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* CrossdressingVoices: In the Hungarian dub, Ed is voiced by a boy after the translator mistook her name as male.

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* CrossdressingVoices: In the Hungarian dub, Ed is voiced by a boy the male Márk Jelinek after the translator mistook her name as male.


* ExecutiveMeddling: The Creator/{{Netflix}} live action adaptation envisions Ein as a Siberian Husky instead of a Corgi. This was an "artistic choice", because Bella the Husky has an "intense and intelligent presence befitting a genetically engineered "datadog" in front of the camera.


** It took a ''long'' time for North America to get the Blu-ray set. Even the UK got it long North America did.

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** It took a ''long'' time for North America to get the Blu-ray set. Even the UK got it long before North America did.


* PlayingAgainstType: While Cowboy Andy fits the usual comically hammy characters Creator/DaranNorris, voices, his role as the deadly serious terrorist Vincent Volaju in the movie doesn't, to say the least.

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* PlayingAgainstType: While Cowboy Andy fits the usual comically hammy characters Creator/DaranNorris, Creator/DaranNorris voices, his role as the deadly serious terrorist Vincent Volaju in the movie doesn't, doesn't to say the least.


* AdoredByTheNetwork: From the day it first aired on Creator/AdultSwim, ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be aired in reruns nonstop for several years, to the point where it holds the honor of being the most rerun show on the network.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: From the day it first aired on Creator/AdultSwim, ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be aired in reruns nonstop for several years, to the point where it holds the honor of being the most rerun show series on the network.



* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: In an almost impressively incorrect newspaper picture caption (see the page pic), every single word except "at" and the photo credit "[[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai]]" is specifically, individually wrong:

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: In an almost impressively incorrect newspaper picture caption (see the page pic), every single word except "at" and the photo credit "[[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai]]" is specifically, individually wrong:


** One episode hinges on analogue TV's less-than-perfect signals. Faye gets Spike mixed up with her mob contact because all she can make out from the static is the guy's suit and 'do. Which Spike shares.
** Another centers around getting a [=BetaMax=] cassette player for a tape containing [[spoiler: a movie Faye shot with her college class as part of a time capsule]] -- [=BetaMax=] players being completely subsumed by VCR in the [=90s=]; VCR itself subsumed by DVD, Blu-Ray, Netflix, and video game consoles since around 2005.

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** One episode hinges on analogue TV's less-than-perfect signals. Faye gets Spike mixed up with her mob contact because all she can make out from the static is the guy's suit and 'do. Which 'do, which Spike shares.
** Another centers around getting a [=BetaMax=] cassette player for a tape containing [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a movie Faye shot with her college class as part of a time capsule]] -- [=BetaMax=] players being completely subsumed by VCR in the [=90s=]; '[=90s=]; VCR itself subsumed by DVD, Blu-Ray, Blu-ray, Netflix, and video game consoles since around 2005.



* TooSoon: "Sympathy for the Devil", "Waltz for Venus", and "Cowboy Funk" were removed the initial TV run in response to 9/11, while "Wild Horses" was removed after the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' broke up in re-entry in 2003.

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* TooSoon: "Sympathy for the Devil", "Waltz for Venus", and "Cowboy Funk" were removed during the initial TV run in response to 9/11, while "Wild Horses" was removed after the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' broke up in disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in 2003.


* ShrugOfGod: [[spoiler:Did Spike really die?]] According to WordOfGod, it's up to the person watching to decide.



** While they have been involved in voice acting for years, this series would cement Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn's popularity among Western fans.
* ShrugOfGod: [[spoiler:Did Spike really die?]] According to WordOfGod, it's up to the person watching to decide.

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** While they have been involved in were already established voice acting for years, actors prior to being cast, this series would cement Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn's popularity among Western fans.
* ShrugOfGod: [[spoiler:Did Spike really die?]] According to WordOfGod, it's up to the person watching to decide.
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** A single-language variation. All episodes have both a Japanese and an English title shown. For most episodes, the Japanese title is just the English title in katakana. A handful, however, are translated rather than just being the same in both languages: "Norainu no Strut" ("Stray Dog Strut"), "Datenshi-tachi no Ballad" ("Ballad of Fallen Angels"), "Akuma o Awaremu Uta" ("Sympathy for the Devil"), "Ganymede Bojō" ("Ganymede Elegy"), and "Yoseatsume Blues" ("Mish-Mash Blues").

