With Crunchyroll as the studio, Hajime Yatate’s Cowboy Bebop launched in 1997, which makes it 25 years old.
Humanity has colonised most of the rocky planets and moons of the Solar System by the year 2071, roughly fifty years after an accident with a hyperspace gateway rendered Earth nearly uninhabitable. With crime on the rise, the Interstellar Police Department formalised a contract system under which registered bounty hunters (also known as “cowboys”) pursue criminals and bring them in alive in exchange for a reward.
The limited edition is a Region A or B Blu-ray; sorry if that’s not you. There are actually 5 discs in the set with 650 minutes of runtime and 264 minutes of special features. There are even additional limited edition features with art cards and a new, not seen elsewhere, 25th Anniversary video.
What are the special features?
- Disc 1: Session #1 Audio Commentary with Koichi Yamadera (Spike) and Unsho Ishizuka (Jet)
- Session #5 Audio Commentary with Wendee Lee (Faye) and ADR Producer Yutaka Maseba
- Disc 2: Session #10 Audio Commentary with Wendee Lee (Faye) and ADR Producer Yutaka Maseba
- Session #17 Audio Commentary with Director Shinichiro Watanabe and Composer Yoko Kanno
- Disc 3: Session #24 Audio Commentary with Megumi Hayashibara (Faye) and Aoi Tada (Ed)
- Cowboy Bebop Session #0
- Interview with Wendee Lee (English Voice of Faye Valentine)
- Interview with Cartoon Network Producer Sean Akins
- Original Opening Song
- Textless Opening Song
- Original Closing Song
- Textless Closing Song
- Original Closing Song Ep. 13
- Textless Closing Song Ep. 13
- Original Closing Song Ep. 26
- Textless Closing Song Ep. 26
- U.S. Trailer
- Disc 4: Memo from Bebop: The Dub Sessions Remembered
- Ein’s Summer Vacation
- “Tank!” Full-Size Music Clip
- “Tank!” Club Remix Music Clip -UK Version-
- Dinner Aboard the Bebop
- Disc 5: Cowboy Bebop: A 25 Year Retrospective
- Cowboy Bebop 20th Anniversary: Interview with Koichi Yamadera
Limited Edition extras
- 5 art cards of the galaxy’s finest crew
- Swap one with the cover for a slick custom look
- The series you remember, plus over 4 hours of special features
- A never-before-seen 25th Anniversary video
- Limited Edition: Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series – 25th Anniversary – Blu-Ray.
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