This is taken from the very broad "Asian Cinema recommendations" list along with my own selections - I figured it'd…
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
The last party is about to begin
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the space ship "Bebop," Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes....
Fact: Cowboy Bebop is the greatest show to have ever aired on television, animated or otherwise.
Fact: this movie is two hours of Cowboy Bebop.
Fact: this movie is two hours of the greatest show to have ever aired on television, animated or otherwise.
Fact: this was bloody fucking awesome and it makes me miss this beautiful show even more than I already did.
See you, space cowboy.
Like most films based off an anime, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is best watched if you've seen a few episodes of the series itself first. It's not that it really matter in terms of story, but all the main characters are already established in the show, so they don't bother doing so in the film.
Cowboy Bebop was a solid 7/10 anime. I felt that it was good, but very overrated, so I wasn't really expecting to love this movie. Thankfully this film is better than every episode of the series in my opinion. The animation here is better like almost every other animated film compared to the anime itself. The action in this is also way more entertaining than the series as well.
Highly recommended for anyone who even mildly enjoyed the series, one of the best anime films I've ever seen.
Still one of the best anime movies ever. It has everything from amazing characters to a beautiful score. And well, the plot is (like everything else in Cowboy Bebop) simply outstanding. Love the movie, love the anime. Definitely worth a watch.
P.S. Don't you dare watch the english dub version, the japanese version (with some subtitles) is so so-so-so so much better.
I can understand many complaints about this film from people unfamiliar with the show, particularly in the field of characterization, which the film does not flesh out well enough. But to someone who was watched all of Cowboy Bebop and loved it, you have already experienced the characterization so there is no need for it in the film, and you can sit back, already knowing the characters, and treat the movie like a lengthened episode of the incredible show.
The movie, if it was an episode, would also rank among the best. While none of the movie compares to how great the opening scene is, it still manages to be everything that makes Bebop so great. The music, the atmosphere,…
Ein wears a jack-o-lantern on his head! What more could you want? Badass action sequences, a crazy mind-bending story, a villain that may or may not be dead the whole time, some Faye fan service, and the most beautiful animation ever you say? Well you get that too. But I really enjoyed Ein with a jack-o-lantern on his head.
favorite anime movie. see you space cowboy.
Not as good as the series but like it quite a bit.
Best animated action film and one of the best animated films.
Jaz, space, guns. Perfection
"Fighting animation so fluid you can drink it!"
13 years later and still a genre defining anime!
well done Studio Bones!
favorite anime movie. see you space cowboy.
Knock Knock Knock Knockin' On Heavens Door...
Gorgous animation really brings life to the characters and to the various action set pieces throughout the film. The story is OK, but there are a few dialogue and exposition dump scenes in the film that could have been edited down or just made more interesting as they really effect the pacing.
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCKING ON HEAVEN'S DOOR
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is a beautiful, living and breathtakingly beautiful Japanese animated film. The beautiful orchestrated jazz music that plays throughout the film, helps heighten the tension during the masterful animated action sequences. Many will compare this film to Akira, and in my opinion it deserves that honor.
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- A Letter to Momo
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