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...

Future Blues 2020 — Session 1: A Personal History With Bebop

It’s an understatement to say Cowboy Bebop is a “big show.” To a generation of anime fans, Bebop was instrumental in nurturing their love of the medium–myself included. While it was one of the first anime I watched that helped ignite my fandom, I find that there is still...