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Cowboy Bebop Episode 1
Asteroid Blues

© 1998 Sunrise Inc., Bandai Visual, © 1999 AnimeVillage.com
Color / Stereo / 25 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles / English Dub


When the daily menu of stir-fry beef with green peppers suddenly has no more beef, it's time to start looking for the next bounty to bring in. Their target, Asimov Solenson, is a dealer of a highly addictive and very dangerous drug known as "Red Eye" or more colloquially as "Bloody Eye". The drug induces a berserker rage in the user giving them ultra fast reflexes and extreme strength making the user exceedingly dangerous to catch. It seems that Asimov had a run-in with an enemy group and not only killed off his enemies, also did away with his own people. All subsequent groups sent after him have simply resulted in more and more bodies. Seeking clues on the whereabouts of their target, Spike speaks to a Bull, a clairvoyant in Tijuana and learns that he will meet the red-eyed coyote on the North side of town. However, he is also to meet a woman on his hunt; a woman who is to kill him. Not exactly the best news to have when starting the hunt...

cast list

  • Spike Spiegal: Yamadera Koichi
  • Jet Black: Ishizuka Unsho
  • Asimov Solenson: Nishi Taro
  • Katerina: Hino Yurika
  • Bull: Koyama Takehiro
  • Antonio: Hirao Masaaki
  • Carlos: Nakajima Akihiko
  • Jobin: Naka Hiroshi
  • Bartender: Chou Katsumi
  • Gang A: Chiba Kazunobu
  • Gang B: Makijima Naoki
  • Announcer A: Maruda Mari
  • Announcer B: Ren Yoko

production info

Character Designs: Kawamoto Toshihiro Art Director: Higashi Junichi Mechanical Director: Yamane Kimitoshi Audio Director: Kobayashi Katsuyoshi Music: Kanno Yoko Director of Photography: Ogami Yoichi Screenplay: Nobumoto Keiko, Yokote Michiko, Yamaguchi Ryota, Murai Sadyuki Producers: Minami Masahiko, Ikeguchi Kazuhiko

English Version Producers: Maseba Yutaka, Kanesaku Haruyo English Version Co-Producers: Charles McCarter, Jerry Chu English Version Production Coordinator: Nakamura Kenji, Maseba Osamu English Version Production Assistants: Richard Kekahuna and Kevin Hale

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