All 26 episodes of the Cowboy Bebop original anime series will be available on Netflix globally on Oct. 21, 2021. Space Cowboys everywhere will get to relive where it all began in this classic anime that has captured the hearts and imaginations of anime fans and beyond since 1998.
In this jazz-inspired, genre-bending galactic adventure, we meet Bebop crew Spike Spiegel (a former syndicate member), Jet Black (an ex-cop), Faye Valentine (a con artist), Radical Ed (a hacker kid), and Ein (a data dog), who live paycheck-to-paycheck while scouring space for bounties.
“For me, it’s a great surprise and honor that the Cowboy Bebop universe has thrived for over 20 years and will continue onward,” commented Shinichirō Watanabe, the original anime series director.
In less than a month, fans will also get to experience the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, brought to life by the full cast of original Japanese voice actors – including Koichi Yamadera as Spike, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye Valentine, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, and Gara Takashima as Julia. The live-action series co-produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios debuts on Nov. 19 only on Netflix.
Yamadera-san shares, “Cowboy Bebop is an important work for me. I have long anticipated a live-action version. I can feel the strong respect it has toward the anime. I hope that viewers will see the atmosphere of the Spike character that I previously portrayed in John Cho’s performance, who is skillfully taking on the role in this version.
There are also many settings and developments that can only be pulled off in a live-action series. I hope that both people who love Cowboy Bebop and those who are new to the title can enjoy this new series!”