COWBOY BEBOP Complete Anime Series Episode Guide

Cowboy Bebop is one of the very best series of its kind ever. By just about every metric; the original 1998 anime series is a masterpiece. It was the fruit of the perfect collaboration between a great big group of people. Director Shinichiro Watanabe; screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto; designers Toshihiro Kawamoto and Kimitoshi Yamane;  composer Yoko Kanno. The stories, dialogue, action, setting, and music all had to be in absolute harmony and they were. It’s an amazing feat of creativity. In light of the new Netflix live-action series ( which I quite liked), we thought it would be a perfect opportunity to revisit the original anime with Cowboy Bebop episode guides for each of its original episodes.

The main characters of the anime of Cowboy Bebop, from left: Jet Black, Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine, Radical Edward, and Ein the Data Dog. They all stand against a prison lineup wall. This image is for the Cowboy Bebop episode guide article.

The Cowboy Bebop anime has 26 episodes and one feature film. Together these represent some of the best animated entertainment ever. Actually, let’s not even qualify that. Entertainment, full stop. But it’s also incredibly of its time in a lot of ways, which we’ll certainly see. While ahead of the curve in representation, it also didn’t quite have all of the language or understanding that we have now.

Join us now as we go through each of the episodes in turn. You can find the complete list of Cowboy Bebop episodes and their corresponding episode guides, below. You can come back here to find the next episode, or hop to the next episode at the bottom of each individual one. We’re here for you. For all your Cowboy Bebop episode guide needs. Without further ado, enjoy a cute GIF of Ein the Data Dog.

An animated GIF of Ein the Welsh Corgi from Cowboy Bebop scratching his ear.

Cowboy Bebop Episode Guides: The Complete Session List

Session #1: “Asteroid Blues”

Session #2: “Stray Dog Strut”

Session #3: “Honky Tonk Women”

Session #4: “Gateway Shuffle”

Session #5: “Ballad of Fallen Angels”

Session #6: “Sympathy for the Devil”

Session #7: “Heavy Metal Queen”

Session #8: “Waltz for Venus”

Session #9: “Jamming with Edward”

Session #10: “Ganymede Elegy”

Session #11: “Toys in the Attic”

Session #12: “Jupiter Jazz part 1”

Session #13: “Jupiter Jazz part 2”

Session #14: “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Session #15: “My Funny Valentine”

Session #16: “Black Dog Serenade”

Session #17: “Mushroom Samba”

Session #18: “Speak Like a Child”

Session #19: “Wild Horses”

Session #20: “Pierrot le Fou”

Session #21: “Boogie Woogie Feng Shui”

Session #22: “Cowboy Funk”

Session #23: “Brain Scratch”

Session #24: “Hard Luck Woman”

Session #25: “The Real Folk Blues part 1”

Session #26: “The Real Folk Blues part 2”

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Kyle Anderson is the Senior Editor for Nerdist. You can find his film and TV reviews here. Follow him on Twitter!

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