East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Space Cowboy


Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “Space Cowboy

  1. One of the greatest anime I’ve ever seen. I was lucky enough to approach anime through Mtv in 2001, when I was just 14. During the same TV season, I had the possibility to watch: Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Blue Submarine n.6 (touching), Trigun (wonderful & funny) and Master Mosquiton (pure oddness). That experience helped me to develop a personal taste in Japanese animation. Well, Cowboy Bebop it’s the one among these that survived the test of time.
    Moreover, differently from the rest of the pop culture, the Japanese animation further improved during the last 20 years, reaching new peaks of excellence.


    • That run of anime on MTV was quite interesting.
      A pity the thing did not generate a better understanding and more interest in the genre.


      • Well, in 2001-2002 they also broadcasted Excel saga (unforgettable), GTO (funny Indeed) and Inuyasha (well, not bad but forgettable). At the beginning of the 2000’s MTV had quite an Eye for interesting Japanese anime, and the dubbing made by Dynamic Italia was excellent. In 2003 they broadcasted Full Metal Alchemist (the first, dark, desperate series) and Abenobashi. It was a lucky period in which quality Met quantity – and It helped me and my friends to improve our taste in animation. We discovered that there were A LOT of excellent Japanese series – luckily, it’s still like this nowadays. In any case, Cowboy bebop was the best of them all.


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