The live-action Cowboy Bebop is trying extra anime-accurate than most live-action diversifications, although with some notable adjustments.
A live-action model of the beloved anime Cowboy Bebop of some variety or one other has been in growth on and off for years. Netflix pulled the venture out of Improvement Hell, and the primary ten-episode season of an American live-action Cowboy Bebop TV sequence will lastly be obtainable to stream this November. Based mostly on the primary photos launched, it is trying much more anime-accurate than most live-action diversifications, although with a number of adjustments each delicate and noteworthy.
Here’s a comparability of the live-action solid with the anime characters they’re portraying. This text can be up to date as extra casting bulletins and pictures get revealed.
By way of costume design, the live-action portrayal of protagonist Spike Spiegel is the closest to the unique anime, virtually an actual replication. John Cho even grew his hair out for the half. The large distinction from the anime, it might appear, is the character’s age. Spike Spiegel within the anime is supposed to be in his late 20s, whereas actor John Cho is 49. Writing the ex-gangster turned bounty hunter with extra years of expertise might lend the Netflix sequence a particular perspective from the unique story.
Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black
Jet Black‘s live-action look is not as precise an anime recreation as Spike Spiegel’s, however it’s nonetheless identifiably Jet. The colour of his outfit has been modified from blue with silver shoulder pads to grey with brown shoulder pads, however the particulars of his cybernetic arm and the scar and implant round his proper eye have been replicated exactly.
Faye Valentine is the character who’s gone by means of essentially the most dramatic costume adjustments. Daniella Pineda nonetheless seems the half, sporting Faye’s signature yellow crop high and purple hair, however she’s really carrying her crimson jacket as an alternative of simply wrapping it round herself as an adjunct. She additionally has lengthy black pants slightly than yellow shorts. Faye’s yellow headband can be lacking within the promotional photographs, although it is doable that may present up in different scenes.
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