Naruto steals from Cowboy Bebop
Created on: April 11th, 2006
Naruto steals from Cowboy Bebop
It was originally noticed on 4chan, where it was said that both animes are getting the fight moves from a live-action martial arts movie. I don't think Naruto is actually copying off of Bebop, its just a coincidence

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April 11th, 2006
(-1)
What's the song?
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Quite good.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Thanks.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Cowboy Bebop rocks.
(0)
HOLY sh*t!!! D: NICE FIND!
April 11th, 2006
(0)
ZOMG! *(FP{SDK:OSADKF:LSAKF
(0)
zomg plzzz change it to where we can save the image, I totally want to keep it! (to where it's not mixed with the words)
April 11th, 2006
(0)
wow n9ice
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Here's the song if anyone wants it. http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks/906/13
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nvm I figured this was from 4chan, awesome though, and neato song :)
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Nice catch.
April 11th, 2006
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(-3)
Ever heard of an homage?
April 11th, 2006
(0)
5, b/c Cowboy Bebop is an awesome anime.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
O_O
April 11th, 2006
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(-7)
downvote anime
April 11th, 2006
(0)
wow...who noticed that?
April 11th, 2006
(-1)
i've seen this before in a frame-by-frame. it's nice to see it animated. i'd still call it an homage, though.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
awesome. love the song
April 11th, 2006
(1)
Bebop, one of the best things ever to come from Japan.
August 5th, 2008
(7)
Actually, charlie parker, an amereican, invented bebop.
April 11th, 2006
(1)
ah ha caught you
April 11th, 2006
(2)
5 because I hate naruto almost as much as I hate inuyasha. bebop, however, kicks much ass.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
I love Bebop.
April 11th, 2006
(4)
Ah-hah! Caught you!
April 11th, 2006
(-1)
Lol, everythings rips off anything, no matter where the animation's produced. Also, I 5 sites making fun of DBZ in any way...
April 15th, 2007
(1)
thats Naruto dawG
April 11th, 2006
(0)
wh0amg
April 11th, 2006
(0)
yeh i noticed this too
April 11th, 2006
(0)
+5 because Bebop is the best anime ever. -4 because Naruto is a piece of sh*t. +3 because the music reminds me of Bebop, and that is good. KILL NARUTO!
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Bravo for catching that... you're a true connisseur
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Cowboy Bebop owns.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
5 for music
April 11th, 2006
(1)
thank you. Naruto blows. Cowboy Bebop is one of the two anime shows I like.
September 8th, 2009
(0)
Same here. What's the other one?
April 11th, 2006
(2)
+5 for naruto sucking
April 11th, 2006
(0)
WOW NICE FINE DUDE!
April 11th, 2006
(0)
wow, how many times did you watch the bebop movie to get that...
April 11th, 2006
(0)
5 for witch doctor an amazing connection
April 11th, 2006
(0)
woot, i can send this to a naruto fan friend to spite him :P
April 11th, 2006
(0)
:0
April 11th, 2006
(0)
lolz no1 cares
April 11th, 2006
(2)
Bebop > Naruto
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Speed it up a little bit.
April 11th, 2006
(-2)
5 for proving that anime is unoriginal
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Who originally noticed this?
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Spike dies!!! :( Wow that is a exact rip.. lol
April 11th, 2006
(0)
whoa interesting. It'd been even more interesting if the 2 scenes for each anime were continuous.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
This song is awesome.
April 11th, 2006
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(-5)
anime is a f*ggot ripoff
April 11th, 2006
(3)
no ur a f*ggot ripoff
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Good find
April 11th, 2006
(3)
Fact: There was only one fight in the streets of Tokyo, ever.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
f*ckin narutards
April 11th, 2006
(0)
BELIEVE IT!
April 11th, 2006
(-1)
Well f*ck a duck...
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Seen this before. The similarities are pretty amusing.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
ill 5 this for a www.rapidshare.de link of the mp3
April 11th, 2006
(0)
Sorry, I don't have the mp3 file. You can probably snag it off winmx or something.
April 11th, 2006
(0)
what's the original live action movie movie?
