Ever since Cowboy Bebop began airing on Cartoon Network, I have been bombarded with email about the series. Much more mail about Bebop than I am used to! Anyway, because a lot of you are asking the same questions, I thought I would make this FAQ for you all to read before emailing me. Hopefully this will both answer your question, and lighten the load on my mailbox! ^_^
1. Do you know when the Cowboy Bebop Movie will be released in the US?
Well, this question is old and doesn't get asked much anymore :D The Bebop movie is now available on DVD. Check your local anime DVD retailer ^_^
2. Can you send me an realaudio/mp3 file of __(insert Bebop song name here)___ ?
Sorry, no. The reason I have all the music files on my page in realaudio format, and NOT mp3 is because I want to encourage people to go out and buy the CDs and support the creators of the show, not run around leeching mp3s from people! My music files are meant as a preview of the great music. I am sure you can find mp3s elsewhere, if you are that determined about it, but I personally would like to show my support for the show. And bragging to people in my guestbook about how you downloaded the songs and/or episodes from somewhere is not gonna make me happy either. Pirates, go away! ^^;;
3. What is the name of the song that plays when Spike falls out the cathedral window in Episode #5?
That song is called "Green Bird" and it is on No Disc, Cowboy Bebop OST2.
4. What is the name of the song that plays during the ending of Jupiter Jazz part 2?
That song is called "Space Lion" and it is on the first Cowboy Bebop soundtrack.
5. Did you know that Tokyopop has the rights to the Cowboy Bebop manga?
Yep! I haven't actually read their release of the manga yet, but I haven't heard any bad things about it. If I didn't already have the Japanese version, I might have bought this :)
6. Where can I buy the Cowboy Bebop Soundtracks?
Lots of online stores sell the Bebop CDs. However, be prepared- they are imported from Japan and can get pretty expensive :) I highly recommend AnimeNation You can also order the new Cowboy Bebop DVD Boxset from them. All 6 DVDs in one nice box, with the first soundtrack CD thrown in to boot! Other options include CD Japan and AMO Tokyo
7. What is the name of the last song played in the last episode (Real Folk Blues part 2)?
That lovely song is called "Blue" and it is the first track on Bebop soundtrack #3, also titled "Blue". The song is sung by Mai Yamane. It's one of my favorite songs!
8. I just watched Real Folk Blues Pt. 1 and 2. I can't believe the ending! IS that it? Is there any more Bebop?
Well, there IS the Cowboy Bebop movie (released in US theaters on April 4, 2003, see FAQ Q#1 for locations). However the Cowboy Bebop movie takes place before the last episode of the anime. It fits in between Episodes 22 and 23 of the TV series, so no, it is not a sequel to the TV series. It's more like one long, very well animated TV episode. As far as I know, there are NO concrete plans to make any more Cowboy Bebop anything (TV series movies, anime, anything), though lately the director has said that maybe someday they might think about it. Believe me, if there is an anouncement of more Bebop, I'll post it here ^_^
9. Hey! Why can't we listen to the music files here anymore????????
*** I have been having a lot of problems trying to maintain audio files here. From changing webhosts to bandwidth issues, I just haven't been able to keep the clips up long. However, if you want to hear sample clips of all the songs on the Bebop soundtracks, I suggest you check out the Yoko Kanno Project page. I hope this doesn't ruin his bandwidth allowance too! He has lost of music samples, so if there is a particular song you are looking for, you can listen there to figure out what CD it's on. I am sorry about not posting full-length mp3s, but I really want people to buy this great music and support Yoko Kanno! It is worth saving up the money for the soundtracks ^_^ ***
10. I have been downloading all of the Bebop episodes, but I can't find episode ___. Can you send it to me?
Uh, no. I am really against the downloading of commercial anime in the first place. Bebop is available on DVD. Go buy it, it's worth it. If you really love a show, go support the creators of it. Then perhaps they will make more. Oh, and make sure you buy the legitimate releases. How can they know if there is enough interest in a series to make more of it if no one buys the stuff? Supporting bootleggers only hurts the industry. So no, I will not send you any episodes, sorry.
11. What is the name of that song played during in the laboratory flashback scene during the episode 'Pierot le Fou' when they talk about Pierot's past?
If I remember correctly, the song is called "On the Run" and it is not on any of the normal Bebop soundtracks, it can only be found in the Bebop CD Box Set.
12. Why don't you have an image gallery? You need more pictures!
Well, I had originally intended to put up some sort of image gallery on this site, but it eventually seemed sort of pointless after the series suddenly became so popular and everyone else started posted image galleries. I'd feel kind of silly posting the same images everyone else already has, and are easily found elsewhere. However, I am thinking of adding more stuff like winamp skins and wallpapers and that sort of thing, since those would be a bit more unique to my site. Am I making any sense here?
13. What is the name of that song in one of the last episodes, it sounds like Real Folk Blues but it's different. Where can I get that?
That song is a hidden track at the end of Bebop OST 3 Blue. It's the See You Space Cowboy version of Real Folk Blues.
14. Do you have sheet music or tabs for any of the Bebop music? My band wants to play the music!
Unfortunately, I do not. There was a Cowboy Bebop Band Score book (ISBN 4-89601-413-8) and a Piano Piece book (ISBN 4-8114-3879-5) but both books are out of print and very difficult to find. The best place to try to find this book is AnimeBooks. They have been better than most places at keeping this hot item in stock :D I don't play any musical instruments, so I never actually purchased either book, and have no idea what exactly is in it.!
15. What is the name of the song that plays during ___ scene in episode ____.
I am sorry, I don't know all the song titles in all of the scenes off the top of my head. I wish I could just answer these easily! If I happen to know, I will tell you, but you probably will not get an answer from me ^^;;