Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring director Shinichirō Watanabe. It became a commercial success both in Japanese and international markets, garnered several major anime and SF awards, and received praise for characters, story and soundtrack.
In 2071, humanity has colonized most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System. The series protagonists Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Faye Valentine and Edward Wong are bounty hunters (also referred to as “Cowboys”) working from the spaceship Bebop. They chase criminals and bring them in alive in return for a reward.
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