April 12th, 2006
(1)
A Bruce Lee film, I don't know which one. Most of Spike's moves are derived from Bruce Lee anyway. Why Neji is fighting like that is a mystery. Chalk it up to the byakugan or something.
April 13th, 2006
(0)
Bebop is the sh*t and Naruto is sh*t
April 14th, 2006
(0)
Hey voltron, http://gh.ffshrine.org/soundtracks/906/13. Now give him that five.
April 15th, 2006
(0)
Hah, this is insane.
April 21st, 2006
(0)
Holy Moly what a find this is!
April 21st, 2006
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(-4)
And both stole from a Bruce Lee movie. Anime nerds know nothin.
April 22nd, 2006
(0)
Man I said that already.
April 23rd, 2006
(0)
Hoe-lee shiz
April 24th, 2006
(0)
I've seen the picture of this, which is the same as the one in the url you gave. I have not seen this gif, and it shows it a whole lot more. Did you put the gif together? If so, good job.
April 24th, 2006
(0)
Also it is probably from the common unoriginal anime fighting sequences.
April 25th, 2006
(1)
I browse with a huge font because I have bad eyesight. Kthx.
April 26th, 2006
(0)
that's pretty funny how that worked out
April 27th, 2006
(1)
People saying all anime is the same really needs there cock bitten off by a rapid beaver
April 28th, 2006
(0)
man that was the best fight scene in the CB movie too.
May 10th, 2006
(0)
OMG HAX
May 12th, 2006
(0)
This would make a gr8 "die, motherf*ckers, still" site.
May 12th, 2006
(0)
DUDE that was f*cking awsome. Thank you for that kind sir.
May 13th, 2006
(-1)
I love cowboy Bebop but I think it is the other way around.
May 13th, 2006
(1)
No, Bebop came first.
May 13th, 2006
(0)
5'd for pretty good noticing.
May 13th, 2006
(0)
Nice find. f*ck Naruto.
May 15th, 2006
(0)
rare find.
May 16th, 2006
(0)
naruto and cowboy bebop pwn
May 16th, 2006
(1)
The resemblance is really uncanny... Nice find...
May 17th, 2006
(0)
thats weird
May 21st, 2006
(0)
gold
June 1st, 2006
(0)
not bad.
June 6th, 2006
(0)
OMFG.
June 12th, 2006
(1)
Copy ninjas ftw.
June 12th, 2006
(0)
f*ckin' Naruto
June 13th, 2006
(0)
I like Naruto, but this is awesome.
June 16th, 2006
(0)
Wow, cool.
June 18th, 2006
(0)
Haha, thats uncanny. I love the song too.
June 18th, 2006
(0)
1337 lewtx0rs
June 18th, 2006
(0)
GAH! Awesome catch, I'm impressed with the music and perceptiveness of this, so I give ye a 5! However, I love Naruto and Cowboy Bebop, and I bet that that scene might have been taken from an earlier kung fu movie or something or other... other animes copying old kung fu movies... nothing is original. I'm somewhat of an animator myself and it's f*cking hard to do really good fight scenes, so some people just take old live-action scenes and draw over it in whatever program frame-by-frame. Easier, lolz
June 20th, 2006
(1)
UFKC OUYOU FUGUYSUF GUYS f*ck THIS COWYBOY RIPPED NARTUOT OFF SO THERE> f*ck>.... haha just kidding. :). good find, 5
(0)
awesome
June 20th, 2006
(0)
Naruto = dragonball-z for weeaboos.
June 20th, 2006
(0)
Neji and Spike both ended up getting their asses handed to them too.
June 21st, 2006
(-2)
Probably because anime fights consist of monkey feces.
June 21st, 2006
(0)
Not particularly interested, but good find.
June 21st, 2006
(0)
naruto is totalgay. bebop is pwn. good find.
June 23rd, 2006
(0)
nice find
June 24th, 2006
(0)
hahaha ownage
June 27th, 2006
(0)
yeah nice find :p
June 28th, 2006
(0)
Bebop > Naruto.
June 30th, 2006
(0)
Awesome.
June 30th, 2006
(0)
Oops, okay, fixed rating.
