic slumber. She is tricked into assuming the debt of the man that woke her, and constantly attempts to gamble on quick cash as a solution to her problems. Her past is a mystery, even to herself, and is unraveled progressively throughout the series. The last addition was Edward, a young, eccentric computer genius and master hacker. Though she is a girl, there is a popular confusion as to Ed's gender. She gave herself the long and fanciful name "Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV" after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, but it is revealed later on that her real name is Françoise Appledelhi. She goes by the name Radical Edward when hacking. The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... The Cardigans ears (left) are somewhat larger than the Pembrokes (right). ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ... This article is about computer hacking. ...


The main antagonist is Vicious, Spike's former syndicate partner. Though he is not featured in most of the episodes, he is mentioned and shown in flashbacks in several episodes throughout the series. Other antagonists include a variety of bounty-heads that the crew hunt to collect funding. The following is a list of major and minor characters, with biographical information, from the anime and manga series Cowboy Bebop. ...


Production

Staff

  • Director: Shinichirō Watanabe
  • Management: Noriko Kobayashi, Tetsuo Yamazaki
  • Planning: Sunrise
  • Original Concept: Hajime Yatate
  • Series Composition: Keiko Nobumoto
  • Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
  • Mechanical Design: Kimitoshi Yamane
  • Set Design: Isamu Imakake
  • Art Director: Junichi Higashi
  • Color Coordinator: Shihoko Nakayama
  • Director of Photography: Yoichi Ōgami
  • Sound Director: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
  • Music: Yoko Kanno
  • Music Production: Victor Entertainment
  • Music Producer: Toshiaki Ōta
  • Music Director: Shirō Sasaki, Yukako Inoue
  • Stage Settings: Shōji Kawamori, Dai Satō
  • Producers: Masahiko Minami, Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
  • Production: Sunrise, Bandai Visual
  • Copyright: (c) 1998 Sunrise Inc.

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Reception

Japan

Cowboy Bebop almost didn't appear on Japanese broadcast television due to its depictions of violence. It was first sent to TV Tokyo, one of the main broadcasters of anime in Japan. However, at the time, TV Tokyo was avoiding violence and sexuality in anime after the notoriously controversial broadcast of Neon Genesis Evangelion between 1995-1996[citation needed]. The show had an aborted first run from April 3, 1998 until June 19, 1998 on TV Tokyo, broadcasting only episodes 2, 3, 7 to 15 and 18. There are rumors that the network purposely tried to "sabotage" the series (perhaps due to the climate in the aftermath of Evangelion), but there is evidence to suggest the time slot after April 23 was already booked, leaving little room for the new series[citation needed]. In fact, the episode number XX is said to have been protested by staff for the treatment of the show[citation needed]. The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 No. ... The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ... The following is an episode list of the Japanese anime series Cowboy Bebop. ...


Later that year, the series was shown in its entirety from October 23 until April 23, 1999, on the satellite network WOWOW.[5] With the Tv Tokyo broadcast slot fiasco, the production schedule was disrupted to the extent that the last episode was delivered to WOWOW on the day of its broadcast. Cowboy Bebop won the Seiun Award in 2000. WOWOW was the first private satellite broadcasting and pay TV station in Japan. ... The Seiun Award is a famous Japanese science fiction award. ...


The full series has also been broadcast across Japan by the anime television network, Animax, who has also aired the series via its respective networks across Southeast Asia, South Asia and East Asia. Cowboy Bebop was popular enough that the movie, Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira (Knockin' on Heaven's Door), was commissioned and released in Japan in 2001, and later released in the United States as Cowboy Bebop: The Movie in 2003. Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ...


In a 2006 poll by TV Asahi, Cowboy Bebop was voted 40th for Japan's all-time favorite anime.[6]


International

On September 2, 2001, Cowboy Bebop became the first anime title to be shown as part of the U.S. Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming block.[7] It was successful enough to be broadcasted repeatedly. The success of Cowboy Bebop paved the way for Adult Swim's later mature themed anime, including Yu Yu Hakusho, InuYasha, Trigun, Fullmetal Alchemist, FLCL, Witch Hunter Robin, Samurai Champloo, Wolf's Rain, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.[citation needed] is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... YuYu Hakusho logo (English manga) YuYu Hakusho (幽★遊★白書 YūYū Hakusho, literally The Playful Ghost White Paper, meaning Ghost Files/Poltergeist Report) is a manga and anime series by Yoshihiro Togashi. ... “Inuyasha” redirects here. ... Serialized in Shōnen Captain Original run February 1995 – 1997 No. ... “Fullmetal” redirects here. ... Serialized in Magazine Z Original run October 23, 2000 – August 23, 2001 No. ... Witch Hunter Robin ) is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise. ... Original run May 20, 2004 – March 19, 2005 No. ... Original run January 6, 2003 – July 29, 2003 Episodes 26 OVA Director Tensai Okamura Studio BONES Episodes 4 Released 2004 Manga Author Toshitsugu Iida Publisher Kodansha Serialized in Magazine Z Original run April, 2003 – Volumes 2 Wolfs Rain ) is a Japanese anime and manga series, created by Keiko Nobumoto... Batou and a Tachikoma Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is also titled Kōkaku Kidōtai: Stand Alone Complex (ManMachine Interface: STAND ALONE COMPLEX) in Japan, and is often refered to by its acronym GitS:SAC. GitS:SAC is a Japanese anime TV series set in... Original run October 4, 1995 – March 27, 1996 No. ...

