History Anime / CowboyBebop

17th Mar '17 9:52:27 AM CASCHero
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* AllHallowsEve: TheMovie.



** Played with in TheMovie which may or may not be just a dream (it starts with Spike falling asleep and ends with him waking up).



** A great deal of TheMovie is a good example. There are several scenes that, if seen out of context, could be seen as taking place on present day Earth rather than Mars in the future.



* AutobotsRockOut: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiUjOFYDiBE Pushing the Sky,]] which plays in the final battle with Vincent in TheMovie.



** Also used in the movie by the main antagonist, Vincent (who is in many ways a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for Vicious - compare their names, outfits and demeanours).



* BattleInTheRain: Spike and Vincent's final battle in TheMovie.



* BazaarOfTheBizarre: Moroccan Street in the movie.



* BigBad: Vicious in the series, Vincent in TheMovie.

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* BigBad: Vicious in the series, Vincent in TheMovie.series.



** Averted in the movie with a canopy over a shop entrance that clearly has Coca Cola on it.



* ChekhovsGun:
** Remember that poker chip from ''"Honky Tonk Women"''? In the movie, Electra breaks one in half to scramble up Spike's tracking device. It seems they can be used for all manner of electronic purposes.
** The music box from "Jupiter Jazz".

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* ChekhovsGun:
** Remember that poker chip from ''"Honky Tonk Women"''? In the movie, Electra breaks one in half to scramble up Spike's tracking device. It seems they can be used for all manner of electronic purposes.
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ChekhovsGun: The music box from "Jupiter Jazz".



* {{Chickification}}: Faye gets a bad case of this in the movie, not being able catch some pudgy hacker, and spending a fair chunk [[spoiler: held hostage by Vincent.]]



* ClimacticElevatorRide: Before the final battle of TheMovie.



* GameBreakingInjury: In the movie. Spike suffers one before his final fight with Vincent.



* HalloweenEpisode: TheMovie.



* HowMuchMoreCanHeTake: The FinalBattle from TheMovie. One of the few times that [[spoiler: Spike]] is very obviously outclassed in personal combat.



* JanitorImpersonationInfiltration: Spike does this in the movie.



** In the movie, when Spike is intercepted by a wing of military fighters, they start the fight off by launching a simple pair of missiles at him. When they get close, however, they split into about a dozen rockets each.



** In the movie, Faye's halter top is cut in the middle while she is tied up. It opens up a bit, but does not fully expose her, and stays in place when she is wriggling around trying to free herself. Maybe she was wearing costume tape. [[note]]Double-sided tape for holding clothes in place. Less formally known as "tit tape." [[/note]]



* TheMovie: [[WordOfGod Shinichiro Watanabe]] confirmed that the movie takes place between episodes 22 and 23. Can also be inferred as Andy appears as Musashi during the Halloween party, thus episode 22 has occurred. However, Big Shot has not yet been cancelled, so episode 23 has yet to occur.



* OnlyALighter: The movie features a lighter shaped like a ''grenade'' at one point.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Vincent in TheMovie is a pretty obvious stand-in for Vicious both being EvilCounterpart to Spike, while Elektra relationship with Vincent is similar to Julia's relationship with Spike (past lovers who still care about each other) she's a trained soldier while Julia is not.
4th Mar '17 8:24:23 AM CASCHero
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A ''Cowboy Bebop'' [[TheMovie movie]] (''Cowboy Bebop: The Movie'', aka ''Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door'') was released in 2001. Rather than offering an AlternateContinuity or sequel story, the ''Bebop'' movie [[WordOfGod fits in between episodes 22 and 23 of the series]] (both in chronology and in quality). You can find the film on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms with relative ease, as Sony Pictures never let it go out of print or fall into licensing hell.

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A ''Cowboy Bebop'' [[TheMovie movie]] (''Cowboy Bebop: The Movie'', aka movie]], ''Anime/CowboyBebopKnockinOnHeavensDoor'' (a.k.a ''Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door'') The Movie'' outside of Japan due to copyright issues) was released in 2001. Rather than offering an AlternateContinuity or sequel story, the ''Bebop'' movie [[WordOfGod fits in between episodes 22 and 23 of the series]] (both in chronology and in quality). You can find the film on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms with relative ease, as Sony Pictures never let it go out of print or fall into licensing hell.
17th Feb '17 8:10:01 AM Aggron9988
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* OnlyALighter: The movie features a lighter shaped like a ''grenade'' at one point.
6th Feb '17 12:47:48 PM HiddenWindshield
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* BlobMonster: In "Toys in the Attic", the crew is attacked by a small black blob that escaped from a forgotten fridge in the back of the ship. They go hunting for it in a massive ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' homage, but find that it's more or less invincible, surviving gunshots and blasts from a flamethrower. Ed eventually manages to kill it by [[JustEatHim eating it in her sleep and digesting it.]]

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* BlobMonster: In "Toys in the Attic", the crew is attacked by a small black blob that escaped from a [[spoiler:a [[ItCameFromTheFridge forgotten fridge fridge]] in the back of the ship.ship]]. They go hunting for it in a massive ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' homage, but find that it's more or less invincible, surviving gunshots and blasts from a flamethrower. Ed [[spoiler:Ed eventually manages to kill it by [[JustEatHim eating it in her sleep and digesting it.it]].]]
19th Jan '17 8:48:17 PM Seraphine
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* HumanShield: attempted by a mook in Spike's first showdown with Vicious. He holds Faye in front of him and holds a gun to her head, threatening to shoot if Spike doesn't surrender. Spike, ever the CombatPragmatist, simply shoots the mook in the head. Then later, another of Vicious' mooks, actually does die protecting him this way in "Jupiter Jazz, Part II".

