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Cowboy Bebop Review by nologo - DALnet #anime



Cowboy Bebop

Added by nologo on February 02, 2002
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Overview

Follows the bounty hunter Spike Spiegel on an adventure of a lifetime (ya so i'm corny -_-;). Actually, it's about a bounty hunter in the somewhat near future. It takes place in a time where spaceships are present, but berettas are still used. This makes a neat fusion of modern life, with semi-futuristic assets. This anime's "sessions" are less linked together than most other anime series, however, if you can enjoy each episode for what it is, you'll love this show. One of the most stylistic animes EVER in my opinion.

Storyline

Cowboy Bebop Picture 1 Cowboy Bebop follows Spike Spiegel, a lazy, laid-back, bounter hunter. He searches the universe with his friend Jet Black for the latest and greatest bounty. Seems pretty shallow, huh? Well it's not. The character development of ALL of the characters is superb. You know much about everyone's past, and why they have to live like they do in the present. There are a few underlying storylines, but these are not prevalent in all of the episodes.

Characters

Cowboy Bebop Picture 2 Spike Spiegel - main character, a bounty hunter, lazy, and seems to have nothing to lose. He knows Jeet Kune Do! (which makes him AWESOME in my books)

Jet Black - A former issp member (kinda like the fbi of the universe), he works together with Spike on gettin' them bounties.

Faye Valentine - Another bounty hunter who is addicted to gambling ;). She soon joins Spike and Jet to catch bounties, mainly for her own purposes

Vicious - the bad guy, can't tell you anything w/o spoiling!

There are more characters like Ed, and Ein, but they come later in the series, and me telling you about who they are would spoil some things.


Animation

Cowboy Bebop utilises the new medium on putting traditional cell animation and cg animation together to create a beautiful effect. This is top-notch animation, and it really shines on the DVDs. It also helps that this is a very recent anime, and is treated to the newer, cleaner cell shading of today.

Voice Acting

Personally, i don't think that an english dub can EVER compete w/ a japanese subtitle job. I watched the entire series w/ subs, and it was GREAT. The japanese voice actors are *perfect* and the last line of the series is impeccable. However, i didn't like the english actors as much. Granted, this is the best dub (next to Akira) that i've heard, so if you can only get the english, go for it. It's awesome.

Likes

The intro, fight scenes, the realism, Yoko Kanno's soundtrack, and the fact that this is the most stylistic anime that i have ever seen. It's just great!

Dislike

The dvd extras. They should LOAD a great series like this.


nologo's Cowboy Bebop Review Scores
Story :10/10Animation :10/10
Characters :9/10Voices :9/10
Overall Score 95% : BUY THIS NOW!



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Deathscythe910 Hands down, best series! 08/14/02 09:47:02
Athlon Anime Loved It 10/04/03 08:46:14
Vince dont see y 10/15/03 09:34:51
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