Thursday, November 19, 2009

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

We watched this anime movie last night in Japanese edit here with English subtitles. (You can also choose to have English dialogue, but the voices aren't as good, and you don't get the same pronunciation of Spike's name as in the Japanese.)

Great animation, reminiscent of my favorite cartoon, the 90s version of Batman. I'm always intrigued by animation that includes shadows, changes in light, and crowd scenes with plenty of different faces and bodies and clothing. There's an incredible crowd scene toward the end of a Halloween parade on Mars - it looks like a futuristic version of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.


The movie is based on the cartoon series: a collection of misfit bounty hunters (including a Welsh Corgi with "enhanced intelligence" and edit here Ed (not George), a quirky, androgynous, computer-hacker adolescent) on Mars in the 21st century.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Er, by George, you really mean Ed. Radical Edward is her hacker name.

C.