Although the unique “Cowboy Bebop” has been streaming on Hulu, Entertainment Weekly reveals that Netflix has acquired the streaming rights to the anime. The motion/journey space-western collection was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe and written by Keiko Nobumoto, together with Toshihiro Kawamoto as character designer, Kimitoshi Yamane as mechanical designer, and Yoko Kanno as composer. Encouragingly, Watanabe is being retained as a inventive marketing consultant on the live-action adaptation and Kanno will also be returning to attain the reside motion collection, infusing the fan-favorite soundtrack together with her signature jazzy tunes.
However that is not all when it comes to returning artists from the unique. In a neat improvement for followers, EW studies that the unique voice forged from the anime will even be reprising their roles for the Japanese dub of the upcoming live-action collection. Sure, which means Koichi Yamadera might be returning as Spike and might be joined by Taiten Kusunoki as Jet, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, Gara Takashima as Julia, Tsutomu Taruki and Miki Nagasawa as Punch and Judy (respectively), Takaya Hashi because the Teddy Bomber, Kenyu Horiuchi as Gren, Masako Isobe as Mao, and eventually Romi Park and Hikaru Midorikawa because the twins Shin and Lin.
In a press release, Yamadera expressed his fondness for the unique collection and his optimism for the brand new one:
“Cowboy Bebop is a crucial work for me. I’ve lengthy anticipated a live-action model. I can really feel the robust respect it has towards the anime. I hope that viewers will see the ambiance of the Spike character that I beforehand portrayed in John Cho’s efficiency, who’s skillfully taking over the position on this model. There are additionally many settings and developments that may solely be pulled off in a live-action collection. I hope that each individuals who love Cowboy Bebop and people who are new to the title can take pleasure in this new collection!”
Developed and government produced by showrunner André Nemec, Netflix’s live-action “Cowboy Bebop” collection hits Netflix on November 19, 2021.