Cowboy Bebop Perfect Collection (of 1) (

By:Chris Beveridge
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Release Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2001

What They Say
Jazz Agers, flower children, lost generation, beatniks, rockers, punks, nerds, hackers, lovers, generation X - whatever the designation, there have always been outlaws in our society who live in pursuit of autonomy. At times they are revered for their roles as pioneers, challenging the unknown; other times people consider them lawless desperadoes and a dangerous presence. Yet, really, it is only their exuberant music and an autonomy founded to express opinions different from those of others that set them apart from the rest of society.

The year 2071 A.D. That future is now. Driven out of their terrestrial eden, humanity chose the stars as the final frontier. With the section-by-section of collapse of the former nations a mixed jumble of races and peoples came. They spread to the stars, taking with them the now confused concepts of freedom, violence, illegality and love, where new rules and a new generation of outlaws came into being. People referred to them as Cowboy Bebops…

Disc 1:
Session #1 - Asteroid Blues
Session #2 - Stray Dog Strut
Session #3 - Honky Tonk Women
Session #4 - Gateway Shuffle
Session #5 - Ballad of Fallen Angels

Disc 2:
Session #6 - Sympathy For The Devil
Session #7 - Heavy Metal Queen
Session #8 - Waltz For Venus
Session #9 - Jamming With Edward
Session #10 - Ganymede Elegy

Disc 3:
Session #11 - Toys In The Attic
Session #12 - Jupiter Jazz (Part 1)
Session #13 - Jupiter Jazz (Part 2)
Session #14 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Disc 4:
Session #15 - My Funny Valentine
Session #16 - Black Dog Serenade
Session #17 - Mushroom Samba
Session #18 - Speak Like A Child

Disc 5:
Session #19 - Wild Horses
Session #20 - Pierrot Le Fou
Session #21 - Boogie-Woogie Feng-Shut
Session #22 - Cowboy Funk

Disc 6:
Session #23 - Brain Scratch
Session #24 - Hard Luck Woman
Session #25 - The Real Folk Blues (Part 1)
Session #26 - The Real Folk Blues (Part 2)

The Review!
A limited edition box set, this nice thick cardboard box has some great new artwork of the crew of the Bebop set against a black background. Contrary to usual box sets, the top flips open here to reveal the six discs and the CD soundtrack.

The box set was limited to a run of 10,000 or so and each box is numbered on the bottom.

For individual content reviews of this series, please see our individual reviews.

CD Soundtrack,Tank! Music Clip,Character Information,Sunrise Staff Interviews,Shoji Kawamori Interview,Shinichiro Watanabe Interview,Interviews with Keiko Nobumoto Yoko Nanno Kouichi Yamader (Spike) Megumi Hayashibara (Faye) Unshou Ishizuka (Jet) and Aoi Tada (Ed),Tank! DJ Remix Music Clip,The Real Folk Blues (Textless Ending),Image Gallery

Review Equipment
Toshiba TW40X81 40" HDTV, Skyworth 1050P Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Sony speakers.

Age Rating: 12 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Bandai Entertainment
MSRP: 199.99
Running time: 650
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Cowboy Bebop