YMMV: Yoko Kanno
- Crowning Music of Awesome: The Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, for starters. It's probably her best known work, due to the show's large fandom and longevity in The United States.
- Fandom Rivalry: Fans of Yuki Kajiura and fans of Kanno can really battle it out. But each side has its friendlies for both women.
- Suspiciously Similar Song: She's quite well-known for making these. There are several YouTube videos claiming that Yoko has plagiarized from several composers. Cowboy Bebop featured "Mushroom Hunting," which is nearly identical to DJ Food's song "Let the Good Shine." Macross Plus' "Go Ri A Te" directly borrows from Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Thousand Knives." Several others fall into pastiche territory, such as Stand Alone Complex's "CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt" hinting at Björk's work; or, her most damning piece, Cowboy Bebop's "On the Run," which is even named after the Pink Floyd song that it references. Despite this, the majority of her catalogue consists of original works.
- In the case of "Mushroom Hunting," DJ Food was a contributor to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, contributing "Let the Good Shine" in the form of "Mushroom Hunting" and contributing the "Power of Kung Food" remix of "Tank!" Accusations of plagiarism, in this case, are a result of Critical Research Failure.