Cowboy Bebop is an Anime (Japanese cartoon) that was made in 1998, and the movie a little later.
Its the only TV show I have on dvd, and the only one I will have.
If you had told me, before I watched it, that I would like a cartoon that was supposed to be about "spaceships," then I would have smiled and nodded and never thought of it again.
In the dvd extra the Japanese voice actor of the star of the show, Spike Speigal, says that if a friend of his watches the first episode and does not like it, then that person is no longer his friend. (I think its so good, that I watched all of the extras. How many dvds can you say that about?)
So the series is about a couple of bounty hunters (cowboys), in space, in the year 2071.
I'd like to point out that sci-fi really isn't my thing.
So they are in the future, on earth, mars, some of jupiter's moons etc. attempting to catch "bounty heads".
I guess that there are three reasons that I like it: the writing, the music, and the fact that Spike is about the coolest character I've ever watched in any movie or TV show, or read about in any book.
I couldn't think more highly of it, and I even have most of the musical albums associated with it. (How many things can you say that about?)
I could not recommend it more highly.
Some songs you might look at to see if you'd like them:
Many of the songs are Jazz influenced.
All were composed by Yoko Kanno and performed by the "Seatbelts".
"Time To Know ~ Be Waltz"
If you listen to one, listen to:
"Gotta Knock A Little Harder"