It looks like Netflix is not taking any chances with Cowboy Bepop live action. Not only the “Tank!” theme song was the same as the anime, but the sequence of the clips was also similar. I am not complaining because that “Tank” theme song made intro somewhat quite enjoyable.
Netflix revealed the live action intro during the fan event named “Tudum”.
Given the previous disatours of live action adaptation, I am still not 100 percent convinced that this will be a good adaptation. But at least the start (Intro) is quite positive. You can see the intro down below:
For comparison, you can see the anime opening here. This could turn out to be a double-edged sword for Netflix, as the fans’ expectations are now higher than ever for this live action series.
Previously, the showrunner Andre Nemec had announced that the live action series won’t faithfully adapt the anime. New material will be added. He further added that it would be boring for the audience if we repeat the anime story again.
- Jhon Cho as Spike Spiegel.
- Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black.
- Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine.
- Alex Hassell as Vicious.
- Elena Satine as Julia.
Cowboy Bepop live action series will arrive on Netflix on November 19, 2021. Furthermore, Netflix describes the series as follows:
COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them. (Neflix)