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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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Trivia

In Session 15: My Funny Valentine, you can briefly see Lupin III's yellow car pass by. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Julia: It was raining that day as well.
Spike Spiegel: And so you didn't come because of the rain?
Julia: I was supposed to kill you. It was all set up. If I had, I would have been free.
Spike Spiegel: So why didn't you? You chose to be hunted. Why?
Julia: Why did you love me?
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After the credits of the last episode, we are presented with a beautiful still drawing of Spike, followed by the words, "You're gonna carry that weight". See more »

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Tank!
by Seatbelts (eps 1-25)
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Probably the best anime ever.
13 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Cowboy Bebop is the best anime ever. I'm 21, don't tend to be fanboyish, and have seen plenty of others. And it's the best anime ever.

What other anime features a mix of the best choreographed/energetic/ kick-ass fighting scenes - hand-to-hand, hong-kong gun fights and air-space battle?

An unbelievable mix of comic, tragic, violent and fairy tale style episodes...

An incredible sound track - Yoko Kanno is a genius that can do memorable and emotional jazz, blues, classical, fantasy-style, j-pop and even heavy metal. I wouldn't even consider buying the soundtrack to any other anime.

It quite literally oozes "cool" - characters (Spike is probably the coolest - not awsomest, but stylishly coolest) music, action and narrative.

Hell, it's the only show that has both a "cute animal" character and a "cute annoying kid" character that I don't wish a horrible death upon. And if that doesn't convince you, then nothing will.


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