The Man Who Lived In Dreams

The Man Who Lived In Dreams

What Is It?

The YouTube video The Man Who Lived In Dreams by the YouTube channel Daniel Rodriguez, which is the opening scene for the Japanese anime (animated) movie, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door).

Here is the description for this video:

“It was just…that he was all alone
Always by himself
Never anyone to share the game
A man who lived in dreams
that’s who he was”


A Fistful Of Woolongs – A Cowboy Bebop Retrospective

A Fistful Of Woolongs – A Cowboy Bebop Retrospective

What is it?

The YouTube video A Fistful Of Woolongs – A Cowboy Bebop Retrospective by the YouTube channel Beyond Ghibli.

Here is the description for the video above:

Twenty years after its debut, Cowboy Bebop still stands as one of the greatest anime series of all time. In this video, I take a look at its rocky road to release and the lasting impact it’s had on the industry in the decades following.


Honest Trailers | Cowboy Bebop

Honest Trailers | Cowboy Bebop

What Is It?

The YouTube video Honest Trailers | Cowboy Bebop by the YouTube channel Screen Junkies.

Here is the description for this video:

Get The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross and discover more on Google Play. Enter the world of anime and set off for adventure!►… ►►Fandom 5 on Dragon Ball Z! If you want to play Trivia and learn more check this out – ►►Subscribe to ScreenJunkies!► ►►Watch the Honest Trailers Commentary LIVE on Fandom Entertainment► ►►Thank you to Spike himself Steve Blum for lending his voice! Support his stuff! ►His Website!► and ►His Social Media► @Blumspew ►His YouTube Channel►… Honest Trailers | Cowboy Bebop Voice Narration: Jon Bailey aka Epic Voice Guy Written by: Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Danielle Radford, & Lon Harris Produced by: Spencer Gilbert & Joe Starr Edited by: Kevin Williamsen Post-Production Supervisor: Emin Bassavand Supervising Producer: Max Dionne Associate Producer: Ryan O’Toole Executive Producer: Roth Cornet #HonestTrailers #BlockbusterSummer


Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door)

What is it?

The 2001 Japanese anime (animated) science fiction movie Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door).

Cowboy Bebop The Movie – Theatrical Trailer
Cowboy Bebop The Movie Steel Book Collectors Edition Coming Soon

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this anime (animated) movie:

The popular animé series Cowboy Bebop gets its own feature-length film with the aptly named Cowboy Bebop: The Movie.

Set in the late 21st century, it jumps into the series’ story line just prior to its conclusion, with the bounty hunting crew of the interstellar craft Bebop chasing a hacker aboard a tanker into a major city on Mars.

As crew member Faye Valentine closes in on the tanker, she witnesses its catastrophic explosion, which soon appears to be a viral terrorist attack as the death toll continues to mount in the days following.

Furthermore, Faye caught a glimpse of the person responsible for the blast and is thus the only surviving witness of the crime.

After the government puts out a large bounty for the perpetrator’s capture, the Bebop gang — slacker Spike Spiegel, former policeman Jet Black, and hacker girl genius Edward — begin their own hunt for the mass murderer, who is eventually revealed to be one Vincent Volaju.

Vincent, it turns out, was the lone survivor of a governmental medical test and now seeks revenge by unleashing the same microscopic robotic virus used in the tanker explosion on the unsuspecting city.

The Bebop crew must scramble to prevent Vincent from carrying out his plan, as well as try to locate an anti-virus to counterattack the effects of Vincent’s virus.

Released in both dubbed and subtitled cuts in the United States in 2003, Cowboy Bebop – The Movie premiered in Japan in 2001.


Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Luci Christian, Jovan Jackson, and Bryson Baugus in Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 (2017)
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2017 tech-noir cyberpunk anime (animated) short film Blade Runner Black Out 2022.


Short Film

What is it about?

This is how the Warner Bros. Pictures YouTube channel describes this short anime (animated) film:

In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world.

Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo’s Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new and highly-anticipated animated short which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049.

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos.

K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.

From executive producer Ridley Scott and director Denis Villeneuve, #BladeRunner2049 stars Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

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My Thoughts

I wish that this anime (animated) short film would have been longer, and I wish that the animation was more consistent because there were several different animation styles used and one of the beginning walking animations was bad; but fortunately some of the animation is good, and it had some good short action scenes.

This could have been its own miniseries, television show, or movie if it were longer with consistent animation; maybe that will happen one day.

This anime short film reminded me of The Animatrix and Robot Carnival combined with a few other things.

The end,

-John Jr