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Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Edition Released This April


3, 2, 1... Let's Jam. 2023 marks the 25th Anniversary of the original release of anime classic Cowboy Bebop. To commemorate the occasion Crunchyroll have announced a new collector's edition Blu-Ray release of the series.

In case you've been living under a space rock for the past quarter of a century, the series follows the exploits of bounty hunter Spike Speigel and the crew of the spaceship Bebop. Fusing sci-fi with influences including westerns, film noir, kung fu and blaxploitation, the series is widely considered one of the best anime ever made. The series originally aired in Japan from April 3, 1998.

The new set comes housed in a special metallic collector's box and includes 5 art cards that can be swapped with the cover for a custom look. It also includes a never seen before new 25th Anniversary video that is exclusive to this edition. Additionally, it includes the extensive special features featured on the existing Funimation release of the series, including commentaries and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Cowboy Bebop - The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set 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
Cowboy Bebop - The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set Special Features
  • 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 

The Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on April 4. Click here to preorder from Amazon or here from RightStuf Anime. A cheaper standard edition (without the metallic box and art cards) will also be released.