Cowboy Bebop Blu-ray Slated for N. America in December

posted on 2014-08-09 16:30 EDT
DVD, standard Blu-ray, 2 premium Blu-ray/DVD editions

Funimation announced that Shinichiro Watanabe's classic Cowboy Bebop television anime will be released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America in December.

The 26-episode series will be released on DVD, standard Blu-ray, and in Amazon and premium Blu-ray/DVD editions. The two Premium Editions will each feature different packaging and premium items, but their precise details will be announced later.

Funimation describes the story:

Explore the far reaches of the galaxy in this undeniably hip series that inspired a generation – and redefined anime as an indisputable art form.

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motely lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can't wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein. On their own, any one of them is likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they're they most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

The anime streaming service Daisuki announced last year that it intends to stream the series before it is released on home video.

Bandai Entertainment previously held the license to the series. The series originally aired in Japan in 1998-1999.

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