Cowboy Bebop fans loved the opening sequence for Netflix's new live-action adaptation! When it was first announced that the classic Sunrise anime project would be getting a new live-action series with Netflix, anime fans were cautiously optimistic to see how it would all shake out. Not only is the original series still held in high regard by many, but that's compounded with the complicated history of live-action anime adaptations in the West. Then Netflix debuted the first look at the new Cowboy Bebop series in motion, and fans were very surprised by what they saw.
As part of the TUDUM Live Global Fan Event, Netflix debuted the opening sequence for the new Cowboy Bebop series. This was our first look at the new series in motion following the debut of cast photos and photos of some of the biggest scenes, but the most surprising aspect of the opening theme sequence was that it closely modeled itself after the original anime. It even went as far as using the original opening theme song, "Tank!" as composed by Yoko Kanno and performed by the Seatbelts.
Seeing the live-action adaptation model its opening theme sequence so closely to the original while introducing some new elements of its own seems to convey the type of vibe this new take on the franchise is going for, and fans are all in. Read on to see what fans are saying about the opening theme for Netflix's Cowboy Bebop series, and let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
when ein shows up in the cowboy bebop intro pic.twitter.com/G60IxSiHK4— Wowwwww Forever (@PinataPsychic) September 25, 2021
Big Shot is Back!
The new Netflix Cowboy Bebop opening has me pretty optimistic... They're clearly aiming for a faithful adaptation.
Also...— Kyle (@kylejstew) September 25, 2021
NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A BIG SHOT! pic.twitter.com/pqaIcCUsyx
Either Way We All Win!
Said it once, will say it again. Even if live action Cowboy Bebop ends up being a bad adaptation, it could still potentially end up being a dope action sci-fi series starring a bunch of great minority performers, and that rules.— Elliot G (@RyougaSaotome) September 25, 2021
I found the best frame from the netflix Cowboy Bebop OP pic.twitter.com/3o7mH0B4oh— Earl Cray (@PartyPatticus) September 25, 2021
Bebop Won Tudum!prevnext
Ein was the best thing about the Cowboy Bebop Netflix trailer, no cap 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/CbFLeKtrwc— Winter Takamaki ❄ @ Tales of Arise! (@WinterMitsu) September 26, 2021
That new Cowboy Bebop Netflix live action anime opening theme was phenomenal. 🎶🔥 They captured the neo noir style of the show so well. Can’t freaking wait to watch the show.— J-Rome (@Flumestradamus) September 26, 2021
It Was an Uphill Battle Already...
i thought the cowboy bebop live action intro was kinda cool imo. like, you can't improve on Tank! so best thing to do is just not try.
better have The Real Folk Blues as the outro though— Keres Crawford 👻 (@KeresCrawford) September 26, 2021
An Appreciated Effort
i.... actually like the cowboy bebop opening.
you can tell that they really wanted to merge the styles of live action and anime the best they could-- and the effort isn't lost on me.
its not the greatest it could be, of course, but its better and I appreciate that.— Tired But Wired (@classykoopa) September 26, 2021