This summer sees the re-release of Cowboy Bebop in glorious digitally remastered Blu-ray and DVD! With all the excitement around the launch of Part 1 at the end of July, we thought it’d be fun to provide an outlet for the anticipation. Enter the Cowboy Bebop Vine competition (creative title eh?).
We’re running a wee competition for all you Cowboys out there – the rules are pretty simple and it involves the use of free technology; easy! If you take part you’re in with a chance to win a pair of Play Arts Spike and Vicious action figures! So, what is the competition?
We want you, the fans, to recreate your favourite scene or favourite episode from the entire Cowboy Bebop series using the micro-video app Vine (you can download it for free on itunes and at Google Play for Android – hat tip to Gavin for pointing it out -Ed). Vine allows you to create 6 second videos, so you have 6 seconds to get your scene or episode across. You can do this any way you’d like – for example, you could use puppets, draw characters and stick them on straws, stop motion with toys, pets, your friends whatever works for you. Be creative and think different.
All approved clips will be embedded onto the competition page on All the Anime’s site and will be shared on Facebook and Twitter. So, what are the rules?
- The clip must refer to a scene or episode from the existing 26 episodes of the Cowboy Bebop tv series. No Cowboy Bebop movie references please!
- Entries must be submitted via Vine – no scenes animated on computers or elsewhere and uploaded please. The link to the Vine video must be Tweeted or shared on our Facebook page (twitter.com/alltheanime and facebook.com/animelimited)
- We will embed all approved clips onto our own website and share them over Twitter and Facebook
- All entries must be above board and legal. For example, let’s not have real life recreations of the Mushroom Samba episode. You know what I’m talking about
- Entries will be subject to moderation and are at the mercy of the All the Anime team
- The judges’ decision is final and there will be no cash or alternative prizes available
- We reserve the right to exclude any entry for any reason at all
- Employees of Anime Limited and their dependents and employees and dependents of its commercial partners may not enter the competition
For inspiration, check out 5 Second Films on YouTube . You’d be amazed at what you can get across in 6 seconds!
You’ve got 2 weeks to submit your entry – so from today 03, June 2013 until midnight BST 16, June 2013. Winners will be announced the week following the last day for entries.
A special thanks to Square Enix for supplying the gorgeous Spike and Vicious figures!
Good luck and get submitting!