Cowboy Bebop is one of those shows that sticks with you for life once you watched it, whether anime or not. Why do you think Funimation is celebrating it now over 20 years after its initial broadcast?

See you space cowboy…

Funimation is proud to announce that they’re celebrating the gloriously hilarious space western anime that is Cowboy Bebop. You know, the one that helped made anime a thing in the Western world?

Cowboy Bebop helped legitimize anime as a varied, sophisticated, cinematic medium for a generation of fans. The series isn’t driven by sci-fi spectacle but by the characters and relationships on display. That’s what made it an instant hit in Japan and in the United States. And the music is just off-the-hook cool.”

Asa Suehira, Chief Content Officer at Funimation Global Group

To celebrate the occasion, Funimation are announcing that they’ve brought the anime to their streaming service. You can watch all 26 episodes on Funimation now, in both Japanese audio with English subtitles, and English dub. The anime is also available in Spanish and Portuguese subs and dubs too.

Cowboy Bebop: Bonus Details

Cowboy Bebop key art.
So many cool spaceships, and in so many colors to boot.

That’s not all though. Funimation is also announcing a new line of Cowboy Bebop merch on the Funimation Shop. They already have the Cowboy Bebop complete series box set on Blu-ray in the shop right now. In addition to that, they also have:

  • Exciting new offerings from Funko later this year.
  • A new apparel line from Chalk Line in time for the holidays.
  • New posters from Trends International coming this year.
  • Resin statue figurines from First4Figures, including Jet Black, with more to be added at Funimation.
  • Pick your favorite Cowboy Bebop design and customize your debit/credit cards with CUCU Covers.
  • Bioworld has launched customized apparel and accessory products unique to retailers Hot Topic, Box Lunch, Spencer’s, Atsuko and more.
  • More apparel, wall scroll, plush, and small accessory releases from Great Eastern Entertainment.
  • Removable and reusable wall decals from Fathead.
  • Six limited edition vinyl figures from Youtooz.

Lastly, the Anime and Beyond Discord server by Hot Topic will be hosting a Halloween Watch-A-Long on October 8, 2021. Cowboy Bebop will be one of the shows on this Watch-A-Long, specifically during Session 20 with Pierre Le Fou. The Watch-A-Long will also feature a whole bunch of “spooky episodes of anime”, so if you’re interested, check it out in the link above.


Funimation is celebrating the legendary anime Cowboy Bebop. To commemorate the occasion, Funimation is releasing a whole bunch of new merch for this space western anime. Oh, and they’re announcing that they’re streaming the anime on their streaming service. If you’ve somehow never watched this classic anime, this might be your chance to do so.

Source: Funimation, Funimation Shop, Funimation Shop, Discord