The BEST episodes of Cowboy Bebop

Every episode of Cowboy Bebop ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cowboy Bebop!

In the year 2071 humanity has colonized the entire Solar System through the use of "Phase Difference Space Gates". A catastrophic accident occurred during the development of the Gates, damaging both the Earth and the Moon, heavily irradiating the surface, and forcing most of mankind to evacuate to other planets of the Solar System. Wherever humanity goes, so goes its criminal element, and thus the need for those who hunt criminals. The newly formed solar system police reinstated the bounty scheme of the Wild West. Cowboy Bebop is the story of the four inhabitants of the spaceship Bebop, and the living they barely make at bounty hunting.

Last Updated: 5/15/2024Network: WOWOWStatus: Ended
The Real Folk Blues (2)
949 votes

#1 - The Real Folk Blues (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 4/24/1999

Spike finally finds the woman he’s been searching for, and Faye makes a surprising return to the Bebop. With the syndicate in hot pursuit, Spike seeks to end the reign of Vicious.

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The Real Folk Blues (1)
874 votes

#2 - The Real Folk Blues (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired 4/17/1999

Spike and Jet are ambushed by members of the syndicate, and Faye has an unexpected encounter with a woman from Spike’s past.

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Hard Luck Woman
839 votes

#3 - Hard Luck Woman

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 4/10/1999

Faye and Ed discover clues to their respective pasts that could send the crew of the Bebop heading in very different directions.

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Pierrot Le Fou
819 votes

#4 - Pierrot Le Fou

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/13/1999

Spike takes a beating during a chance encounter with an indestructible assassin. While Jet searches for the secret to the madman’s power, Spike goes looking for payback!

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Speak Like a Child
1006 votes

#5 - Speak Like a Child

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/19/1998

When a mysterious package arrives, Faye disappears on a gambling binge, and Spike and Jet embark on a frustrating search for ancient technology!

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Ballad of Fallen Angels
1133 votes

#6 - Ballad of Fallen Angels

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/21/1998

Spike aims to collect the bounty on a member of the Red Dragon Syndicate, but his mission leads him into a deadly showdown with a face from his past!

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Jupiter Jazz (2)
931 votes

#7 - Jupiter Jazz (2)

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/29/1998

Jet continues his mission to reunite his Bebop comrades, and Spike finds himself locked in a brutal dogfight with his old nemesis Vicious.

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Brain Scratch
737 votes

#8 - Brain Scratch

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 4/3/1999

Faye goes undercover to collect the bounty on a deranged cult leader, but when the mysterious organization brainwashes her into a very deep sleep – she’ll need a little help from her friends.

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Jupiter Jazz (1)
879 votes

#9 - Jupiter Jazz (1)

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/22/1998

Faye robs and abandons the Bebop crew, Spike goes in search of a woman he once knew, and Vicious makes another deadly appearance.

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My Funny Valentine
858 votes

#10 - My Funny Valentine

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/12/1998

When Jet brings in a fugitive from Faye’s past, the rebellious beauty must decide whether to turn him in – or give an old flame one last chance.

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Cowboy Funk
762 votes

#11 - Cowboy Funk

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 3/27/1999

Spike’s attempts to apprehend the infamous Teddy Bear Bomber are maddeningly derailed by a mysterious – and clueless – cowboy!

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Ganymede Elegy
946 votes

#12 - Ganymede Elegy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/8/1998

When a case takes the Bebop crew to Jet’s old stomping ground, the big man crosses paths with an old lover – and her wanted boyfriend.

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Mushroom Samba
827 votes

#13 - Mushroom Samba

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/20/1999

After the Bebop crash lands, Ed and Ein’s search for food turns up some very expensive mushrooms with psychedelic side effects!

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Sympathy for the Devil
1090 votes

#14 - Sympathy for the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/28/1998

The latest case for the crew of the Bebop finds Spike pitted against a young boy with a talent for the harmonica – and murder.

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Bohemian Rhapsody
845 votes

#15 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/5/1998

The Bebop Crew embarks on a wild goose chase of a bounty hunt that leads them deep into space in search of an ancient chess master.

Writer: Dai Satô
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Gateway Shuffle
1148 votes

#16 - Gateway Shuffle

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 11/14/1998

Faye teams up with Spike and Jet to track down a gang of space activists that plans on turning the human population into monkeys!

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Toys in the Attic
943 votes

#17 - Toys in the Attic

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/15/1998

When an unusual, blob-like space creature infects Ein, Faye, and Jet, Spike and Radical Edward must figure out a way to save their friends.

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Heavy Metal Queen
1051 votes

#18 - Heavy Metal Queen

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/17/1998

The Bebop crew pursues a renegade explosives expert, and Spike crosses paths with a nameless space trucker that hates bounty hunters.

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Waltz for Venus
1047 votes

#19 - Waltz for Venus

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/24/1998

Spike gets involved with a fugitive who is willing to risk his own life to restore his sister’s sight. Can the Bebop crew save the day before tragedy strikes?

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Black Dog Serenade
840 votes

#20 - Black Dog Serenade

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/13/1999

Jet teams up with a former partner to settle the score with the man who took his arm, but he soon discovers that memories can be deceiving.

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Jamming with Edward
1078 votes

#21 - Jamming with Edward

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/1/1998

The Bebop crew tries to crack the case of mysterious satellite drawings appearing on the Earth’s surface, but they’ll need help from a hacker know as Radical Edward to earn their bounty!

Writer: Dai Satô
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Asteroid Blues
1703 votes

#22 - Asteroid Blues

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/24/1998

Spike and Jet head to Tijuana to track down an outlaw smuggling a dangerous drug known as blood-eye. Jet wants the bounty, but Spike has eyes for a far prettier prize.

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Honky Tonk Women
1322 votes

#23 - Honky Tonk Women

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/10/1998

A night at the casino lands Spike and Jet in hot water when they cross paths with Faye Valentine, a stunning con artist wanted by the law – and the bad guys.

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Wild Horses
786 votes

#24 - Wild Horses

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/6/1999

While Spike pays a visit to the man who built his ship, Faye and Jet go fishing for space pirates.

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Boogie Woogie Feng Shui
723 votes

#25 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 3/20/1999

Spurred by a cryptic email, Jet goes looking for an old friend, but finds his daughter – and a mysterious sun stone – instead.

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