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1 :01x01 - Astroid Blues

Oct/23/1998
Spike Spiegel, a bounty hunter with an enigmatic past, and his partner, Jet Black, who is also pilot of the ship “The Bebop”, have their eyes on their next bounty head, Asimov Solenson.

Asimov has stolen a large supply of a dangerous drug known as Red Eye from the Red Dragon Syndicate. Asimov has a plan to push his newly acquired prize, and get off Tijuana to go to Mars, to live in style with his girlfriend, Katerina. Spike sees drug dealers as small-time and beneath his effort, but it appears Asimov isn’t selling ordinary Red Eye. His new version is now sprayed directly into the eyes with a more potent, instant effect.

With hand-to-hand martial arts, stellar ship combat, and a little pick pocketing, Spike does everything in his power in an attempt to bring Asimov in for justice, and make a little pocket change on the side.
Guest Stars: Yurika Hino as Katerina | Takehiro Koyama as Bull | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane -- Don't Bother None, The Seatbelts -- Elm, The Seatbelts -- Felt Tip Pen, The Seatbelts -- Guitar Melody A, The Seatbelts -- Memory, The Seatbelts -- Road to the West, The Seatbelts -- Rush, The Seatbelts -- Spokey Dokey

2 :01x02 - Stray Dog Strut

Oct/30/1998
Spike and Jet are back for a second adventure, this time targeting pet burglar Abdul Hakim, whose latest heist has been his greatest: kidnapping a lab-experimented canine. With hundreds of bounty hunters in hot pursuit, Hakim’s face is everywhere. The catch is, after a tip from an angry plastic surgeon, only Spike and Jet know the burglar’s new face.
Guest Stars: Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Yuzuru Fujimoto as Doctor | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Africian Rhythm 1, The Seatbelts -- Africian Rhythm 2, The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Bad Dog No Biscuits, The Seatbelts -- Bindy, The Seatbelts -- Cat Blues, The Seatbelts -- Kabutogani Kodai no Sakana, The Seatbelts -- Pot City, The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane -- Want it All Back

3 :01x03 - Honky Tonk Woman

Nov/06/1998
Faye Valentine, legendary gambler extraordinaire, has a little secret: she’s in debt. Now, the casino owner, Gordon, who knows her secret, has made her an offer she can't refuse: act as a blackjack dealer, aid a man in losing all his money, and, in return, her debt will instantly vanish when the man gives her his last chip. Faye sees it as an easy plan, but everything goes awry when Spike, who looks a lot like Faye’s mark, sits at her table. Before Faye realizes what is going on, Spike walks away with a single chip left.
Guest Stars: Jin Hirao as Antonio | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Bindy, The Seatbelts -- Black Coffee, The Seatbelts -- Ethnic, The Seatbelts -- Fe, The Seatbelts -- NY Rush, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar 1, The Seatbelts -- Piano Black, The Seatbelts -- Slipper Sleaze, The Seatbelts -- Spy

4 :01x04 - Gateway Shuffle

Nov/13/1998
Faye finds herself stranded outside of Ganymede without any fuel. So what is a stranded woman to do? Plunder a crash site of course! After a closer inspection, the man in the cockpit is alive. He gives her an object saying not to look inside, and deliver it immediately to the ISSP.

Meanwhile, Spike and Jet are after their next bounty, until a group of eco-warriors – known as the Space Warriors – kill their mark. Luckily for the boys, their leader, Twinkle Maria Murdock, is worth a lot more. Spike wastes no time in snatching the 25 million woolong bounty head.

This takes a turn for the worse when Spike and Jet go to collect on the bounty. It turns out that the Space Warriors have cooked up a virus that turns humans into monkeys and with the threat of Ganymede becoming the virus’ first target, the bounty is pulled. Can Spike bring down the Space Warriors and collect on his reward?
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Valentin Coupeau -- Encore Un Verre, The Seatbelts -- March for Koala, The Seatbelts -- Sax Quartet, The Seatbelts -- The Egg and You, The Seatbelts -- Too Good Too Bad, The Seatbelts -- Universal Bari, The Seatbelts -- Vitamin B

5 :01x05 - Ballad of Fallen Angels

Nov/20/1998
The Red Dragon Syndicate and the White Tiger Syndicate sign a treaty. Both groups are trying to go legit in this new era, but there are shards of the past that refuse to disappear, and there are ghosts from the past that haunt a recurring nightmare. Vicious, who is a mid-level gangster, sends his men to the heart of the syndicate, to the head official, Mao Yenrai. After executing the man, Vicious and his men leave.