  • In the United Kingdom, Cowboy Bebop was first broadcast in 2002 as one of the highlights of the ill-fated "cartoon network for adults", CNX. As of November 6, 2007, it will be repeated on AnimeCentral.
  • In Australia, Cowboy Bebop was first broadcast in 2002 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and began broadcasting on ABC2, a digital free-to-air network, on January 2, 2007.
  • In France, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast during summer 2000 on Canal+.
  • In Germany, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast during 2003-2004 on MTV.
  • In Poland, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast several times by Hyper and TVP Kultura.
  • In Israel, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast during 2001-2002 on Bip's late-night anime block.
  • In Spain, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast during 1999 in Buzz, during the early 2000s in K3's 3XL.net and the summer of 2006 on Cuatro's late-night show Cuatrosfera.
  • In Canada, Cowboy Bebop was first broadcast on December 24, 2006, on Razer.
  • In Italy, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast after November 1999 on MTV and again in 2007.
  • In Singapore, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast on Arts Central at the 11 pm time slot, and had several scenes cut for violence and other graphic content.
  • In Portugal, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast on SIC Radical in 2001 and again in 2007.
  • In The Netherlands, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast by TMF in 2005 Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, starting September.
  • In Latin America, Cowboy Bebop was broadcast in 1999 on Locomotion.

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Content ratings

Cowboy Bebop contains strong violence, language, and brief nudity. The given ratings are TV-MA in the USA, while the Adult Swim broadcast is rated TV-14 with edits), M and MA15+ in Australia, 14A, 18A and 16+ in Quebec, Canada, 15 and 18 in Britain and 16 in Poland and Germany.


Longevity

A poll in the Japanese magazine Newtype USA asked its readers to rank the "Top 25 Anime Titles of All Time"; Cowboy Bebop placed second (behind Neon Genesis Evangelion) on a list that included such anime as Mobile Suit Gundam.[8] In a recent poll by TV Asahi, Cowboy Bebop was 40th for Japan's Favorite Anime of 2006.[6] The American Anime magazine Anime Insider's 50th issue in November 2007 ranked the 50 best Anime (that's available in America) by compiling lists of industry regulars with Cowboy Bebop ranked #1. Cover of Newtype USA Magazine (November 2003 issue) Newtype is a popular monthly magazine publication originating from Japan, covering anime and manga (and to a lesser extent, tokusatsu, Japanese science fiction and video games). ... Mobile Suit Gundam ) is a televised anime series, created by Sunrise. ... Anime Insider is a monthly publication published by Wizard Entertainment. ...


In the U.S., Cartoon Network has regularly rotated Cowboy Bebop in and out of its Adult Swim block line-up several times. The network has also moved Cowboy Bebop out of its anime lineup periodically in order to show other anime features such as Read or Die and Blue Gender. As of September 17, 2007, the show has been brought back to the line up and starts at 1:00 AM. For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... R.O.D: Read or Die is a series of light novels authored by Hideyuki Kurata, published under Shueishas Super Dash imprint. ... Blue Gender ) is a 26-episode anime created by Ryousuke Takahashi (of Armored Trooper Votoms and Gasaraki fame) broadcast in Japan from 1999-2000. ...


Soundtrack

Main article: The Seatbelts
Cowboy Bebop's 2nd Original Soundtrack CD, entitled No Disc. Albums from the series rarely display art related to the show. Like the one above, they only indicate their connection by displaying the series name.

One of the most notable elements of Cowboy Bebop is its music. Performed by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts, a band Kanno assembled to perform music for the series, the jazz and blues themed soundtrack helps to define the show as much as the characters, writing, and even animation. Many fans find the soundtracks enjoyable to listen to as albums on their own, independent of the series. Cowboy Bebop was voted by IGN in 2006 as having the greatest soundtrack for an anime.[9] The Seatbelts , also known as SEATBELTS) is a Japanese blues/jazz band led by composer and instrumentalist Yoko Kanno. ... Image File history File links CBOST02NoDisc. ... Image File history File links CBOST02NoDisc. ... No Disc is the 2nd Cowboy Bebop soundtrack album recorded by The Seatbelts. ... Yoko Kanno , born March 19, 1964 in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a composer, arranger and musician best known for her work on the soundtracks for many games, seminal anime films, TV series, live-action movies, and advertisements. ... The Seatbelts , also known as SEATBELTS) is a Japanese blues/jazz band led by composer and instrumentalist Yoko Kanno. ... For other uses, see IGN (disambiguation). ... “Animé” redirects here. ...


