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The only anime I would even consider adapting for the western market is Gunsmith Cats.

The show is already set in Chicago and riding off the coat tails of Dirty Harry and Bullitt. The only challenge would be May's age and cherry picking the more suitable parts from Sonoda's manga series, which are easy fixes( just don't go there! ). Theres some very cool bits and pieces they could use from Riding Bean too...

Trying to adapt shows and films like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell, on the other hand, is really making hardwork for themselves but for little gain.

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Torn... so very torn...




I don't think Edward's in it, probably due to cowardice more than any actual narrative reasons, so that sucks.

But yeah... I don't know how this is going to turn out.

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Not enough for me to start paying for Netflix again. Faye Valentine might have done it with Squid games on the to do list (wife is Korean and patiently waiting for us to settle somewhere so we can view properly I.e. not on an iPad) and I like John Cho but… mildly pessimistic here. The anime was the best imho… this, likely going to be forgettable.

   
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I can dig it. Looks kind of cheesy, but I think that works for the show. Can’t be worse than the Attack on Titan live action?

 
   
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I don't know how I feel about there being no Ed. Especially considering the style of acting they've gone for Ed would have played into that as a character probably better than the others.



I'm not 100% sold on the "hammy" acting. I think part of the charm of the original was that the main characters were "serious" when it needed to be. I think its also because they come off as acting in the clips. Each bit feels like "and now I'm acting" rather than being fluid natural moments.

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I imagine Ed is being saved for Season 2.

The style vaguely reminds me of Tarantino.

I'm beyond excited for this.

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It's very guardians of the galaxy in style at times, then very drab at others... Which makes sense if they are travelling around a star system, worlds will be different.

The minor glimpses of the martial arts are hilariously bad though, super slow motion and looks forced, either they don't have stunt doubles, or the stunt doubles are terrible in that aspect.

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I'll give it a shot when it comes around. Might be good... might be spectacularly bad. No way to tell unitl it drops.

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Il give it a go, but it appears to just be live action the show. At which point... whats the point? If your not going to do something a little different, enhanced, fleshed out, more... Or continue the story. Why make it? The original already exists. Whats the point of a shot for shot remake of the thing that is already available?

I could be wrong. Kind of hope I am. If i'm not, the original is right there.


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I've already got a Netflix subscription so I'll give it a watch. I'm... cautiously optimistic. Nothing really blew me away with the trailer but then again, while I've always really liked Cowboy Beebop, it was never one of my all time favorites.

It's not often there's a live action anime movie that I enjoy, I actually think Alita was the only one (and I'm told I only like it because I haven't read the source material) so odds are against it, but who knows. Monkeys and Typewriters right?

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Torn... so very torn...




I don't think Edward's in it, probably due to cowardice more than any actual narrative reasons, so that sucks.

But yeah... I don't know how this is going to turn out.


Ed's confirmed to be in, but well, not from the start, kinda like the other time around.

As to the new series itself... oof, dunno.
   
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 Lance845 wrote:
Il give it a go, but it appears to just be live action the show. At which point... whats the point? If your not going to do something a little different, enhanced, fleshed out, more... Or continue the story. Why make it? The original already exists. Whats the point of a shot for shot remake of the thing that is already available?

I could be wrong. Kind of hope I am. If i'm not, the original is right there.


not everyone likes anime, hell getting my dad to watch ANY animation is a challange, he declared into the spiderverse was "boring and intreasting" by the end of the credit rolls (he clearly wasn't willing to give it a shot cause "cartoon")

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For me the biggest disappointment is in the casting of Spike. Don't get me wrong, I like the actor, just not for this particular role. Something just seems not quite right with him. I don't know who I'd want to play that character though.

I am happy that they kept Tank as the theme song. If they had changed it I think there would have been riots.
   
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 Albertorius wrote:
Ed's confirmed to be in...
Where?

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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Albertorius wrote:
Ed's confirmed to be in...
Where?


From the mouth of the showrunner:

https://comicbook.com/anime/news/cowboy-bebop-showrunner-addresses-eds-role/

They're keeping it hush hush for some reason >_>

   
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Ah cool.

