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Why did it take me so long to watch Cowboy Bebop?

“What kept me from watching Cowboy Bebop for so long? This futuristic series set in 2071 follows a group of bounty hunters known as ‘cowboys’ as they navigate a lawless and dangerous new frontier in space. Led by the former police officer turned bounty hunter, Jet Black, the crew of the spaceship Bebop includes the […]

“Cowboy Bebop” remains the coolest kid in school even after 25 years

Two and a half decades have passed since the debut of Cowboy Bebop, and yet its allure continues to captivate audiences with its distinctive blend of “kids, animals, and women with attitude.” I still recall that late-night encounter in a Carolina suburb, where my weary-eyed comrades and I were ensnared by the enigmatic offerings of […]

The main villain in Cowboy Bebop draws inspiration from a beloved Japanese space hero

Vicious, the major antagonist in Cowboy Bebop, has often been compared to various other villains, but it turns out his distinctive look was actually inspired by a beloved Japanese space hero. Throughout Cowboy Bebop, Vicious serves as Spike’s archenemy, though he only appears in a few episodes. Formerly friends during their time in the syndicate, […]

Original “Cowboy Bebop” Director Criticizes Reboot

Original “Cowboy Bebop” Director Disappointed with Netflix Reboot Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of the original “Cowboy Bebop” anime series, expressed his disappointment with the short-lived Netflix reboot. According to Watanabe, he couldn’t make it past the first season and stated, “It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop.” The live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series was […]

Netflix anime by Cowboy Bebop creator warns about the perils of A.I. art

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been portrayed as a villain in science fiction, but in recent months, its implications have become increasingly relevant and thought-provoking. We’ve witnessed AI taking over journalism, replicating actors’ voices, and even creating entire albums. The role of AI in the creative arts has become a pressing concern, evidenced by its […]

5 Must-Have Items to Celebrate Cowboy Bebop’s 25th Anniversary

Shin’ichirô Watanabe, a key member of the original Cowboy Bebop‘s creative team, has weighed in on Netflix’s recent live-action take — and it’s safe to say he wasn’t a fan. “For the new Netflix live-action adaptation, they sent me a video to review and check. It started with a scene in a casino, which made it […]

Shinichiro Watanabe, Creator of Cowboy Bebop, Shares Thoughts on Live-Action Adaptation

Unsurprisingly, watching Netflix’s ill-fated live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was a challenging experience for Shinichiro Watanabe, the creator of the original anime. Known for crafting one of the coolest anime series of all time, Cowboy Bebop’s enduring popularity is a testament to its greatness. Unfortunately, the live-action adaptation failed to captivate audiences, and Watanabe was […]