- Actors: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Steve Blum, Beau Billingslea
- Directors: Hirokazu Yamada, Ikurô Satô, Kunihiro Mori, Tetsuya Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Takei
- Writers: Akihiko Inari, Dai Satô, Keiko Nobumoto
- Format: Digital Sound, Animated, Box set, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Surround Sound, NTSC
- Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitles: English
- Dubbed: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 6
- MPAA Rating:
- Studio: Bandai Entertainment
- Release Date: Feb. 5 2008
- Run Time: 650 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00102FF7U
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,528 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
Cowboy Bebop Remix: Complete Collection (Anime Legends)
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This is probably my favourite anime series of all time. Great animation, good mix of action and comedy, interesting themes, and a cool scifi setting got me hooked from the get go.
While some episodes are "filler" and could be watched on their own, there are some overarching character stories that come to conclusions. This makes the short 26 episode journey feel complete and although I want more Cowboy Bebop, I feel like ending it like they did was the right choice.
The English voice acting is superb with each character feeling unique and alive. The interaction between the characters provides some of my favourite scenes that have funny quips or situations that just make you smile.
I cannot recommend this show enough. The movie is also a great self-contained episode that you can watch at any point after episode 4. I highly recommend watching the whole 26 episode series and the movie. Well worth it and still holds up today as one of the best anime series created.
Does info should be directly announce in the product before any purchase be done.
The dvd case is great, and contains 6 dvds. I have heard people saying that it's design can put stress on the dvds, but it's nothing to worry about in my opinion. The menus are great and their style is based on the opening of the series. Of course, you can expect to hear some great songs from the series while navigating them.
What isn't mentioned is the special features of the set. Along with trailers of the series and other animes, special features include various commentaries, interviews and a special episode which is basically a recap of the episodes that didn't air in Japan, interviews of the staff that worked on the show and a music video with a remix of "TANK!". The commentaries last during entire episodes and feature both American and Japanese staff. Not only are those commentaries interesting, but they are also very fun. The Japanese commentators have natural conversations that often end up in laugh while American ones are more serious and insightful.
To conclude, this box set is worth your purchase if you want to enjoy everything Cowboy Bebop has to offer.
Bebop takes place some time in the assumed future: all money is electronically transfered on plastic in the denomination of "woolongs." Space travel to different planets is the norm, VHS players and joystick-video games are antiques, and the internet is navigated by goggles. Bebop focuses on one group of people: bounty hunters or "cowboys" as they are called. There is even a regular television show that updates cowboys on the best and biggest bounties out there. The best, but unluckiest, of the bunch and Jet, an ex-cop with an artificial iron arm, and Spike, an extremely laid-back, confident ex-gangster, proficient in weapons and judo. Along the way, they pick up Faye, a gambling-addicted babe from the past, freed from her cryogenic sleep; Ed, a tomboyish-girl generally accepted as one of the planet's best hackers; and Ein, a super-intelligent Welsh Corgi (he barks and doesn't talk).
The animation is so spectacular and uninhibited that the feeling of watching anime versus live action is blurred. The camera can go shaking erratically during a crash or hand-to-hand fight sequence; it can go red-tinted and distorted when it switches to the view of a rampaging drug addict; it can flip 360 from the ground to the sky, back to the ground as someone gets thrown; or it can merely show birds flying off into the sky as the report of a gunshot fades. The anime is extremely detailed and the CG moments chosen very wisely. The colors are also well-chosen; blacks and blues for the more brutal flashbacks, or a golden hue for more choice memories. Nothing is accidental; you know they paid great attention when they have Spike's fake eye just a shade lighter of brown than his real eye.
The stories are very-well thought out and choreographed, with each bounty having a significant back story, not just a nameless bad guy or girl. It's fun to see the creative ways the cowboys corner and capture their bounties, or just the mad scramble to recover when their plans go awry. But it's not all just bounty hunting. Spike, the closest thing to a main character, his constantly haunted by a past he has long tried to leave behind, most frequently in the form of Julia, a long-lost love whose story isn't explored in-depth until close to the end; and Vicious, once Spike's right hand man in the gang, equally adept at fighting and coming out of impossible situations alive.
The masterpiece of the series comes in the fifth episode, the first confrontation between Spike and Vicious, that epitomizes all that is cool about Cowboy Bebop. Spike takes on Vicious' entire team of thugs, then battles him one-on-one in scenes very reminiscent of a John Woo flick (i.e. a quick battle, ending abruptly with Spike's gun pointed at Vicious' heart, just as Vicious' saber points digs menacingly into Spike). The action goes into slow motion as Spike falls through a stained-glass window, the haunting "Ballad Of Fallen Angels" (choir singing unaccompanied by music) playing, as the camera zooms into his eye and into a flashback.
There are also the lighter, comedic episodes where Ed and Ein watch as Spike, Jet and Faye go through mushroom-induced hallucinations; or when another cowboy, completely oblivious to the fact that he is a horrible bounty hunter, keeps screwing up Spike's captures.
The English dub is passable and the Japanese vocals are superb as usual, so you can't go wrong either way.
Where Neon Genesis may have been too serious, or Rurouni Kenshin wasn't serious enough, Bebop is just the right mix. It truly is like its live action counterparts: major characters, women and children die, people are superstitious, use drugs, have strange mannerisms, and stake their lives on their loyalties.
The series is also great in that...it ends. There are little or no loose ends; in fact the series ends on a moment low on effects, but high in drama and tragedy. Viewers are left to ponder only what they have seen from the past, not to speculate on the future. Those just getting on the Bebop bandwagon are real lucky--you didn't have to wait so many Bebop-less years until the movie came out.
This series is highly, highly recommended, for any viewer, regardless of your enthusiasm or lack thereof for anime. You get attached to characters, marvel at the action and fight scenes, with eye-candy animation to top it off. No anime collection is legitimate without it, and no film collection is complete with Bebop missing.
A very cool anime that is no doubt one of the masterpiece series' of modern anime. Ten stars if I could.
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