Cowboy Bebop's live-action adaptation is set to arrive on Netflix later this month, specifically on November 19th, and reviews are beginning to come in on social media on the new series that ventures into "hallowed ground," for many anime fans. With the series starring the likes of John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda as Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine, anime fans have been wondering if the series will be able to ascend to the same heights as the original series or if it will fail to capture what made the original television show such a legend in the medium.
If you haven't had the chance to see the recently released trailer from Netflix, the streaming service gave us a new look earlier this fall at the new takes on Spike, Jet, and Faye as well as the world that makes up Cowboy Bebop:
What do you think of these reviews of Cowboy Bebop? What has been your favorite live-action anime adaptation to date? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of the Bebop.
Fun Times Ahead
Nearly finished with S1 of Netflix’s #CowboyBebop. It’s fun. Only so many have proven to know how to do live-action anime, and this is no Wachowski movie. That said, the core trio is great casting, some remixed ideas work more than others, and the music rules. Review Monday. pic.twitter.com/nbvvoeB2If— Aaron Neuwirth (@AaronsPS4) November 12, 2021
A Mixed Bag
I’ve seen about half of the live-action COWBOY BEBOP. Cast is superb and it’s stylish as hell, but it struggles with tone and much of the action is underwhelming, with haphazard editing and choreography. More thoughts in my review next week. #CowboyBebop— Brent Hankins (@mistermainevent) November 12, 2021
The social embargo for Netflix's #CowboyBebop is up, and I can finally say that I really dug the first season. I'll have more to say on Nov 15 when my full review goes up, but fans of the anime should rest easy. It's solid!— alessandro fillari (@afillari) November 12, 2021
i've been a Cowboy Bebop super-fan since the day i found the first DVD in the back of a Sam Goody in 1998, so i volunteered to review Netflix's live-action adaptation for IndieWire. …that was a grave mistake. (reviews drop monday, save yourselves)— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) November 12, 2021
Rebirth Of The Cool
After screening @netflix's Cowboy Bebop, I just have to say it's the 'Rebirth of the cool!" @bebopnetflix is a true homage to fans, giving a faithful depiction of everyone's favorite big shots. Premiering Nov 19th: See ya soon space cowboys! #CowboyBebop pic.twitter.com/zwq9vGna8T— Amanda Taylor (@geeklyamanda) November 11, 2021
Had the chance to check out “Cowboy Bebop” early. Check out our non-spoilery thoughts • Spoiler episode coming Nov 19th • #cowboybebop #spacecowboy #netflix #anime #review #podcast @bebopnetflix pic.twitter.com/HS0MUkon2H— What’s Up, Fandom - Podcast (@WhatsUpFandomPC) November 11, 2021
Not A Fan
Ok NOW I can actually day that I did not enjoy #CowboyBebop. It makes the mistake of being a mostly verbatim adaptation, which obviously pales in comparison to the anime, but worse yet, it simply looks so cheap. The editing, the visuals, most of the acting is just off.— Rafael Motamayor (@RafaelMotamayor) November 12, 2021
To clarify, we’ve seen all episodes of the new live action #CowboyBebop, full review coming on @GogglerMY on Monday. It gets a lot right, but some additions just didn’t work for me AT ALL. https://t.co/2gTUUX3FqY— Iain McNally (@McNastyPrime) November 12, 2021
Since the social reactions are up for #cowboybebop … I’m going to let Ein review it.
More to come Monday.— Max Covill (@mhcovill) November 12, 2021