Ahoy Captain Cats here and today was the day everyone was waiting for, Netflix gave the world a glimpse of its upcoming live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bepop.
The intro for this version of Cowboy Bepop was almost identical to the opening theme for the anime series of the same name when it was released back in 1998. While some things are missing (Edward) and some new things added to the trailer, it doesn’t remind me of the anime series at all. To be honest, it has a Sin City kind of feel, looks, and vibe to it.
With a release date of November 19 of this year and a rumored 10 hour-long episode, a lot is riding on this, and truth be told, live-action adaptations of anime series don’t have a good track record of being a hit. Let’s see if Cowboy Bepop will sink or swim on release, and before I forget, yes composer Yoko Kanno is back to do the music for this series so we know the soundtrack is going to be a hit.
Cowboy Bepop is based on an anime series of the same name and was created by Hajime Yatate and was directed by Shinichiro Watanabe. The anime series went on to become a global hit and universal acclaim, not only that, but the series became a footnote in anime history as the series that put anime in the mainstream spotlight for all the right reasons. Not only that but still to this day it is one of the very very very few series that one can argue that which version was the better version in terms of the dub or the original voice acting.
Once Cowboy Bepop is available on Netflix, we will give you our opinion on what we think of this adaptation, so until then see you later space cowboy.