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31 July 2009

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

directed by Shinichiro Watanabe

Space bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black cruise the final frontier in search of their next mark, accompanied by space hustler Faye Valentine, techno genius and superfreak Ed, and data dog Ein. What more is there to say? The filmic addition to what is arguably the greatest anime show in existence (anime is short for animated, or cartoon, for all you old timers out there) is exactly as it should be, arguably one of the best anime films in existence. Spike and the crew need to stop uberpsycho Vincent from unleashing a biochemical attack of biblical proportions upon the citizens of Mars. That’s right, earth is so last century. Interesting note: Spike Spiegel, the shit-talking, ass-kicking hero of the space epic gets his name from Spike Jonze, whose former last name was, get this, Spiegel. How’s that for a murky homage? Jeez Watanabe, how inside of a joke can you make?

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