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Original ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Japanese voice cast reunites after 20 years to dub live-action Netflix series

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The Japanese dub of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop,” premiering in November, is set to feature the original anime’s voice actors.

Old and new: Netflix announced that the original voice cast of the critically-acclaimed anime will take on their original roles for the Japanese language track of the live-action adaptation, with Taiten Kusunoki replacing the late Unshō Ishizuka as Jet Black.

Netflix releases side-by-side comparison of new live-action ‘Cowboy Bebop’ opening and the original anime intro

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Netflix released the opening sequence for its “Cowboy Bebop” live-action series, and it is a fast-paced homage to the cult-classic original.

Let’s Jam: Over the weekend, the Netflix remake of the critically acclaimed space Western anime featured the cast — John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine — guns blazing over the booming soundtrack of the jazzy and iconic theme song “Tank!” by Yoko Kanno.

Unconfirmed report of cast for live-action ‘Avatar’ goes viral, sparks hope for fans

An unconfirmed casting of Netflix’s live-action of the popular “Avatar: The Last Airbender” series has gone viral on social media, with fans delighted to see the possibility of accurate representation. 

About the news: A site called “Avatar News,” described as being run by a “fellow fan” of the franchise, revealed the so-called “first look at the main cast” on Aug. 6.

Netflix Announces Live-Action Adaptation of Anime ‘Cowboy Bebop’

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Netflix has officially announced a live-action adaptation of the hit 90s Japanese anime “Cowboy Bebop.”

The project, which will be adapted as a 10-episode series, has been in the works since last year, according to Variety. Netflix will co-produce the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” alongside Tomorrow Studios, with the former in charge of handling physical production.

Disney Plans to Make Live-Action ‘Lilo and Stitch’

While the live-action remake for “Aladdin” and “Mulan” are currently on their way to the silver screen, it appears that another classic Disney animated film is also set to receive the same treatment: “Lilo and Stitch.”

Mike Van Waes is being tapped to pen the remake of the hit 2002 animated film with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, the same producers of the “Aladdin” remake, who will co-produce the “Lilo and Stitch” live-action along with Ryan Halprin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

‘Thor’ Director Taika Waititi Says He Would Never Whitewash ‘Akira’ Live-Action Remake

Whenever a beloved anime property is revealed to be getting a Hollywood remake, fans are immediately reminded of the travesties that have come before it.

This is mostly because Hollywood studios have long been in denial that a Whitewashed casting and a dumbed down story will no longer appeal to the fans of the source material and even the rest of the general viewing public.

J.J. Abrams is Remaking Beloved Anime ‘Your Name’ and Fans are Extremely Worried

Paramount Pictures, along with Hollywood director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, officially announced the plans to create a live-action adaptation of “Your Name”. Anime fans clearly did not like the news thinking it may become another “Death Note” disaster.

Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures made the announcement for the live-action plan of “Your Name” on Wednesday (Sept. 27), according to Variety. On its joint announcement, the two companies said they will be working with the original producers of the hit anime movie, Toho Co., Ltd., who will also take care of film distribution in Japan.