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Bebop had everything, I laughed, I got misty (damned dust particles), and it had some great action. No show is transcendent though. If it wasn't your cup of tea it just wasn't. No need to force it. Generally speaking, the term "my ass" isn't something that would generally be used when you are not trying to pick a fight. I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin' Another thing that made Bebop better, imo, is that it had a very final ending. It told a story and then dropped the mic and walked off the stage in a way that is very rare for any kind of TV show.
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I remember
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I absolutely loved this
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Pretty friggin' sweet.
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You are of course entitled to your opinion, and I respect that the characters didn't resonate with you, but you don't mention any of these way better shows for comparison. I'm curious to know what some of these shows might be.

It sounds like you have only heard the original Japanese audio, by your reference to Norio Wakamoto. I think Bebop is one of the few rare, and I mean ultra rare occasions, where the American dub far surpasses the Japanese voice acting (my opinion).


Very well; shows that are just as good (if not better) than Cowboy Bebop (with as close to similar themes (i.e. wandering mercenaries in strange situations) as possible):

1. Outlaw Star
2. Trigun
3. Eureka Seven
4. Galaxy War Heroes/Thunder Jet
5. Gun X Sword
6. Full Metal Panic
7. Captain Harlock
8. (Space) Cobra
9. Planetes (subjective)
10. Zone of the Enders

I can keep going, but my point is that Cowboy Bebops is far from the Magnum Opus that everyone makes it out to be (same with Gintama or Neon Genesis Evangelion).

Regarding the English dub: it's funny (in an ironic way); whenever there's a "Subs vs. Dubs" debate, I will ALWAYS mention Cowboy Bebop in defense of dubs because its creator stated that the English dub is the definitive version of the anime. HOWEVER, I prefer subs over dubs and therefore refuse to watch Cowboy Bebop dubbed (let alone watch it again).


Bebop is a very atmospheric show that works in an episodic manner. It's supposed to be sort of like the random adventures of two (+2) Bounty Hunters. It has a deeper more goal oriented storyline somewhat, but the focus is to enjoy each episode on its own rather than to enjoy the series as a whole. Trigun was like that for it's first few episodes. Which I might add were anime original episodes, the Trigun manga did not begin until about episode 6 when Milly and Meryl first find out that the man in red is Vash the Stampede. The rest of the series works in a sort of goal oriented fashion.

Gintama is also an episodic show, which does not have any super significant overarching plot.

I think maybe you just enjoy a show more when characters have a set goal and the story moves according to that. Almost as if the 26 episodes were one large movie broken down into smaller pieces.
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