June 30th, 2006
(0)
OH MY GLORIOUS!!!
July 1st, 2006
(0)
that's the funniest thing i've seen in a while.
July 1st, 2006
(0)
BELIEVE IT!
July 3rd, 2006
(0)
Holy sh*t... o.o
July 3rd, 2006
(0)
It may be a coincidence, but Cowboy Bebop pulls it off a hell of a lot better than Naruto.
July 4th, 2006
(0)
wow look at that
July 6th, 2006
(0)
Nice job.
July 6th, 2006
(0)
5 for the music
July 7th, 2006
(0)
So, basically Cowboy Bebop steals (pays homage to, whatever) a martial arts movie, and Naruto rips from Cowboy Bebop. Hmm...
July 7th, 2006
(0)
Well, Bebop homages probably a dozen unrelated things. Anyway, thanks for the votes everyone!
July 7th, 2006
(0)
July 7th, 2006
(0)
5 for truth. WTF Naruto?
July 9th, 2006
(0)
love these. keep going.
July 9th, 2006
(0)
Top SHELF!
July 9th, 2006
(0)
Man you watch too much anime.
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It's not theft. It's called synching. Animes use this all the time to save time and money on productions. TVTokyo owns Naruto and Bebop and the company that owns TVTokyo owns the flim studio that made Jackie Chan's movie.
July 10th, 2006
(0)
Who cares who stole from who! This user was able to percieve the replication of movements and for that he deserves som credit! 5'ed.
July 10th, 2006
(0)
5 for idiot dickhead anime downvoters. also, good ytmnd.
July 11th, 2006
(0)
I never notice those kind of things, nice catch
(0)
Verrrrrrrrrrrrrry interesting.
July 12th, 2006
(0)
naturo blows, nice pickup
July 12th, 2006
(0)
Figures... Naruto just sucks that much
July 14th, 2006
(1)
Five to counter the retards downvoting because of "anime"
July 15th, 2006
(0)
Naruto sucks. Cowboy Bebop doesn't.
(0)
5'd because naruto sux
July 20th, 2006
(0)
I knew Naruto was evil...
July 22nd, 2006
(0)
Holy cow.
July 22nd, 2006
(0)
lawl/10.
July 23rd, 2006
(-1)
Really nice. But one thing. That episode came out before the Cowby Bebop Movie. So really it's "Cowboy Bebop steals from Naruto"
July 24th, 2006
(-1)
My friends argue that Anime isn't cliche. Hah.
July 24th, 2006
(1)
No, the Bebop movie came first.
July 24th, 2006
(0)
ni.
July 25th, 2006
(0)
its a freaking rotoscope
July 26th, 2006
(0)
Naruto sucks harder than most, so 5d
July 26th, 2006
(0)
oh my
July 27th, 2006
(0)
That witch doctor didn't give Naruto good advice... Did he...?
July 28th, 2006
(0)
Hey, Just because naruto is 85% crap, doesn't mean there isn't _anything_ about it that's worth watching. I mean, there were full seconds of Cowboy Bebop episodes that I didn't like. And why can't spike afford some decent damned shoes?
July 28th, 2006
(0)
I thought Spike had awesome shoes.
July 28th, 2006
(0)
Seriously, whats cheap about Spike's shoes?
July 29th, 2006
(-3)
you fail, please try again ^_^
July 29th, 2006
(-1)
I hate anime but i have to upvote it because ^he downvotes blindly. its still cool though.
July 29th, 2006
(0)
epic maneuver japan, very epic maneuver
July 29th, 2006
(0)
HOLY S*IT That's lame!
July 30th, 2006
(0)
the oversized toe area...like big spheres sewed on to the end of normal shoes. There's something about it that says "old-cartoon Hobo shoe" to me.
July 30th, 2006
(-3)
As old as 4chan
July 30th, 2006
(0)
What naruto ep. was that?
July 31st, 2006
(0)
Masashi Kishimoto is the Japanese version of Eric Bauman.
August 4th, 2006
(0)
Anime is gay, but this is funny
August 4th, 2006
(0)
Cowboy Bebop made perfect sense until the last 2 episodes.
