Cowboy Bebop Intro is Out!

And it looks good. At least I think so. Opinions may, and definately will, differ. 😉

COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.

Okay, the intro sticks very closely to the original; Yoko Kanno is on board again, so we mustn’t worry about the soundtrack. That’s already a good thing. But as long-suffering anime fans who were badly betrayed by live action remakes of their favourite shows, we stay sceptical. Remember how well-done the intro sequence for GitS was done? And how unwell the movie turned out to be?

After this you expect something great, no?

I think for example that John Cho is miscast as Spike Spiegel, who, at least for me, was a lanky, sarcastic Italo guy, not a brooding, stout Asian. Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine and Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black fit their animated blueprints much better.

Can’t say anything about how well they stayed faithful to the story, how well they captured the spirit of “carry the weight”, nothing about the pace and cinematography. All we can do is hope that they’ll not fuk it up too badly. Or let’s at least hope for a visual feast. 😉

Carries the weight better than her adult crew co-stars: Radical Edward
Ein is there but where is Radical Ed?

So, the question remains the same: Did America finally get it right?

Radical Edward: Too cool to be cast in RL?

And for anybody who’s confused: Radical Edward is a girl!

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