Spike and Jet are arguing over whether or not to go after the 28 million woolong reward on Mao’s head, when Spike abruptly gets up and leaves. Faye acts on a tip that she keeps hidden from the crew, and is captured by Vicious. It seems to be something about Mao that Spike isn’t telling Jet. What dark secrets does Spike’s past hold?
Guest Stars: Norio Wakamoto as Vicious | Gara Takashima as Julia | Miyuki Ichijou as Annie
Songs: Jerzy Knetig -- Ave Maria, Gabriela Robin -- Green Bird, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar 1, The Seatbelts and Steve Conte -- Rain, The Seatbelts -- Slipper Sleaze, The Seatbelts -- Waltz for Zizi

6 :01x06 - Sympathy for the Devil

Nov/27/1998
A boy who doesn’t age has taken precedence over the current bounty head. Spike watches in horror as his one clue to discovering who the young boy is dies in front of his eyes, taking all of his secrets to the grave with him…except for a ring. Giraffe tells Spike that the ring is capable of bringing time back to the boy.
Guest Stars: Takashi Nakagi as Giraffe | Daisuke Kirii as Fatty | Yumi Touma as Wen
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Digging My Potato, The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane -- Don't Bother None, The Seatbelts -- Guitar Melody A, The Seatbelts -- Meteor, The Seatbelts -- Spokey Dokey (Alternate Take)

7 :01x07 - Heavy Metal Queen

Dec/04/1998
Spike is after another bounty. The new target is a freight ship driver named Decker. While waiting at a station, he runs into a very serious freight ship driver, V.T. Unlike everyone else, V.T. isn’t the slightest bit interested in the bounty, telling Spike how much she hates bounty hunters, and condemns him with the rest of them.

Eventually, Spike and V.T. end up setting off together as Deck injuries another driver. It is up to the two of them to stop Decker before his load of nitro causes major damage, and the secret to why V.T. hates bounty hunters is exposed.
Guest Stars: Tomie Kataoka as VT | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Discomfort, The Seatbelts -- Doggy Dog II, The Seatbelts -- Doggy Dog III, The Seatbelts featuring Masaaki Endo -- Live in Baghdad, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar I, The Seatbelts -- The Egg and I

8 :01x08 - Waltz for Venus

Dec/11/1998
Spike and the crew take care of a few easy bounties. They land on Venus and Spike is hassled by a man named Roco who wants Spike to teach him to fight. After a short lesson, Roco runs from some thugs handing Spike a valuable plant that cures Venusian sickness. Spike wonders whether he should keep the plant or whether he should get more involved with Roco.
Guest Stars: Ryusei Nakao as Roco Bonnaro | Toshihiko Nakajima as Louie | Kei Hayami as Dewey | Shinichi Kotani as Huey
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Bindy, The Seatbelts -- Felt Tip Pen, The Seatbelts -- Forever Broke, The Seatbelts -- Guitar Memory A, The Seatbelts -- Odd Ones, The Seatbelts -- Slipper Sleaze, The Seatbelts -- Stella By Moor

9 :01x09 - Jamming with Edward

Dec/18/1998
An 8 million woolong bounty is placed on an infamous graffiti artist who is using entire continents on Earth as its canvas. The Bebop crew jumps on the new bounty head. The catch is, the bounty head is actually A.I. machine, and its only friend an erratic child prodigy known as Edward Wong Hai Pepelu Tivrusky IV.
Guest Stars: Shinichi Kotani as Amjad | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Writer: Dai Satou
Songs: The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Car 24, The Seatbelts featuring Gabriela Robin -- Cats on Mars, The Seatbelts -- Funk, The Seatbelts -- Kabutogani Kodai no Sakana, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar II, The Seatbelts -- The Egg and I

10 :01x10 - Ganymede Yearning

Dec/25/1998
The Bebop crew head to Ganymede to turn over a bounty. Jet seems preoccupied and later admits that this is his first trip back in eight long years.

Jet meets Elisa, his old flame, finding her at a bar she runs. Unfortunately business has been bad and she had to take out several loans with loan sharks. Her boyfriend, Rhint, it turns out, is wanted for murder. Jet soon learns Rhint killed a loan shark to protect Elisa from the gangsters.

