According to Wikipedia:
However, in an interview, Watanabe stated, “I’ve never officially said that he died. At this point, I can tell you that I’m not sure if he’s alive or dead.”
The link to the source is here. Though it's very hard to look at it, unfortunately.
Not all episodes are named after songs but most of them are and they are all named after cultural references.
1 - Asteroid Blues
The blues is a well known music genre
2 - Stray Dog Strut
Stray Cat Strut is one of the most famous songs of the band Stray Cats
3 - Honky Tonk Women
Honky Tonk Women is a song composed by the Rolling Stones
4 - ...
It's definitely Cowboy Bebop.
The background character is Spike Spiegel:
The phrase is taken from one of the ending credits:
However, the song on that website doesn't match the song entitled "See you Space Cowboy" on the Original Soundtrack, but is in fact "Space Lion".
In this more recent interview to Shinichiro Watanabe by Red Carpet News TV on MCM London Comic Con 2013, around minute 8 he says:
I've never actually said whether he is alive or dead in that final scene. That's up to the person watching to decide. I think that people who watch that and think that Spike is asleep are probably right. Just sleeping.
It seems to be a blurb of some sorts
Once upon a time, in New York City in 1941... at this club open to all comers to play, night after night, at a club named "Minston's Play House" in Harlem, they play jazz sessions competing with each other. Young jazz men with a new sense are gathering. At last they created a new genre itself. They are sick and tired ...
Expanding on my extra well received comment…
Check out the TVTropes article called "Smoking is cool" where Spike is featured as the cool smoker.
There's no denying that nine times out of ten a fictional smoker is a Badass.
We've kinda gotten used to that fact. Cowbow Bebop, among many, many other works, uses smoking to show that the character is likely ...
Episode 8:They catch a group of thieves trying to steal a spaceship.Episode 10:(It's never actually explicitly said if they got the money for this one. The guy was caught despite him probably going to get off with a self-defense plea.)Episode 15: They technically collect a very small bounty at the end of thisEpisode 16: It was never stated as to ...
Shinichiro Watanabe has stated:
I've never officially said that he died. At this point, I can tell you that I’m not sure if he’s alive or dead
He decided to leave it open-ended, so, even with the many hypothesis on the internet, I guess the real answer is to ask yourself.
Source is the same as in Rapptz's answer: http://mrsspooky.net/bebop/TheDailyTexan....
The Bebop uses centrifugal force to generate "gravity". It has a rotating cylinder which is where the crew spend much of their time when in space. It is shown from both inside the ship and outside the ship, and in a few episodes, it is shown that when the cylinder stops spinning, the people inside that portion of the ship suddenly start to float.
Nothing that happens in the movie is essential to what happens in episodes 23 and 24. In fact, the movie came out over 2 years after the series was finished, so there wasn't really room to add more plot before the ending. Since the ending of Cowboy Bebop is deliberately ambiguous, there was no room for a movie after the events of episode 23 began, so putting ...
The lyrics are clearly from the song Adieu (lyric: Brian Richy, singer: Emily Bindiger):
Been a fool, been a clown
Lost my way from up and down
And I know, yes, I know
And I see in your eyes that you really weren't surprised at me
Not at all
And I know by your smile
However the singer in episode 18 is male and I ...
The Merlion is often associated with Singapore, so the extrapolation that Faye is Singaporean is reasonable. However, the exact location of the Merlion in Cowboy Bebop is less immediately clear to a contemporary viewer not from Singapore. In the ep. 24 video where it appears, there is a waterfront, and a merlion at the end of a boardwalk. (Click images for ...
There are actually two mangas for Cowboy Bebop:
Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star
This one is supposed to be an alternative telling of the anime series' story. This one has elements of the story as told in the anime and some entirely new elements.
Being 'a new take' on the anime, I guess this one is supposed to replace its timeline.
Source 1 and 2
According to Cowboy Bebop's wikipedia page:
Bebop received universal critical acclaim and won the renowned Seiun Award in 2000, a Japanese science fiction award for the best science fiction work published during the preceding year, as determined by the Japan Science Fiction Convention. It was named Best Media of the Year by the Science Fiction Convention. ...
