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Cowboy Bebop: Every Easter Egg anime in season 1

If there is such a thing Live-action by Netflix Cowboy Bebop the series is full of it’s references and easter eggs for original 1998 anime. Starring John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Danielle Pineda as bounty hunters Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine, live-action Cowboy Bebop the series is eager to flex its interests by viewing each episode with visual nods not only to anime but to other movies and albums referenced by anime. In fact, it is almost impossible to distinguish between what is implied and what is actually relevant to the program itself.

To that end, we’ve meticulously combed through the entire 10-episode season to put together a list of every on-screen Easter egg we could find in the new Netflix season. Cowboy Bebop!


Episode 1 “Cowboy Gospel”

Watanabe . Casino

Watanabe Casino Logo

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Right from the leap, Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop draws viewers in with a nod to the original series through the name of one of its most popular creators. “Watanabe Casino” refers to Shinichirō Watanabe, director of the year 1998 Cowboy Bebop who, along with screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, animation director Toshihiro Kawamoto, lead animator Yutaka Nakamura and composer Yoko Kanno is recognized as one of the main creative forces behind the anime. Watanabe was also a creative consultant on Netflix Cowboy Bebop series.

“Spider-Man from Mars”

Ashtray with the words

Image: Netflix

The ashtray in which Spike disposes of his cigarette is emblazoned with the words “Spider-Man from Mars”, a reference to David Bowie’s 1972 glam rock album “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Coming Spider-Man.” from Mars.” The ashtray itself is a reference to a glimpse in the third volume of the original Cowboy Bebop, “Honky Tonk Women”, is also set in a hotel.

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

The coin “Woolong” is decorated with the words, “Valentina Tereshkova; First woman in space”

Image: Netflix

As Spike tosses his Woolong fifty in the air, a shot of the reverse side of the coin can be seen with an astronaut helmet surrounded by the words “Valentina Tereshkova; first woman in space. This is a reference to the real-life cosmonaut, who on June 16, 1963, launched aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft and became the first female astronaut in space. Although not a nod to the original Cowboy Bebop even so, it’s still a fun and innocuous world-building part of a live-action series.

Children play ball in front of the Graffiti painting “Free Titan”

Children playing soccer in front of a graffiti.

Image: Netflix

Graffiti seen in New Tijuana with the words “Free Titan” referring to the Titan War, a largely offscreen event referred to in the original Cowboy Bebop Anime plays an important role in the plot of both Spike Vicious’s Enemy and his former teammate Gren. Both Vicious and Gren has a significantly different storyline in the live-action series than in the original anime, although the Great War of Titan is still mentioned throughout the series.

Space Warriors T-shirt on the shelf

A t-shirt on a shelf with the Space Warriors logo.

Image: Netflix

The cartoon sea mouse t-shirt seen on the shelf next to the woman talking to Spike is a reference to the eco-terrorist group known as the “Space Warriors” in the fourth episode of the series. origin. Cowboy Bebop, “Gateway Shuffle.” The group themselves appear in the fourth episode of the live-action Cowboy Bebop series, “Soul Callisto.”

Three old men

Three old men drinking beer on the table

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The three old men seen talking to Spike are references to Antonio, Carlos and Jobim; Three old men appear throughout the first eight episodes of the Cowboy Bebop anime. The characters’ names are related to Brazilian composer Antônio Carlos Jobim, and the trio are seen once again bowling alongside the Bebop crew in the eighth episode of the live-action series, “Sad Clown A- Go-Go.”

Episode 2 “Venus Pop”

A photo of Steve Blum on the fridge

Spike and Jet stare at a robotic hand with

Image: Netflix

As Spike and Jet looked at the Teddy Bomber’s severed prosthetic hand, a photograph of what appeared to be Steve Blum, Original English voice actor as for Spike Spiegel in the anime, can be seen hanging from the fridge.

The wall of the crane in Vicious’ penthouse

Japan wall scroll crane

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The crane wall that hangs in Vicious’s penthouse is a reference to the original character’s unnamed pet first introduced in the fifth episode of the original anime, “Ballad of Fallen Angels.”

Names of Syndicate Elders

Vicious and Julia stand in front of three masked figures.

Image: Netflix

The council of elders in charge of the Red Dragon association is completely different from the original anime. For starters, the “Red Dragon organization” is now just called the “Association”, and the elders themselves are no longer called “Van”. If you watch the scene where the elders question and humiliate Vicious in front of his wife Julia with subtitles, you’ll notice that each of the three members is named after a character from William Shakespeare’s Storms; Caliban, Prospero and Miranda. Why? No clues, but there’s an easter egg for you!

Episode 4 “Callisto’s Soul”

“Samba Mushroom” on the menu

Close-up of the restaurant menu with a dish called

Image: Netflix

When Spike perused the dinner menu in “Callisto Soul,” one of the dishes was named “Mushroom Samba.” This is a reference to the name of episode 17 of the original anime, where Edward and Ein search for food after Bebop’s crash lands on Io and ends with the trail of an illegal psychedelic mushroom dealer.

Episode 5 “Darkside Tango”

“Jamming With Edward: The Supernatural Explored”

Receptionist reading magazines

Image: Netflix

When Jet and his former ISSP partner Fad approached the drugstore, the receptionist was reading a magazine with the title, “Jamming With Edward: The Supernatural Explored.” This is a reference to the title of the ninth volume of Cowboy Bebop anime, itself a reference to the 1972 Rolling Stones album of the same name.

Episode 8 “Sad Clown”

“Serious Medicine”

Serious medical logo

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Cherious Medical, the secret laboratory that holds Pierrot Lefou in the eighth volume of Cowboy Bebop, “Sad Clown A-Go-Go”, named after the pharmaceutical company responsible for the production of biological weapons used by Vincent Volaju in 2001 Cowboy Bebop: The Movie. Volaju was mentioned in the final moments of the season, so it’s reasonable to assume the company will show up again in the future.

Mad Pierrot re-reads Blade Runner’s “Tears in the Rain” speech

Mad Pierrot stared at the Tongpu barista outfit with the caption,

Image: Netflix

When Mad Pierrot was wandering the abandoned grounds of the amusement park “Earthland”, he came across a glass case containing the costume of a Tongpu clown. He then plunges into a soliloquy where he interprets Roy BattyMonologue “Tears in the Rain” from the 1982 film Blade Runner … at France. Why? I don’t know, but it’s an easter egg!

Jet Named a Series of Blade Runner References

Jet asks Spike if he serves on Shoulder Orion.

Image: Netflix

After stopping Spike from fighting Pierrot Lefou on his own, Jet confronted him with mistaken suspicions that Spike was a former special forces soldier before becoming a bounty hunter. He then asked if he had served on “Shoulder Orion” or “Gateway of Tanhaus”. Both of these names are references to locations mentioned in Roy Batty“Tears in the rain” speech from the 1982 movie Blade Runner, which itself was directly referenced in the previous scene by Mad Pierrot.

“An old painting by Lee Marvin”

Jet explains the plan against Pierrot Lefou to Spike and Faye.

Image: Netflix

While rehearsing how the trio plans to fight Pierrot Lefou, Spike asks Jet why the plan has to be repeated. Jet replied that keeping the plan would help with keeping the plan and that he had seen it in “an old picture of Lee Marvin”. This is a reference to the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, in which Lee Marvin’s character Major John Reisman teaches a team of convicted murderers a 16-line rhyme to remember their role in a coordinated mission to assassinate several High-ranking Nazi officer.

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Aila Slisco

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