Cowboy Bebop The Series

  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Vitaminless
  • No Disc
  • Blue
  • Remixes: Music for Freelance sets itself in the Cowboy Bebop universe, and purports to be a broadcast from the pirate radio station Radio Free Mars. This album includes remixes of Seatbelts tracks from the previous 4 albums, remixed by popular American and British DJs.
  • Box Set: CD box set - A compilation of tracks from the first 4 albums, and previously unreleased/live material as well as dialogue tracks.
  • Greatest Hits: TANK! THE! BEST!

Cowboy Bebop is the first album recorded by The Seatbelts for Cowboy Bebop. ... Cowboy Bebop Vitaminless ) is the first mini-album recorded by The Seatbelts for the anime Cowboy Bebop. ... No Disc is the 2nd Cowboy Bebop soundtrack album recorded by The Seatbelts. ... Cowboy Bebop Blue is the third Cowboy Bebop soundtrack album recorded by The Seatbelts. ... The term Pirate Radio usually refers to illegal or unregulated radio transmission. ... The Cowboy Bebop Boxed Set includes four regular size CDs, one bonus 80 mm CD, and a 52 page booklet (in Japanese). ... Cowboy Bebop Tank! THE! BEST! is an album by The Seatbelts, containing 12 tracks including three all-new songs written for the 2005 game, featuring the vocals of Ilaria Graziano. ...

Cowboy Bebop The Movie

Future Blues is the main soundtrack from Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. ... Ask DNA is a mini-album by The Seatbelts, released in 2001. ... Cowgirl Ed is a limited edition Mini-CD by The Seatbelts featuring six tracks from Cowboy Bebop. ...

Theme songs

Opening themes
# Transcription/Translation Performed by Episodes
1 "Tank!" The Seatbelts 1-25
Ending themes
# Transcription/Translation Performed by Episodes
1 "The Real Folk Blues" The Seatbelts feat. Mai Yamane 1-12, 14-25
2 "Space Lion" The Seatbelts 13
3 "Blue" The Seatbelts feat. Mai Yamane 26


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Ask DNA could be: Ask DNA (album), the soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. ... KNOWN WORKS- move me- beatmania IIDX 11th Style RED Argentinian born. ... Mai Yamane is a Japanese singer, well known for her work on the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack with Yoko Kanno. ... Steve Conte playing with the New York Dolls in Irving Plaza, NYC (2006) Steve Conte is the guitarist & lead singer in the bands The Contes, Crown Jewels and is the current lead guitarist of the New York Dolls. ...

Other media

  • An official side story to Cowboy Bebop was released on the Original Cowboy Bebop website called Cowboy Bebop: UT. Taking place long before the series started, it features Ural and Victoria Terpsichore (V.T. from episode Heavy metal Queen) when they were bounty hunters. The story is available at the site mirror hosted by Jazzmess.com.[10]

This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Cowboy Bebop is a PlayStation game by Bandai based on the anime of the same name. ... For the video/computer game genre, see Shoot em up. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... The Sony PlayStation ) is a video game console of the 32/64-bit era, first produced by Sony Computer Entertainment in the mid-1990s. ... PS2 redirects here. ... For the PlayStation Cowboy Bebop game see Cowboy Bebop (PlayStation game) Cowboy Bebop: Tsuitou no Yakyoku is an action/fighting video game from Bandai. ... // Manga Cowboy Bebop Volume 1 Its Showtime -Spike, Faye, and Jet chase a three different bounties into the same restaurant. ... For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ...

See also

List of voice actors in Cowboy Bebop. ...

References

  1. ^ Cowboy Bebop (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia. Accessed 2007-02-04.
  2. ^ Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Cowboy Bebop (manga) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia. Accessed 2007-02-04.
  4. ^ Essay: See You Space Cowboy. Retrieved on July 25, 2007.
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ a b Japan's Favorite TV Anime. Anime News Network (October 13, 2006). Retrieved on September 10, 2007.
  7. ^ http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/cowboy-bebop/200706
  8. ^ Newtype Press Release - Anime News Network
  9. ^ IGN: Top Ten Anime Themes and Soundtracks of All-Time, IGN.
  10. ^ Dai Sato (2001-04-16). Cowboy Bebop: UT. Bandai. Retrieved on February 11, 2007.
  11. ^ Cowboy Bebop for the PS2. GameSpot. Retrieved on February 28, 2007.

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