Japanese animation made in 1998 by Sunrise and Bandai Visual. Highly popular in the United States via Cartoon Network's Adult Swim late night program for its excellent combination of story, characters, visuals, and soundtrack.

Basically a line of 26 "stand-alone" episodes loosely linked by an underlying story based on the characters' pasts, and mainly about their bounty-hunting adventures throughout the solar system in 2071 A.D. Good inclusion of humor also added.

Characters: (The 4 main)

Spike Spiegel:
Former gangster (of the Martian "Red Dragon" Chinese Mafia) and Jet Black's partner. Pilots his Swordfish II MONO fighter, has green fuzzy hair, smokes. Also hates kids, animals, and women with attitude.(Corresponding characters below)

Jet Black:
Former I.S.S.P. (Inter Solar System Police) member who lost his left arm in a past incident and owner of both the BEBOP ship and his MONO combat ship the Hammerhead. Is real old-fashioned and quite a man of morals. Smokes too.

Faye Valentine:
A heavy gambling woman who appears young (through cryogenic hibernation) but is actually older than she looks, and is in serious debt to the hospital that suspended her. Has amnesia from an accident in her past, and is very irritable. Also a smoker.

Ed(Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV):
The crazy, eccentric, yet brilliant all at the same time hacker from Earth. Claims to be 13 and is often confused for a boy. Built and named her own computer "Tomato". Is the only non-smoker beside the unique dog Ein.

A good mix of 2-D animation and at times 3-D CGI(Computer Graphic Imagery) to provide the visually stunning sci-fi action.

Perhaps the best backdrop for the entire series. With music composed by reknowned composer Yoko Kanno, her expertise in the American fields of jazz and blues and performed by the SEATBELTS and various other artists, Cowboy Bebop is among the best in the combination of these elements.

In my personal opinion, I respect it as an art form which takes into consideration great multicultural and respected influences (maybe except for the booze and smoke)to add to its satisfying entertainment.
For starters, watch the first episode of COWBOY BEBOP "Asteroid Blues" either on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim (USA) or on DVD.
by AsianAmericanAnimationAppreciator October 20, 2007
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My favorite anime and a huge hit in Japan. Wonderful emphasis to detail and great story, animation, characters, and etc.
Coyboy Bebop is loved by all people. If you don't like it, what do you like?
by mikekk67 June 06, 2003
One of the hands down best anime series ever created. Follows the story of two bounty hunters (Jet and Spike), a woman (Faye Valentine), a young orphaned female hacker (Ed), and a partially robotic dog (Ein). The art and music are flawless, the characters are realistic and interesting, and the plots and numerous sub-plots are unique, original, and all around amazing. If oyu haven't seen this show watch Adult Swim at 1:30 am, then buy all the dvd's of it you can find. Also buy the soundtrack/s, the musical score is amazing.
ive seen the whole series 3 times and it gets better each time
by PurpleanimeAVG March 30, 2004
Best anime show on this earth. Has the best music ever, with the most perfect charachters ever. Who gives half a flying fuck whether or not it's cencored on cartoon network? I love it anyway!
Faye Valentine is my idol from Cowboy Bebop (so I am naturally very hot).
by Rowan Mraz Bleeds Black Forever November 03, 2003
Spike Spiegel, a bounty Hunter with a dark past, lives on bounty to bounty, barely making it each time, or not making it at all. His partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein the dog all help him in his adventures from planet to planet.
Its 26 episodes ("sessions") comprise a complete storyline: set in 2071, the series follows the misadventures and tragedies of a group of bounty hunters, or "cowboys”, traveling on their spaceship, the Bebop. Cowboy Bebop centers around American music and counterculture, especially the beat and jazz movements of the 1940s-60s and the early rock era of the 1950s-70s, which the original soundtrack by Yoko Kanno and The Seatbelts recreates.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ August 14, 2010
The only decent animé on Australian TV, and perhaps American (I wouldn't know). Each episode's plot is generally different to each other episode. Action, entertainment and a small hint of comedy. Cowboy Bebop has it all.
Ein is German for 1. See, Cowboy Bebop is as educational as it is entertaining.
by Bastardized Bottomburp June 28, 2003
One of the greatest anime ever invented. The blend of action, style, music, and plot is completely amazing. The show flows smooth as water right through the end.
Oh man, I just watched the ENTIRE CB series in one day! and i'm gonna do it again tomorrow!
by Understand? September 22, 2003
Film noir at its best. Perfect cinematography, drawings, amazing character development, and the music is flawless. The truth is i hated anime until i watched this. Its like watching a Kubrick or Zhang Yimou movie. Btw trigun sucks and DBZ i dont even have to mention. If u hate anime watch this and tell me again.
Bebop man u kno the deal.
by valoem November 11, 2004
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