Will Jet collect on the bounty and try to take Elisa back? Or will he let Rhint slide and walk away from his past with Elisa?
Guest Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi as Rhint | Mika Doi as Elisa
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Cat Blues, The Seatbelts -- ELM, The Seatbelts -- Forever Broke, The Seatbelts featuring Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch -- The Singing Sea, The Seatbelts -- Waltz for Zizi

11 :01x11 - Dark Night of Heavy Rock

Jan/08/1999
The Bebop crew is drifting aimlessly through space. They have no bounties to hunt, and in the meantime, Faye swindles Jet's shirt from him with loaded dice, Spike tries his hand at blow-torch cookery, and Ed is convinced there is an evil space alien on board. Things take an unexpected turn of events as the Bebop crew falls ill one by one. What could be causing this? Is it an evil space alien? It's up to Spike to save the day, and clean out the fridge.
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Alien, The Seatbelts -- Cosmic Noh, The Seatbelts -- Eyeball, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky -- Waltz of the Flowers

12 :01x12 - Jupiter Jazz (1)

Jan/15/1999
Jet is gunning after a new bounty, a wartime spy who is hiding out on Callisto. Faye takes some of their supplies and runs off into an all guy city on Callisto known as the Blue Crow. Since she ran off with their supplies, Jet wants to chase after her, but Spike is uninterested. That is, until he finds out that the Red Dragon Syndicate is doing some drug deals there, and that the code name for the deals is Julia.
Guest Stars: Norio Wakamoto as Vicious | Kenyuu Horiuchi as Gren | Hikaru Midorikawa as Lin | Takehiro Koyama as Bull | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Hiroshi Iwasaki as Julius | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Ancient Song, The Seatbelts -- Goodnight Julia, The Seatbelts -- Goodnight Julia (Sax Solo), The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar II, The Seatbelts -- Space Temple, The Seatbelts -- Very Unpleasant, The Seatbelts -- Yamada

13 :01x13 - Jupiter Jazz (2)

Jan/22/1999
Spike miraculously wakes up. It appears that though he has been gone a long time, he still has some friends. Jet continues to pursue Faye. Faye is chasing after Gren. Gren is determined to get even with Vicious. Vicious wants to kill Spike. And Spike is continuing his search for Julia.
Guest Stars: Norio Wakamoto as Vicious | Kenyuu Horiuchi as Gren | Hikaru Midorikawa as Lin | Takehiro Koyama as Bull
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Goodnight Julia (Sax Solo), The Seatbelts -- Space Lion, The Seatbelts -- Space Lion (Orgel Version), The Seatbelts -- Very Unpleasant, The Seatbelts -- Waste Land, The Seatbelts featuring Steve Conte -- Words That We Couldn't Say

Season 2

14 :02x01 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Jan/29/1999
A grand scheme has commenced in the Solar System as people's debit cards are being taken for all they're worth as they pass through the gate tollbooths. When all other leads fail, the Bebop crew find themselves chasing after a man named Chessmaster Hex. But is there more to the story than what meets the eye?
Guest Stars: Takeshi Watabe as Chessmaster Hex | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Writer: Dai Satou
Songs: The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Doggy Dog (Instrumental), The Seatbelts -- Kabutogani Kodai no Sakana, The Seatbelts -- Piano Black, The Seatbelts -- Pot City, The Seatbelts -- Waltz for Zizi

15 :02x02 - My Funny Valentine

Feb/05/1999
With very few to no supplies, and without any woolongs, Jet and Spike are forced to take care of a "small fry" bounty head that is wanted for matrimonial fraud. This bounty head, however, causes Faye to think back on her life.

It turns out that she awoke from a fifty-four year slumber while being cryogenic state, awaking with a three hundred million woolong doctor's fee and a lot of bad luck from a lot of people.

