1998’s classic anime Cowboy Bebop is well known for its fusion of jazz confidence and Eastern melodrama. While it’s easy to remember the characters’ stylistic flair, what really allowed the series to endure was how often it showed its core cast to making mistakes and failing spectacularly.
Cowboy Bebop first aired from April 3 to June 26 in 1998, and two decades later, it’s still one of the greats. Compete staffer Eric Van Allen started up a rewatch of the show and inspired all of the Cowboy Bebop fans on Kotaku and Compete’s staff to reminisce about this foundational and groundbreaking anime.
It was obvious that an anime reimagining of Blade Runner by the director of Cowboy Bebop would be killer, but it surpassed my high expectations. The recent anime short Blade Runner Blackout 2022 is 15 beating kick drum minutes of stoical one-liners, waltzing fight scenes and, because it’s still Blade Runner,…
Hey cosplayers, more Cowboy Bebop cosplay, please.
Leo Camacho brings that Cowboy Bebop swagger.
XCOM 2 Bebop. I’m not sure why ion bomb decided to mash-up XCOM 2 and sci-fi anime classic Cowboy Bebop, but you know what? It works weirdly well. (Warning: this video will give you glimpses of a few later-game alien types. Also “Tank” will be stuck in your head forever.)
Over the past few weeks I have looked at both the series and movie of popular classic anime Cowboy Bebop. And as the PlayStation 2 game Cowboy Bebop: The Serenade of Reminiscence never left Japan, I just knew I had to play it as well. Unfortunately, it's a pretty terrible game—though its cutscenes make for a decent…
In the West, Cowboy Bebop is one of the most popularly acclaimed anime of the past two decades with its space western plots, intense action, and memorable soundtrack. The Cowboy Bebop movie is really just more of the same—only in widescreen and with a bigger budget.
Ever wanted to explore the ship where Spike, Faye, Jet, Ed, and Ein spend their downtime?
A few weeks back, I mentioned in an article that I had started Cowboy Bebop over a decade ago and dropped it because it bored me. To anime fans, this is about the same as saying, “I really love the Bible but I am not keen on this whole God character.”
Looking forward to Keanu Reeves in Cowboy Bebop? In a recent Reddit Q&A (via ANN), Reeves said, "Cowboy Bebop does not look like it is going to happen with me in it." Reeves added that the script was "great and amazing," but would "cost like a half a billion dollars to make." Now, he's trying to set up Bill & Ted 3.…
If you told me about a new TV show called Space Dandy, I'd assume it would be about a dandy who has adventures in outer space. And what do you know, I'd be right!
And so with one last musical interlude, Shinichirō Watanabe’s marvelous anime Kids on the Slope concluded its 12-episode run. Kids was something truly special—a nostalgic, dream-like tribute to friendship, love, and the mysterious power of music.
In case you missed the Halo Waypoint preview of "The Package", the Halo Legends short created under Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed fame and written by Cowboy Bebop's Dai Sato, here's a short clip of the CGI Spartans in action.