|Name:||Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ)|
|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, following the adventures of a group of bounty hunters in space. There are 26 episodes.
Cowboy Bebop revolves around a crew of bounty hunters living in the spaceship named Bebop. They are a team of bounty hunters who travel 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.
Fansite: Emily's Cowboy Bebop Page! - Created in 1998, this was one of the very first Cowboy Bebop sites on the web.
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.
- The Cowboy's Unofficial Guide to the Open Road by Agent Orange. Faye drags a very unwilling Spike on the road trip from hell as she searches for another piece of her past,(2002).
- Are you living in the real world? by carrionkiid, gen/ensemble, mostly classic rock, tracklist (spotify)
- kinda out of luck by juricon, "no, i'm no one's wife, but oh, i love my life." tracklist
- Cowboy Bebop at Wikipedia (canon resource)
- Fandom primer on crack_van by bebopgirl
- Idol Reflection character essays on Gren, Julia, Dante, and Spike Siegel