Cowboy Bebop 25th Anniversary Project Revealed


The 1998 sci-fi adventure anime Cowboy Bebop is getting a 25th anniversary project that includes an exhibition and various goods. A special illustration from character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto was released with the announcement.

The COWBOY BEBOP Exhibition The 25th Anniversary Special Session will be held at Seibu Shibuya’s Movida hall from October 27 to November 19. It will feature cel drawings, design material, and photo spots. Beyond the exhibition, there will be another event in the form of a fair hosted at Ginza Tsutaya Books.

As for the goods, there are plans for design material books, Good Smile Company figures, F-LAGSTUF-F apparel (focusing on the anime’s female cast), and a collaboration with fashion commerce site ZOZOTOWN that has “Jam Session” as its concept. Fans of the anime’s soundtrack can expect music records of tracks re-edited by Yoko Kanno (“Tank! Gold,” “The Real Folk Blues Legends,” and “Songs for the Cosmic Sofa”), an original LP-BOX, and a “Netflix version” music record.

Cowboy Bebop isn’t the only Sunrise-produced anime that is having an exhibition later this year. “Armored Trooper Votoms” 40th Anniversary Exhibition ~Experience the Illustrations of Kunio Ookawara, Norio Shioyama via Dioramas~ will occupy the Movida hall from September 1 to 24 and will feature reproduced key animation of the 1983 mecha anime, as well as goods and resin kits. 

The Movida hall will later host “Aura Battler Dunbine” 40th Anniversary Exhibition ~Appearance Shibuya Sky~ from September 29 to October 22. This exhibition will have key animation and design sheet displays, photo spots, and goods.

Early bird tickets for the exhibitions are priced at 1,600 yen (~US$11.16, tax-included) while the regular tickets cost 1,800 yen (~US$12.56, tax-included).

Sources: @Cowboybebop_PR, @votoms_official, @dunbine40th, Comic Natalie, Mantan Web (1), (2), (3)

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