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Video Interview with Cowboy Bebop’s Lydia Peckham

Did you miss our Instagram live stream yesterday with Lydia Peckham, the actress who plays Katerina in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop? Not to fear! Even though…

Beneath the Tangles

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AniTAY Podcast S6 E19: If You Were an Anime, Would You Rewatch Yourself?

Would you watch an anime about yourself more than once? Our podcast considers this existential question and much more in this week’s…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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The Genesis of Anime (But Not That One)

Before there was a Neon Genesis Evangelion, Osamu Tezuka made a Bible anime. In art as in life, beginnings have a certain freshness to them, a certain special…

Beneath the Tangles

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What Was Cowboy Bebop Really About?

So Netflix put out their live action Cowboy Bebop a couple weeks ago and, as expected, it was a colossal dumpster fire. Ember Reviews breaks down how the…

Anime News Network - Views

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Lydia Peckham (Katerina from Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop) Joins us Live on Wednesday!

Episode one of the new Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop takes the viewers back to the initial episode of the anime, itself an homage to Robert Rodriguez’s Desperado,…

Beneath the Tangles

November Special - Cowboy Bebop

 Hey there folks, In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason discuss the iconic 1998 anime series, Cowboy Bebop. The boys talk about the characters, their favorite…

Heroic Purgatory

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Cowboy Bebop Live-Action

It barely peeks beyond the soft, sanded-down edges of the MCU and its ilk. When it's not straight-up incompetent, it's dull, safe, and sterile—words that should be anathema…

Anime News Network - Views

Animecast: Does This Audiobook Have Subtitles?

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

Cowboy Bebop, Again

I’m not too interested in the actual thing that is Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop, aside from some technical aspects–the music, the Japanese dub (which I don’t get in the…

Omonomono

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Don’t @ Me: Thirteen of my Anime Opinions: Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop Edition

It’s Monday which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like the live action Faye Valentine, I call people dickwads…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Power of Two: Princess Jellyfish

I never know how much to summarize about a series when I start these essays. I mean, stuff like Cowboy Bebop I know everyone’s seen; on the other…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

370 – Twiple Dip 2 – My Dress-up Darling, Blue Giant, Oishinbo

Seamus is out this week so the other hosts take advantage by looking at the second volume of previously visited series for a Twiple Dip! This time they…

Manga Machinations

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Cowboy Bebop Series Review – Netflix’s Live Action Take on a Legendary Anime

Here we go again with another live action adaptation of a beloved anime, meaning before this one even landed there were dire predictions of this version of Cowboy…

100 Word Anime

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Anime Perfect Pairings

Like cranberries go with turkey November (at least in the US) is a month of food. Old recipes are dug out of family recipe books, everybody has to…

Anime Hanabi

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Interview: Cowboy Bebop Costume Designer Jane Holland

"Immediately after getting hired, I consulted the youth in my world who watch anime! And they issued a warning, 'Māmā Holland, don't f*** it up'. I took them…

Anime News Network - Views

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First Impressions: Cowboy Bebop (Netflix), Episode 1

While our full review of Cowboy Bebop (2021) is now out and ready to read, we thought it would be fun to do a first impression piece, too,…

Beneath the Tangles

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The ANN Aftershow - Futuristic Catastrophes

Lynzee and James discuss Adult Swim's new Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the early review for Netflix's Cowboy Bebop, and 'daddy juice' which only makes sense if you watched…

Anime News Network - Views

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Dewbond’s got the Sniffles Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me. The place where, unlike the live action Cowboy Bebop reviews, I remain positive…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Review: Cowboy Bebop (Netflix, 2021)

There’s a memorable scene from Cowboy Bebop, the 1998 anime on which Netflix’s new live-action adaptation is based, where series protagonist Spike lays pinned to the floor of…

Beneath the Tangles

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Building a Beginning: Cowboy Bebop

It seems like, as much as I love it, I complain about Cowboy Bebop a lot. To me, from a writing standpoint some of the characters are under-used…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

Halloween Special - The Thing

 Hello everyone, Season 2 might be over, but our coverage of great movies continues. In this special episode of Heroic Purgatory, John and Jason talk about John Carpenter's 1982…

Heroic Purgatory

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Netflix’s Live Action version of Cowboy Bebop is clearly trying to be respectful to the source material

  More so given the overwhelmingly negative reception it’s received so far from fans of the Anime. I get it, everyone remembers the disaster that was Netflix’s Death…

Aurabolt's Anime and Manga

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: It’s gonna freaking rain edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like the expectations for the live-action Cowboy Bebop, I fulfill your bare…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #164 – Necrobarista

Happy Halloween! In celebration of the season, Evan and David review the 2020 indie visual novel Necrobarista, the story of a Melbourne café whose customers include both the…

Ani-Gamers

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Ani-Gamers Podcast #164 – Necrobarista

Happy Halloween! In celebration of the season, Evan and David review the 2020 indie visual novel Necrobarista, the story of a Melbourne café whose customers include both the…

Ani-Gamers

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The Magic of Shinichiro Watanabe’s Anime in the 90s

Hailed as one of the greatest anime directors of all time, Shinichiro Watanabe deserves some credit for anime's global popularity.

90sanime.com

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How to Build a Series: Samurai Champloo

I don’t talk enough about Samurai Champloo. I guess that’s because it’s Shinichiro Watanabe’s second series, and let’s be honest: Once you’ve made Cowboy Bebop there’s only one…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Cowboy Bebop: All Style, No Substance

Just a few weeks ago, I sat down and finally talked about Neon Genesis Evangelion, long regarded as a cult classic among those of the Toonami/4kids generation. I…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: Dewbond got a Speeding Ticket Edition

It’s Monday, which means it is time for this! Welcome to Don’t @ Me! The place, like me going 17 over the speeding limit, I find myself explaining…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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Anime vampires: The cute, the steamy, the scary.

Look at those champers! There isn’t a dearth of vampires in anime. If anything, vampires have found a new lair for their un-dead hearts in the pages of…

Anime Hanabi

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Don’t @ Me: Six of my Anime Opinions: At Least You Tried Edition.

It’s Monday, which means it is once again time for this! Welcome back to Don’t @ Me! The place where, like many people in this world. I at…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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The Power of Three: Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop is one of those things that’s so unique in construction that it’s hard to see the pieces it’s built out of. That’s one of the reasons…

Confessions of an Overage otaku

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Doki Doki News: Cowboy Bebop and Saint Seiya Adaptations, and a Farewell

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 19th through 25th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

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Tune of the Week(ish) Cowboy Bebop’s Tank!

I’ve been slowly making my way through Cowboy Bebop, the other part of the 90s/early 2000s generation ‘anime fan starter kit.’ It’s been pretty good so far. Having…

Shallow Dives in Anime

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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