Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the popular story Cowboy Bebop, the character in the series, Shinichiro Watanabe, will attend the public screening of the franchise’s feature film.
According to an update from the Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater in Tokyo, Watanabe, who is also the director of the movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, will be attending the screening on September 23. The event will also feature participation. faces of the main voice actors Koichi Yamadera, Megumi Hayashibara, and Aoi Tada among others.
Cowboy Bebop enthusiasts are naturally excited about the event. This also marks the first time in a decade that the Cowboy Bebop crew has gathered for an anime event. Writer Dai Sato will assist with the workshop’s process. With anticipation, tickets for the screening are in high demand and distribution will be decided through the lottery system at the Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater, with each ticket costing around US$25.
A movie screening for TV series will also be held free of charge. Fans have the opportunity to participate by voting for their favorite episodes on the Sunrise World website until August 31. Episode categories include action, comedy, and drama. The two most voted episodes will be streamed on Sunrise’s official YouTube channel in the near future. Fans can also submit questions on the website to ask the crew.
The creative influence extends to a variety of art forms, expressed through the intricate new visuals of character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto. A variety of tributes appeared, including an upcoming exhibition at the Seibushibuyaten Movidakan store and a series of collaborations. Famous fashion brands like F-LAGSTUF-F and ZOZOTOWN are part of this vibrant celebration, along with sophisticated characters created by Good Smile Company.
Also known as Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie debuted in Japan in 2001, followed by a US release the following year. The film was released on home video in the US in 2003. Its lasting impact was evident in subsequent Blu-ray releases in 2008 (Japan) and 2011 (US). A special 20th anniversary screening was also held by Funimation Films in 2018. The film follows the first season of the Cowboy Bebop television series, which began in 1998. With a neoclassical space western theme , the film quickly catapulted Cowboy Bebop into one of the most beloved franchises in anime history. Even after more than two decades, the appeal of Spike and his companions remains undiminished, drawing attention wherever they venture.
Cowboy Bebop: The Movie will premiere on September 23 at the Shinjuku Piccadilly Theater in Tokyo.
Source: Comic Natalie, via Anime News Network