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    Anybody catch it on Cartoon Network? This show rocks.

    Bounty hunters, Mafia, guns, drugs, 'shrooms, BETA, outer space, Bruce Lee, a girl named Edward... You know, the kind of show that both you and granny can enjoy.

    I'm no expert when it comes to Japanese anime, but there's something seriously appealing about this show. The characters, pace and plot are woven together really well. And the music? The show's infused with Jazz. <--- Good Jazz. No weak-assed Kenny G(ay). nonsense. I'm talking about the kind of Jazz that will inspire people who aren't fans of the genre to check it out. I've been downloading some of the songs from the show and haven't found a bad one yet. Especially the instrumentals. These sumbitches swing.

    Speaking of music, it might sound strange, but the show reminds me of "Fair Warning." It's kinda dark, kinda frenetic, kinda underground. Think of the tripped-out intro to "Dirty Movies," the beautiful, building intro to "Hear About It Later," the opening bass line of "Push Comes To Shove," the pimpin' vibe of "So This Is Love?," the love-it-or-leave-it tone of "Sunday Afternoon In The Park" - throw in a handful of "Sinner's Swing" and "Unchained" attitude and there you get a sense of the fluctuating moods of the show. Or, at least I do. [img]graemlins/drunk.gif[/img]

    I've caught several episodes and I'm hooked. Unlike most cartoons, this one isn't aimed at kids. There's some profundity goin' on up in here, friends. Lots of symbolism and themes to chew on. But don't let that stop the dim bulbs out there (you know who you are, and so do we) from checking it out. You'll even dig what you don't understand. It's that cool.

    I'd like to think of Cowboy Bebop as Japan's redemption for fucking us over with that Pokemon fecal matter a few years ago. Arigato, baby.

    The show airs on Cartoon Network on Saturdays at 11:30 PM. Shitty time slot, I know. But if you can manage your 'drinking and fucking' timetable in order to fit in a half hour to watch it, I guarantee you won't blame me for losing 30 minutes more of your life. I think you guys and gals will get a kick out of it.

    Rock on, future beboppers.

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    Bitchin'. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    This is the kind of shit I bought a VCR for.

    Down In Flames, fresh on the anime tip. Thanks for the review, bro - I'll check it out.

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    This show rocks but go get the dvd,s [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]
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    I've heard lots of good things about the show, but never checked it out. I dabble in anime, so I'm sure I'll get around to it...
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    Me & my 4-year-old dig "The Brak Show" [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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