I had a major “hand slap to the forehead” moment the other day during a discussion on a message board I frequent. We were discussing Real Folk Blues and someone posted that Bull had told Jet “Laughing Bull: Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at […]
Yesterday I was reading through the anime guides again (information on buying them here) and found a section that fascinated me that I had almost forgotten about – The Planet Guide. This can be found in book 4. It says it’s Planet Guide Part I, but Part II can’t be found in books […]
I just upgraded my Firefox to version 3.6. They now have something new called a ‘persona.’ My sister was telling me about it when we were on the phone earlier tonight.
I installed it as we were talking, and immediately on launch it took me to a page where I can pick a persona. It’s […]
I don’t know if anyone else does this, but I’m someone that if you tell me a joke, I laugh at the punchline, but I always wonder what happens afterward. Hajime Yadate had a story to tell when they made Cowboy Bebop that they concluded with Real Folk Blues. Everyone pretty much […]
Collapsed on Stairs – Blue
Please Don’t wake me from the dream It’s really everything it seemed I’m so free No black and white in the blue “Blue” Lyrics by Tim Jensen, music and arrangement Yoko Kanno
Who can forget that magnificent piece of music that closed the series, Blue? [lyrics with video]. It’s a […]
Watanabe-san profile picture
Director Watanabe-san has a Facebook page where he has posted the text of an interview with “Manga News” from the Japan Expo 10th Anniversary in Paris on September 1, 2009. You can get to the interview here.
It’s in French, so if you don’t understand the language, I highly recommend Google Translate. […]
It’s been out for a few years, but in December I discovered Shinichiro Watanabe-directed Samurai Champloo was available on blu ray. amazon.com had a sale and you couldn’t beat the price (it was about what I paid for the Cowboy Bebop remix).
I went and bought it and started watching it in December. Finished it […]
Happiness is just a word to me
Emptiness, a lonely parody And my life, another smokin’ gun A sign of my indifference
The song that played over the closing credits of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (aka “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”) is called Gotta Knock a Litle Harder. [lyrics and video].
Myself, when I hear […]
Closing credits – Real Folk Blues
Real Folk Blues was playing over the ending credits for all but 2 sessions (“Space Lion” played at the end of Jupiter Jazz II and “Blue” played at the end of Real Folk Blues II, the final session). It is important to the theme of the show, and mostly […]