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That's very positive news indeed! If just for keeping the group dynamic working as in the animation.

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 cuda1179 wrote:
For me the biggest disappointment is in the casting of Spike. Don't get me wrong, I like the actor, just not for this particular role. Something just seems not quite right with him. I don't know who I'd want to play that character though.

I am happy that they kept Tank as the theme song. If they had changed it I think there would have been riots.


Yeah, considering how much spike conveys without speaking, an actor would have to be all about nailing the presence and suave, relaxed, laid back but supremely confident nature of Spike... Nothing about the actors past roles suggest this, and this really isn't that big of a deal, but he doesn't seem tall enough..

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 endlesswaltz123 wrote:
 cuda1179 wrote:
For me the biggest disappointment is in the casting of Spike. Don't get me wrong, I like the actor, just not for this particular role. Something just seems not quite right with him. I don't know who I'd want to play that character though.

I am happy that they kept Tank as the theme song. If they had changed it I think there would have been riots.


Yeah, considering how much spike conveys without speaking, an actor would have to be all about nailing the presence and suave, relaxed, laid back but supremely confident nature of Spike... Nothing about the actors past roles suggest this, and this really isn't that big of a deal, but he doesn't seem tall enough..


The type of "mood" needed for Spike is a bit of a mix of late 80's Clint Eastwood, Keanu Reeves, and Lawrence Fishbourne, but Asian of course. Kind of a smooth (but not 007 smooth) feeling while still portraying a "I don't give a Feth" attitude, and looking somewhat hungover 24/7.

We need to make a clone that is 50% Jet Li and 50% Kurt Cobain.

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How would that work? Jet Li strikes me as intense, not smooth or 'not giving a feth.'

Cobain... not sure how 'sniveling idiot' would contribute anything to the character of Spike.

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How would that work? Jet Li strikes me as intense, not smooth or 'not giving a feth.'

Cobain... not sure how 'sniveling idiot' would contribute anything to the character of Spike.


I meant physically for that. If you could mix a suit jacket into the 90's Grunge scene is the mix I was looking for.
   
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Ah. Spike always looked more Don Johnson from 80s Miami Vice to me.

More light not-quite suit and hands stuffed in pockets.
Though admittedly Johnson didn't really have the loose tie and popped collar shirts.

But Grunge... eh. Grunge doesn't vibe with Bebop at all, not in looks, style or sound. In that it had decent looks and style (as well as actual music)

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Grunge did have the dirty, mussed hair and perpetually drunk look going on though. Good call on the Miami Vice suit style, although lose the pastel color palette.
   
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It's out. I'm 4 episodes in and liking it so far.

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Granted, I've only seen the first disc of the blu ray of the original (so. . . first 6 episodes of the original anime), but the wife and I watched the first episode last night and were rather entertained by it.

Seems like the dude playing Spike may genuinely be a fan of the series, as he seems to have Spike's fighting style down pretty good. And, maybe its just me, but I personally feel like the campyness so far seems to work slightly better in live action than it did in anime? I dunno, the jury may still be out on that bit
   
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I haven't stopped laughing for two days whenever I see this.

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Started watching it. 3 or 4 episodes in. It is NOT a flat out remake of the cartoon. Which is a good thing. Glad they are using this opportunity to do some stuff with it. Will keep watching.


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I rewatched all the animated episodes over the last few weeks on netflix, and considering I first watched it when I was still a young teenager, the amount of satire I missed out on at the time gave me quite a nice refreshed viewing experience.

I've watched the first episode and the satire is heavy, which is great... I still think the martial arts standard in the live action, and well the combat in general is poor in terms of execution, but I think that is part of the satire of it.

Just starting episode two, I was wondering if they would do a version of Big Shot in it, straight in at the start.

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Just finished the live actions. I think the acting for the most part is good to great with the clear stand out being Jet. God damn does he nail that character. Jet is leagues above the rest of the cast.

There are a couple actors I liked less, and in particular I think the final character to show up in the series is just... awful. Granted they have like... less than a minute of screen time. But feth that was bad.


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The clip I saw of Jet was impressive. He really did nail it. Faye is a big nope. The costume change is good however. The anime costume for her is the worst part of the series IMO.

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