Cowboy Bebop Canceled
Less than one month after its release, Netflix has canceled the live-action adaptation of the anime classic Cowboy Bebop. The reimaging starred John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine. For the uninitiated, Cowboy Bebop is a space western about three bounty hunters on a spaceship known as Bebop.
This may come as no surprise to fans, as the show was disappointing for both new viewers and fans of the source material. As of writing this article, Cowboy Bebop season 1 has a 55% audience rating and a 45% critic rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
This is not the first time Netflix has had trouble with an adaptation of a beloved anime series. The 2017 Death Note movie was not met with much praise. Currently, the live-action Death Note has a 23% audience score and a 38% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes.
RELATED: The Ten Greatest Sci-Fi Anime Movies
Cowboy Bebop is not the last anime adaptation that Netflix has in the works. There are currently plans to make live-action reboots of both One Piece and Gundam. Hopefully, these series and movies will break Netflix’s poor track record of adapting classic anime series.
With all of this said, there are some who are disappointed that the show is ending. There is a big cliffhanger ending that fans of the show will never get to see resolved. There is nothing worse than a show getting canceled after a cliffhanger ending to a season.
What Did You Think About Cowboy Bebop?
Did you watch the live-action Cowboy Bebop series? What did you think? Are you excited to see further anime adaptations on Netflix? Let us know on social media!