Cowboy Bebop, 1st Session

Cowboy Bebop, 1st Session

Director: Shinichiro Watanabe

Cast: Shinichiro Watanabe, Yuzuru Fujimoto, Yurika Hino, Unshou Ishizuka

     
 

In the first episode of Cowboy Bebop, the characters Jet and Spike are introduced as two broke and hungry bounty hunters living on a ship called the Bebop. Jet and Spike go to the asteroid Tijuana after the bounty of Asimov Solensen, a villain addicted to the drug Red Eye. Asimov and his girlfriend, Katerina, are on the run heading for Mars when Spike meets upSee more details below

Overview

In the first episode of Cowboy Bebop, the characters Jet and Spike are introduced as two broke and hungry bounty hunters living on a ship called the Bebop. Jet and Spike go to the asteroid Tijuana after the bounty of Asimov Solensen, a villain addicted to the drug Red Eye. Asimov and his girlfriend, Katerina, are on the run heading for Mars when Spike meets up with them and shows off his Bruce Lee-style fighting skills. The reoccurring background characters of Antonio, Carlos, and Jobin make their first appearance. "Asteroid Blues" bears some tributes to the film Desperado.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lewis Somoza Manalo
According to Cowboy Bebop, jet-propelled lawlessness rules the future. Without the aid of planet-hopping bounty hunters -- space cowboys, if you will -- there would be no place for justice in the universe. So Jet Black, bounty hunter and pilot of the spaceship Bebop, cruises the galaxy with his cool-as-ice partner, Spike Spiegel, chasing the cash and loving the danger. Add renegade bounty hunter Faye Valentine and hacking whiz Edward to the Bebop's motley crew, and the hunts grow crazier, pursuing space smugglers, interplanetary terrorists, and common terrestrial thugs -- all to a swinging jazz soundtrack! In addition to having some of the best-looking contemporary animation, the series embodies all that can be called "cool" in modern anime: Inspirations range from Star Wars action to Clint Eastwood's sneer to Bruce Lee's kick. And amid the high-flying, hard-hitting action is a great character drama, as the developing story line delves into the shady, often tragic histories of the entire Bebop crew. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe with an amazing score by Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus), Cowboy Bebop provides a cerebral "ker-plunk" for the anime fan who wants something headier than Pokémon but as kinetic as a great bebop record. This first DVD "session" includes the series' first five episodes: "Asteroid Blues," "Stray Dog Strut," "Honky Tonk Women," "Gateway Shuffle," and "Ballad of Fallen Angels."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2000
UPC:
0669198129094
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
NR
Source:
Bandai
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:05:00

Special Features

"Tank!" music clip; character introductions; English and Japanese Dolby Digital Stereo audio tracks.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yuzuru Fujimoto the Doctor
Yurika Hino Katrina
Unshou Ishizuka Jet Black
Takehiro Koyama Bull
Michi Nagasawa Judy
Tsutomu Narugi Punch
Taro Nishi Asimoff
Ryuzaburo Ohtomo Hakim
Kouichi Yamadera Spike Spiegel

Technical Credits
Shinichiro Watanabe Director
Junichi Higashi Art Director
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi Producer
Yoko Kanno Songwriter
Masahiko Minami Producer
Sadayuki Murai Screenwriter
Keiko Nobumoto Screenwriter
Yoichi Ogami Cinematographer
Ryota Yamaguchi Screenwriter
Michiko Yokote Screenwriter

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