The Coyote Ragtime Show

It's rare that we get opportunities like this in the UK, but the admins of multimedia news and reviews website IGN.com, bless them, have decided not to block British net users from checking this out. They've got the first episode of The Coyote Ragtime Show, an exciting new sci-fi action anime that's not due for release until next year, available to download, and it's completely free and legal!

The Coyote Ragtime Show is a Cowboy Bebop-esque series featuring a space pirate who goes by so many aliases that he's simply known as "Mister". When Mister's friend, the legendary Pirate King Bruce, is assassinated by the head of a criminal syndicate, Mister breaks out of jail to find Bruce's daughter, Franca, the sole beneficiary of Bruce's ten billion space dollar fortune. The money's hidden in a complex custom vault on the war-torn planet Graceland, and Mister, along with his sidekicks Bishop and Katana and his old rival Swamp, must help Franca get to her inheritance before someone else does...

The first episode is packed full of action from the word go, and based on this, we reckon it'll be one of next year's hottest new anime releases! It's currently scheduled for a UK release in April 2007 but for a little taster of the series, visit IGN.com's website here and check it out - but it's only up for a week, so you've got to be quick!