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Yeah. Cowboy Bebop is the gold standard against which all anime is judged! This is a big NOOOOO!!! Especially after what they did with Death Note. Double big NOOOOO!!! The horror. The horror.

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I'm looking forward to it.  Spaceships are always welcome on my television.  The leaks about the pilot script make it sound like a pretty faithful adaptation, so basically it's going to come down to casting.  For me, that's what will make it or break it.  

Anime is not my thing though.  I was a Firefly fan, so I only watched CB because of that connection. 

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7 minutes ago, tessaray said:

I'm looking forward to it.  Spaceships are always welcome on my television.  The leaks about the pilot script make it sound like a pretty faithful adaptation, so basically it's going to come down to casting.  For me, that's what will make it or break it.  

Anime is not my thing though.  I was a Firefly fan, so I only watched CB because of that connection. 

And I watched Firefly because my daughter pitched it to me as live-action Cowboy Bebop!

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The casting for Spike alone is almost an insurmountable task by itself, especially because the martial arts demands of the role shrink the available pool.

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19 hours ago, cyberfruit said:

It's too bad the old casting for a live action Bebop never got off the ground because Keanu Reeves would have been a perfect Spike.

He really wanted the role, too. Unfortunately, he's about 55 now and a bit old for Spike. I can hardly wait to see who they pull for this version. <sarcasm/

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3 hours ago, Ms Lark said:

He really wanted the role, too. Unfortunately, he's about 55 now and a bit old for Spike. I can hardly wait to see who they pull for this version. <sarcasm/

He doesn't really look it. It would have been great back in the day. Although, John Wick is a fair trade, since I'd probably have ended up being disappointed in the movie.

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On 12/12/2018 at 10:12 AM, Valerie said:

They NEED to bring in Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts to do all the music for the soundtrack.

This is key!  The music was as much a character in the show as anyone.

While I loathe the whole idea for so many reasons, chief among them that imho no one can live up to Steven Blum's Spike, I do admit to thinking of a whole new audience being introduced to Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts as the only positive in a horrible idea.  

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I'm intrigued

Jet, Faye and Vicious have been cast, no word on Ed

The show has also cast Mustafa Shakir (Marvel’s Luke Cage) as the aforementioned Jet, as well as Daniella Pineda (The Detour) as the bold bounty hunter Faye Valentine and Alex Hassell (the UK’s Bonkers) as Spike’s nemesis, Vicious.

Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok) will write Cowboy Bebop‘s first episode, while Alex Garcia Lopez (Marvel’s Daredevil) will direct the first two installments. Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the original anime, will serve as a consultant on the live-action version

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John Cho was about as good as they could get for Jet. But a live action Bebop?

I'm worried.

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Was Faye "bold" in the anime? "Pain in the ass" was more like it, albeit a good foil for Spike.

Has anyone Photoshopped green hair onto John Cho yet? 😜

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❤️ John Cho but don't really know much about the others.  Twitter seems happy with the cast though.

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Sharing two things:

1.Bleeding Cool: "‘Cowboy Bebop’: Did Live-Action Series Producers Forget Faye Valentine was Chinese?" Me: "How did I not know that"? I never really went for the big picture stuff. I liked the smaller, funnier episodes, as opposed to mytharcs. Also, we need to focus on bigger questions . . . like, "Is Spike's hair going to be green?"

2. The"So This is Basically" clip from JelloApocalypse on the anime.

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Huh, I had no idea Faye was Chinese.

Then again, I thought Spike was Jewish since his last name is Spiegel

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