Comic Book Series
Cowboy Bebop shooting star volume 1 cover

Cover to Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star vol. 1

Cowboy Bebop is published by TokyoPop as part of the Cowboy Bebop: Shooing Star line. Current price is $14.99 per volume.

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Cowboy Bebop - "Monkey Magic" (Unreleased)

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Irregular. Tankōbon. Scheduled for twenty-nine volumes.


Main Characters[]

  • Spike Spiegel (スパイク・スピーゲル, Supaiku Supīgeru)
  • Jet Black (ジェット・ブラック, Jetto Burakku)
  • Faye Valentine (フェイ・ヴァレンタイン, Fei Varentain)
  • Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (エドワード・ウォン・ハウ・ペペル・チブルスキー4世, Edowādo Won Hau Peperu Chiburusukī Yonsei)
  • Ein (アイン, Ain)
  • "Vicious" (ビシャス, Bishasu)
  • Julia (ジュリア, Juria)

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Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star (1997 - 1998)[]

This is the current volume, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

WorldCat - ISBN 1421528827

Cowboy Bebop (1998 - 1999)[]


Two Cowboy Bebop manga series have been released, both published by Kadokawa Shoten and serialized in Asuka Fantasy DX. The first manga series, titled Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star and illustrated by Cain Kuga, was serialized from October issue 1997, before the anime series' release, to July issue 1998. It was collected into two volumes in 1998, the first one in May and the second one in September. The second manga series, simply titled Cowboy Bebop and illustrated by Yutaka Nanten [ja], was serialized from November issue 1998 to March issue 2000.[65][66] It was collected into three volumes, the first two in April and October 1999 and the third one in April 2000. Both manga series were licensed by Tokyopop for release in North America.

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Creative Team[]

Writer/Artist: Cain Kuga (Cowboy Bebop: Shooting Star) and Yutaka Nanten (Cowboy Bebop (TokyoPop version). Creator: Hajime Yatate.

Publishing History[]

First published in Japan as part of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Asuka Fantasy DX Magazine team from 1997–1999.

First English-language translation published by TokyoPop only by the Manga's very first debut in 1997.

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