“Live-action” and “anime” are two words that often don’t mix well on the silver screen, and the situation isn’t much better with Netflix, especially after their absolute abysmal effort on Death Note. It’s entirely understandable that fans have taken on a wary approach towards live-action anime adaptations after one too many disappointments, but sometimes, there’ll be that one rare gem laying in wait to impress audiences.
Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop live-action series may just be shaping up to that potential – where casting is concerned, at least. The streaming giant has offered a first glimpse at the show’s principal cast via an official tweet that unveiled the names of John Cho (Star Trek), Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage), Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), and Alex Hassell (Surbubicon).
Of the trio, Cho is set to take
Shinichiro Watanabe, the director of the original anime, will play the part of a
With 10 episodes in the lineup, the Netflix version of Cowboy Bebop may have limited ground to cover material spanning over all 26 episodes of the original. Hopefully, no compromise will be made to the show quality – the anime is known for its well fleshed-out
If anything, the casting choice does give fans a glimmer of hope and helps them rest just a
See you in a bit, space cowboy.
Si Jia is a casual geek at heart – or as casual as someone with Sephiroth’s theme on her Spotify playlist can get. A fan of movies, games, and Japanese culture, Si Jia’s greatest weakness is the Steam Summer Sale. Or any Steam sale, really.