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The Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Brings Yoko Kanno Onboard And Finally Shows Off Its Cast

It’s been a while since we heard anything about the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, but it looks like Yoko Kanno will be composing music for the series, which is at least some good news.

In a slightly bizarre trailer revealed on Twitter (shown below), we not only get to see John Cho, Mustafa Shakir and Daniella Pineda as Spike, Jet and Faye respectively, but also find out that Yoko Kanno is onboard.

While I am very happy that Yoko Kanno is coming back to score the music for this new Cowboy Bebop series, the reveal of the cast does concern me.

As I have said before, I am sure John Cho will do his best and I even get a slight Yūsaku Matsuda vibe from him in the trailer. This being a good thing, as Matsuda was one of the main inspirations for Spike as a character. However, I am not feeling it so much with the other cast.

Obviously, I am reserving judgment until the series is finally released this Fall, but this trailer makes me somewhat uneasy.

I love the original Cowboy Bebop anime, as do many millions of other people, but Netflix has a history when it comes to live-action adaptations of anime and it’s tough to shake that.

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It’s still also unclear if either Kimitoshi Yamane or Shoji Kawamori are involved with this adaptation, which is also another concern.

, The Live-Action Adaptation Of ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Brings Yoko Kanno Onboard And Finally Shows Off Its Cast, The Nzuchi News Forbes

Kawamori was integral in the world building for the original anime, and Yamane penned the mecha designs that really helped to ground all the spaceships and make the show feel believable.

Anyway, this live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation will be released this Fall and be 10 episodes in length. I just really hope it does the original anime proud.

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