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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 Worst Episodes of Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop - S1E2

#1 - Stray Dog Strut


Season 1 - Episode 2

Spike and Jet are after a man named Abdul Hakim who is on the run after stealing a very valuable briefcase from a laboratory, though what makes it difficult is because Hakim usually gets plastic surgery to avoid being spotted. While Spike goes out to look for Hakim, a two-bit thief manages to steal Hakim’s briefcase and manages to slip away before Hakim grabs him. The thief eventually opens the briefcase and discovers that it’s just a common Welsh Corgi that isn’t worth more than a fistful of Woolongs, so why is Hakim after the dog so badly?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 668 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E21

#2 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui


Season 1 - Episode 21

After Jet receives a note from an old friend, he attempts to track him down but just finds a tombstone. While he's there, he finds a young girl who helps him dodge some mobsters. They soon realize that they can work together to help each other find Pao, but will it be in the manner that they expect?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 300 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E3

#3 - Honky Tonk Women


Season 1 - Episode 3

Faye Valentine, a woman on the run from the authorities, is held captive by a casino owner who wants her to perform a simple task. If she does this, then all of her debt the authorities are so eager to obtain from her will be erased. At the same time, Jet has a premonition to take a chance with his hard earned money. The former cop and Spike head over to the same casino that Faye is now working at.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 574 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E4

#4 - Gateway Shuffle


Season 1 - Episode 4

Faye has lost her money and is stranded in Jupiter's orbit with no fuel. She finds a destroyed ship floating nearby and inside finds a dying pilot who asks her to take a briefcase to the I.S.S.P. At the same time, Spike and Jet are getting ready to capture a bounty named Morgan, but when an eco-terrorist group called the Space Warriors kill Morgan first, they decide to go after a different bounty; the leader of the eco-terrorists!

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 512 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E11

#5 - Toys in the Attic


Season 1 - Episode 11

When Jet gets swindled by Faye, he loses all of his clothes, so he goes to the storage bay to get a blanket. While there, he gets bitten by an unknown creature, though he didn’t get a good look at what it was. Spike and Faye dismiss it as a rat, though they soon discover that the scenario is much more serious than they realized, as one by one they fall victim by the creature until only Spike is left to deal with the problem.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 401 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E6

#6 - Sympathy for the Devil


Season 1 - Episode 6

Jet and Spike are out chasing thier next bounty named Giraffe. When Spike is following Zebra, Giraffe's old comrade, he meets a kid named Wen, a musical child prodigy. There is something strange about Wen. Jet discovers that there is a connection between Wen and a stone Giraffe handed to Spike with his dying breath.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 446 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E19

#7 - Wild Horses


Season 1 - Episode 19

Jet and Faye are after Starship Pirates, while Spike is bringing his ship to be overhauled. After Spike's return to the Bebop, he finds out that Jet and Faye didn't capture the bounty heads. The Starship Pirates have a virus that they transmit by harpooning ships. As long as they avoid getting harpooned, they'll be OK. If they do get harpooned, Jet's solution is to turn of their ships' computer systems and fly them manually. One misstep on Spike's part, and he's a dead man.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 322 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E16

#8 - Black Dog Serenade


Season 1 - Episode 16

It begins with Faye complaining about the Bebop's shower. Her nagging of Jet leads to a question about his arm. Then an old partner of Jet's during his days with the ISSP, Fad, calls up wanting to team up with Jet one last time. Fad wants to go after a runaway prison ship that happens to be carrying an old enemy of Jet's, Udai Taxim, who used to be an assassin for the syndicate. Udai had something to do with Jet losing his arm. Jet at first refuses, but finally decides that this is something he must do.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 329 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E1

#9 - Asteroid Blues


Season 1 - Episode 1

It's a normal day on the Bebop for bounty hunters Spike and Jet, until they find out about a new bounty hunter. Asimov Solensan is going around selling a new drug that he stole from the syndicate. It is an eyespray called "Bloody Eye" which makes all of its users very fast and almost invincible, but they also go crazy. Spike and Jet do whatever it takes to catch the culprit. At the same time the syndicate is trying to kill Asimov and get the drug back from him.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 902 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E14

#10 - Bohemian Rhapsody


Season 1 - Episode 14

Spike, Jet and Faye are each out catching a bounty. The bounty they were after, the mastermind behind a gate hack scam, wasn't among the bounties they caught. They have only one clue to help them find their man: four chess pieces, all kings.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 344 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E9
#11 - Jamming with Edward
Season 1 - Episode 9

A satellite draws strange images on the surface of the planet Earth in South America. The police believe it was a prank by a hacker who hacked into the satellites mainframe. Jet and Faye go to Earth to try and find the hacker. Jet goes to find out what kind of hackers work the area. Jet finds out that "Radical Edward" is responsible, but they soon find out that this is going to be different than they anticipated.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 415 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E7
#12 - Heavy Metal Queen
Season 1 - Episode 7

Jet, Spike, and Faye are after their next bounty head, Decker. Spike gets a tip and is waiting for Decker in a bar along with every other bounty hunter in town. Faye is at an ice cream parlor waiting for Decker. Spike meets V.T., a female space trucker, by helping her beat up some of the crude bounty hunters in the bar during a fight. Faye sees Decker and gives chase, but with the high explosives he has he messes her ship up. The story of this episode revolves around the character of V.T.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 450 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E17
#13 - Mushroom Samba
Season 1 - Episode 17

The crew and the Bebop are stranded on a strange planet and they are out of food and fuel. Spike and Jet try to fix the Bebop and everybody is hungry. Spike tells Edward to go out and get some food. Ed takes Ein along and she rides off on her motor scooter in search of food.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 323 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E15
#14 - My Funny Valentine
Season 1 - Episode 15

Jet, Spike, and Faye are in need of money so Jet decides to catch a bounty head who is a con-artist. Meanwhile, needing to get it off her chest, Faye tells her life story to Ein to try to relieve her stress, though Spike winds up hearing her story, but will it change his opinion of her?

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

Cowboy Bebop - S1E8
#15 - Waltz for Venus
Season 1 - Episode 8

When a commercial aircraft that is landing on the Venus colony gets hijacked, Spike and Faye are on board because they were anticipating that such would occur, in hopes of capturing the hijackers because they have bounties on their heads. However, when a passenger named Roco Bonnaro develops an interest in his Jeet Kune Do skills, Spike decides to give him some pointers. Roco gives Spike a package to hold onto, though Spike later discovers that Roco has a bounty on his head and he decides to go find him.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 430 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E10
#16 - Ganymede Elegy
Season 1 - Episode 10

The Bebop is on its way to Ganymede, Jet's home when he was a cop, to deliver a bounty named Baker Panchorero. Jet starts to space out thinking about his old girl friend, Alisa, who left him years ago. The Bebop lands and while Spike and Faye cash in the bounty, Jet goes to "Le Fin", the bar owned by Alisa. While Jet and Alisa are reminiscing about old times, Spike finds out that Alisa's current boy friend, Rhint, has a bounty on his head.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 407 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E22
#17 - 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 #7 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 302 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E12
#18 - 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 #8 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 367 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E23
#19 - 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 #9 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 304 votes.

Cowboy Bebop - S1E13
#20 - 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 #10 Worst episode of Cowboy Bebop from 386 votes.

Last updated: mar 06, 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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