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Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Type: More Cowboy Bebop

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Synopsis: The crew of the SS. Bebop ride again on an adventure involving hacking, terrorism, and that one scene were Faye’s shirt gets popped open. There’s also that great fight at the end and, and…huh.

Pros: Fans of Cowboy Bebop will really like this movie because it’s basically two more hours of the now classic show. The only real difference is that some of the animation gets an upgrade, and most of the music has lyrics in it. Despite the three year gap, the English voice actors (which is the version I saw) didn’t miss a beat.

Cons: This is a great movie based on a TV show in the sense that Serenity was a great movie based on Firefly. Original fans will love it, but newer viewers won’t understand what’s going on, and question why this deserves the moniker “movie.” While it was nice that the movie felt like it fit right into the original TV show, it felt too much like a TV show instead of an independent film.

Watch it?: Mostly for Bebop fans.

MVP: Vincent

831-vv1

Better than Vicious

Best Moment: The Spike-Vincent Fight

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Cowboy Bebop

Type: The one everyone loves

Synopsis: Group of wayward travelers end up traveling together, trying to makes ends meets on space bounties. Along the way, they each try to resolve issues from their past. This crew of misfits comprises of an uptight ex-cop, a slacker hit-man, a pretty con artist, a hyperactive hacker, and a computer dog.

Pros: Let’s all be upfront about it. If you ask anyone with some anime experience about Cowboy Bebop, they’ll tell you its the best thing since sliced bread. Cowboy Bebop is one of those shows that manages to successfully mix different types of genres effectively, while also throwing in some homages. Other shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Community do the same with similar critical acclaim. Bebop mixes Western and Noir motifs, and sets it behind a sci-fi backdrop. One of the more original elements of Bebop is that each episode is mostly a stand alone story. Their isn’t an over aching story, but each character’s individual story is addressed at some point.

Cons: I was’t able to get blown away by it. Maybe it was all the hype surrounding it. I wasn’t a big fan of each of the character’s individual back stories either. The thing is, each character is very individualistic, so much so, that I never bought them as a cohesive group. The were just four people that were together for a while, not a team. Maybe that’s what the show was going for, who knows?

Watch it?: At least to see what all the fuss is about (5/5)

MVP: Faye Valentine

Do I even need to explain why?

Best Episode: Ep. 24 “Hard Luck Woman” (Spike gets owned so hard)

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