History Anime / CowboyBebop

20th Nov '17 11:04:02 AM DanielBenner8891
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4th Nov '17 3:12:26 AM Kadorhal
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''Bebop'' also received two video game adaptations: a ''VideoGame/StarFox''-esque UsefulNotes/PlayStation game and a beat-em-up UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game (''Serenade of Remembrance'') based on the series. [[NoExportForYou They never saw release outside of Japan]], so if you want to find the scene from CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, you will have to import the [=PS2=] game or watch [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSeHNaASeaUqxrULVUbrIyYVRkzwfJK2Q a playthrough]].

A live-action adaptation has sat in DevelopmentHell for years. Creator/KeanuReeves once said that he would love to play the role of Spike Spiegel (at the very least, Reeves [[OneOfUs called himself a fan of the series]]). But because of the long wait for the adaptation to enter production, he has since decided to decline the role if it ever presents itself (mainly due to age). In 2017, the adaptation is reworked from film to [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-06/sunrise-to-co-produce-live-action-cowboy-bebop-tv-series/.117094 a TV series co-produced by Sunrise]].

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''Bebop'' also received two video game adaptations: a ''VideoGame/StarFox''-esque UsefulNotes/PlayStation game and a beat-em-up UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game (''Serenade of Remembrance'') based on the series. Though the latter, at least, was meant to, [[NoExportForYou They they never saw release outside of Japan]], so if you want to find the scene from CowboyBebopAtHisComputer, you will have to import the [=PS2=] game or watch [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSeHNaASeaUqxrULVUbrIyYVRkzwfJK2Q a playthrough]].

A live-action adaptation has sat in DevelopmentHell for years. Creator/KeanuReeves once said that he would love to play the role of Spike Spiegel (at the very least, Reeves [[OneOfUs called himself a fan of the series]]). But series]]), but because of the long wait for the adaptation to enter production, he has since decided to decline the role if it ever presents itself (mainly due to age). In 2017, the adaptation is has been reworked from film to [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-06/sunrise-to-co-produce-live-action-cowboy-bebop-tv-series/.117094 a TV series co-produced by Sunrise]].
3rd Nov '17 1:05:32 PM DRCEQ
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** "See you space cowboy."
** "Bang."
3rd Nov '17 12:04:08 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* ArcWords: He lived his life as though it were a dream...

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* ArcWords: He Dreams. "He lived his life as though it were a dream..." and "It's all a dream."
** "See you space cowboy."
** "Bang."
3rd Nov '17 3:33:46 AM Kadorhal
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'''Spike:''' I've bled all that blood away.\\
'''Vicious:''' '''''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood Then why are you still alive?!]]'''''

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'''Spike:''' I've bled all that kind of blood away.\\
'''Vicious:''' '''''[[EvilCannotComprehendGood Then why ''why are you still alive?!]]''''''''still alive?!'''''
3rd Nov '17 1:31:42 AM Kadorhal
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->-- Opening line of "Tank!", the opening theme

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->-- -->-- Opening line of "Tank!", the opening theme



* ComicallyMissingThePoint: In the audio commentary for the DVD release of episode one, the voice-actors for Jet and Spike discuss the episode and the series as a whole. When watching Spike's last fight of the episode they describe it as a scene similar to Creator/BruceLee, apparently unaware that it's a shot-for-shot remake of a Bruce Lee scene.



* RidiculousFutureInflation: From a western standpoint, the money sums mentioned in the series seem ridiculously inflated (for example, in "Jupiter Jazz", Faye makes off with 20,000 woolongs from the Bebop's safe, apparently not enough to get upset over given Jet's reaction when she tells him the amount). However, the same sums probably seem more reasonable to Japanese viewers, making it uncertain if this can be considered an example of the trope.

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* RidiculousFutureInflation: From a western standpoint, the money sums mentioned in the series seem ridiculously inflated (for example, in "Jupiter Jazz", (including Jet not being particularly angry after Faye makes off with 20,000 woolongs from the Bebop's safe, apparently safe in "Jupiter Jazz", or Spike repeatedly calling a ''two and a half million'' bounty in the very first episode a "small fry" who's not enough to get upset over given Jet's reaction when she tells him the amount).worth his time). However, the same sums probably seem more reasonable to Japanese viewers, making it uncertain if this can be considered an example of the trope.



