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What Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Has to Do Right

The live-action anime adaptation is the rightly shunned corner of film adaptations. Books are regularly made into successful and critically-acclaimed films and television series, while even video g…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Anime ABC’s, My Favorite Anime Character for Each Letter of the Alphabet

So I know a good idea when I steal one. This being one of said ideas. Of course, I kid. We give credit where it’s due; always. I…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

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Don’t @ Me: Nine of my Anime Opinions: Faye Valentine Edition

It’s Monday, I took last week off, but it is still time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like my amazement that apparently…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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What Else Did They Write? (Sadayuki Murai)

Not sure exactly how this series of posts will work, maybe it’ll evolve over time into a different structure or focus? But for now, I’m planning to just…

The Review Heap

Live-ing the Dream: The Pros and Cons of Anime Live Adaptions part 1

The mere thought of live-action anime brings up a lot of feelings for anime fans. Brendan and I discuss the ramifications of adapting anime.

I drink and watch anime

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Random Rant: Lisa Mishima (Terror In Resonance)

A rant about Lisa from Terror in Resonance, and how hating her is unreasonable

Anime Rants

The Walther P99, Mireille's pistol in Noir

You can tell this is not a first-generation P99 because the trigger guard lacks the little ski jump.

Karmaburn.com

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Space Dandy Season 1 Review : Bright colors, weird aliens, and boobies

Space Dandy is the third anime series (Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) from the legendary director, Shinichiro Watanabe

Otaku Orbit

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Fanart Friday: Smokin’ Spike

It’s not often you new Spike Spiegel fanart, especially a really nice piece like this one! But who knows, we may be in for a whole lot more…

Beneath the Tangles

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Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira)

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Kaubōi Bibappu: Tengoku no Tobira) 2001 Another powerhouse film from the dawn of Bones as a studio. Back when I was reviewing the Escaflowne…

The Review Heap

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How Long is This Series: Kids on the Slope

Okay, so let’s throw this on the floor right off the bat: Shinichiro Watanabe is like unto a god. The guy who conceived and directed Cowboy Bebop? I…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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The Obscurities in the Western Connection Catalogue: “Ladius”

Release Date: 30 April 1995 Format: PAL VHS, Japanese Dialogue with English Subtitles Runtime: 48 mins Catalogue Number: WEST042 Jap...

The Melancholic Middle Aged Anime Fan

351 – Triple Dip 51 – Boys Run the Riot, Even Though We’re Adults, I Think Our Son Is Gay

For our second week of Pride Month Spectacular, we’re doing a LGBTQ+ themed Triple Dip! We’ll be looking at the first volumes of Boys Run the Riot, Even…

Manga Machinations

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Doki Doki News: Coco Retires, Kenshin to Netflix, and Yoko Kanno Returns

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of June 6th through 12th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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So What if yoko kanno is Involved?

A small rant about live action Cowboy Bebop, Yoko Kanno, and the spirit of Cowboy Bebop. Sorry.

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Your Anime is Political: Cowboy Bebop & Samurai Champloo

How the classic series by Shinichiro Watanabe present a vision for radical acceptance and multicultural soul-searching.

Unseen Japan

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A Celebration of Black and POC Characters in Anime

A celebration and exploration of Black and POC characters that thrive within the anime landscape, from Jet Black to Michiko Malandro.

Anime Herald

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How Mai Yamane brought angry lesbian anthems to the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack

Surprisingly enough, I really haven’t written that much about the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack here. The OST was so hugely influential on my music taste that it’s actually difficult…

Welcome to Hell Zone!

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Animecast: The VTuber and Netflix Influence

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Does Sub vs. Dub Matter Anymore?

The debate has long reigned supreme in the anime community, whether or not subtitled anime was truly superior to dubbed. In the early days of anime dubbing, this…

The Otaku Exhibition

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Doki Doki News: Demon Slayer to the U.S., Cowboy Bebop Wraps, and Nana’s a Mama!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of March 14th through March 20th! Check out…

Beneath the Tangles

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Powerful Ladies of Animation (Tag Post)

Thanks to the wonderful Pinkie for tagging me here! I don’t do a lot of tag posts, but I really liked this one and thought it would be…

Starting Life From Zero

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Sweet Sixteen (Day Four)

Round three concludes with two match-ups today, one from each of two our four “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to…

Beneath the Tangles

Utena: After the Revolution (with Rose Bridges)

Covers all the short stories in Revolutionary Girl Utena: After the Revolution by Chiho SaitoFor the 20th anniversary of Revolutionary Girl Utena, we were gifted this volume of…

Shojo & Tell: A Manga Podcast

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Two)

Round one continues with four match-ups today, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniMarch Madness 2021: The Field (Full Bracket)

The play-in games are done! And now, AniMarch Madness 2021 is less than a week way! On March 1st, we begin our voter-determined tournament where we annually select…

Beneath the Tangles

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Character Analysis: Faye Valentine

I have said before and will say again that Shinichiro Watanabe treats his female characters more fairly than just about any director either of us can name. Well,…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Anime Love & Hip-Hop with D.J. Lewis: The Past!