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* HumanShield: attempted Attempted by a mook in Spike's first showdown with Vicious. He holds Faye in front of him and holds a gun to her head, threatening to shoot if Spike doesn't surrender. Spike, ever the CombatPragmatist, simply shoots the mook in the head. Then later, another of Vicious' mooks, actually does die protecting him this way in "Jupiter Jazz, Part II".






** Tongpu in "Pierrot le Fou"

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** Tongpu in "Pierrot le Fou"Fou".
19th Jan '17 8:23:13 PM Seraphine
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* AlmostLethalWeapons: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' takes after HeroicBloodshed movies, so this one's fairly common.

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* AlmostLethalWeapons: ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' The show takes after HeroicBloodshed movies, so this one's fairly common.



* AntiHero: Most main characters are [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic Heroes]], with moments of [[NominalHero Nominal Herodom]] on a bad day.

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* AntiHero: Most main characters are [[PragmaticHero Pragmatic Heroes]], {{Pragmatic Hero}}es, with moments of [[NominalHero Nominal Herodom]] {{Nominal Hero}}dom on a bad day.



* BadBadActing: The 20th century television that the VCR collector is watching in "Speak Like a Child".

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* BadBadActing: The 20th century television show that the VCR collector is watching in "Speak Like a Child".



** Also, the couple in the seedy hotel Faye storms while picking info in ''Waltz for Venus''.

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** Also, the couple in the seedy hotel Faye storms while picking info in ''Waltz "Waltz for Venus''.Venus".



* CultureChopSuey: The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' universe seems to be a mishmash of Eastern and Western cultures, (not unlike Series/{{Firefly}}, another later SpaceWestern sci-fi series) with multiple languages and ethnicities. It's implied this is a result of the rapid, mishmash evacuation of Earth.

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* CultureChopSuey: The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' ''Cowboy Bebop'' universe seems to be a mishmash of Eastern and Western cultures, (not unlike Series/{{Firefly}}, ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', another later SpaceWestern sci-fi series) with multiple languages and ethnicities. It's implied this is a result of the rapid, mishmash evacuation of Earth.



* FanService: Faye is [[MsFanservice fanservice incarnate]]. Though it's implied she does this on purpose, to distract men. Judy from Big Shots seems to be an intentional example for the sake of the show's ratings.

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* FanService: Faye is [[MsFanservice fanservice incarnate]]. Though it's implied she does this on purpose, to distract men. Judy from Big Shots Shot seems to be an intentional example for the sake of the show's ratings.
6th Jan '17 8:29:25 AM rafi
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[[caption-width-right:350:The main cast -- [[TeamDad Jet]], [[{{Badass}} Spike]], [[MsFanservice Faye]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ed]], [[TeamPet Ein]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The main cast -- [[TeamDad Jet]], [[{{Badass}} [[TheHero Spike]], [[MsFanservice Faye]], [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Ed]], [[TeamPet Ein]].]]



* {{Badass}}: The adults in the crew, and a fair few of the villains. Spike is the best of them.



** Ed's dad hands both Spike and Jet (who was ''armed'') their blue-clad behinds. This is possibly the only fight in the series where friggin' ''Spike'' is completely outclassed by a perfectly ordinary human. One wonders how different the ending would have been if Vicious had managed to run into Spike just a few seconds before the fight with Ed's dad started... Yeah, he's that BadAss.

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** Ed's dad hands both Spike and Jet (who was ''armed'') their blue-clad behinds. This is possibly the only fight in the series where friggin' ''Spike'' is completely outclassed by a perfectly ordinary human. One wonders how different the ending would have been if Vicious had managed to run into Spike just a few seconds before the fight with Ed's dad started... Yeah, he's that BadAss.badass.
15th Dec '16 12:01:53 PM Oecchi
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->''I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together...okay, three, two, one, let's jam.]]''

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->''I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together...okay, three, two, one, let's jam.]]''''
15th Dec '16 12:01:40 PM Oecchi
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->''[[SignatureLine I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together... okay, three, two, one]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3fN3OPk3A let's jam.]]''

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->''[[SignatureLine I ->''I think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and the stuff together... together...okay, three, two, one]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3fN3OPk3A one, let's jam.]]''
->-- Opening line of "Tank!", [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw3fN3OPk3A the opening theme]]
23rd Nov '16 5:43:03 AM SomeSortOfTroper
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* CultureChopSuey: The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' universe seems to be a mishmash of Eastern and Western cultures, (not unlike [[Series/{{Firefly}} another famous sci-fi series]] that came later) with multiple languages and ethnicities. It's implied this is a result of the rapid, mishmash evacuation of Earth.

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* CultureChopSuey: The ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' universe seems to be a mishmash of Eastern and Western cultures, (not unlike [[Series/{{Firefly}} Series/{{Firefly}}, another famous later SpaceWestern sci-fi series]] that came later) series) with multiple languages and ethnicities. It's implied this is a result of the rapid, mishmash evacuation of Earth.
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