The Official Live-Action "Cowboy Bebop" News & Discussion Thread

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EW has another image from the show.
Cowboy Bebop is one of the most formative anime of all time. Some might call the original '90s series about a trio of space bounty hunters roaming the galaxy for their next payday as the anime. Suffice it to say, there's a lot of pressure on Netflix's live-action adaptation, but there's also a lot to pique your interest: John Cho sporting sexy locks and suave suits, a driving soundtrack by the anime's original composer Yoko Kanno, and live-action Ein, the "data dog" (a.k.a. the super-smart corgi). Add in a grand production that was shot in New Zealand on the same stages as Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films, and you can imagine the scale of this deranged space opera. —Nick Romano
 

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09/23:
The "Tudum" event will feature an "Exclusive look at the Cowboy Bepop's opening title sequence featuring John Cho (Spike Spiegel) and the highly anticipated music from Yoko Kanno". It's scheduled for the second hour of the event, so starting Saturday, September 25 at 10 AM PST (1 PM EST).

09/24:
Minor but a poster was released.
 
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You know some interpretations and shots actually look pretty cool like Pierrot Le Fou and Punch and Judy (of Big Shot) and even that classic image of Spike and Vicious facing off (which is a major spoiler shot but... the anime even in america's been out 20 years so statue of limitations has long since passed on that) but other shots look so off trying to homage the intro. Like Jet running or Spike kicking the air which look really cool animated but man do NOT work nearly as well in live action. I really hope that isn't something that is as prevalent in the actual show as I hope they aren't just doing a lot of beat for beat stuff from the series. Since honestly if done right this could be a solid new take on the series but I would of gone more with a trailer showing more of the plots then have your first shots of these characters in action be the intro that does not do a lot of them favors.
 

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Yeah, some of the shots where they re-created from the original intro look awkward but I get why they did it. I don't think the show will be a note-for-note remake of the anime, it'll probably be a mix of original stuff and stuff adapted from the show. Hopefully we don't get a case where the show satisfies no one(either fans of the anime or those who have never heard of the show before).
 

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It's so cool they kept the original theme and the opening sequence does feel suitably cartoony as it feels like most American cartoon adaptations tend to detoon the material and make it more grounded (not just anime adaptations, see Inspector Gadget or the Smurfs for example). So we might get Mad Pierrot and the Teddy Bomber in this?
 

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Wondering how the show is going to differ from the original as those character bios show that lots of one shot characters from the original appear and the live action versions seem to basically have the same roles as the originals. A few characters seem to get minor changes, like it appears that live action Gen identifies as possibly nonbinary? or at least has "they" as their preferred pronoun. One notable omission is that the Teddy Bomber appears but not Cowboy Andy. For those worrying about an in name only adaptation, the marketing is at least showing promise that they are keeping stuff from the source material and that opening sequence captures the feel of the show well. I'm still highly optimistic.
 

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