Cowboy Bebop: Series 1 (2001)


Critic Consensus: Blending a head-spinning array of genres and references, Cowboy BeBop is an anime television classic that must be experienced.


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Air date: Sep 2, 2001
Air date: Sep 2, 2001
Air date: Sep 9, 2001
Air date: Sep 9, 2001
Air date: Sep 23, 2001
Air date: Sep 23, 2001
Air date: Sep 30, 2001
Air date: Sep 30, 2001
Air date: Oct 7, 2001
Air date: Oct 7, 2001
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Bounty hunters roam the final frontier of outer space in this anime series.


Steve Blum
as Spike Spiegel
Megumi Hayashibara
as Faye Valentine
Beau Billingslea
as Jet Black
Wendee Lee
as Faye Valentine
Unshô Ishizuka
as Jet Black
Aoi Tada
as Edward
Koichi Yamadera
as Spike Spiegel
Yuzuru Fujimoto
as the Doctor
Yurika Hino
as Katrina
Joe Romersa
as Abdul Hakim
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Critic Reviews for Cowboy Bebop Series 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8)

Each of the 26 episodes of Cowboy Bebop exemplify a concerted effort to create artwork, music, plot, and character that best play off one another, establishing subtle but consistent series-long themes and arcs.

Feb 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Cowboy Bebop is the greatest anime series ever.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the all-time great anime series, this romp set in the year 2071 features plenty of action, but never skimped on character development.

May 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The show ultimately features so many cross-ranging influences and nods to other famous works it's almost impossible to keep track. It's Sergio Leone in a spacesuit. It's Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with automatic weapons.

May 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Its tightly-wound narratives, gorgeously three-dimensional characters, vast original universe, and distinctly mesmerizing visual style help it stand apart from the crowd.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

For all its superbly detailed backgrounds, funky jazz/hip-hop soundtrack and Philip K Dick-esque story, it's let down by stiffly drawn characters and some annoying supporting players.

Feb 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The characters in Cowboy Bebop are engaging, mysterious, and likable misfits one can easily sympathize with... Having one of the best English dubs out there, Cowboy Bebop is an excellent first anime.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The jazz used for the intergalactic-western setting is smart. It gives it an old-timey noir feeling and it meshes well with the way the characters are written and the way they're animated.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…

The show's greatest asset is its ability to look cool and be smart in ways that other anime only strive for.

Feb 26, 2019 | Full Review…
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The stories, dialogue, action, setting, and music all had to be in absolute harmony and they were. It's an amazing feat of creativity.

May 4, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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