Cowboy Bebop (Live Action) – Season 1 Review

I’ve seen some pretty ropey anime and video game adaptations before that have gotten everything a lot worse than this live action Cowboy Bebop adaptation but somehow it getting it so right in some areas but so very, very wrong is several key areas is almost worse. There are times when it’s the ideal adaptation but then the next scene will hit you over the head with the fact the lead writer thought what Cowboy Bebop, one of the greatest shows of all time, needed was more swearing and sex references, like some 12-year-old who thinks that’s what makes a good adult show, not to mention… actually let’s take a look in review format otherwise I’ll just do a full-on rant in this opening paragraph…

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Cowboy Bebop – Episode 5 “Ballad of Fallen Angels” Review

Given landing the job as reviewer for Anime UK News is what really gave me the push into reviewing things, it only made sense for Review #1,000 to be an anime review. I didn’t have the time to review a whole series (nor would I want to condense a whole series into a single review) so I decided to review my favourite singular episode, and when I made that decision there was only one thing that leapt to mind… Cowboy Bebop’s fifth episode, “Ballad of Fallen Angels” is not only brilliantly written, acted (in both languages) and scored, but it also stands entirely alone, which is handy for reviewing purposes! So let’s celebrate 1,000 reviews with style!

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