Cowboy Bebop Manga Volume 1

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SKU: 9781427852571

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About Cowboy Bebop Manga Volume 1

Cowboy Bebop manga volume 1 features story by Hajime Yatate and art by Yutaka Nanten.

What's money between friends? But, wait, who said they were friends?

The lone wolf, the wizened vet, the femme fatale, the smart-mouth kid, when Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed get together; it can mean only one thing: carnage is about to ensue. In keeping with the popular but off-beat anime, the manga begins a series of original stories that take the action to a whole new level. Spike, Jet and Faye all end up after the same bounty, Spike goes after a convict who's already in prison, and Faye (the con-artist she is) ends up the victim of a con not once, but twice.

This book is part of the Right Stuf Print on Demand program, and each book features high-grade, 70-pound, bright white paper. All interior pages are printed in a high-quality black and white.


  • Publisher: TOKYOPOP
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Science Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Space
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Release Date: 1/29/2002
  • Page Count: 184
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Written Language: English

Too bad these stories didn't appear in the anime

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I'm sure everyone knows that the Cowboy bebop manga trilogy was never animated,as they were side stories of the crew of the Bebop. But still, the manga is very good, and we see Spike, Jet, Faye and Ed going on adventures that they never go on in the anime. From catching a guy who puts up a fake bounty, to getting bothered by a news reporter who thinks the lives of bounty hunters are glamorous, to helping an old guy who resembles Spike's old boss, Mao Yenrai, this is all one thing leading to another. Vicious is never mentioned, we meet a lady who was Faye's best friend, (so at one time, Faye wasn't alone) and we find out that Ed made a computer virus before going to Mars and much more! The artwork is very good too, the characters look the way they should be. This is one of the best manga, and at one time, both the anime and manga were at the top of the charts.

Not as good as the series, but good for fans.

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The manga is not consistent with the anime, nor is it canon. It's simply a collection of original stories surrounding the crew of the Bebop and like the majority of the anime, the is no main plot. Some might like this variety, others may hate it. It's enjoyable, but I would rather watch the anime. 3.5/5

Worn but still good.

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Received it and noticed right awaythat the pages have a yellow tint to it. But still a good read.

A little Worn but Readable

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The books pages are slightly yellowed and the covers a bit rough around the edges, but it's in a perfectly readable conditions and has great stories that were excluded in the anime.

Fun for fans of the anime

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I bought this manga because I love the anime, of course. It contains enjoyable short stories of the bebop crew tracking down bounties somewhere before the shows finale . I found the stories themselves to be creative, funny, and very true to the nature of the characters we have come to love. The artwork itself is a little off and there are a couple type-os. Overall, its pretty fun if you have seen the series.

2 stars but I might try the next volume

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This book is full of typos and weird stuff like "You knew, even-though you are a wimps, you're a nice guy." The artwork is ok, but there's nothing really special about it. There are 4 stories, the first two are just a bunch of cheap jokes and it wasn't similar to the anime as I remember it. It got a little better in the third story and even better in the fourth. Fourth story gets into Jet's past with the police.

A Great Book For Fans

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To start off the trilogy with this first manga, doesn't have anything story wise from the anime, but is a great read especially for fans of the animated series, and the presentation is so crisp and clean that I couldn't possibly appreciate it any further than with the beautiful pages.