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** A single-language single language variation. All episodes have both a Japanese and an English title shown. For most episodes, the Japanese title is just the English title in katakana. A handful, however, are translated rather than just being the same in both languages: "Norainu no Strut" ("Stray Dog Strut"), "Datenshi-tachi no Ballad" ("Ballad of Fallen Angels"), "Akuma o Awaremu Uta" ("Sympathy for the Devil"), "Ganymede Bojō" ("Ganymede Elegy"), and "Yoseatsume Blues" ("Mish-Mash Blues").


* AllStarCast: Creator/KoichiYamadera and Creator/MegumiHayashibara were already a well-known combo when they began working on Bebop, while Creator/UnshoIshizuka was in demand due to his work on ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. The guest cast was also crammed full of veterans and future stars including Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/MaayaSakamoto, Creator/JojiNakata, and Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/KoichiYamadera and Creator/MegumiHayashibara were already a well-known combo when they began working on Bebop, ''Cowboy Bebop'', while Creator/UnshoIshizuka was in demand due to his work on ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. The guest cast was also crammed full of veterans and future stars including Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/MaayaSakamoto, Creator/JojiNakata, and Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi.


** While they have been involved in voice acting for years, this series would cemented Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn's popularity among Western fans.

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** While they have been involved in voice acting for years, this series would cemented cement Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn's popularity among Western fans.


* AlternateContinuity: ''Shooting Star'', the first manga SpinOff. When Cain Kuga started the comic, only the first episode or two of the anime had been completed (not yet aired), so that and the main character bios were all she had to go on. She ended up going in a completely different direction from the anime.


* Most of the episode titles are the names of notable albums or songs.


* AdoredByTheNetwork: Oh boy... to say that Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/{{Toonami}} love this show would be an understatement. From the day it first aired on the channel (September 2, 2001), ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be aired in reruns nonstop for several years, to the point where it holds the honor of being the most rerun show on the network.
** When [adult swim] Action was replaced with the revival of Toonami, ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be one of the shows carried over, and it continued to air until it was replaced by ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Its absence would be brief though, since it was brought back and given encore airings when Toonami expanded to six hours. It went back to airing single episodes to make room for ''Anime/{{IGPX}}'', and was finally taken off for the second time when it, ''IGPX'', and fellow [adult swim]/Toonami show ''Anime/TheBigO'' all aired their finales on the same night. It has since been officially replaced by ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', but its general presence hasn't gone away, as the Toonami crew has teased at the return of ''Cowboy Bebop'', with the addition of HD Tapes. For a while, the last time the show aired was on the night that Toonami aired the movie ''[[{{Manga/Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]'', in which, after the movie was finished, the crew's favorite episodes were aired in a one-night marathon to prepare for ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', a show made by [[Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe the same creator]] behind ''Cowboy Bebop''. They eventually made good on their word when they announced that the show would be returning on July of 2014.
** Though its gotten to the point that even fans of the show agree that it's been rerun to death ever since it first premiered, and just when it seems like the show will be given a break, the production crew behind Toonami still insists on bringing it back and airing it. That being said, there are still those that contest that Toonami isn't complete without ''Cowboy Bebop''.