* RooftopConfrontation: Between Spike and Vicious.

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* RooftopConfrontation: Watanabe seems to be fond of this trope, as it happens several times:
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Between Spike and Vicious.



** Also Between Gren and Vicious. Shinichiro Watanabe seems to be fond of this trope.

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** Also Between between Gren and Vicious. Shinichiro Watanabe seems to be fond of this trope.Vicious.



* ShownTheirWork: The firearms in the show are strikingly detailed and accurate including accurate and consistent serial numbers and trade dress. Spike's Jericho 941 R even has the detail of an aftermarket guide rod, a common alteration of the gun according to [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Cowboy_Bebop#Jericho_941_R IMFDB]].

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* ShownTheirWork: The firearms in the show are strikingly detailed and accurate accurate, including accurate and consistent serial numbers and trade dress. Spike's Jericho 941 R even has the detail of an aftermarket guide rod, a common alteration of the gun according to [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Cowboy_Bebop#Jericho_941_R IMFDB]].



* SomethingBlues: "The Real Folk Blues"; "Asteroid Blues".
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Sort-of Missing the Point]]: In the audio commentary for the DVD release of episode one, the voice-actors for Jet and Spike discuss the episode and the series as a whole. When watching Spike's last fight of the episode they describe it as a scene similar to Creator/BruceLee, apparently unaware that it's a shot-for-shot remake of a Bruce Lee scene.

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* SomethingBlues: The ending theme, as above. Also, {{bookend|s}}ing the series are two of these, the first episode titled "Asteroid Blues", then the two-parter finale is again titled "The Real Folk Blues"; "Asteroid Blues".
* [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Sort-of Missing the Point]]: In the audio commentary for the DVD release of episode one, the voice-actors for Jet and Spike discuss the episode and the series as a whole. When watching Spike's last fight of the episode they describe it as a scene similar to Creator/BruceLee, apparently unaware that it's a shot-for-shot remake of a Bruce Lee scene.
Blues".



* SpaceWestern
* SpareAMessenger: Pierrot le Fou leaves ''almost'' no-one alive from his attacks, although the ones that do survive to tell the tale are eventually all hunted down and killed anyway.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Spike]] in the spinoff manga, ''Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star'' though [[spoiler:Spike]]'s fate in the original series is ambiguous and ''Shooting Star'' was cancelled before it had an opportunity to kill him.

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* SpaceWestern
SpaceWestern: They even use the term "cowboy" as slang for the various bounty hunters.
* SpareAMessenger: Toyed with. Pierrot le Fou leaves ''almost'' no-one alive from his attacks, although the ones that do survive very few survivors to tell the tale are of his attacks, only to eventually all hunted hunt them down and killed kill them anyway.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Spike]] in the spinoff manga, ''Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star'' though manga ''Shooting Star,'' in a sense; [[spoiler:Spike]]'s fate in the original series is ambiguous already, and ''Shooting Star'' was cancelled before it had an opportunity to kill him.



* SuperReflexes: This is one of the effects of the PsychoSerum Bloody Eye, with both Asimov Solensan and Vicious being notable users.

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* SuperReflexes: This is one of the effects of the PsychoSerum Bloody Eye, with both Asimov Solensan and Vicious being notable users. One scene of the former using it even has him stare down a bullet as it comes within centimeters of his face before dodging and then killing the shooter.



* TerroristWithoutACause: Subverted with Teddy Bomber, he does have a cause but nobody cares what it is and he keeps getting interrupted before he can finish telling anybody.

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* TerroristWithoutACause: Subverted with Teddy Bomber, Bomber; he does have a cause cause, but [[IgnoredEnemy nobody cares what it is is]] and he keeps getting interrupted before he can finish telling anybody.



