Cowboy Bebop: 1st Session
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1998
Director: Shinichir˘ Watanabe
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 669198-129094
Running time: 2:05 (125 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Color, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: April 04, 2000
Collection type: Owned (#1002)
Status: Available
Purchase date: April 15, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
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Overview
Jazz agers, flower children, lost generation, beatniks, rockers, punks, nerds, hackers, lovers, generation X - whatever the designation, there have always been outlaws in our society who live in pursuit of autonomy.
At times they are revered for their roles as pioneers, challenging the unknown; other times people consider them lawless desperadoes and a dangerous presence.
Yet, really, it is only their exuberant music and an autonomy founded to express opinions different from those of others that set them apart from the rest of society.

The year 2071 AD. That future is now. Driven out of their terrestrial eden, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier.
With the section-by-section collapse of the former nations, a mixed jumble of races and people came. They spread to the stars, taking with them the now confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love, where new rules and a new generation of outlaws came into being. People referred to them as Cowboy Bebops........

PROFILE: SPIKE
Full Name: Spike Spiegel
Age: 27 (Born on Mars)

As a member of the Red Dragons, Chinese mafia group, Spike was impetuous and volatile, and had a sense of what was right. Now, however, he is cool and self-possessed, and has taken steps to hide this past so that he can live a free life.

Together with his partner, Jet Black, Spike the bounty hunter flits from planet to planet in the spaceship Bebop. Relishing new encounters and loving danger, he never forgets to crack a joke no matter how dire his predicament.

A practitioner of Jeet Kune Do...Spike is never defeated in unarmed melee combat. He attaches little value to money or the concept of justice, but he will always fulfill his obligations. He believes in accomplishing everything in his own way and has utter faith in his own values. As a result of this, he is always embroiled in some kind of trouble.

He excels at Sword Fish II, a form of high-speed combat, and his privately built "baby" is the fastest ship of its type. This ship is a customized version of one originally developed for racing in asteroid belts. He worships the martial artist and philosopher Bruce Lee as his spiritual master.
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Genres
Anime
Science-Fiction
Action
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Sunrise
Media Companies:
 • Bandai Entertainment
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Episodes 1-5
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Music Videos
Crew
Direction
Shinichir˘ Watanabe....Director
Writing
Marc Handler....Original Material By
Akihiko Inari....Screenwriter
Sadayuki Murai....Screenwriter
Keiko Nobumoto....Screenwriter
Dai Sato....Screenwriter
Shinichir˘ Watanabe....Screenwriter
Ryota Yamaguchi....Screenwriter
Michiko Yokote....Screenwriter
Production
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi....Producer
Haruyo Kanesaku....Producer
Yutaka Maseba....Producer
Masahiko Minami....Producer
Cinematography
Yoichi Ogami....Cinematographer
Film Editing
Tomoaki Tsurubuchi....Film Editor
Music
Y˘ko Kanno....Composer
Art
Jun'ichi Higashi....Art Director
Cast
K˘ichi Yamadera....Spike Spiegel
Unsh˘ Ishizuka....Jet Black
Megumi Hayashibara....Faye Valentine
Aoi Tada....Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky
Gara Takashima....Julia
Norio Wakamoto....Vicious
Miki Nagasawa....Judy
Tsutomu Taruki....Punch
Takehiro Koyama....Laughing Bull
Hitoshi Hirao....Antonio
Nakajima Akihiko....Carlos
Hiroshi Naka....Jobin
John Billingslea....Jet Black
Melissa Charles....Ed
George C. Cole....Vicious
Wendee Lee....Faye Valentine
David Lucas....Spike Spiegel
Melissa Williamson....Julia