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Postby who me » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:52 am

lupin... lupin...
III...
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.
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Postby Qray » Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:50 am

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.
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Postby who me » Thu Aug 30, 2007 11:49 am

I am great! one episode of lupin and spot on.
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Postby who me » Mon Sep 17, 2007 12:21 pm

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.
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Postby Qray » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:29 pm

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
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Postby who me » Fri Feb 29, 2008 2:41 am

I think it is nice that there is true love, well in anime and the princess bride.
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Postby Qray » Fri Feb 29, 2008 6:48 pm

There's true love in RL too, and it usually ends about as well as it did in Cowboy Bebop.
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Postby who me » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:23 am

you tie yourself to a rocket and get blasted to the moon?
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Postby Qray » Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:15 am

The fading star in the "Real Folk Blues" session.

"Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something."
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