Ah Wednesday is here, also known as Hump Day, so most of you know what that means, right? Ha, who are you trying to lie to? You don’t get laid on hump day, or any other day. That’s why you’re here reading about video games and anime. Captain Pain is here to give you a good anime series for you to forget about your sexual frustrations. So zip up, and read up on Cowboy Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop is a 26 episode masterpiece, that is set in the year 2071, almost 50 years after an accident with the hyperspace gateway, that has made the Earth almost uninhabitable. Humans were able to colonize most of the other planets and moons in the solar system. Like always, wherever humanity goes, crime is sure to follow. To counteract this the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP), set up a contract system with registered bounty hunters aka cowboys, to track down and bring in the criminals alive for a reward.
The show starts off following two of the main characters, Spike Spiegel, and Jet Black, as they track down criminals from their spaceship, Bebop. These two are the perfect odd couple, with Spike being a well dressed former hitman for the Red Dragon Syndicate that tends to act before thinking, while Jet tends to dress more functional, a former ISSP officer, who likes to plan things out before making a move. They are later joined by Faye Valentine, a con artist that can’t remember her past, Edward Wong, a very young and skilled hacker, and Ein, an genetically engineered Pembroke Welsh Corgi, with human like intelligence.
The show follows the crew as they succeed and fail being bounty hunters, and what has gone down in their past. Many questions are answered, such as why is Jet no longer a ISSP officer, what happened to Faye that she can’t remember who she is and best of all, why is Spike no longer with the Red Dragons. Another plus to this series is the music. Watching this, you will become quickly familiar with Tank and Real Folk Blues, since they are the opening and ending theme songs, but there are so many gems throughout the series, and many that didn’t even make the show. The show and the soundtrack work so well together.
Like Outlaw Star, Cowboy Bebop aired on Cartoon Network in the early 2000’s, and was just brought back in September rejoining the Toonami lineup. Also, as I am writing this, I just found out that this is on Hulu, so if you have Hulu, you can enjoy this on there. There is also a Cowboy Bebop movie that takes place between episodes 22 and 23, and is a perfect tie-in to the series. If you never saw this before, find it on Cartoon Network, or elsewhere and enjoy, and if you have seen this before, don’t you think that it’s time to watch this classic again? Yeah man, it’s time!
“See you space cowboy”
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