Blue Asteroids Cowboy Bebop Episode 1 Opinion Piece
Besides the differences in the dialogue I don't think this episode plays with the same kind of excitement or charm as the English dub. Take for example the stolen food scene where in the English dub Spike charms Katerina with his wit after giving back the food. The Japanese dub is not able to do this because of the cultural differences in delivery. Also the scene with Bull just does not fit right with the Japanese dialogue since he is a Native American character who is proud of his heritage. However, I did like the fact that I was able to notice subtle details in the Japanese dubbing that I usually miss when listening in English. For example Spike's fallen cigerate denoting time. Finally I love the French new wave feel to the flashback montage.