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* AdoredByTheNetwork: Oh boy... to say that Creator/AdultSwim and Creator/{{Toonami}} love this show would be an understatement. From the day it first aired on the channel (September 2, 2001), Creator/AdultSwim, ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be aired in reruns nonstop for several years, to the point where it holds the honor of being the most rerun show on the network.
** When [adult swim] Action was replaced with the revival of Toonami, ''Cowboy Bebop'' would be one of the shows carried over, and it continued to air until it was replaced by ''Anime/EurekaSeven''. Its absence would be brief though, since it was brought back and given encore airings when Toonami expanded to six hours. It went back to airing single episodes to make room for ''Anime/{{IGPX}}'', and was finally taken off for the second time when it, ''IGPX'', and fellow [adult swim]/Toonami show ''Anime/TheBigO'' all aired their finales on the same night. It has since been officially replaced by ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'', but its general presence hasn't gone away, as the Toonami crew has teased at the return of ''Cowboy Bebop'', with the addition of HD Tapes. For a while, the last time the show aired was on the night that Toonami aired the movie ''[[{{Manga/Trigun}} Trigun: Badlands Rumble]]'', in which, after the movie was finished, the crew's favorite episodes were aired in a one-night marathon to prepare for ''Anime/SpaceDandy'', a show made by [[Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe the same creator]] behind ''Cowboy Bebop''. They eventually made good on their word when they announced that the show would be returning on July of 2014.
** Though its gotten to the point that even fans of the show agree that it's been rerun to death ever since it first premiered, and just when it seems like the show will be given a break, the production crew behind Toonami still insists on bringing it back and airing it. That being said, there are still those that contest that Toonami isn't complete without ''Cowboy Bebop''.
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* CastingGag: Gren is voiced by Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi, and this isn't the first time he has voiced an [[Manga/ViolenceJack Intersex Character]].
* ChildrenVoicingChildren: Aoi Tada was only two years older than Ed's self-professed age of 13 when she was cast by Watanabe.

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* CastingGag: Gren is voiced by Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi, and this isn't the first time he has voiced an [[Manga/ViolenceJack Intersex Character]].
* ChildrenVoicingChildren: Aoi Tada was only two years older than Ed's self-professed age of 13 when she was cast by Watanabe.cast.



** A single-language variation. All episodes (even in the original Japanese) have both a Japanese and an English title shown. For most episodes, the Japanese title is just the English title in katakana. A handful, however, are translated rather than just being the same in both languages: "Norainu no Strut" (Stray Dog Strut), "Datenshi-tachi no Ballad" (Ballad of Fallen Angels), "Akuma o Awaremu Uta" (Sympathy for the Devil), "Ganymede Bojō" (Ganymede Elegy), and "Yoseatsume Blues" (Mish-Mash Blues).

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** A single-language variation. All episodes (even in the original Japanese) have both a Japanese and an English title shown. For most episodes, the Japanese title is just the English title in katakana. A handful, however, are translated rather than just being the same in both languages: "Norainu no Strut" (Stray ("Stray Dog Strut), Strut"), "Datenshi-tachi no Ballad" (Ballad ("Ballad of Fallen Angels), Angels"), "Akuma o Awaremu Uta" (Sympathy ("Sympathy for the Devil), Devil"), "Ganymede Bojō" (Ganymede Elegy), ("Ganymede Elegy"), and "Yoseatsume Blues" (Mish-Mash Blues).("Mish-Mash Blues").



* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: The TropeNamer. In an almost impressively incorrect newspaper picture caption (see the page pic), every single word except "at" and the photo credit "[[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai]]" is specifically, individually wrong:

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* CowboyBeBopAtHisComputer: The TropeNamer. In an almost impressively incorrect newspaper picture caption (see the page pic), every single word except "at" and the photo credit "[[Creator/BandaiEntertainment Bandai]]" is specifically, individually wrong:



* DeFictionalization: The tape and player for it, (which arrives a day later) in ''Speak Like a Child'', are delivered by helicopter-like robots. Delivery robots showed up around 2011 or so (although only a few companies use drone deliveries).
* DevelopmentHell: The live-action film was announced sometime between 2005-2007 from 20th Century Fox, but nothing came of it since. Creator/KeanuReeves (who was supposed to playing the lead character, Spike Spiegel) has given conflicting statements about his involvement in it. The last we heard anything from the project was in 2013. It would be until 2017 that another live-action adaptation was announced, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-06/sunrise-to-co-produce-live-action-cowboy-bebop-tv-series/.117094 this time as a TV series]].
* ExecutiveMeddling: The Creator/{{Netflix}} live action adaptation envisions Ein as a Siberian Husky instead of a Corgi. This was an "Artistic choice", because Bella the Husky has an "intense and intelligent presence befitting a genetically engineered "datadog" in front of the camera.
* GossipEvolution: Some fans claim that Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe enjoys the English dub of the series more than the original. This stems from a Q&A where he said of the dubbed movie, "My English isn't that good, but I thought it sounded very good."
* [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Keep Circulating The Tapes - Rescued]]: Being owned by Creator/BandaiEntertainment, the rights to the show were hanging in limbo after that distributor's collapse... until Creator/{{Sunrise}} started auctioning their Bandai-licensed shows to other distributors. The lucky company who ended up with the rights to ''Cowboy Bebop''? Creator/{{Funimation}}.

