Parents' Guide to

Cowboy Bebop (2021)

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dark, violent live-action reboot of classic anime series.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 16+

More swearing than we expected!

Well you didn’t mention the use of the c*** bomb in the third episode (along with all the nudity). Bit of a surprise as normally the bad language bit on your reviews is pretty conclusive. We love the styling and the characters but… too much swearing for this family.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Gratuitous and misses the point

Whoever reviewed this must have only seen the first episode because there is a lot more profanity than described. Additionally it has much more sexual content and graphic nudity than its anime counterpart. You're probably better off letting your kids watch the original series.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This jazz-infused sci-fi noir series offers a solid adaptation of a popular anime series thanks to great set design, music, and an excellent cast. While it stays true to much of its animated counterpart, the reboot does have longer episodes, allowing for richer character and narrative development. It also adds a bit more humor. However, some of the plot lines in the self-contained installments are stronger than others, and some fans may not appreciate some of the show's more comic moments. Nonetheless, this version of Cowboy Bebop is entertaining, and doesn't require knowledge of the original to enjoy it.

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