Kaubôi Bibappu

Kaubôi Bibappu

So many people try to escape the past because it doesn’t matter anymore. They live their lives in fear that one day the closet will open and their skeletons will be displayed for all to see. But there is a ship floating out in space with four people who see the truth. The past is a reoccurring nightmare; a tangled mess of false realties and self-evident truths that has infiltrated the present as they attempt to flee. This nightmare is responsible for shaping their lives into a hellish purgatory. Meet the four individuals trapped somewhere between heaven and hell:

Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter and ex-crime syndicate member who ran away from his life of crime. He was a man distraught with the idea of being owned by the syndicate and fled in a search of his own autonomy. Unfortunately for Spike, he escaped with only half of himself as he now scours the Solar System for that part of himself he lost along the way.

Jet Black is an ex-cop who, at one time, had it all. He was a man that was running ahead of the game and never let anything slip on his beat. He was a man of unsurpassed pride as he felt a swelling amount of self-worth build within himself. It was this pride, however, that cost him his arm one night, and led him away from his one true love.

Faye Valentine is a swindler without a past, whose only objective in life is to steal back the life that was taken away from her. She lives a life of vices that cause her to squander her money instead of paying off her debt. She so eagerly lives in the present as she cannot remember her past. She uses self-indulgence to numb away her pain, and to forget about pursuing the search of her past.

Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tirvrusky IV is an odd child who seems to wonder aimlessly. She was abandoned by her father, who apparently forgot he had a daughter, and she went off to live in an orphanage that she just happened to stumble across. Later she abruptly leaves the orphanage, later to join the Bebop crew. It is there she learns how it feels to belong, and eventually, she is reunited with her father.

This is the Japanese version of Cowboy Bebop, find the US dub here.

Series Details

Kaubôi Bibappu was not shown in its entirety the first time through and the episode order was jumbled. It originally aired on TV Tokyo from April 3rd, 1998 to June 19th, 1998. This guide's air dates show the first time this series aired in continuity all the way through on the WOWOW network in October 1998.

Episode Info

Final: 2x13 -- Real Folk Blues (2) (Apr/16/1999)

Vicious has gained power over the Red Dragon syndicate, and Spike and Julia could easily disappear together. But after seeing Annie die, Spike chooses revenge over a new life. He gathers ammunition as the building comes under heavy gun fire. Spike and Julia decide to lay the past to rest for good.
Available Episodes

Jupiter Jazz (2)
Jan 22, 1999
Season 1 episode 13

Jupiter Jazz (2)
Jan 22, 1999
Season 1 episode 13

Jupiter Jazz (1)
Jan 15, 1999
Season 1 episode 12

Jupiter Jazz (1)
Jan 15, 1999
Season 1 episode 12

Dark Night of Heavy ..
Jan 08, 1999
Season 1 episode 11

Dark Night of Heavy ..
Jan 08, 1999
Season 1 episode 11

Ganymede Yearning
Dec 25, 1998
Season 1 episode 10

Kouichi YamaderaKouichi Yamadera
voiced Spike Spiegel
Unshou IshizukaUnshou Ishizuka
voiced Jet Black
Megumi HayashibaraMegumi Hayashibara
voiced Faye Valentine
Aoi TadaAoi Tada
voiced Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV


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Music: Youko Kanno
Music Supervisor: Katsuyoshi Kobayashi
Set Designer: Isamu Imakake
Construction Coordinator: Shihoko Nakayama
Director of Photography: Yoichi Ogami
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Character Designer: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Supervising Director: Shinichirou Watanabe
Cinematographer: Keiko Nobumoto
Art Department: Kimitoshi Yamane

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Recurring Guests

Miki Nagasawa as Judy (9 eps)
Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos (9 eps)
Tsutomu Taruki as Punch (9 eps)
Hiroshi Naka as Jobin (8 eps)
Jin Hirao as Antonio (8 eps)
Norio Wakamoto as Vicious (5 eps)
Takehiro Koyama as Bull (4 eps)
Gara Takashima as Julia (3 eps)
Hikaru Midorikawa as Lin (2 eps)
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Shin (2 eps)

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Classification: Animation
Genre: Anime | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: WOWOW ( Japan)
Language: Japanese
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September, 1998
Ended: April, 1998
• Cowboy Bebop (US Version), (Used In USA)
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