Cowboy Bebop the Movie (Also known as Knocking on Heaven’s Door in Japan) follows Spike, Jet, Ed, Ein and Faye as they go after another bounty. But Faye witnesses an explosion and the government suspects a biological attack and offers a reward of 300,000,000,000 Woolongs to anyone who can catch the culprit.
This movie is fun, just plain and simple fun. It may be 10 years old but I found it to be very well done, the animation looks terrific and the English dub is spot on.
Steve Blum is great as Spike Spiegal and I enjoy his acting a lot. He’s an excellent voice actor and he does an excellent job in this movie. Wendee Lee is also good in this movie and she plays Faye Valentine perfectly. Melissa Fahn is still quirky and insane as Ed but that’s to be expected. Beau Billingslea is excellent and he’s good in this movie too. The animation for this movie is fantastic. Everything looks really nice and the character designs are really good. It’s definitely a good movie and has aged really well. The animation doesn’t look old at all and it’s very good. This movie has one of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in awhile and it was really well done. The music is excellent in this anime movie. Yoko Kanno is an excellent composer and her music for this anime movie is terrific. Her music score fits perfectly and it’s very nice to listen to. You can read my review of the Cowboy Bebop anime.
Overall, I highly recommend Cowboy Bebop: The Movie to anyone who likes anime movies. If you want a good movie to watch definitely pick this one up. If you’re unsure of whether or not you want to buy this one see if you can get it from your local library or movie rental store or Netflix. If you’re a fan of Cowboy Bebop you should definitely buy this movie, and if you’ve never seen Cowboy Bebop, this is a good introduction to it, I enjoyed it a lot and it’s well worth your time and money.