Future Blues 2020 — Session 4: The Craft Behind the Jam Session

Cowboy Bebop is an incredible production. As a prepubescent anime fan nearly 20 years ago, what grabbed me about Cowboy Bebop at first were its looks and sounds. In the time since, I have subsequently seen nearly 20 years of anime… all of wildly varying quality. Suffice to say,...

Future Blues 2020 — Session 3: Going Out With a Bang

The final two episodes of Cowboy Bebop are the series’ strongest outings. And if you haven’t seen them, I do not recommend reading any further. Up to this point, the show was devoted to delivering slick style, mixing up genres, and polishing it all off with an eclectic soundtrack....

Future Blues 2020 — Session 2: My Bebop Setlist

One of the aspects that defines Cowboy Bebop is its episodic structure, along with the varied approaches in style to each Session. In the context of Space☆Dandy a few years back, watching Bebop now actually feels a little bit like watching an anthology piece. While Space☆Dandy certainly gave the...