Dub vs sub – I think I figured it out

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 […]

World of Bebop – who lives where?

Ganymede port

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 […]

Add some Bebop to your browser

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 […]

So what happens next?

Now what?

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 […]

Music and Lyrics – Part 3

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 […]

Shinichiro Watanabe Interviews on Facebook

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. […]

A little cross-pollination

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 […]

Music and Lyrics – Part 3

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 […]

Music and lyrics – Part 2

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 […]