August 4th, 2006
(0)
lawl i wonder how long it took you to find that out
August 5th, 2006
(0)
saw this on the animesuki forums. It was most likely put in there as a hats off to cowboy bebop.
(0)
oh lordy! this was funny XD *shakes fist at Naruto*
August 9th, 2006
(0)
You called it, total steal.
August 10th, 2006
(0)
Wow.
August 14th, 2006
(0)
Cowboy Bebop was very popular in Japan, it's entirely possible that Naruto was deliberately paying homage.
August 21st, 2006
(0)
the king disapproves of naruto.
August 21st, 2006
(0)
0_o...WOW.
August 23rd, 2006
(0)
I love that song on DDR. XD
August 25th, 2006
(0)
You've got quite an eye there! Excellent syncing.
August 26th, 2006
(0)
F*CKING INJUSTICE TO BEBOP!!!! SCREW THAT NARUTO SH*T, IM FING PISSED, ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,ANGST,
August 26th, 2006
(0)
oh yea and spike shoes are the best shoes in entertainment history. period. also, they look 3 times more glamorous when he kicking the s*it out of someone.
August 28th, 2006
(0)
And cowboy bebop steals from Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan films. So?
August 28th, 2006
(0)
good
August 28th, 2006
(0)
Lol, Anime is so unoriginal : P
August 28th, 2006
(0)
naruto blows, bebop rules, the sky is blue.
September 3rd, 2006
(0)
I hate Naruto.
September 3rd, 2006
(0)
fav'd
September 3rd, 2006
(0)
Can't get enough of this song! lol this is funny
September 4th, 2006
(0)
lol anime
September 5th, 2006
(0)
coincidence my ass, they copied move for move and from the same angles!
September 6th, 2006
(0)
I think that people like to blindly comment without reading other comments or descriptions, good find
September 6th, 2006
(0)
naruto sucks
September 7th, 2006
(0)
damn.
September 9th, 2006
(0)
Five....for great justice. (v^_^)v
September 9th, 2006
(0)
1'd because Naruto > CB but 5'd for having too much time on your hands n_n
September 11th, 2006
(1)
If you think Naruto blows, watch the japanese episodes (Bebop blows with english dub, too). FYI he ends up growing up and it takes a serious turn. It's not kiddie forever. Anyways, whoever noticed this is a god.
September 14th, 2006
(0)
Good find, rly. I love Bebop
September 15th, 2006
(0)
Further proof that Naruto is derivitive crap. Mimicked angles AND motion for so long? It's either a tribute or lazy story boarders.
September 15th, 2006
(1)
I actually really like Naruto
September 16th, 2006
(-3)
September 17th, 2006
(0)
Naruto is the best anime EVAR!
September 19th, 2006
(0)
That's crazy cool
September 19th, 2006
(0)
The movie came out in 2003. I think Naruto came out before the movie.
September 19th, 2006
(0)
F*cking take that.
September 19th, 2006
(1)
Actually, Cowboy Bebop doesn't ripoff Bruce Lee movies as in the show Spike's style is actually Jeet Kun Do. Neji is just a poser! :O
September 20th, 2006
(0)
Wow thats incredible.
September 20th, 2006
(0)
nice find EVEN THOUGH ITS NOT YOURS F*CKER! nah im just kidding still a good find :)
September 21st, 2006
(0)
jeet kun do
September 27th, 2006
(0)
Awesome.
October 1st, 2006
(0)
lawl
October 3rd, 2006
(0)
Naruto sucks. Cowboy Bebop doesn't.
October 5th, 2006
(0)
nice (=
October 9th, 2006
(0)
nice spotting.
October 9th, 2006
(0)
Never knew that. Good work.
October 9th, 2006
(0)
wtf hax. WHAT IS THIS SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
October 11th, 2006
(0)
That's strange, there seems to be 2 different asset files for the song, yet sites from one asset cites another separate asset.
October 12th, 2006
(0)
I've never seen a Kano transformation!
October 16th, 2006
(0)
'Just a coincidence'? It's exactly the same moves, and the exact same timing. Animation movies/cartoons rip others/themselves a lot. Disney does it all the time.
