Watch fullmetal alchemist brotherhood before cowboy bebop.
I'm watching bebop right now and it's pretty boring.
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I'm on ep. 11 so my opinion could change.
Samurai Champloo is what made me want to watch Bebop since I really like Champloo.
same here Samurai Champloo got me started on Anime. When I heard Nujabes collaborated with SC I knew I had to watch it....and of course it was awesome RIP Nujabes