‘If done well, this could be the next Firefly.’ This was a strong statement that my anime convention owning roommate had over the announced Netflix 10 episode live action Cowboy Bebop announcement, and you know what? He’s right. Meanwhile, a friend of mine who is a youtuber reminds everyone that there was a time when everyone wanted this. Every Otaku that had not yet been burned on lazy or white washed anime to live action adaptations like Ghost in The Shell or Dragon Ball Evolution.
The thing is… Cowboy Bebop is the perfect show to transfer to a western live action show or movie. Will they probably cast American actors of not Asian backgrounds? Probably… I mean, it’s wild west themed, and unlike Bleach, it makes sense. There were a lot of non Asian characters in the anime.
I personally am sad that Keanu Reeves is too old, and Terry Crewes is too famous to play Spike Spiegel and Jet Black…
Seriously… those were/are my picks for those two characters?
My roommate pointed out to me that Edward isn’t actually a dark skinned POC, they just have a tan from being outside… you can tell because of Edward’s dad. Anyways, androgynous and ambiguously raced Edward is a great character for a live action adaptation…. or maybe a terrible one? Tumblr will be all over Edward… either way.
Anyways… things are going to be all right, internet. You’ll see.