A neo-noir anime classic is celebrating its 25th anniversary. With that, fans of Cowboy Bebop can now avail of a special home video release of the series. The Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Blu-ray box set is coming in April 2023. Crunchyroll is now accepting pre-orders.
“The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein.” the synopsis from Crunchyroll states.
The Cowboy Bebop – The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release date is April 4, 2023. The series will be available to watch in English and Japanese audio with English subtitles. It includes Episodes 1 to 26 and will be available in limited and standard editions. Here are the special features for both editions:
- Session #0
- Audio Commentaries with Japanese & English voice actors, Director Shinichiro Watanabe, and Composer Yoko Kanno
- Cast and Crew Interviews including Cartoon Network Producer Sean Akins
- 20th Anniversary: Interview With Koichi Yamadera
- A 25 Year Retrospective
- Memo from Bebop: The Dub Sessions Remembered
- Dinner Aboard the Bebop
- Ein’s Summer Vacation
- “Tank!” Music Clips
- Textless Opening and Ending Songs
Meanwhile, the Cowboy Bebop limited edition box set contains the following exclusives:
- Special Metallic Collector’s Box
- 5 art cards of the galaxy’s finest crew. Swap one with the cover for a slick custom look
- Never-before-seen 25th anniversary video
The Blu-ray standard edition costs $48.74, while the limited edition costs $63.74. Crunchyroll is accepting pre-orders until April 3. More information can be found on their website.
Cowboy Bebop is an anime series created by Hajime Yatate. Hajime Yatate refers to a group of people from the animation studio Sunrise, now known as Bandai Namco Filmworks. The anime premiered in 1999 and ran for 26 episodes.