She remembers how thankful she was to meet her lawyer, Whitney Hagas Matsumoto, who helped her cope through these difficult times. But it seems that Whitney isn't dead as she had believed, and there is another secret dying to be let out.
Guest Stars: Akio Ootsuka as Whitney Hagas Matsumoto
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Emily Bindiger -- Adieu (Piano Solo), The Seatbelts -- Bindy, The Seatbelts -- Ethnic, The Seatbelts featuring Emily Bindiger -- Flying Teapot, The Seatbelts -- Odd Ones, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar I, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar II, The Seatbelts -- Slipper Sleaze

16 :02x03 - Black Dog Serenade

Feb/12/1999
A prison transport ship destined to Pluto is commandeered by the prisoners. The ring leader of the operation is Udai Taxim, an infamous assassin with strong ties to the syndicate.

Jet's old partner, Fad, calls him, telling him that the police are afraid to pursue. He believes the best means to capture Udai is for a bounty hunter to do it. Before he realizes what is going on, Jet and Fad are off to bring down Udai, the man who took Jet's arm so long ago. But will Jet learn anything else about the events that transpired that fateful night?
Guest Stars: Kousei Hirota as Udai Taxim | Masashi Hirose as Fad | Yuuji Mikimoto as Pilot
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Cosmic Noh, The Seatbelts -- Cosmos, The Seatbelts -- Farewell Blues, The Seatbelts -- The Real Man

17 :02x04 - Mushroom Samba

Feb/19/1999
The Bebop crew gets stranded on Europa with no fuel or food. After a bit of "good luck", they find some mushrooms and eagerly fill their stomachs, except for Ed and Ein who realize they are "bad mushrooms" when Ein turns his nose up to them.

The crew is incapacitated as a frog shows Spike the stairways to heaven, Faye thinks she's drowning, while swimming in the toilet, and Jet teaches his bonsai trees the meaning of life. It is up to unexpected heroes, Ed and Ein, to save the day.
Guest Stars: Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Atsuko Tanaka as Coffee | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts featuring Sydney with Sister R -- Chicken Bone (Instrumental), The Seatbelts featuring Sydney Thiam -- Give and Take, The Seatbelts featuring Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch -- Mushroom Hunting, The Seatbelts -- Socks, The Seatbelts -- The Egg and You, The Seatbelts featuring Masayoshi Furukawa -- You Make Me Cool

18 :02x05 - Speak Like A Child

Feb/26/1999
Faye runs off to mope alone after a horrible day at the race track. She is not too happy to find that she has a package waiting on her, with cash on delivery. Curiosity gets the better of Spike and Jet as they rummage in the package, finding an old beta tape. The crew travels all the way to what is left of Earth, in search of a player, so Faye can see the message.
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Adieu, The Seatbelts -- Kawaisou na Faye, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar II, The Seatbelts -- Socks, The Seatbelts -- The Egg and I

19 :02x06 - Wild Horses

Mar/05/1999
A group of interstellar truckers calling themselves, the Space Pirates are on the loose with a potent anti-MONO computer virus that even Ed cannot neutralize. In the meantime, Spike is off to see a man named Doohan, an extraordinary mechanic who built his Swordfish II spacecraft. With the crew in trouble, Spike is off to save the day with a century old space shuttle.
Guest Stars: Takeshi Aono as Doohan
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane -- Don't Bother None, The Seatbelts -- Felt Tip Pen, The Seatbelts -- NY Rush, The Seatbelts -- Too Good Too Bad, The Seatbelts -- Very Unpleasant

20 :02x07 - Clown's Requiem

Mar/12/1999
Spike stumbles upon a gun fight, learning that the deranged assassin known as "Mad Pierrot" has claimed another victim...his seventh high ranking ISSP. The assassin has super human strength, and a mind of a child, unable to decipher right from wrong.

Mad Pierrot's child mind tells him to kill anyone who sees his face, and Spike has become the next victim. Can Spike survive a wild night at the amusement park where the ticket price may be his life?
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Cosmic Noh, The Seatbelts -- Eyeball, The Seatbelts -- On The Run, The Seatbelts -- Yamada, The Seatbelts -- Yuuenchi

21 :02x08 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Mar/19/1999
A cryptic message is delivered to Jet from Pao, the Feng Shui master. Things take a dark turn as Jet discovers the man's grave, causing him to wonder how he received the message when Pao was already dead.

