5.0 out of 5 stars
A great addition to the world of Bebop, June 1 2004
Having been a huge fan of the Cowboy Bebop episodes, I was curious to see how a full-length movie could compare. The series was incredible, with great characters, action scenes, and of course the music by Yokko Kano and the Seatbelts. The movie definitely continued these traits and even improved upon some. The animation is beautiful, some of the best I've seen in an anime, and looks much prettier than the series (there are more frames in the movie than in the show). The music was suprisingly up to par with the music from the episodes... a feat easier said than done. Though it may sound odd, the music of Bebop plays a huge role throughout the entire series and movie. Basically, if you are a fan of the Cowboy Bebop episodes, this is a must see movie. Knowing the characters and the style of Bebop well makes watching the movie a better experience. And even without seeing all the episodes, this is still a great anime.