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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Zero » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:14 am

PDH wrote:The Pokémon games are genuinely fantastic. The anime is atrocious. The movie is one of the single worst movies I have ever seen. It's so shit that it's actually kind of beautiful how shit it is because it takes itself so seriously. (How seriously? It opens with the villain asking metaphysical questions about why he exists and what life is etc. The last thirty minutes or so are crying Pokémon punching each other in the face over and over again whilst melodramatic music plays and the characters talk about the futility of fighting. It's hilarious).

But everyone should play the games. They rock.


'The' movie? There have been sixteen of those pieces of shit. The games are awesome, and the anime is not as bad as a lot of the cartoons I had growing up. It's just about the right side of watchable.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Punchy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:20 am

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I haven't watched wrestling since 1987.

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Then why do you have an avatar with Jeff Hardy and Mr Kennedy in it? It's not that humorous a picture.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby habitual » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:21 am

Punchy wrote:
Then why do you have an avatar with Jeff Hardy and Mr Kennedy in it? It's not that humorous a picture.


It is when the .gif is working properly.

I had no idea who they were.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby PDH » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:22 am

Zero wrote:
'The' movie? There have been sixteen of those pieces of shit. The games are awesome, and the anime is not as bad as a lot of the cartoons I had growing up. It's just about the right side of watchable.


I learned my lesson after the first one.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Zero » Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:38 am

PDH wrote:
I learned my lesson after the first one.


Wise.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby sdsichero » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:23 pm

habitual wrote:I liked it better when it was called Firefly.

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Cowboy Bebop was originally called "Firefly"? I didn't know that.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby sdsichero » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:32 pm

MistaT wrote:I guess I need to give this another shot. I tried watching it a few years ago and only got about 2 or 3 episodes in before something else took my attention away.


We all know about your addiction to fetish porn.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby sdsichero » Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:43 pm

KingPagla wrote:Loved this show, and you're right about the opening being one of the best ever.
Think I'll look for it for a re-watch. It's been years.


"Tank!" is indeed awesome. Then again, Yoko Kanno is awesome.


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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby MrBlack » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:58 pm

Cowboy Bebop is probably the best anime of all time. It's the one anime that even people who don't like anime enjoy.

Samurai Champloo doesn't reach the same heights, but I actually like the opening a bit more than Cowboy Bebop's.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby MistaT » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:29 pm

sdsichero wrote:
We all know about your addiction to fetish porn.




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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Herald » Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:57 pm

MistaT wrote:I guess I need to give this another shot. I tried watching it a few years ago and only got about 2 or 3 episodes in before something else took my attention away.


KingPagla wrote:Loved this show, and you're right about the opening being one of the best ever.
Think I'll look for it for a re-watch. It's been years.


Two episodes back-to-back on Sundays at 4 AM on Cartoon Network. :D

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Herald » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:00 pm

But yeah, it's definitely one of the best anime series ever released, including the English dub.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby KingPagla » Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:36 pm

Herald wrote:


Two episodes back-to-back on Sundays at 4 AM on Cartoon Network. :D

Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby David Bird » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:53 pm

Session Two: Stray Dog Strut

The second episode strikes a very different tone from the first one.

It begins with three gunmen, wearing lab coats, ambushing a criminal named Abdul Hakim in a men’s room. Or trying to. He makes very short work of them. Hakim is carrying around a case containing a priceless, stolen lab animal.

Spike is contacted directly on this one. Hakim has had his appearance surgically altered and the doctor is willing to sell a picture of the new face to our heroes. The doctor’s had his lab trashed by Hakim, so it’s interesting that the doctor is willing to help catch the guy, but only if he’s paid for the information. The thief now looks a lot like Kareem Aldu Kabar—at least that’s the conventional wisdom, with his afro I think he looks more like Jim Kelly in Enter the Dragon, but he is certainly tall.

We don’t know how he got his hands on the animal, but there are no masterminds in this episode. No sooner does he steal it, than he loses it to another thief. It’s all one big chase scene with Spike after Hakim, and Hakim after the petty crook who’s got his prize. The episode’s priorities are chase scenes, action, and humour. It’s a much, much lighter episode than the first one. The lab animal is eventually revealed to be… a Welsh Corgi, who is adopted by the crew of the Bebop, who have no idea what he actually is, or what he’s worth.

This episode introduces us to Big Shots, a TV show ostensibly for the 300,000 bounty hunters out there, but really just a tool to introduce bounties, and by extension bad guys, to the audience. We also see that the Bebop is capable of landing on water. They name the dog Ein. He’s said to be remarkably intelligent data dog, but for the remainder of the series he’s just their corgi.

(BTW, I rated the last episode, but I've decided to stop. There aren't any real dogs, so all the ratings will be high. Kind of defeats the purpose.)

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:09 pm

I remember reading about Cowboy Bebop on usenet. I heard rave reviews and thought I'd rent it from the lcoal Japanese video rental store. They had the first couple of episodes raw. I wasn't really impressed.

Decided to revisit it later and fell in love with it.

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