In just over half a month it reaches Netflix the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, one of the most beloved and revered anime in history.
In fact, to warm up, Netflix has uploaded the original 1998 anime back to its catalog, so that we can refresh the adventures of Spike, Faye and Jet, Ed and Ein (Strut in Spain).
In the middle of the promotion campaign, a few days ago we saw a promotional video with the characters fighting in a sequence that commemorated the opening of the anime.
Now Netflix adds the icing on the cake with the Cowboy Bebop Official Trailer, plunging us fully into the bleak future of space that the anime showed.
We get several glimpses of the Bebop, as well as many elements of the series’ mythology, from Spike’s reactor to some of the planets we’ll visit during the Cowboy Bebop episodes.
We also have a brief look at Spike’s nemesis, Vicious (Val), who will play an important role in the personal story of the character he will play John cho.
The trailer is accompanied by the main theme of Cowboy Bebop, by the teacher Yōko Kanno (Kanno Yōko), who will be in charge of the music again in the live-action version.
As a gift, Netflix has released the official poster of Cowboy Bebop, with the main trio, played by John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda.
The real-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop lands on the Netflix catalog on November 19, hoping (and promising) to preserve the essence of one of those must-see anime.
Whether he will succeed or not is something that we will discover soon, we cannot say that there is no effort in it, but the most conservative fans have already begun to point out changes and “failures” that they have been able to appreciate.
What do you think? Can the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop live up to the anime’s legacy?