Cowboy Bebop

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  1. lagore

    lagore New Member

    Posted by lagore on Feb 14, 2009
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    Cowboy Bebop

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    My god, people! Did you realize that there isn't a thread for Cowboy Bebop!?

    Well, anyways... this has been one of my favorite series since I first really got into anime. What do you think?
     
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  2. Lisa

    Lisa New Member

    Posted by Lisa on Feb 14, 2009
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    O_O

    Cowboy Bebop is probably the only uber popular anime that most people don't consider overrated (poor Evangelion)
    It really is a well made anime (not to mention some amazing music)
    It's a must see for anybody who calls themselves an anime fan imo so if you haven't seen it yet what the heck are you waiting for?
     
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  3. arc666

    arc666 New Member

    Posted by arc666 on Feb 14, 2009
    #3
    Ooh, i'm an anime fan! Never liked this though.
     
  4. Adam

    Adam New Member

    Posted by Adam on Feb 14, 2009
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    /hate :mad:


    It's in my top 5 for a reason.
     
  5. Lyzl

    Lyzl New Member

    Posted by Lyzl on Feb 14, 2009
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    I must say I was not a fan of this anime. I understand why it's liked, but I certainly did not get the same appeal many did. I felt that most episodes were episodic and filler-like, progressing the characters and story much too awkwardly for my taste. I didn't like many of the characters, I either disliked their personalities (in the case of Jett, Julia, and Faye) or was sad that they were so shallow (Ed).

    By no means do I think this was a bad anime, but I for one certainly did not enjoy it as most seemed to have.
     
  6. arc666

    arc666 New Member

    Posted by arc666 on Feb 14, 2009
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    Hate, huh? That's a first.
     
  7. Adam

    Adam New Member

    Posted by Adam on Feb 14, 2009
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    Because my hate was super serious.
     
  8. ForgottenSon

    ForgottenSon Member

    The only show that I've seen that comes close to this one in rewatchability is Azumanga Daioh.
     
  9. KatDJZ

    KatDJZ Moderator

    Posted by KatDJZ on Feb 14, 2009
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    It was one of the first anime I saw and of course I loved it. Still rewatch it when its on tv...
     
  10. Sandbar

    Sandbar New Member

    COWBOY BEBOP is one of the most awesomely terrific animes out there!!! :drink:
     
  11. signorRossi

    signorRossi Active Member

    Hmm, wasn|t impressed too much about it the first time I watched it, but after having rewatched it now after a few zears it went up consideralz in mz rating. Sure, the first 3 episodes are a little slow, but after that the pacing is just fine.
    I now even like the episodes that seemed onlz to be fillers in mz valuation, like |Mushroom Hunting|.

    SignorRossi.


    Arghh, whz is mz kezmap english now__
     
  12. Xennon

    Xennon New Member

    :drink:

    For al those people that didn't like Bebop, when watching it, did you (and this is key) have your eyes open?
     
  13. samshadow999

    samshadow999 Member

    I liked Bebop but it was slightly average for me, i just didn't think it was anything special and the only character i liked was Spike.
     
  14. Xennon

    Xennon New Member

    Says the person with H20 and DBZ in there top 5! Shun him! Shun the non-believer!
     
  15. samshadow999

    samshadow999 Member

    Lol we all have different tastes :P and i loved them shows (although my top 5 will be changing significantly when i add in Black Lagoon, TTGL and a few others)

    Only speakin my mind ;)

    Lol i think i touched a nerv there ;)
     
  16. valondar

    valondar Active Member

    I dropped this first time I checked it out. And, honestly, a couple of the episodes are plain bad - like that one about goofy environmental terrorists. That combined with the often invasive attitude of the music, and Ed, really turned me off.

    Granted at that point I had higher standards. These days I'm more than happy to trawl through a couple of obnoxious, tiresome episodes in the vague hope that it'll get better. Speaking of which:

    I'd never rewatch Azumanga Daioh, but that's just me. Bebop, sure.

    In the end, though, I eventually gave Bebop another chance and I'm quite glad I did. Sure, it's predictable, style-over-substance, and what-have-you: but it's a lot of fun and superbly executed. All told I've found it to be one of the best and most rewarding anime out there.
     
  17. signorRossi

    signorRossi Active Member

    Please don't start religion wars over such trivial matters. :love: & PEACE
     
  18. arc666

    arc666 New Member

    Yes.
     
  19. Lyzl

    Lyzl New Member

    Posted by Lyzl on Feb 15, 2009
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    Unfortunately. They are now permanently damaged.

    But, in all seriousness, I struggled to get through it. It felt like I was watching on 2 levels, and wasn't finding either that likable.

    The first being entertainment level, some of the side stories were certainly interesting, but on the whole, you could expect spike to get into some sort of fight, some people have some issues, they lose the bounty, and the cycle renews. I didn't feel much emotion for the characters other then the main 4 or 5, and even those times for the main characters were sparse (namely, the last 3 episodes).

    The second being the "artsy" level, there were a lot of very intriguing aspects of this show, such as the music, style, love story, and character back stories. It gives off a certain feeling very well. Unfortunately, I wasn't very satisfied with that feeling. It was a sort of laid back, western cowboy, traveling carefree feeling. It got really stale, really fast for me, and didn't make for a very thrilling feel. The characters never really seemed in danger, and always just sort of mellowed out back on the ship.
     
  20. JiraiyasTesticles

    JiraiyasTesticles New Member

    I liked CB but I wouldn't put it in my top 5, ever. Personally I need character development, I need a gripping story and most of all I need an anime that could teach me something along the way, Cowboy Bebop had none. I'm not saying it was a bad anime, far from it, it just could've shined with maybe a few more main story episodes and a few less 'cannon' as it were.
     

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