This November will see the arrival of Netflix's new take on the world of Cowboy Bebop via its live-action adaptation starring the likes of John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda as Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine respectively. With the upcoming anime adaptation having released a new trailer that highlights the unique aesthetic for the new adventures of the bounty hunters soaring through the galaxy on the Bebop, fans are making a unique comparison to the series via its style which seems quite similar to many as that of Scott Pilgrim Versus The World.
Scott Pilgrim was originally a graphic novel series released by creator Bryan Lee O'Malley beginning in 2004, eventually receiving a live-action adaptation from director Edgar Wright which maintained the out-there, video game aesthetic of the original series. With Michael Cera taking on the role of Scott in the movie, it has become a cult favorite despite not pulling in amazing numbers at the box office during its theatrical release. Needless to say, the Universal Pictures film has an identity all its own, which many fans believe looks similar to that of the upcoming anime series.
Do you think Cowboy Bebop and Scott Pilgrim have similar styles? 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 anime adaptations.
A Fan Favorite
Yo if this is how the show direction and editing is, I will check it out for sure. Similar to Scott Pilgrim which is one of my favorite films #CowboyBebop #ScottPilgrim #Netflix https://t.co/qhmDRgadFW— ACTION LEAGUE BROWN (@ActLeagueBrown) October 19, 2021
We're Feeling Itprevnext
stylistically, i like fast cuts for editing adaptations. it worked great for Scott Pilgrim. that being said, Cowboy Bebop is nothing like Scott Pilgrim. it has humor but it's not supposed to be a comedy. it's a western, and i feel like they've forgotten that https://t.co/Tgw047ey8c— violet v*lentine (@forgot_piece) October 19, 2021
What Year Is It??
What timeline am I in where Scott Pilgrim is compared to Cowboy Bebop. Cursed ass Netflix— AetherStar (@_AetherStar) October 19, 2021
The Comparisons Are A-Comin'
I think The closest comparison for live-action #CowboyBebop is the live-action Speed Racer or Scott Pilgrim - both of which were great... ten years ago.And are completely tonally different than the Bebop anime.#ScottPilgrim pic.twitter.com/57cqLjUpJb— Bianca Maze (@everyone_blue) October 19, 2021
Maybe They're Quite Similar
THEM: COWBOY BEBOP isn't like Scott Pilgrim! It's super serious!— Séamus Patrick Burke (@S_P_Burke) October 19, 2021
ME: One episode they get high on mushrooms and another an actual cowboy shows up and distracts them from a guy who puts bombs in teddy bears. pic.twitter.com/DOEQNOZcNe
Squid Game Face
People complaining about Netflix's Cowboy Bebop being like Scott Pilgrim...😐😑 pic.twitter.com/WGQbb8iVxu— 🎃Gamecontroller🎃 (@iGamecontroller) October 19, 2021
Folks Are In
I was not expecting so much Scott Pilgrim in my Cowboy Bebop, but here we are and I am in. https://t.co/3VevYstxnE— Asher Vollmer (@AsherVo) October 19, 2021
Some Don't Agree
The only comparison these people have to make with the Cowboy Bebop teaser is that it looks like Scott Pilgrim, but are too unaware that the motifs are influenced straight from 70's action cinema?— Tomo (@TomoDoryo) October 19, 2021
I hate it here. https://t.co/4QwjJ0woW6