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* DeFictionalization: {{Defictionalization}}: The tape and player for it, (which arrives a day later) it in ''Speak "Speak Like a Child'', Child" are delivered by helicopter-like robots. Delivery robots showed up around 2011 or so (although only a few companies use drone deliveries).
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* DevelopmentHell: The live-action film was announced sometime between 2005-2007 from 20th Century Fox, but nothing came of it since. Creator/KeanuReeves (who Creator/KeanuReeves, who was supposed to playing the lead character, play Spike Spiegel) Spiegel, has given conflicting statements about his involvement in it. The last we heard time anything from would be heard about the project was in 2013. It would wouldn't be until 2017 that when another live-action adaptation was announced, [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-06-06/sunrise-to-co-produce-live-action-cowboy-bebop-tv-series/.117094 this time as a TV series]].
* ExecutiveMeddling: The Creator/{{Netflix}} live action adaptation envisions Ein as a Siberian Husky instead of a Corgi. This was an "Artistic "artistic choice", because Bella the Husky has an "intense and intelligent presence befitting a genetically engineered "datadog" in front of the camera.
* GossipEvolution: Some fans claim that Creator/ShinichiroWatanabe enjoys the English dub of the series more than the original. original Japanese version. This stems from a Q&A where he said of the dubbed movie, dub of ''Cowboy Bebop: The Movie'':
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"My English isn't that good, but I thought it sounded very good."
* [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Keep Circulating The Tapes - Rescued]]: KeepCirculatingTheTapes: Being owned by Creator/BandaiEntertainment, the rights to the show series were hanging in limbo after that distributor's collapse... the company's collapse until Creator/{{Sunrise}} started auctioning their Bandai-licensed shows to other distributors. The Creator/{{Funimation}} would end up being the lucky company who ended up with acquired the rights to ''Cowboy Bebop''? Creator/{{Funimation}}.rights.



** It took a ''long'' time for the USA to get the Blu-Ray set. Even the UK got it long before North America. This is probably ''because'' the show is so revered in the States; no one could afford it until years after the set had come out in Japan.
** There was a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] game all sent to be released in Japan and the States... then for some reason Namco-Bandai cancelled the English version and it never saw the light of day in the US. Fans are still scratching their heads. The game itself is the source of CowboyBebopAtHisComputer. There was another game for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] as well, which played a lot like ''VideoGame/StarFox'' and was also only released in Japan. Though at the very least that game had the reason that it was released during a time with Cowboy Bebop wasn't dubbed yet (the dub wouldn't come out till 2000 and by that point consoles were shifting to [=PS2=]).

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** There's a UsefulNotes/PlayStation game that was only released in Japan.
** There's a UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 game that was only released in Japan.
** It took a ''long'' time for the USA North America to get the Blu-Ray Blu-ray set. Even the UK got it long before North America. This is probably ''because'' the show is so revered in the States; no one could afford it until years after the set had come out in Japan.
** There was a [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 PS2]] game all sent to be released in Japan and the States... then for some reason Namco-Bandai cancelled the English version and it never saw the light of day in the US. Fans are still scratching their heads. The game itself is the source of CowboyBebopAtHisComputer. There was another game for [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PS1]] as well, which played a lot like ''VideoGame/StarFox'' and was also only released in Japan. Though at the very least that game had the reason that it was released during a time with Cowboy Bebop wasn't dubbed yet (the dub wouldn't come out till 2000 and by that point consoles were shifting to [=PS2=]).
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* PlayingAgainstType: While Cowboy Andy fits the usual comically hammy characters Creator/DaranNorris, voices, his role as the deadly serious terrorist Vincent Volaju in the movie... doesn't, to say the least.

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* PlayingAgainstType: While Cowboy Andy fits the usual comically hammy characters Creator/DaranNorris, voices, his role as the deadly serious terrorist Vincent Volaju in the movie... movie doesn't, to say the least.



* StarMakingRole: The first starring role in an anime series for seiyuu Creator/KoichiYamadera, and cemented Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn as well known voice actors in the west.

