Cowboy Bebop

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Name: Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ)
Creator: Shinichirō Watanabe
Date(s): 3 April 1998 – 23 April 1999
Medium: Anime, Manga, OVA
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Offical site/JP+EN
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Cowboy Bebop is a successful and influential anime that follows the adventures of a group of bounty hunters in space. There are 26 episodes.

Canon Overview

Cowboy Bebop revolves around a crew of bounty hunters living in the spaceship named Bebop. They are a team that travels the Solar System trying to apprehend fugitives for bounties. Jet Black, the ship's captain and owner, partnered with Spike Spiegel for his diverse combat skills. During their travels, the Bebop gains new crew members: Faye Valentine, a woman with a mysterious past; Edward, an eccentric girl who also happens to be a cyber hacking genius; and Ein, a genetically altered dog with human level intelligence.

Throughout the series, Bebop crew members' pasts catch up with them, and the show regularly uses flashbacks to illustrate the history of the main characters. Spike's past as a syndicate enforcer is a major element of the series, while other episodes deal with Jet's previous occupation as an ISSP officer on Ganymede, and Faye's mysterious origins and significant debt problems. The day-to-day life of the crew is also explored throughout the series.[1]

Live-Action Adaptation

In 2021, Netflix released a live-action adaptation of the series. It was not well-received by fans of the anime due to the drastic changes made to the storyline. [2][3]


In 2011, Cowboy Bebop was deemed ineligible for Yuletide.[4]



Spike/Faye was and still is the most popular pairing, due to the characters' UST. Spike/Jet and Spike/Julia are close seconds.

Spike/Faye shippers often bashed Julia in the past, decrying her as a "slut" due to the complicated love triangle between her, Spike, and Vicious.

Yuri was somewhat rare in the fandom, but Ed/Faye and Julia/Faye were the most commonly written.

Notable Fanworks



Fan Art