*** It even denotes how important they are plotwise. Ed and Ein are mostly just comic relief characters who leave the crew before the finale even begins. Jet is important in plenty of dramatic episodes, but his plotline is basically over before the show starts, most of his episodes involve resolution with various people he's known and in the finale hes put out of commission pretty early in the story. Faye has the second biggest plot line involving learning her past and she gets to fight off Triad members with [[spoiler:Julia]]. And Spike is the main character with the finale being all about him.
** Also, the three old men--Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim--are named after Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, the guy who wrote ''Girl From Ipanema''.
** Three SpacePirates named George, Harman, and Ruth, after a famous baseball player better known as "Babe."
** There's also Paunch and Judy, the hosts of the bounty showcase program "Big Shots", who get their names from a famous puppet duo.
** There's a trio of bounty heads that show up briefly in one episode named Huey, Dewey, and Louie, undoubtedly a reference to the Disney characters.

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*** It even denotes how important they are plotwise. Ed and Ein are mostly just comic relief characters who leave the crew before the finale even begins. Jet is important in plenty of dramatic episodes, but his plotline is basically over before the show starts, most of his episodes involve resolution with various people he's known and in the finale hes he's put out of commission pretty early in the story. Faye has the second biggest plot line involving learning her past and she gets to fight off Triad members with [[spoiler:Julia]]. And Spike is the main character with the finale being all about him.
** Also, the three old men--Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim--are named after Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim, the guy who wrote ''Girl ''[[TheElevatorFromIpanema Girl From Ipanema''.
Ipanema]]''.
** Three SpacePirates named George, Harman, and Ruth, after a famous baseball player [[Creator/BabeRuth better known as "Babe."
"]]
** There's also Paunch and Judy, the hosts of the bounty showcase program "Big Shots", who get their names from [[Theatre/PunchAndJudy a famous puppet duo.
duo.]]
** There's a trio of bounty heads that show up briefly in one episode named Huey, Dewey, and Louie, undoubtedly a reference to [[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse the Disney characters.characters]].



** '''"Sympathy For The Devil"''' by ''Music/TheRollingStones''
** '''"Jamming With Edward"''': Not a song, but rather an album featuring 3 members of ''Music/TheRollingStones'' (singer Mick Jagger, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts), plus Ry Cooder and Nicky Hopkins[[note]]The "Edward" to which the title refers comes from a song Hopkins composed for psychedelic band Quicksilver Messenger Service, called "Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder"[[/note]]
** '''"Toys in the Attic"''' by ''Music/{{Aerosmith}}''

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** '''"Sympathy For The Devil"''' by ''Music/TheRollingStones''
''The Rolling Stones''
** '''"Jamming With Edward"''': Not a song, but rather an album featuring 3 members of ''Music/TheRollingStones'' ''The Rolling Stones'' (singer Mick Jagger, bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts), plus Ry Cooder and Nicky Hopkins[[note]]The "Edward" to which the title refers comes from a song Hopkins composed for psychedelic band Quicksilver Messenger Service, called "Edward, the Mad Shirt Grinder"[[/note]]
** '''"Toys in the Attic"''' by ''Music/{{Aerosmith}}''''Aerosmith''



** '''"Black Dog Serenade"''': "Black Dog Blues" by pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo blues artist ''Blind Blake''.

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** '''"Black Dog Serenade"''': "Black Dog Blues" by pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo pre-UsefulNotes/WorldWarII blues artist ''Blind Blake''.



** '''"Wild Horses"''' by ''Music/TheRollingStones''

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** '''"Wild Horses"''' by ''Music/TheRollingStones''''The Rolling Stones''



---> '''Faye''': [[spoiler:Which one are you]]?!
---> '''[[spoiler:Gren]]''': [[spoiler:I'm both at once, and I'm neither one.]]"

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---> '''Faye''': [[spoiler:Which one are you]]?!
--->
you]]?!\\
'''[[spoiler:Gren]]''': [[spoiler:I'm both at once, and I'm neither one.]]"]]



* WeaponOfChoice: Spike is seen using a variety of weapons across the series, but his one constant (other than his jeet kune do skills) is his customized Jericho 941. Jet and Faye, similarly, are only ever armed with their one gun each (respectively a P99 and a Glock 30).

