The BEST Episodes of Cowboy Bebop

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2021

Network: WOWOW

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.

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The Real Folk Blues (2)

#1 - The Real Folk Blues (2)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Apr 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.

star 9.26
768 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, Yoshiyuki Takei
The Real Folk Blues (1)

#2 - The Real Folk Blues (1)

Season 1 - Episode 25 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.86
709 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Pierrot Le Fou

#3 - Pierrot Le Fou

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 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!

star 8.70
639 votes
Writers: Sadayuki Murai
Hard Luck Woman

#4 - Hard Luck Woman

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 10, 1999

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

star 8.70
670 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Speak Like a Child

#5 - Speak Like a Child

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 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!

star 8.63
828 votes
Writers: Akihiko Inari
Ballad of Fallen Angels

#6 - Ballad of Fallen Angels

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 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!

star 8.40
931 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Jupiter Jazz (2)

#7 - Jupiter Jazz (2)

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired May 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.

star 8.30
720 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Brain Scratch

#8 - Brain Scratch

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 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.

star 8.30
572 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
My Funny Valentine

#9 - My Funny Valentine

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jun 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.

star 8.23
667 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, Kunihiro Mori
Jupiter Jazz (1)

#10 - Jupiter Jazz (1)

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 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.

star 8.21
699 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Cowboy Funk

#11 - Cowboy Funk

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 27, 1999

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

star 8.19
596 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Bohemian Rhapsody

#12 - Bohemian Rhapsody

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jun 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.

star 8.12
648 votes
Writers: Dai Satô
Ganymede Elegy

#13 - Ganymede Elegy

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 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.

star 8.10
755 votes
Writers: Akihiko Inari
Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

#14 - Boogie Woogie Feng Shui

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 20, 1999

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

star 8.08
563 votes
Writers: Sadayuki Murai, Shinichirō Watanabe
Mushroom Samba

#15 - Mushroom Samba

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 20, 1999

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

star 8.07
652 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote, Shinichirō Watanabe
Heavy Metal Queen

#16 - Heavy Metal Queen

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 17, 1998

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

star 8.06
849 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Sympathy for the Devil

#17 - Sympathy for the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.05
902 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Gateway Shuffle

#18 - Gateway Shuffle

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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!

star 8.04
943 votes
Writers: Sadayuki Murai
Wild Horses

#19 - Wild Horses

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 6, 1999

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

star 8.04
618 votes
Writers: Akihiko Inari
Toys in the Attic

#20 - Toys in the Attic

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 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.

star 8.03
762 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Black Dog Serenade

#21 - Black Dog Serenade

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 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.

star 8.00
659 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Waltz for Venus

#22 - Waltz for Venus

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 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?

star 7.97
861 votes
Writers: Michiko Yokote
Asteroid Blues

#23 - Asteroid Blues

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.97
1,482 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto
Jamming with Edward

#24 - Jamming with Edward

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 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!

star 7.95
874 votes
Writers: Dai Satô
Honky Tonk Women

#25 - Honky Tonk Women

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.95
1,075 votes
Writers: Keiko Nobumoto, Ryota Yamaguchi