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mustardbomb

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Cowboy Bebop

Sep 15, 2012

Here are two words to set the tone of my review of this...thing: Criminally overrated.

I can't, at this moment, think of a better adjective than criminal, so let's roll with that.

Often, at night, I will be lying down and struck with a fit of sudden insomnia. During these moments I will flip on the TV, and more often than not wind up on Adult Swim. Usually, this is ok. Except for Saturday nights? Why? Saturday night, is anime night, and they pick the worst of the worst to be shown. Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, and worst of all, Cowboy Bebop.

Every episode starts out good enough, show has a great theme song. Love it through and through. Unfortunately, this is the highlight of the show, it is literally all downhill from here on out.

So every episode, after the intro, opens with a terrible rendering of the our potential future. The art in this show is terrible, low-grade, and of the minimum quality. In attempt to create fully detailed, fine quality art, they sacrifice smooth animation. Their failure in both regards is near unforgivable, and provokes vomiting in the uninitiated.

Then we have the voice acting. Imagine grabbing 3 random porn-stars, shooting them up with painkillers, and having them read lines about random outer space shenanigans. This is the "acting" quality we get. The fact that people find this satisfactory is just shocking.

The characters in this cartoon are among the worst I've seen. None have a personality, only a role. Fearless hero, weary veteran, oddball, and sex symbol. Oh man, I feel attached to these cliches already! Nothing new is offered here, at all.

People often joke about those rumors of Keanu Reeves, who is known for being emotionless, playing Spike in a potential film. That would be the best casting I've ever seen.

With boring voices, boring action, badly animated scenes, and a general sense of nothing happening, this show is the perfect cure for my infrequent insomnia.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
2/10 overall

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KageNoArashi says...

"they pick the worst of the worst to be shown. Full Metal Alchemist, Ghost in the Shell, and worst of all, Cowboy Bebop."

Then just what do you consider as good? Lemme guess...Teletubbie? Yes?

"The art in this show is terrible, low-grade, and of the minimum quality."

It's made in the 1990s, may i remind you....

Oh and what about the story? No elaboration whatsoever?

May 25, 2013
Flint879 says...

All these people are right. You snuff great animes like Death Note, Elfen Lied and Fullmetal Alchemist, but you have no problem giving animes like Ouran High School Host Club, Sword Art Online and Shin Chan "outrageously amazing" reviews. I understand not liking a particular anime, but it's going to a whole new level to just bash the s*** out of all the great animes out there just because a lot of people like them. Troll.

Mar 18, 2013
NIAIK says...

In our group*

Oh, there's also always the possibility you're trolling people but I highly doubt that!

Mar 15, 2013
NIAIK says...

You know, I usually don't care what people think that much since there are a lot of idiots out there in the world but you sir have set a new record of ignorance for me and I just wanted to let you know.

Also, if you're that stupid to actually not be able to see what I'm talking about, don't bother asking. You can of course contact me but if you do, you'll have to be willing to throw out whatever ideals you had before. You do that and I'll create a new being out of you!

That's all.

P.S.

    I srsly don't think you should have bothered yourself to sign up here, you just don't belong to our group.

Mar 15, 2013
chippocara says...

Stupidiest and vague review ever.

Spike the "Fearless Hero"?

It's impossible to sum a character so complex as him in "Fearless Hero"... You watched something else then Cowboy Bebop...

Feb 18, 2013