It’s Official! The Question Finally, Officially Answered

This showed up in my google news alerts just now. My hands are shaking too hard, so I’ll just provide the link to the report of the English/Japanese interview with Shinichiro Watanabe where he answers The Question, publicly and officially.

EDIT: You have to watch the interview, The Question comes up about 8 minutes […]

Literary reasons why Spike lived

Thanks to Pureblood-3 for showing me this!

This particular blogger has other reasons to believe Spike survived Real Folk Blues that I hadn’t thought of. This person makes a very good case I think and I enjoyed the posting very much. Check out Cowboy Bebop vs. Ernest Hemingway; Harry dies, Spike Lives.

EDIT: New […]

The Crow?

How ABOUT that crow?

Addng spoiler space to the top of this posting because it gets posted places where it may be seen by people who haven’t seen Cowboy Bebop (previously the postings weren’t).

This posting contains spoilers of epic proportions.

Is this enough spoiler space?

I’m probably being ridiculous about it.

Do […]

Who’s the true samurai?

Only a true samurai…

Foreshadowing is a wonderful thing. Often not recognised until much later, the discovery of this foreshadowing adds extra delight in the viewer upon its realization.

Of course, Cowboy Bebop made use of foreshadowing, the most obvious being from the shot I’m using as the iconic picture for this posting. “Honky Tonk […]

Pretty much done with this topic, just one more…

Here I go again, belaboring a point. Beating the dead horse. Dammit horse, GET UP! I didn’t want to post about this again because I’m probably done with this particular subject, but I learned and saw something new and just want to share.

I will go so far as to say that most fans of […]

Oops! Pretty much done

Sorry, I accidentally published this one before I was ready. I posted it again, COMPLETE this time!

Sorry about that.

Influences, part 1 of ?

I posted a while back that I wanted to check out Twin Peaks to see if I could see anything in there that might be an influence for Cowboy Bebop.

Looks like I’m really into seeing what could have influenced Cowboy Bebop – Shinichiro Watanabe did say he watched a lot of western movies, […]

The End: kind of depressing, don’t you think?

I haven’t been posting many updates lately, mostly because I’ve been concentrating on writing Cowboy Bebop fan fiction, but also because while I still think a lot about Cowboy Bebop, I may be running out of new things to say. I do it all the time, but I hate repeating myself.

Anyway, I think like […]

Hard Luck Woman: what about those eggs?

Chowing down on eggs

A question was asked on’s “KaubĂ´i bibappu: Cowboy Bebop” (1998) message board asking about what the eggs might symbolise in the end of Hard Luck Woman. Ed’s father had a basket full of them, and even threw a couple at Spike and Jet. He later gave the basket full of […]

Ace of Spades – what does it mean?

Card of Doom?

In Ballad of Fallen Angels, the story begins with Spike shuffling a deck of cards. If you watch closely, you can see the bottom card is the Ace of Spades, and it remains there for as long as we are able to see the bottom card while he’s shuffling.

After he […]