The heart and soul of this anime is most definitely “you cannot escape your past”. This is a space based bounty hunter anime. My favorite stuff. This sits in the middle of my top ten easily. Very likable characters. Lots of cool side plots. In my opinion this is Shinichiro Watanabe’s best work. He also did Samurai champloo as well. The theme music is funny, I found it annoying at first, but it grew on me. This is 6 dvds, and about 26 episodes. So it’s a fair size, and really does deliver. I could watch 100 episodes easily. But it is better to leave you wanting more than to run it into the bloody ground ala Inuasha(just end it all ready). Faye is easily one of my favorite anime heroines. Pretty realistic in personality. Sure some of the character types are very stereotypical and predictable, but that didn’t put me off at all. I can still watch this anime over and over, it never gets old for me.
They used to play this on TV, but man they censored the hell out of it. So go rent it if you are broke, netflix has it. Or if you are like me, you gotta own it, because it has so much replay value. My favorite episode is “Mushroom Samba”. This is so friggen hilarious. They all start tripping. It so psychedelic. I love it! I give this a 5 out of 5. Click here to buy the complete Cowboy Bebop box set.