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FUNimation Showcases ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Exclusive Anime Packaging Editions

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Cowboy Bebop
Cowboy Bebop

After previously getting a look at the regular edition release covers, FUNimation has now taken a look at the premium edition releases for Cowboy Bebop. Set for release on December 16th, 2014 in regular DVD edition and Blu-ray edition in addition to retailer exclusive packaging at FUNimation itself and Amazon, there’s definitely going to be some hard choices ahead in terms of what fans will want to get with the packaging and exclusive items. The releases are same in terms of on-disc content, which includes:

DVD Extras (160 minutes):

  • Memo from Bebop: The Dub Sessions Remembered – a brand new 95-minute original extra, featuring the original English-language cast of Cowboy Bebop as they give you the behind-the-scenes stories  about recording this seminal series.
  • Session #1 Audio Commentary with Koichi Yamadera (Spike) and Unshou Ishizuka (Jet)
  • Session #5 Audio Commentary with Wendee Lee (Faye) and ADR Producer Yutaka Maseba
  • Interview with Wendee Lee (English Voice of Faye Valentine)
  • Session #10 Audio Commentary with Wendee Lee (Faye) and ADR Producer Yutaka Maseba
  • Interview with Cartoon Network Producer Sean Akins
  • Session #17 Audio Commentary with Director Shinichiro Watanabe and Composer Yoko Kanno
  • Tank!” Full-Size Music Clip
  • “Tank!” Club Remix Music Clip -UK Version-
  • Session #24 Audio Commentary with Megumi Hayashibara (Faye) and Aoi Tada (Ed)
  • Original Opening and Closing Songs
  • Textless Opening and Closing Songs
  • Ein’s Summer Vacation
  • Cowboy Bebop Session #0
  • U.S. Trailer

Blu-ray Extras (227 minutes):

  • All of the DVD extras, plus
  • Dinner Aboard the Bebop, a brand new 68-minute original extra, featuring the original English-language cast of Cowboy Bebop reunited for dinner, drinks, and a very special script reading!

With the two exclusive editions, the FUNimation one will look like this and include:

  • Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)
  • Exclusive Limited Edition tri-fold packaging in the style of a vintage record cover
  • Display easel for packaging
  • Four exclusive art cards
  • Exclusive art card with foil-stamped autograph from director Shinichiro Watanabe
  • Only 2,500 available!

Bebop FUNimation Exclusive

While the Amazon edition will look like this:

  • Complete TV series on Blu-ray and DVD (combo pack)
  • Exclusive Limited Edition clamshell art box
  • 140 page black and white art book
  • 48 page vibrant, full-color art book
  • Only 10,000 available!
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Plot concept: 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 facade 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 would be likely to get lost in the sprawl of space, but together, they’re the most entertaining gang of bounty hunters in the year 2071.

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