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Cowboy Bebop

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Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Cowboy Bebop Session XX: Mish-Mash Blues TV Special 1998 TBD
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie Movie 2001 TBD
Cowboy Bebop: Ein's Summer Vacation DVD Special 2012 TBD

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star 1998 TBD
Cowboy Bebop 1999 TBD
Name Role
Toshihiro KAWAMOTO Character Design
Shinichiro WATANABE Director
Yoko KANNO Music
Masahiko MINAMI Producer
Kazuhiko IKEGUCHI Producer

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Cowboy Bebop kamenoko 9/10 Jul 17, 2007

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Coyote Ragtime Show

Coyote Ragtime Show

Androids and treasure and pirates, oh my! When the space pirate (aka “Coyote”) Bruce was killed, he left behind a legacy of the greatest heist ever known, and only one person knows how to find it. His daughter just wants her inheritance; the Coyote Mister just wants his cut; a detective wants to finally capture the bad guy; and the nefarious Madame Marciano and her android assault force are just out for blood. Can Bruce’s treasure be found, or will the authorities and bounty hunters steal the show?

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MonkeyZerg

Both anime are set in sci-fi futures where space pirates and mercenaries roam for loot and treasure. While Coyote Ragtime Show is focused on a specific goal and story arc, Cowboy Bebop's longer series has the main characters developed and fleshed out more deeply. Cowboy Bebop shares CRTS's fun fight sequences and chase scenes, and gives you characters you'll end up caring more about.

games4yosoul

Both these anime deal with space pirates and wild space adventures. Both series have a unique stylistic feel to them. However Cowboy Bebop has more character development and plot and tends to be more serious at times. While Coyote Rag Time Show is more action paced and fun type of anime. Although Cowboy Bebop can be just as much fun at times too thats why I perfer Cowboy over Ragtime. Bottom line if you like one then you really should give the other a try.

sothis

Cowboy Bebop and Coyote Ragtime Show are both jazzy and action-packed tales of pirates and bounty hunters. Each has a distinct campy flair, with plenty of interesting character to choose from. To be honest, I didn't care much for either of these; but I still think fans of one would enjoy the other.

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Get Backers

Get Backers

Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!

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TheBurningCrow
So in both series, the main characters are on a mission to make money, thing is, they never seem to get exactly what they want. At least in Get Backers they reach their goal most of the time, whereas in Bebop, some sort of mishap always happens, but you will like the great action scenes.
Bateau
GB and CB are fantastic shows. I highly recommend both if your lookin for some traditional good guy vs. bad guy storytelling with over the top action.
Merryberry

Working with the constant knowledge of wondering where the next meal will be coming from as a result of being constantly broke, is perhaps the most common theme in these two series. And although in Cowboy other characters join the pair, the attention is held on the two of them, similiar to Getbackers. Either way, the artistic style and overall feel of these two series make them well worth watching.

Gintama

Gintama

In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!

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mneme

Both series take place in the future and are a bit absurd (Gintama much more so)... While Cowboy Bebop involves bounty hunting, Gintama is more of a um...person who will take any job kind of thing.

Iahel

You can beat me up, but they're really almost the same. Firstly it's the plot structure - combination of serious and comedy episodes is the main feature for both, different length (26 eps vs >150 eps) doesn't stop them from showing some bizarre and random unconnected stories for one or few episodes length with some great story line behind the scene. Secondly it's the characters, Gintoki resembles Spike in all respects, they're both easygoing attractive guys with some dark past and fellows that was their friends but now they're enemies; you can beat me up one more time, but I think Kagura was created under the impression of Edward, they're both red, crazy, have some special unique skills and travel with dogs, though the main similarity is the "crazy" part; Jet and Shinpachi... I think if you try hard enough you'll find some similarities even between those guys. But the main thing putting those series together is an atmosphere that resembles normal life of mere human without any superpowers, and of course the fact that characters always have problems with supplies and tackle unprofitable jobs just in the cause of their mellowness. By the way, Sunrise is a producer for both of them.

Bajceps

Gintoki is like Spike.Nice anime with great ending! Great characters! Grest storyline! Last two episodes are f***ing beautyful!Subarashi! 

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Gungrave

Gungrave

Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.

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flclkris
Gungrave and Cowboy Bebop are arguably two of the best in modern action anime. While Cowboy Bebop takes the more stylized super futuristic science fiction approach, Gungrave takes a more gritty, realistic approach. However, both series blead over in these characteristics and in some respects they are very similar. Cowboy Bebop is more serialized with self contained episodes while Gungrave is more geared towards devoping a building main plot. Both have an engrosing back story and some of the coolest action sequences around. If you like either one I'd definitely reccomend trying the other.
Aporias

Aside from the action, Cowboy Bebop and Gungrave go far deeper in comparison. The two series excel at bringing forth this great level of depth as each character finds themself trying to fight the mistakes they have made in their past. Not only do these two anime show a large amount of struggle and emotion, but they also exceed at blending them together with the gun fighting and explosions. You'll find this plot of vengeance, love and uncertainty all too familiar as you watch one after the other.

jurexplay

Both Gungrave and Cowboy Bebop are well known and very enjoyab?e anime from which a person can learn many hardships of life and how important some choices are for the future. They both contain graet gunfights, good music, and likeable characters. Besdise that both of our main characters Spike (CB) and Brandon(Gg) did belong to some criminal organization which hunts them for betrayal. Those two masterpieces of japanesse animation can move a normal anime fan into faze of extreme delight. I would recommend them as one of the most impressive anime ever made!

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Gunsmith Cats

Gunsmith Cats

Rally Vincent and Minnie May are twogirls with a lot of fire power. When they are not busy managing their gun store, they are working as bounty-hunter duo the Gunsmith Cats. Rally's incredible gunslinging skills and Minnie's obsession for big explosions make the GunSmith Cats a deadly force, and every task an adventure.

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Tomte
Do u like alot of shootouts and races? Both Cowboy Bebop and Gunsmith Cats have good ones of those.
freakzilla

Do you want more bounty hunters? Gunsmith Cats and Bebop both have a similar style and some good action. There's more in Bebop because Gunsmith Cats is only three episodes, but nonetheless they provide the same feeling.

Verdeloth26

These two shows are all about the bounty hunters. Both feature nonstop action and explosoins and guns blazing, not to mention a decent story line. Give it a go if you're a fan of justice!