As Cowboy Bebop has become this evergreen ambassador of anime, we decided to go back and re-watch the show now that is has gotten a beautiful Blu-ray box set. Every week we will share our memories and then re-evaluate these stories with 16 years of experience and distance. Which episodes are just as we remember, which have major flaws, and which have aged like a fine wine. At the same time, we will also look back on the music, cultural references, and holistic connections contained within each episode. Plus, we will judge if there in an appropriate amount of Ein.
Does Cowboy Bebop hold up as a classic or was its reputation all a dream? Let’s rewatch Cowboy Bebop together and find out!
4 thoughts on “Cowboy Bebop Rewatch Podcast Session #05: Ballad of Fallen Angels”
This anime podcast is just annoying to listen to. Both of the hosts are the stereotypical hypersensitive progressive tools you find on tumblr. Whats even worse is the degree to which the female co-host is a japanaphile.
She has japan so far up her butt that she even states she prefers the japanese audio version of Cowboy Bebop, despite even the creator Shinichiro Watanabe preferring the english dub.
If you really want an entertaining anime podcast, i recommend listening to either Anime World Order, Otaku Spirit, or A3k instead.
I had never heard of Otaku Spirit before your comment. I think I will check out that podcast.
But Black Dynamite. I prefer the Japanese audio version of Cowboy Bebop, despite even the creator Shinichiro Watanabe preferring the English dub.
Shinichiro Watanabe never said that, there’s strong evidence to the contrary around if you can be bothered to research rather than parrot. Besides which, of course the japanese audio is better, the dub only really has a following because of endless re-runs on US TV, and people who grew up with it are very forgiving (or ignorant) of its flaws.