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* StarMakingRole: The StarMakingRole:
** This was the
first starring role in an anime series for seiyuu Creator/KoichiYamadera, and voice actor Creator/KoichiYamadera.
** While they have been involved in voice acting for years, this series would
cemented Creator/SteveBlum, Creator/WendeeLee, Creator/BeauBillingslea, and Creator/MelissaFahn as well known voice actors in the west.Creator/MelissaFahn's popularity among Western fans.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: One episode hinges on analogue TV's less-than-perfect signals. Faye gets Spike mixed up with her mob contact because all she can make out from the static is the guy's suit and 'do. Which Spike shares.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: TechnologyMarchesOn:
**
One episode hinges on analogue TV's less-than-perfect signals. Faye gets Spike mixed up with her mob contact because all she can make out from the static is the guy's suit and 'do. Which Spike shares.



* TooSoon: "Sympathy For The Devil", "Waltz For Venus", and "Cowboy Funk" were removed the initial TV run in response to 9/11, and "Wild Horses" was removed after the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' broke up in re-entry in 2003.
** "Sympathy for the Devil" had the misfortune of being slated to air on September 15, 2001. America was still in official mourning, and television networks freaked out about a backlash from airing ''anything'' even remotely objectionable. This episode being skipped was part of the fallout. During the second run-through of the series, it did air, albeit with the climax censored somewhat.
** "Waltz for Venus" (originally-planned airdate September 22, 2001, ''the very next episode'' wow, 9/11 really screwed this show) appeared during the third run-through.
** It took until the third or fourth airing of the series for "Cowboy Funk" to make it in, but it did the major censoring there was painting out the cannabis leaf on Jet's shirt.

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* TooSoon: "Sympathy For The for the Devil", "Waltz For for Venus", and "Cowboy Funk" were removed the initial TV run in response to 9/11, and while "Wild Horses" was removed after the Space Shuttle ''Columbia'' broke up in re-entry in 2003.
** "Sympathy for the Devil" had the misfortune of being slated to air on September 15, 2001. America was still in official mourning, and television networks freaked out about a backlash from airing ''anything'' even remotely objectionable. This episode being skipped was part of the fallout. During the second run-through of the series, it did air, albeit with the climax censored somewhat.
** "Waltz for Venus" (originally-planned airdate September 22, 2001, ''the very next episode'' wow, 9/11 really screwed this show) appeared during the third run-through.
** It took until the third or fourth airing of the series for "Cowboy Funk" to make it in, but it did the major censoring there was painting out the cannabis leaf on Jet's shirt.
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** Former Trope Namer for PercussiveMaintenance (aka Spike Spiegel School of Repair).

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** Former Trope Namer trope namer for PercussiveMaintenance (aka PercussiveMaintenance, a.k.a. Spike Spiegel School of Repair).Repair.



** ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' was originally conceived as elaborating on Spike's backstory as part of the Red Dragon Syndicate. But they determined that one of the defining characteristics of the show was the ''lack'' of exposition or backstory, in addition to all of the fan theories surrounding it, and thus they decided on an inter-quel.
** Creator/KeanuReeves was originally considered to play Spike Spiegel in the live-action film.

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** ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' was originally conceived as elaborating going to elaborate on Spike's backstory as part of the Red Dragon Syndicate. But they However, it was determined that one of the defining characteristics of the show series was the ''lack'' of exposition or backstory, in addition to all of the fan theories surrounding it, and thus they decided on it. As a result, it became an inter-quel.
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** Creator/KeanuReeves was originally considered to play Spike Spiegel in the live-action film.

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* AllStarCast: Creator/KoichiYamadera and Creator/MegumiHayashibara were already a well-known combo when they began working on Bebop, while Creator/UnshoIshizuka was in demand due to his work on ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''. The guest cast was also crammed full of veterans and future stars including Creator/NorioWakamoto, Creator/MaayaSakamoto, Creator/JojiNakata, and Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The Creator/{{Netflix}} live action adaptation envisions Ein as a Siberian Husky instead of a Corgi. This was an "Artistic choice", because Bella the Husky has an "intense and intelligent presence befitting a genetically engineered "datadog" in front of the camera.

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