Cowboy Bebop shuns so many of the stereotypes of Anime, there are no Super-Deformed faces, absurd powers or heroes fighting to save the world. Instead you have a team of bounty hunters, just looking for a next meal. It's like a laid back western, set in the future, with spaceships... (Odd concept?)
Dont expect much in terms of actual plot, its more about developing the roles and story of all the members of the crew, in a mostly light-hearted way, though occasionally the style will change when dealing with some more serious subjects.
For a series that is now 7 years old, or thereabouts, the artwork is still stunning, whether its spikes 'bruce lee' style fightscenes, or a dog fight in the sky the animation never fails.
This collection is 3 DVD's and half of the total Bebop, its a great deal for anyone new to anime and wanting to try it out. If you dont expect a plot, but just cool jazz muzic and amazingly cool characters, buy Cowboy Bebop.