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Cowboy Bebop (ã‚«ã‚¦ãƒœãƒ¼ã‚¤ãƒ“ãƒãƒƒãƒ—, KaubÅi Bibappu?) is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise and directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. It follows the adventures of four misfortuned bounty hunters travelling on their spaceship, the Bebop, in the year 2071.
Cowboy Bebop was a commercial success both in Japan and worldwide, especially the United States. It was later expanded into a motion picture, two manga series, and video games.
In the year 2071, the crew of the spaceship Bebop travel the solar system trying to apprehend bounties.
In the slang of the era, "Cowboys" are bounty hunters. Most episodes revolve around a bounty; however, the overall focus of the show concerns the deep pasts of each character and of more general past events, which unravel and connect as the series progresses.
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Cowboy Bebop character information.
Spike Spiegel is a 27-year-old bounty hunter who was born on Mars. In appearance, Spike is a tall and thin young man, but with muscular shoulders. Inspiration for the character of Spike is found in martial artist Bruce Lee who uses the martials arts style of Jeet Kune Do.
He is attractive, with fluffy dark green hair and red/brown eyes, one of which is artificial and lighter than the other. A flashback in Session 6 revealed it was his fully functioning right eye which was surgically replaced by the cybernetic one (although Spike himself may not have conscious recollection of the procedure since he claims to have lost his natural eye in an "accident").
Jet Black, known on his home satellite as the "Black Dog" for his tenacity, is a 36-year-old middle-aged former cop from Ganymede (a Jovian satellite) and acts as Spike's foil during the series. Physically, Jet is very tall with a muscular build. He wears a beard with no mustache, and is completely bald save for the back of his head. Spike acts lazy and uninterested, whereas Jet is hard working and a jack-of-all-trades. Jet was once an investigator in the Inter Solar System Police (ISSP) for many years until he lost his arm in an investigation that went awry when his corrupt partner (and friend at the time) betrayed him. His arm was replaced with a cybernetic limb.
By all appearances, Faye Valentine is a 23 year old young woman in 2071. However, she was actually born in 1994 and was cryogenically frozen sometime before the gate incident. Faye is confident, audacious, independent, and somewhat self-centered. She is attractive, with medium-length, dark purplish hair and a voluptuous body. She normally wears a revealing yellow outfit complete with suspenders and a red long-sleeve shirt worn only through the sleeves. She is also quite lazy, but takes time to care for her appearance. She enjoys gambling, and often loses a great deal of money doing so. Faye is a very competent bounty hunter, being skilled in flying and both hand-to-hand and firearm combat.
In truth, Faye's indomitable exterior hides a more fragile interior. Faye awoke from her cryogenic sleep with total amnesia in a mysterious world that she didn't understand, surrounded by people who were all-too-willing to take advantage of her naÃ¯vetÃ©, contributing to the hardening of her personality.
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The self-invented personal name of an elite netdiver from Earth, haqr "Radical Edward" is a very strange, somewhat androgynous, teenage girl assumed to be around 13 years in age. Ed could be considered a "free spirit"; she is fond of silly exclamations and childish rhymes, easily distracted, and the show's primary source of physical humor.
Over the course of the show she rarely walks anywhere, preferring to run, crawl, flip, roll, walk on her hands, or even just saunter. She is perpetually barefoot. In the English version, she always refers to herself in the third person. Not much is known about her origins, only that she spent some of her earlier childhood in an orphanage after being left there by her father, a man named Appledelhi Siniz Hesap LÃ¼tfen
Vicious lives up to his name: he is ruthless, bloodthirsty, cunning and ambitious, willing to do anything in order to secure a position of power. He is a member of the Red Dragon Crime Syndicate in Tharsis, and is often referred to or depicted as a venomous snake.
It is suggested in the series and in guidebooks that he has not always been like this, and that the betrayal of Spike, his friend, and Julia, his lover, pushed him over the edge and made him into the monster that he is in the series. His weapon of choice is not a firearm, but a katana which he wields skillfully, even against gun-wielders.
Julia is a beautiful and mysterious woman from both Spike and Vicious' pasts. A love triangle among the three caused Spike to leave the syndicate rather than challenge Vicious. Spike had wanted to take her with him when he left the syndicate, but she was blackmailed by Vicious into almost shooting Spike. Vicious found out they were planning to run away together and confronted Julia, telling her that she would kill Spike, or both of them would be killed. To protect not only herself but also the man she loved, she ran away.