Watch Cowboy Bebop: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Full Movie

When Cowboy Bebop first premiered in North America on Adult Swim in September of 2001, it was one of the great defining moments of anime securing its cultural foothold in the West. Set in the year 2071, Cowboy Bebop was many things: a sci-fi western noir character drama built around the themes of existentialism, identity and loneliness. But above all else it was a master course in cinematic evocation, channeling the ineffable cool of turn-of-the-century jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and film noir and transforming it into something that was unlike anything that had come before or since. With a script penned by Keiko Nobumoto, a score by the inimitable Yoko Kanno, action scenes framed and choreographed by Yutaka Nakamura, and series’ director Shinichiro Watanabe returning at the helm, Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door is the anime equivalent of a seminal band getting back together for one last farewell tour after ending off on a high-note and a bang.

Director: Shinichirô Watanabe, Tensai Okamura
Writers: Marc Handler, Keiko Nobumoto
Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest
Plot Keywords: explosion | virus | terrorist | spaceship | future
Taglines: Are you living in the real world?
Genres: Animation | Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Certificate: R