When you think of anime; the first thing that comes to mind for most people (if they happen to be fans) would be pioneering shows like Sailor Moon,…

D&A Anime Blog

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My Top 10 Favorite Anime of All Time!

So the day I’ll be posting this will be my birthday. I decided that I want to keep up with my how my favorite anime my change from…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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An All-Time Classic – Cowboy Bebop Review

“In the year 2071, humanity has colonized several of the planets and moons of the solar system leaving the now uninhabitable surface of planet Earth behind. The Inter…

Welcome to HaruKafe!

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The History of Anime: Part 4 – Taking Over The World

The anime industry reached its artistic high point in the 1980’s, but the good times wouldn’t last. The Japanese stock market crashed in 1991, thanks to (what else?)…

Starting Life From Zero

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13 Cyberpunk Anime Series That Revel in Futuristic Technology

While Cyberpunk 2077 may have floundered a bit, it has reminded people what they appreciate about the genre – or forced them to remember it. The cyberpunk genre…

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Future Blues 2020 — Last Session: See You Space Cowboy

I am sitting here in front of my laptop, sipping on whiskey, and listening to the vinyl release of the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack while banging out this final…

Analog Housou

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Apfelland Monogatari

For some time, BlueFixer has been looking for a better source to redo the 1992 movie Apfelland Monogatari ( The Tale of Apfelland ). When a ...

Collectr's Blog

Future Blues 2020 — Session 6: The Motion Picture

There is a myth that Cowboy Bebop didn’t enjoy any popularity in Japan. While one can argue that the show gained more notoriety in the US compared to…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 6: The Motion Picture

There is a myth that Cowboy Bebop didn’t enjoy any popularity in Japan. While one can argue that the show gained more notoriety in the US compared to…

Analog Housou

What's ACTUALLY Wrong with the Dragon Maid Dub?

The English Dub for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid has become infamous within the anime community for various rewritten lines. While we do think it’s unfair th...

The Cartoon Cipher

Anime Gift Recommendations

By Andrew Osmond. If you’re buying anime as a present for someone this Christmas, here are our recommendations! If they like action… Cowboy Bebop may have spaceships, but…

All the Anime

Future Blues 2020 — Session 5: The Players

With finely crafted visuals, a slick soundtrack, and tireless devotion to style, Cowboy Bebop already has a lot going for it. That said, if not for its characters,…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 5: The Players

With finely crafted visuals, a slick soundtrack, and tireless devotion to style, Cowboy Bebop already has a lot going for it. That said, if not for its characters,…

Analog Housou

Doki Doki News: Yoko Kanno, Promised Neverland S2, and PS5 News

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of November 1st through 7th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

What Are Your Five Favorite Non-Shonen Anime? Here are Ours!

One of our Twitch streamers, negativeprimes, recently tagged a number of our staffers on a Twitter post that’s making the rounds asking users to name their five favorite…

Beneath the Tangles

Character Analysis: Edward

Sometimes when you’re just walking around thinking about nothing you think of something. Like, I mean, think about Ed from Cowboy Bebop, right? What a great character! Why…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

FGO, Danmachi, Cowboy Bebop, or Genshin Impact: Pick What Twwk Plays or Watches Next

The new anime season is off and running and I’m currently continuing on with almost a dozen shows. So naturally, it’s a perfect time to look into trying…

Beneath the Tangles

Why Do Anime Dubs Recast Actors?

Anime dub actors have very often been recast, so in this video we attempt to get to the bottom of why it happens sometimes (although there will always…

The Cartoon Cipher

Future Blues 2020 — Session 4: The Craft Behind the Jam Session

Cowboy Bebop is an incredible production. As a prepubescent anime fan nearly 20 years ago, what grabbed me about Cowboy Bebop at first were its looks and sounds.…

Analog Housou

Future Blues 2020 — Session 4: The Craft Behind the Jam Session

Cowboy Bebop is an incredible production. As a prepubescent anime fan nearly 20 years ago, what grabbed me about Cowboy Bebop at first were its looks and sounds.…

Analog Housou

Shonen Flop Recommends #5: Cowboy Bebop

It feels kind of redundant to write an article recommending Cowboy Bebop. It’s the perennial “anime for people who don’t like anime” because it’s so damn cool that…

Shonen Flop

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

Collectr's Blog

Anime Series Like Great Pretender

After life turned him down the path of crime, Makoto Edamura cockily thinks himself the best swindler in Japan. However, after trying to swindle a tourist only for…

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