'Cowboy Bebop': Five things to know about the critically acclaimed anime

Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop:

Longtime fans of the 90s era superhit Cowboy Bebop were ecstatic to find out that Netflix is producing a live action series based on the popular anime story line. But what is Cowboy Bebop you ask?

In this futuristic space adventure, Cowboy Bebop is considered to be the passage for western civilization into anime aimed toward adult audiences.

Cowboy Bebop first aired in spring of 1998 on TV Tokyo. During its' run, only episodes 2, 3, 7-15 and 18 were broadcasted. This was due to the series violent content resulting in most of the series being pulled from the air. However, the series was picked up by Satellite channel WOWOW in the fall of that year and aired the series in its entirety uncensored.

Cowboy Bebop
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Although, the series did not have high ratings in Japan, it still managed to sell over 19,000 DVD units in the initial release run and 81,000 overall.

The anime was rewarded Best Male Character for protagonist Spike Spiegel, and Megumi Hayashibara won Best Voice Actor for her role as Faye Valentine in the 1999 and 2000 Anime Grand Prix.

From clever storytelling, strategic use of music and diverse set of characters, Cowboy Bebop remains one of the greatest anime's of all-time.

With recent announcement of Cowboy Bebop getting a live-action adaptation on Netflix, we decided to give you a "Five Things to Know" about Cowboy Bebop.

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