Cowboy Bebop: Season 1 (1998 - 1999)


Season 1
Cowboy Bebop

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

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Critic Ratings: 22

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Air date: Oct 23, 1998

Jet and Spike track down a dealer of an addictive drug that induces berserker rages in its users.

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Air date: Oct 30, 1998

Spike and Jet are hired to recover an unusual item that has been stolen from a research laboratory. Spike is led on a wild chase, first by the thief...and then by the item itself!

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Air date: Nov 6, 1998

Legendary gambler Faye Valentine is on the run with a six million woolong price on her head; casino-owner Gordon makes her an offer she can't refuse.

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Air date: Nov 13, 1998

Ever since escaped convict Twinkle Maria Murdock took over, the Space Warriors ecological group have become increasingly militant.

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Air date: Nov 20, 1998

Spike's past comes back to haunt him as he goes after a member of the Red Dragon Syndicate; for Spike to survive he will have to face his old friend and comrade, Vicious, alone.

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Air date: Nov 27, 1998

Spike and Jet meet Wen, a musical child prodigy. But there is something strange about him. Is there a connection between this kid and the stone a man handed to Spike with his dying breath?

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Air date: Dec 4, 1998

Spike meets up with VT, a strong, independent woman. They become fast friends until she discovers Spike is a bounty hunter. However, they'll have to work together if they want to get out alive.

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Air date: Dec 11, 1998

The Bebop's crew pursues a bounty on Venus, where floating plants used to maintain the environment make some people sick.

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Air date: Dec 18, 1998

The crew of the Bebop encounter the genius hacker known as Ed. Ed wants to join the crew and sets out to change their minds when the crew doesn't want a kid tagging along and getting in the way.

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Air date: Jan 1, 1999

The Bebop lands on Ganymede for the first time since Jet left his past behind eight years before; he tries to patch things up with Elisa, the girl who broke his heart, but instead walks into a crisis of loyalties.

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Cast & Crew

Steven Jay Blum
Spike Spiegel

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Beau Billingslea
Jet Black

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Wendee Lee
Faye Valentine

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Melissa Fahn
Ed

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Audience Reviews for Cowboy Bebop: Season 1

  • Jul 21, 2021
    Cowboy bebop is a masterpiece, it is certainly a series ahead of its time, it revolutionized the way the industry viewed anime, offering us a new and unique formula, this anime has a phenomenal story, with many science fiction elements, that the sometimes it's half Western and half Noir, which generates a unique aesthetic for the work as a whole, the cinematographic direction of the series that changes a lot according to some episodes, we give different experiences and sensations to each episode, making the rhythm very good to watch, it manages to be a series of suspense, action, humor and even horror, because of this element, another high technical point of the series is its animation, all action sequences, both hand-to-hand fights and spaceship fights , are incredibly well done, the production of the anime was top notch in practically every episode they delivered a very lively action sequence, and now I'm going to talk about the main course, their soundtrack, which in my opinion, is the mother best of all animes, i have countless songs from the series in my playlist, it's just wonderful, all compositions that involve jazz, blues, folk and etc are very good and give the series an unparalleled peculiarity, the dramatic and deep story that surrounds Very realistic and heavy messages also please me a lot, the way the characters' past is told, it's very nice, the last act of the series left me trembling, it was something insane, the whole sad message about running away from the past, overcoming and start over, it's worked in a very realistic and interesting way, which leaves us impacted until the end of the work, the western references are also very fun, especially those involving songs, when I discovered the reference to MPB, I was very happy, since it is something characteristic of my country, I miss this complex universe and now I'm carrying this weight, see you space Cowboy!
  • Apr 20, 2021
    No es particularmente lo mío, pero funciona de una manera espectacular para cualquiera que quiera verla por lo fresca, audaz y divertida que resulta ser Abajo mi link para MAL https://myanimelist.net/profile/Lscala
  • Dec 27, 2020
    So many one liners I'll never forget! So great that each episode is A type of mini movie 🎥 from a different genre 👏love it
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Its one of those older shows that not only hold up to modern scrutiny, it far surpasses anything and everything that's on the market right now. A timeless masterpiece.
  • Sep 23, 2020
    Cowboy Bebop is immensely enjoyable, a game changing anime anthology. I have watched this ground breaking series twice so far. Hint - go to Tubi. Each of the characters is unique, haunted by their past, bringing unique skills to their roles in the bounty hunting business. As far as solar system storylines, this series is in par with the Expanse and other plausible tales. The soundtrack is just to die for, each song and musical number perfectly melded to the moment and mood. The bottom line is you really cannot escape your past, especially your previous sins. And home is not a place, its a state of being, its people who cross your path on your wayward journey. A sad theme of loneliness runs through the entire series. Are we really all alone. Seems like even in the technologically rich future, ancient questions continue to plague humans. I am so glad Netflix decided to pick this up, and that shooting continues even during the pandemic. I certainly hope they stay true to the spirit of the source material, like they did with Witcher.
  • Jul 30, 2020
    A true masterpiece, there's not much I can say that can capture how strongly I feel about this beauty of an anime.
  • Jun 16, 2020
    It deserves to be in the same conversation as Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and The Wire!
  • May 27, 2020
    Everything in this show is made primarily to compliment the theme/message and when it finally hits, wow dude.
  • May 20, 2020
    A true landmark show. It is the bar by which everything that has come after it is held to.
  • Apr 21, 2020
    An evergreen classic which has every right to call itself a legend in the anime realm.

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