October 17th, 2006
(0)
holy crap how did you find that
October 21st, 2006
(0)
Good find!
October 22nd, 2006
(0)
god...I hate Narutard.
October 25th, 2006
(0)
All you anime haters out there go to hell --- good find NightOption, I never liked naruto much, cowboy bebop just rules though :P
November 6th, 2006
(0)
BASTARDS!
December 11th, 2006
(0)
5'd because the creator wasn't being a douche and actually knows why this is. Other YTMNDers who don't read: You're tools.
December 26th, 2006
(0)
January 5th, 2007
(0)
Nice, but it's a GIF not a JPG
January 10th, 2007
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BECAUSE JAPANESE ANIMATORS STRONGLY ADVOCATE DIVERSITY WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR CARTOONS!
January 14th, 2007
(0)
5 simply because NARUTO SUCKS BALLS!!
January 15th, 2007
(0)
Love it.
January 25th, 2007
(0)
kul and naruto is just giting the crap beat out of him so it would be more like neji steals from cow boy bebop
February 5th, 2007
(0)
Have you ever stopped to think they were made by the same people? Anyway, if you found this out the you have to much time on your hands, or watch to much anime. still cool though
February 19th, 2007
(0)
cowboy bebop is way better. naruto sucks balls.
February 24th, 2007
(0)
Holy crpa, they look the same. They look so godd*mn like the same person I ask them, "You want ice cream cone?" both of them say yes.
February 24th, 2007
(0)
Ack, my vote isn't working...
March 12th, 2007
(0)
the balogna is in the nest, the pastrami is recyclable.
April 14th, 2007
(0)
Makes Naruto all the more loathsome...
(0)
lol, anime bashers are so unoriginal... Seriously, though, I also believe it's just an homage.
May 5th, 2007
(0)
well, not necessarily "steal". Moar liek pay tribute to the almighty anime that is called Cowboy Bebop.
May 12th, 2007
(0)
yeah but when u pay homeage u f-ing cite the guy
May 19th, 2007
(0)
Hey guys I have the last comment on an obscure site.
June 1st, 2007
(0)
MY SITE IS NOT OBSCURE IT GOT 67,000 VIEWS!!
May 30th, 2007
(0)
lol win
May 30th, 2007
(0)
does anyone have a link for the image
June 6th, 2007
(0)
5'd to piss off the Naruto fans all giving this 1's and 0's. Not that I don't like Naruto, I like Bebop and Naruto, but just because I feel like it.
June 6th, 2007
(0)
wtf... my rating is saying 0... this is weird.
July 27th, 2007
(0)
Love it. ;o
August 8th, 2007
(-1)
i cant believe bebop would shamelessly steal from noratu like that.
September 28th, 2007
(0)
Sigh, 1) Bebop is older than Naruto. 2) They're both taken from a Bruce Lee film.
August 8th, 2007
(0)
wow, f*ck naruto
August 8th, 2007
(0)
moreso.. than before, cuz it was always gay mirite?
August 12th, 2007
(0)
Why is the blond guy watching himself fight?
August 28th, 2007
(0)
i don't think it's homage i think it's sharing story boards. That music is catchy.
September 15th, 2007
(-1)
Sorry, the correct answer is "WHo gives a f*ck?"
September 24th, 2007
(0)
Yeah, right, Naruto totally isn't copying cowboy bebop, as evident from this comparison >.>
September 28th, 2007
(0)
actualy cowboy bebop and naruto both steal from bruce lee gg
October 9th, 2007
(0)
Lulz.
February 6th, 2008
(-1)
One reason on why Naruto sucks.
June 1st, 2008
(1)
Looks like fate had already given Neji his moves
July 27th, 2008
(0)
I just like this ytmnd for the cool song playing to a trippy fight scene lol
July 28th, 2008
(0)
This ytmnd deserves credit just for a trippy fight scene played with a great song
July 28th, 2008
(0)
sorry for uber fail double comment :(
January 9th, 2009
(0)
Would have 5'd if the image wasn't just taken from 4chan.
September 8th, 2009
(0)
Nicely done!
September 8th, 2009
(-1)
THIS SHOULDNT BE ON TOP VIEWED
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