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Cowboy Bebop: The Sci Fi Anime for Us All


If you were like me then you probably got into anime at a later point in life. Maybe you didn’t pay attention to all of the shounen (anime for younger boys) ninja anime like ‘Naruto’ or ‘Yu Gi Oh’. As an older anime viewer it can be hard to find the perfect anime to start with. Fortunately we are here to help. Today we are going to talk about the greatest sci fi anime on the planet: ‘Cowboy Bebop’.


The anime ‘Cowboy Bebop’ follows the story of a spaceship named the Bebop and its motley crew of bounty hunters. The ship is captained by a buff man named Jett but the story primarily focuses on the super cool, kinda quirky, and definitely deadly Spike Spiegel. Spike and the gang are out to catch any bounty that they can in order to keep their ship in space and keep food on the table. While this is a boilerplate summary of the show it doesn’t really do service to the depth and nuance that the anime can provide.


What we loved most about ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is that it was unabashedly an adult anime. No, this doesn’t mean that there was ‘adult content’ but it does mean that every episode was mature, well written, and geared toward an audience that is paying attention. ‘Cowboy Bebop’ has great world building, an incredible soundtrack, and probably one of the best dubs in the entire world of anime. If you haven’t watched this classic show yet then you need to do so immediately!