With the Blue Snake Gang after him, Jet teams up with Pao's daughter, Meifa, to solve the mystery by seeking out a legendary rock known as the Sun Stone.
Guest Stars: Tamio Ooki as Pao
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Autumn In Ganymede, The Seatbelts -- Forever Broke, The Seatbelts -- Gateway, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar I, The Seatbelts -- The Waltz of Zizi

22 :02x09 - Cowboy Funk

Mar/26/1999
The Teddy Bomber has plans of destroying very tall buildings all over Tharsis with bombs embedded in fluffy teddy bears. As Spike goes in to grab the bounty, a spoiled rich kid, Andy, the Cowboy, interferes. It seems that Andy has nothing better to do than to play cowboy.

The Teddy Bomber becomes frustrated time after time, as each time he goes to reveal his diabolical plans, he is interrupted by Spike and Andy, who are too busy fighting each other to pay the criminal any attention. Who will snatch the bounty? Will it be Spike or Andy?
Guest Stars: Masashi Ebara as Andy | Takaya Hashi as Teddy Bomber | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Go Go Cactus Man, The Seatbelts -- Piano Bar II, The Seatbelts -- Slipper Sleaze

23 :02x10 - Brain Scratch

Apr/02/1999
Faye disappears from the Bebop for days, only to be found on a talk show on television shouting the praise of Brain Scratch, a new religious cult claiming to be a new religion. The leader of Brain Scratch is Dr. Londes, a man wanted for murder after several members of his cult committed suicide to seek eternal life inside the net. It's up to Jet and Spike to nail Dr. Londes in a desperate attempt to rescue Faye, and claim the huge bounty.
Guest Stars: Chikao Otsuka as Londes | Toshihiko Nakajima as Carlos | Jin Hirao as Antonio | Hiroshi Naka as Jobin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Writer: Dai Satou
Songs: The Seatbelts -- 23 Hanashi, The Seatbelts -- American Money, The Seatbelts -- Brain Dream, The Seatbelts -- CBC News, The Seatbelts -- Funk, The Seatbelts -- Telephone Shopping, The Seatbelts -- The Egg And You

24 :02x11 - Hard Luck Woman

Apr/09/1999
Faye still hasn't put all the pieces of her past together, but with the unlikely help of Ed, she gets a crucial lead that sends the Bebop crew to Earth. It also seems that Ed has an ulterior motive up her sleeve. As Faye meets an "old" friend of the past, Ed runs off to her old home, an orphanage that she stumbled into long ago. With the help of the nun in charge of the orphanage, Ed runs off to be reunited with her father.
It appears Ed's father had forgotten her and she simply wondered off. It also turns out that Ed's father has a bounty on its head. What are Jet and Spike to do?
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Emily Bindiger -- Adieu (Piano Solo), The Seatbelts featuring Steve Conte -- Call Me Call Me, The Seatbelts featuring Mai Yamane -- Don't Bother None, The Seatbelts -- Kawaisou na Faye (Lip Cream), The Seatbelts featuring Sydney -- Papa Plastic, The Seatbelts -- Waltz For Zizi, The Seatbelts featuring Aoi Tada -- Wo Qui Non Coin

25 :02x12 - Real Folk Blues (1)

Apr/16/1999
The Red Dragon Syndicate is in chaos as the old guard battles the new guard in an internal war. Vicious seeks to overthrow the Van, and when he fails, is sentenced to death. The Van put a mark on the head of anyone who could be related, and both Spike and Julia are on the list. Faye runs across Julia who tells her to relay a message to Spike for her, that she will be waiting for him "there".
Guest Stars: Norio Wakamoto as Vicious | Gara Takashima as Julia | Nobuyuki Hiyama as Shin | Miki Nagasawa as Judy | Yuzuru Fujimoto as Doctor | Tsutomu Taruki as Punch
Songs: The Seatbelts featuring Emily Bindiger -- Adieu, The Seatbelts -- Memory, Seatbelts -- Road to the West, The Seatbelts -- Road To The West, The Seatbelts -- Space Temple, The Seatbelts -- Waltz for Zizi

26 :02x13 - 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.
Guest Stars: Norio Wakamoto as Vicious | Gara Takashima as Julia | Miyuki Ichijou as Annie | Nobuyuki Hiyama as Shin | Takehiro Koyama as Bull
Songs: The Seatbelts -- Blue, The Seatbelts -- Forever Broke, The Seatbelts -- Memory, The Seatbelts -- See you Space Cowboy
Warning: Kaubôi Bibappu guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Animation
Genre: Anime | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: WOWOW ( Japan)
Language: Japanese
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: September, 1998
Ended: April, 1998
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