Name: Cowboy Bebop
Jap. Kanji: カウボーイビバップ
Type: TV series
Source: Adult Swim
Genre: Action, detective, SciFi, drama, romance
In the future, when most of mankind has left Earth for the adventures of space, a new profession has arisen. Bounty hunters are aplenty, working to rid the galaxies of unwanted human filth. And getting paid, of course. Spike and Jet are two such bounty hunters, catching bounties to cover the bills. That is, of course, until some new faces show up. Enter Faye, a beautiful woman with no past. Ed, a child genius and hacker who works to bring information on each bounty. And Ein, the datadog who may be the smartest character in the entire series. Together, they pilot the Bebop in search of bounties and adventure.
10/10 From the first episode to the last, Cowboy Bebop has a parade of unique and interesting characters, each of which is as deep as the Atlantic ocean. All of the main characters have a mysterious past that is slowly uncovered during the run of the series. They're all lovable, huggable and completely 2-D ^^
Animation: 9/10 Cowboy Bebop is a series that really can please the eye. Character designs are quite perfect and scenery designs look lovely and gorgeous. When flying through space, you feel as if you are flying through the infinate universe. But the 9 out of 10 only comes from the fact that there is better in the world of anime, though it's very, very rare.
Audio: 10/10 This is the one area that I wanted to give a twenty out of ten to. Yoko Kanno - the musical genius - worked her magic on Bebop, bringing an ensomble (sp?) of jazz and blues to the soundtrack. You will rarely hear the same tune twice in CB.
Plot: 10/10 The plot of Cowboy Bebop is kinda odd, but in a good way. There is a main plot that revolves around Spike and his past with the syndicate, but not every episode features that storyline. Some episodes, such as "Brain Scratch" have a mini-storyline all of their own. But it all blends together perfectly, and you never feel as if you are being jerked in and out of a storyline. The ending will make you cry and run to your computer to write fanfics.
Overall: 10/10 This series is a must-have for anyone, whether they love anime or not. There's a ton of action (Spike can do kung-fu!!), drama and a hint of romance. This is an excellent series to use when introducing a friend or family member into the world of anime. If you want a great watch, get this series, due to the fact it WILL leave you breathless.
Wizzy edit: link to the ag.net Cowboy Bebop gallery: http://www.animegalleries.net/category/71