Seminal space western Cowboy Bebop is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and part of that celebration will now include a special screening in Tokyo on September 23 of Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, aka Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.
The screening will take place at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater, and will include a post-screening talk event with director Shinichiro Watanabe and voice actors Koichi Yamadera (Spike), Megumi Hayashibara (Faye) and Aoi Tada (Ein).
General sales begin September 8 via Pia.
Here’s how the Crunch describes the film:
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship “Bebop,” Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat.