English: Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
Synonyms: Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Japanese: カウボーイビバップ 天国の扉
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 1, 2001
Producers: Sunrise, Bandai Visual
Licensors: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Space
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
Score: 8.391 (scored by 168,063 users) Ranked: #1612
Another day, another bonus - it's the lives of the often unlucky crew of Bebop. However, this routine is interrupted when Faye, who is chasing a rather worthless target on Mars, witnesses a tanker suddenly explode, causing mass hysteria. As casualties increased due to a strange disease spread through smoke from the explosion, a colossal price of three hundred million dong was placed on the alleged perpetrator's head.
With lives at stake and a solution to their money problem in sight, the Bebop crew set to work. Spike, Jet, Faye, and Edward, closely followed by Ein, split off to pursue various leads across Alba City. Through personal investigations, they uncover a cover-up involving a pharmaceutical company, revealing a conspiracy that goes far beyond what the bounty hunters can claim. out.
Spiegel Spike - Main - Yamadera Kouichi
Valentine Faye - Main - Hayashibara Megumi
Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV, Edward - Main - Tada Aoi
Black Jet - Main - Ishizuka Unshou
Cowboy Bebop is one of those series that is just impossible to criticize. Not because it has no flaws, but because it has rabid fans who will defend it to the death. It has obtained the mythical “classic armor,” which is an abhorrent carte blanche, bestowed upon only the most overrated of anime, that is used to automatically defend against any sort of legitimate criticism. Cowboy Bebop certainly has good qualities, and it is relevant in how it influenced western perception of anime, but it wasn't quite groundbreaking or revolutionary in and of itself. You could argue that its audiovisuals were in fact groundbreaking