Netflix introduced on Wednesday that the Japanese dub of the live-action adaptation of Sunrise‘s Cowboy Bebop anime will function the unique anime’s solid reprising their roles. Taiten Kusunoki will substitute the late Unshō Ishizuka because the voice of Jet Black. Other new solid members embody Masako Isobe as Mao, initially performed by Kazuaki Itō, and Romi Park as Shin, whom Nobuyuki Hiyama voiced within the authentic anime.
The Japanese dub solid contains (pictured above from left to proper beginning on prime row):
Netflix additionally revealed that it’s going to stream the unique anime worldwide outdoors Japan beginning on October 20. The anime is already streaming on Netflix in Japan.
The live-action sequence will premiere on November 19. The sequence can have 10 episodes.
Netflix describes its Cowboy Bebop sequence:
COWBOY BEBOP is an action-packed house Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all attempting to outrun the previous. As completely different as they’re lethal, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) type a scrappy, snarky crew able to search out the photo voltaic system’s most harmful criminals — for the best value. But they will solely kick and quip their approach out of so many scuffles earlier than their pasts lastly meet up with them.
The solid additionally contains:
Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop anime’s composer) is composing the live-action sequence. The live-action opening credit brings again Kanno’s “Tank!” track from the unique anime’s model.
Netflix posted a “Behind the Scenes” video on October 2019 to mark the beginning of manufacturing. The manufacturing on the primary season was on maintain in New Zealand after lead actor John Cho‘s on-set knee injury in October 2019, adopted by a shutdown as a result of new coronavirus illness (COVID-19). In July 2020, New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment started allowing the sequence’ crew to enter the nation for filming within the subsequent six months, at the same time as most international locations are nonetheless coping with COVID-19.
Writer and government producer Jeff Pinkner teased in April 2020 that the present’s workers is planning a second season. Pinker stated that the challenge’s one-hour episode size permits them to “really tell stories set in that world in a way that hopefully will not only delight the fans of anime but expose a whole bunch of new people to the world of Cowboy Bebop, the awesome work of Yoko Kanno.”
The sequence is a co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, with Netflix dealing with bodily manufacturing. Tomorrow Studios is a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein (Prison Break, Teen Wolf, producer for the live-action One Piece project) and ITV Studios. Shinichiro Watanabe, the unique anime’s director, is serving as marketing consultant for the challenge. Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio are credited as showrunners and government producers.
Tomorrow Studios‘ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; Yasuo Miyakawa, Masayuki Ozaki, and Shin Sasaki of Sunrise (the studio that animated the unique sequence); and Tetsu Fujimura and Matthew Weinberg are additionally credited as government producers. Chris Yost (Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok) is writing the sequence, and is credited as government producer.
The authentic anime sequence follows the motley crew of the spaceship Bebop because it travels all through the photo voltaic system seeking the subsequent job. The anime impressed Cowboy Bebop: The Movie in 2001. Funimation released the sequence on Blu-ray and DVD in North America in 2014, and screened the movie within the United States in 2018, the twentieth anniversary of the unique sequence.
Source: Press release