I think it resembles a lot of Cowboy Bebop.
Cowboy Bebop (カウボーイビバップ Kaubōi Bibappu?) is a 1998 Japanese anime
series developed by Sunrise. It featured a production team led by
director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character
designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and
composer Yoko Kanno. The twenty-...
If I'm remembering this correctly, I'm pretty sure that it was Ein doing the heavy lifting:
Anyone who hooked into this website got brainwashed (Ein had saved Jet from this by biting him), so I guess they figured if a Dog's brainwaves were used, the website won't be able to brainwash them. So it's Ein that's doing the controlling (you can see him twitching ...
It was never revealed in the anime and it isn't said on the wiki or anywhere else of relevance.
They seem on speaking terms with many supporting characters, and
though they run into the main characters often there is not much
attention paid to them (or even mention that the main characters have
seen them before).
This is the closest I have ever ...
It was never explicitly stated in the anime, but in her first appearance, she was playing Blackjack.
Not sure how credible this link is but it does backup what card terms follow her..
...Faye is really good at gambling, especially where poker or blackjack is involved because she cheats ...
Also her aliases are Poker Alice and Queen Of Hearts. It can ...
Cowboy Bebop aired 1998-1999. It came out the same time as Trigun and Outlaw star. All of them were wildly popular.
In fact, Cowboy Bebop is still very popular, even in Japan.
Keep in mind that a cartoon that aired for 2 years, the last year of which was in 1999, is bound to not be too popular among people who were younger than 12 years old at the time, or ...
It looks like I missed a track while scavenging through the OSTs. The name of the song is Road to the West and is by Yoko Kanno/The Seatbelts (track 15 from OST 3: Cowboy Bebop Blue).
This is the Youtube video for the song.
Rasheed mentions that "you can find anything on Moroccan Street", likely implying the that market may have some back alley that deal with products different sorts.
Perhaps it is a nuance that is lost in translation? What Spike is probably looking for is information. There is a word in Japanese, 豆知識 (まめちしき), which literally means "bean knowledge" and can ...
On screen during the series, we see them catch a total of six bounty heads in four different episodes.
The first time they successfully catch a bounty was at the beginning of episode 8 with the hilariously named trio Huey, Dewey, and Louie. At the end of the same episode they catch all but one of Piccaro Calvino's crew (since Roco died in the shootout and ...
According to the wiki.
The later Cowboy Bebop movie Knockin' on Heaven's Door is said to be set between episodes 22 and 23 of the original TV series, but Shinichiro Watanabe will not rule out the idea that the movie is a dream.
So I would say its definitely not after the movie since the creators think it was either a dream or between the old episodes.
I feel it was made pretty clear when the star winked out at the end. Spike died. Based on the quotations posted above, however, it seems the creator is giving you permission to believe that Spike is alive if you want to.
Episode 23 has the cancellation of the bounty hunter TV show Big Shot, even though it was featured in the movie. That's about the only thing to tie it into the continuity, it has to be sometime before episode 23, and after getting Faye, Ed, and Ein as part of the crew.
The gravity on the ship is somewhat inconsistent. However, it is useful to keep in mind that there are actually two systems used on the Bebop for attachment to hard surfaces; gravity and magnets (Such as seen in "Honky-Tonk Woman").
The Bebop, at least in theory, generates apparent gravity by rotating, at least part of the ship (see "Toys in the Attic"). ...
The text is actually merging the definition of "Bebop Jazz," a genre of jazz, with made up text.
The first section talking about musicians gathering at Harlem is talking about bebop jazz, which was controversial at first because of it breaking many conventional rules of jazz.
The second part talks about the spaceship name "BEBOP," which is fitting ...
I couldn't find a source that explicitly stated the meaning to the name of the episode. I agree with your interpretations with both of them fitting moments in the episode. So let's break down the episode:
"Waltz for Venus"
Venus is the setting for most of this episode so that fits just fine, the challenge is what the waltz stands for as. Stated on Merriam ...