See You, Space Cowboy - COWBOY BEBOP in Animation and Live Action

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6zDfxZ4NcE

Killer soundtrack, great voice acting, excellent writing, iconic animation and now a Netflix live action with John Cho as Spike.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-cho-star-netflixs-cowboy-bebop-1199457
Will it crater or rise to the skies?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:00 (two years ago) link

i was mad bummed because the local one-screen landmark theatre showed the cowboy bebop movie at midnight two weekends ago, but i was out of town and missed it!

the late great, Thursday, 4 April 2019 22:39 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

$5 for the whole series on itunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/tv-season/cowboy-bebop-the-complete-series/id937406196

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:56 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

soundtracks are up on spotify finally. Where is my John Cho live action?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 25 July 2020 07:28 (one year ago) link

Maybe they decided that since the track record for anime to live action adaptations is like 80 to 1 against, this doesn't need to be made

Vinnie, Saturday, 25 July 2020 12:33 (one year ago) link

And Netflix's last one, the Death Note adaptation, might honestly be the worst one I've seen

Vinnie, Saturday, 25 July 2020 12:35 (one year ago) link

Filming is happening in NZ; they and other productions there got the government go-ahead.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 July 2020 14:55 (one year ago) link

ten months pass...

Okay, this is good news.

Yoko Kanno, the composer behind the iconic soundtrack of the original COWBOY BEBOP anime will be creating the soundtrack for the new Live Action Series. Also confirmed...Cowboy Bebop is coming this Fall. #GeekedWeek pic.twitter.com/6lHZQcoFR6

— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) June 8, 2021

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 8 June 2021 16:57 (five months ago) link

yes!
i think TANK! might be one of my 100 favorite songs

two months pass...

We got photos.

https://gizmodo.com/netflixs-cowboy-bebop-is-here-and-ready-to-jam-1847530526

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 August 2021 14:25 (three months ago) link

dang, Cho looks perfect.

one month passes...

And we got trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq2N-9EmedA

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 September 2021 03:48 (two months ago) link

i am in favor of candy-colored, batshit fansevice for this series

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 September 2021 16:51 (two months ago) link

lol, mostly this is a me and ned thing i think

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 26 September 2021 16:51 (two months ago) link

We'll see who yet joins us!

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 September 2021 17:30 (two months ago) link

i will of course watch this even tho i do not need it

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:46 (two months ago) link

A good approach. (Started a rewatch of the original last night. Amazing still.)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 September 2021 19:30 (two months ago) link

Oh I'll definitely watch but my hopes are soooo low for this. Reasons being 1) Netflix 2) can't help but pale in comparison to one of the best anime ever

Vinnie, Monday, 27 September 2021 11:57 (two months ago) link

Same feeling here. I'll give it a shot, of course

Nhex, Monday, 27 September 2021 13:20 (two months ago) link

It'll auto-advance to the top of my watching queue and we'll see what happens.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 00:19 (two months ago) link

i remember the anime being stylish but empty. not that i finished it.

adam t. (abanana), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 03:06 (two months ago) link

I think maybe you should have finished it

talkin' about his flat tire (DJP), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:32 (two months ago) link

at least you admit your sin, abanana

Nhex, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 13:11 (two months ago) link

enough style can be its own substance

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 16:20 (two months ago) link

^ That's how I'd break it down to an extent

Vinnie, Tuesday, 28 September 2021 23:26 (two months ago) link

I have a long-standing crush on John Cho, and also loved the anime, so I am very interested how they combine these two things I love.

3-2-1, let's jam.

hourspass, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 02:25 (two months ago) link

This looks v silly and I'm here for it

feed me with your chips (zchyrs), Wednesday, 29 September 2021 12:39 (two months ago) link

recreating scenes shot by shot just makes it look like an expensive fan cosplay video

ciderpress, Wednesday, 29 September 2021 13:18 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I mean, yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JDWm1f6-M0

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 October 2021 02:35 (one month ago) link

lmao, ok, that was rad

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 02:42 (one month ago) link

GREEN BIRD
and that's how you fanservice
Jet's voice is dead on to the english dub btw

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 October 2021 03:06 (one month ago) link

And we have full trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6SSISUJR2k

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 01:46 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Aw yeah

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZINRNNNRNVE

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 November 2021 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

Lots of complaining online but I rather liked the first episode. Slower pace but it all works and the music is unsurprisingly on point.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 19 November 2021 23:39 (two weeks ago) link

Haven't watched yet but seen several reddit posts that look suspiciously like astroturfing

Vinnie, Saturday, 20 November 2021 03:03 (two weeks ago) link

first ep was fine but my feeling is if i was gonna watch this or rewatch the anime, why not do the latter?

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 20 November 2021 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

clips of this I've seen are cringeworthy

akm, Saturday, 20 November 2021 16:31 (two weeks ago) link

not watching this but the whole thing just looks like a goofy community theatre sendup of the source material shot like a film school sendup of the source material

the whole thing looks weirdly clean. even if it wasn't based on a very dusty/grainy looking show it would still look too bright and HD. makes it look corny.

, Saturday, 20 November 2021 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

it's fun, mostly carried by the charisma of the principal three actors. gets too grimdark at the end, I guess that's the times. and the character who turns up in the last fives minutes is fuckin' abysmal.

Jaime Pressly and America (f. hazel), Monday, 22 November 2021 01:11 (two weeks ago) link


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