Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Toons After Dark: Cowboy Bebop (1998)

One of the highlights of [adult swim]'s early lineup was the Japanese series, Cowboy Bebop, which was making its American debut, three years after it had originally launched in its native land.

Despite the title, Bebop isn't a Western, per se, but rather, another science fiction series. Only 24 episodes were produced between 1998-9, and then, a feature film version was released in 2001, which, for all intents & purposes, would be the end of the series.

Hulu brings us the series opener, "Asteroid Blues", dubbed into English. They also have a Japanese version with English subtitles, but let's skip the middleman and mind the language.

I wanted to like the show, but there was one problem. I had a tendency to fall asleep when it was on.

Rating: C.

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