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Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop

WOWOW Prime 1998

In 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway made the Earth almost uninhabitable, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. Amid a rising crime rate, the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) set up a legalized contract system, in which registered bounty hunters (also referred to as "Cowboys") chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop - S1E26

#1 - The Real Folk Blues (2)


Season 1 - Episode 26

Spike manages to convince Julia to leave with him and put their past behind them once and for all. However, Vicious has other plans and he doesn’t intend on letting them just walk away. Spike and Julia now find themselves facing the greatest danger they’ve ever faced and the stakes are their future, their happiness and their lives.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 345 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E25

#2 - The Real Folk Blues (1)


Season 1 - Episode 25

Vicious heads to the Red Dragon Syndicate to put an end to Van, which are the leaders of the Syndicate. Meanwhile, Spike and Jet are at a pub in town when the Red Dragon Syndicate burst in and start shooting up the place. As the action intensifies, Jet and Spike once again find themselves in the middle of another mess, though certain events soon make them realize that this may be bigger than they expected.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 322 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E24

#3 - Hard Luck Woman


Season 1 - Episode 24

Faye is studying the video from her youth that she found one day and she sees a waterfall. Ed sees it and states that she knows where that waterfall is so they set the Bebop's path to earth instead of Mars. Will Faye be able to find out about her youth and what about Jet and Spike who don't know that the ship is now heading for Earth?

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 315 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E20

#4 - Pierrot Le Fou


Season 1 - Episode 20

After playing pool one evening, Spike walks into the aftermath of a large battle between armed agents and a large man seemingly dressed for an evening at the opera. The large man attacks Spike with the largest possible arsenal that one person can carry. Defending himself as best he can, Spike barely makes it out of the battle alive. Awaking on the Bebop wrapped up in bandages, Spike rests as Jet goes to Bob, his ISSP source, for help.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 338 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E5

#5 - Ballad of Fallen Angels


Season 1 - Episode 5

Spike's past emerges to haunt him when a 28 Million Woolong bounty is placed on Mao Yenrai, the crimeboss of the Red Dragons. Faye goes after the bounty and is captured by a cold-hearted man named Vicious. Against Jet's will, Spike leaves to go after the murderer of Mao Yenrai and faces off against Vicious.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 521 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E18
#6 - Speak Like a Child
Season 1 - Episode 18

A package arrives for Faye, and she leaves in a hurry when she finds out it was sent C.O.D. with no return address. Spike opens the package and finds a Beta video cassette. Jet and Spike go on a quest to discover what is on the tape.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 329 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E13
#7 - Jupiter Jazz (2)
Season 1 - Episode 13

Spike wakes up and discovers that he has only been shot with a tranquilizer. He slowly rises and continues his search for Julia. In Gren's apartment, Faye has been handcuffed by her host as he tells her the story of the one man he truly admired: Vicious.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 386 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E23
#8 - Brain Scratch
Season 1 - Episode 23

While Spike is watching television he comes across a religious organization called Scratch, whoes leader had quite a huge bounty because he leads his followers to commit suicide, so the crew of Bebop go off to try to find Dr. Londes in order to collect the bounty on him.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 304 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E12
#9 - Jupiter Jazz (1)
Season 1 - Episode 12

Faye has stolen all the money and vanished. Ed is told to track her down on the computer. While Ed doesn't find Faye, she does find a mysterious code name, Julia, coming from the Blue Crow Bar on Jupiter's fourth moon, Callisto. Spike takes off for the moon, much to Jet's chagrin. With his partner gone, Jet begins to look for Faye.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 367 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E22
#10 - Cowboy Funk
Season 1 - Episode 22

While Spike is trying to find some food, he runs into a serial bomber; the Teddy Bomber who is trying to blow up a skyscraper. Will he be able to stop Teddy Bomber and collect the bounty on him? This episode was temporarily removed from airplay on Cartoon Network after the September 11, 2001 attacks, but has since entered normal rotation.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Cowboy Bebop from 302 votes.

Last updated: feb 16, 2021



i think it's time we blow this scene, get everybody and there stuff together ok 3.2.1 LET'S JAM SEE YOU SPACE COWBOY


for me, it was the best anime series ever created, not only the script, music or an ordinary hero is very real in its concept and undoubtedly messages between lines are best.


I used to skip cleaning the classroom just to catch this on TV back in high school. And it still holds up! Actually, now that I understand it better, it's all the more awesome. The music is a stand-out, the story progression and interesting characters all serve to make this truly a masterpiece.


This show was not my cup of tea; I found it to have too many filler episodes while I did find the main story interesting the rest could have done without and have a 13 episodes series instead of 26 episodes.


Absolute masterpiece. I remember the first time I watched it and needing to take a quiet half hour after the jaw dropping finale. If anime has never grabbed you, this is the one to check out to maybe change your mind. Regardless of the medium it's just a fantastic story with big ideas, engaging characters and good balance of humor. ...and what's not to love about a tricked out welsh corgi in space :) Totally space cowboy. [there is a live action adaptation in the works with Keanu Reeves chasing the lead role. Sadly for the moment its stuck in development hell]


Great Anime for 1998. But too many unnecassary Episodes between. I wished there were a bigger focus on Vicious. In the end in just two Episodes everything was too rushed. The kid with the red hair „Ed“ : totally annoying... Mostly boring but for 1998 a great Anime 6/10


"YOU'RE GONNA CARRY THAT WEIGHT" This show is amazing in every way.


A stylish mix of western, noir, scifi, thriller, action and adventure in a fun journey against the Painful Past, where Love, Friendship or Life are just a big long Dream. One of the best Anime of all time, a perfect balance of Drama and Comedy.


After watching this, I can say this anime is beautiful. Script, environment and especially music, it made the anime far more enjoyable and emotional.


1.) Too many filler episodes but definitely catchy show! 2.) Ed was annoying AF! 3.) Music as everyone says is awesome!

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