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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:52 am
by who me
lupin... lupin...
spikes crumpled cigarette and his shoes?
like lupin sometimes spikes pants are to short and he has shoes that look like the ones lupin has.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:50 am
by Qray
Yup. In Lupin III (pronounced Lupin the Third, not Lupin 3) Jigen smokes cigarettes that are mangled. As an homage to the Lupin III series, Watanabe had Spike do the same in Cowboy Bebop and also styled Spike's boots off of Lupin's.

Until I found that out, I'd always wondered about Spike's smokes. Thinking Spike's beat up cigarette was to help get across how "down and out" he and Jet were most of the time or even an expression of Spike's lackadaisicalness.

"Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar."
-Sigmund Freud

I'm still looking into the mad doctor tie-in that Loxley spoke of in the City Hunter thread.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:49 am
by who me
I am great! one episode of lupin and spot on.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:21 pm
by who me
lost in translation.
in the german translation of cow boy bebop, ed is always referred to as "ed" or in the gender neutral form.
you are there for never sure If ed is a boy or a girl.
in the English translation it is mentioned that ed is a girl form the very beginning.
in the Japanese translation Ed is not as wacky as in the English or german translations.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:29 pm
by Qray
who me wrote:...actually If you think about it spike was a tragic hero form the beginning, because he could not get over Julia...

There's a difference between tragic and pathetic. :smt016

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:41 am
by who me
I think it is nice that there is true love, well in anime and the princess bride.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:48 pm
by Qray
There's true love in RL too, and it usually ends about as well as it did in Cowboy Bebop.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:23 am
by who me
you tie yourself to a rocket and get blasted to the moon?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:15 am
by Qray
The fading star in the "Real Folk Blues" session.

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."
- The Princess Bride