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* WeaponOfChoice: Spike is seen using a variety of weapons across the series, but his one constant (other than his jeet kune do skills) is his customized Jericho 941. Jet and Faye, similarly, are only ever almost exclusively armed with their one gun each (respectively a P99 and a Glock 30).
2nd Nov '17 4:54:04 AM Kadorhal
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* AnachronismStew:
** {{Old School Dogfight}}s '''IN SPACE'''? 20th-century handguns alongside domed cities? Why not? And then there's [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly the soundtrack...]]

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* AnachronismStew:
**
AnachronismStew: {{Old School Dogfight}}s '''IN SPACE'''? school dogfight}}s '''[[AC:IN SPACE]]'''? 20th-century handguns alongside domed cities? cities on Mars? Why not? And then there's [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly the soundtrack...]]



* AsteroidMiners
* AsteroidThicket
* AttemptedRape: Of the DumbBlonde waitress in "Heavy Metal Queen".

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* %%* AsteroidMiners
* %%* AsteroidThicket
* AttemptedRape: AttemptedRape:
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Of the DumbBlonde waitress in "Heavy Metal Queen".



* {{Awesome McCool Name}}: Come to think of it, ''everyone''. In Faye's case, [[spoiler: the doctor honestly thought it would be cool to name her after his favorite love song.]]

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* {{Awesome McCool Name}}: Come to think of it, Damn near ''everyone''. In Faye's case, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the doctor honestly thought it would be cool to name her after his favorite love song.]]



** Vicious.
** Spike wears one from time to time. Particularly whenever they meet.

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** Vicious.
Vicious is almost always seen wearing one of these.
** Spike wears one from time to time. Particularly whenever they meet.time as well, most often when he ends up meeting Vicious again.



* BeardOfSorrow: Vincent Volaju, the main antagonist of ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door,'' used to be clean shaven and have short hair, judging by the picture taken when he was still in the military. However after the events that lead to his SanitySlippage he grew a beard and apparently stopped cutting, or even combing, his hair.

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* BeardOfSorrow: Vincent Volaju, the main antagonist of ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door,'' used to be clean shaven and have short hair, judging by the picture taken when he was still in the military. However However, after the events that lead to his SanitySlippage SanitySlippage, he grew a beard and apparently stopped cutting, or even combing, his hair.



* BigBrotherInstinct: Rocco towards his blind sister Stella, in "Waltz for Venus".
** Jet also ''claims'' this is his reason for helping Meifa, in "Boogie-Woogie Feng Shui".

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* BigBrotherInstinct: Rocco towards his blind sister Stella, in "Waltz for Venus".
**
Venus". Jet also ''claims'' this is his reason for helping Meifa, in "Boogie-Woogie Feng Shui".
1st Nov '17 5:48:30 AM Momochi
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* ReflectionlessUselessEyes: The only detail in Stella's blind eyes is a black-to-gray gradient.
26th Oct '17 10:36:36 AM theknack101
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** "Speak Like A Child", a comedic example. [[spoiler:The tape is worthless to everyone but its intended recipient, and the episode's main problem eventually resolves ''itself'' without intervention from the cast.]] However, because of [[HumanPopsicle who the package's recipient is]] and [[TearJerker what its contents are]], the ending is very sombre.

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** "Speak Like A Child", a comedic example. [[spoiler:The tape is worthless to everyone but its intended recipient, all Spike and Jet's efforts to get a Betamax player come to nothing because they accidentally grab a VHS player, and the episode's main problem eventually resolves ''itself'' without intervention from the cast.cast (a proper Betamax player is sent to the Bebop in the same way the tape was).]] However, because of [[HumanPopsicle who the package's recipient is]] and [[TearJerker what its contents are]], the ending is very sombre.
6th Oct '17 1:07:52 AM Blackie62
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* ShownTheirWork: The firearms in the show are strikingly detailed and accurate including accurate and consistent serial numbers and trade dress. Spike's Jericho 941 R even has the detail of an aftermarket guide rod, a common alteration of the gun according to [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Cowboy_Bebop#Jericho_941_R IMFDB]].
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