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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....
Among the most detailed and demonstrably lived-in pieces of futurism ever concocted, up there with BLADE RUNNER and ALIENS for both impeccable function and designer violence, not to mention a perfect extension of the origin series' unique, tantalizing melancholy. I don't know anything about anime, but of what little I've seen this is a stealth masterwork.
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.
I'm a huge Bebop fan. It's my favorite anime, my favorite TV series, and one of my favorite things in general. It's perfect balance of character development, action, humor, emotion, and style with one of the best soundtracks to grace any medium really appeals to me. If you haven't seen Cowboy Bebop yet, it's an anime that appeals to folks who aren't into the genre at all. It's the anime for people who don't like anime, as was described by a video store employee who I conversed with while buying my first copy of the series on DVD years ago. So, such a popular series eventually spawned a limited theatrical release, simply titled: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.
This movie was…
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.
90/100 (Quality of a Dominos Pizza)
Cowboy Bebop is one of my favorite anime's and shows in general, so , it's about time I watched this. Was it good? Well, it's Bebop, of course it's good. I'd say if this was one of the 22 minute episodes, it would be one of my favorites out of the bunch. Yet, extended to two hours, sometimes the solid pacing in the show is lost. That being said, that's a nitpick, because all the episodes and this film are so great. The style, the characters, the soundtrack in every episode and this movie are just dazzling. I can see why this particular story had to be longer, it's a heck of a lot…
“Cowboy Bebop” is masterfully made anime about a group of oddball bounty hunters just trying to make their way in the universe. The anime was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe who also worked on this film. Which is why I was so surprised that this film was a gigantic letdown. The film has a number of “Cowboy Bebop” trappings such as Spike fighting, Ed acting bonkers, and Jet talking to one of his old cop buddies. But the film lacks elements crucial to the show's quality. A “Cowboy Bebop” episode has to have two out of three things at a minimum, humor, action, and/or philosophy. As I previously stated the film lacks all of these and suffers massively for it. This…
There is no such thing as 'too much Bebop.'
I bought a bootleg copy of this back in 2002-ish, about three years before it was officially released in Australia, before you could even (officially) get the TV series on DVD. I watched it what must have been dozens of times, but I don't think I've truly appreciated it until now. It's been a couple years, but after having watched so many space junk movies, sci-fis, neo-noirs, westerns and everything else paid homage to in this epic masterpiece, coming back this movie was a breath of fresh air. But I wonder if it might also be because I just watched it on blu-ray for the first time.
Rather than a typical three-act structure, this movie takes a cue from the…
La serie me gustó, y eso que no soy tan fan de esa característica narrativa episódica que tiene, sin embargo, supe apreciar su estilo, su dirección, su música (de lo mejor que tiene) y lo inmerso que es todo el universo de Cowboy Bebop. Está bien construido, y la verdad es que atrapa desde el primer, hasta el último capítulo.
Shinichiro Watanabe es un muy buen director. Sus referencias, sus historias y su estilo es tan propio y característico que es difícil no reconocer el sello Watanabe. Cowboy Bebop no es la excepción a ésta regla, y su película, que sí bien es un capítulo de dos horas de éste genial anime, es una maravilla en todos sus aspectos. Podría incluso recomendar ésta película a quienes no hayan conocido al anime, para así iniciarse y que vean la cantidad de cosas geniales que ahí en él.
See you, space cowboy.
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One of the best anime films ever made, if not the best, maybe after Akira. Beautiful, inspirational, action-packed, and has one of the most awesome fight scenes in anything ever. Oh yeah, and Spike could get it.
Beautiful animation and delightful worldbuilding cannot save a by-the-number plot. "The Movie" features one of those annoying anime villains who has to monologue everything to death for quasi-spiritual reasons. It was originally meant to be a sixty-minute OVA, and boy is it obvious they had to stretch it out to make it a feature.
Also, Faye gets captured (again) and is undressed at knifepoint. Was that really necessary?
This probably could have been a good two-parter in the series. Honestly, I would have preferred another story about the Titan Wars or the Red Dragon Syndicate.
"Of the days that I have lived, only those I spent with you seemed real."
Not many cowboys in this.
Cowboy Bebop is a great show, and I figured it was finally time to watch the movie. Lots of movies based off of shows feel the need to try to be bigger and better than their source material. Many even try to extend the story, or go back and act as a prequel. I like the decision to place Cowboy Bebop at some point in the middle of the show rather than a prequel or epilogue. It allows us to pick up on on all of the characters in their elements, rather than connecting to a bigger narrative.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie simply plays just like an extended episode of the show. Given the length, the pacing is a little…
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