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Once upon a time, in New York City in 1941... at this club open to all comers to play, night after night, at a club named "Minton's Play House" in Harlem, they play jazz sessions competing with each other. Young jazz men with a new sense are gathering. At last they created a new genre itself. They are sick and tired of the conventional fixed style jazz. They're eager to play jazz more freely as they wish then... in 2071 in the universe... The bounty hunters, who are gathering in the spaceship "BEBOP", will play freely without fear of risky things. they must create new dreams and films by breaking traditional styles. The work, which becomes a new genre itself, will be called... "COWBOY BEBOP"

Spike Spiegel

I'm just an old-fashioned cowboy.

Hunger is the best spice, they say.

Spike: Jet, do you know that there are three things that I particularly hate?
Jet: (disinterested) Really?
Spike: Kids, animals, and women with attitudes. So tell me, Jet...why do we have all three of them neatly gathered in our ship?!

Whatever happens, happens.

I was younger then, I wasn’t afraid of anything, I didn’t think about dying for a second. I thought I was invincible. Then I met some girl. I wanted to live, I started to think like that; for the first time I was afraid of death. I had never felt like that before.


I'm not going there to die. I'm going there to see if I really am alive.

There once was a tiger-striped cat. This cat died a million deaths, was revived, and lived a million lives, and he was owned by various people who he really didn't care for. The cat wasn't afraid to die. Then one day the cat became a stray cat which meant he was free. He met a white female cat and the two of them spent their days together happily. Well, years passed and the white cat grew weak and died of old age. The tiger-striped cat cried a million times, and then he died too. Except this time, he didn't come back to life. I hate that story. I hate cats, you know that.

You think I'm Vicious?! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT VICIOUS IS!!!

I'm only watching a dream that I never awakened from.

You trust your eyes too much, Asimov! You're not a chameleon, you know. Can't see everywhere at once!

Jet Black

Jet: Women easily betray others, but men live for duty.
Faye: Duty, huh?
Jet: That's what I'd like to believe.

I’m the Black Dog and when I bite I don’t let go.

Jet: Have you heard this story? A man injures his leg during the hunt. He's in the middle of the savannah, with no means to treat the wound. The leg rots and death approaches. The last minute he's picked up by an airplane. He looks down and sees a land of pure white below him, glistening in the light. It's the summit of a snow-capped mountain, the mountain is Kilimanjaro. As he gazes down he feels the life flowing out of him and he thinks, 'That's where I was headed...

Spike: And?

Jet: I hate stories like that. Men only think about the past right before their death. As if they were searching frantically for proof that they were alive.


There is nothing left to believe in.


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