In the year 2071, the solar system is El Dorado, and the outlaws are not far away. A true space west, the popular animated series Cowboy Bebop will be the subject of a live-action adapted series on Netflix. The first photos, which have just been revealed, are already dividing fans.
When we talk about an act of worship, the practice of rereading is always risky. The transition from animated format to photorealistic footage has often disappointed more than one fan. But Netflix is still confident. The first season is scheduled to begin on November 19, intending to showcase the jazz tech universe developed in the original anime that Shin’ichirô Watanabe aired in 1998. The Japanese director also served as a consultant for this adaptation.
Criticize the cast and atmosphere
In the cast, we find John Cho (already seen in the Star Trek trilogy), Daniela Pineda (The Bend), and Mustafa Shakir (Luke Cage). They will respectively play the leading trio of the anime: Spike Spiegel, Faye Valentine and Jet Black. We can also see the Ein Corgi, who was gifted in the original series with a rare wit.
Tie a quilt with an alien cowboy…
Cowboy Bebop Series, November 19. pic.twitter.com/cCIlxQRFB1
– Netflix France (NetflixFR) August 23, 2021
But the trio of actors did not fail to get netizens to interact, and they were very divided upon seeing the first photos. Most disappointing comparing “John Cho’s Charisma to Oyster Charisma”.
Who’s ready to scream at these first pictures from the Cowboy Bebop live adaptation?
John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniela Benedat as Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine.
When did someone say that Cho has the charisma of Spike Spiegel? pic.twitter.com/d9AUPXLaxy
— Malik (@MDAH9) August 23, 2021
– Lam Hwa (Lam Hwa) August 23, 2021
At the same time, some tweets did not fail to highlight the sexual statements that caught the attention of actress Daniela Pineda about her forms.
The first pictures of the Cowboy Bebop were dropped yesterday, and they’ve been everywhere since – reposted by my contacts etc. Most of the comments I see on Fi: She’s wearing too much, and she’s got extra pounds…seriously… pic.twitter.com/Vi9fBi2G3q
– Marion CJ (@mavashu) August 24, 2021
It’s still too early of course to give an opinion on this long-awaited adaptation, which seems to be making an effort to pay tribute to the 26 episodes and Cowboy Bebop which at the time was a well-deserved worldwide hit. The animated series’ creator, Yoko Kanno, will also be returning to reformat the Netflix adaptation.
As a reminder, the Shin’ichirô Watanabe series takes us to the end of the 21st century, when a group of bounty hunters went to the far reaches of the solar system to catch outlaws. A San Francisco story reminiscent of Cobra, Boichi Terasawa’s famous manga released in the late 1970s.
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