Cowboy Bebop Japanese Dub Features the Anime’s Cast

The Japanese dub for Netflix’s upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series will see most of the original 1998 anime’s cast members reprising their roles. 

Those reprising their roles include Kōichi Yamadera as Spike Spiegel, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye Valentine, Gara Takashima as Julia, Tsutomu Tareki as Punch, Miki Nagasawa as Judy, Takaya Hashi as Teddy Bomber, Kenyu Horiuchi as Gren, and Hikaru Midorikawa as Lin.

The other cast members of the Japanese dub include Taiten Kusunoki as Jet Black, Masako Isobe as Mao, and Romi Park as Shin.

Cowboy Bebop is set to premiere globally on November 19, 2021. The cast includes  John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine. Other cast members include Alex Hassell, Elena SatineTamara Tunie, and Rachel House.

Alex Garcia Lopez (Daredevil Season 3) and Michael Katleman (Smallville) are directing the series, with Christopher Yost as writer and Midnight Radio’s André Nemec as showrunner. The executive producers include NemecJeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, and Scott Rosenberg; Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; Sunrise’s Masayuki Ozaki; and YostTim Coddington, Tetsu FujimuraMichael Katleman, and Matthew Weinberg

Additionally, the anime’s director Shinichirō Watanabe is serving as a consultant while the anime’s music composer Yoko Kanno is composing the live-action series’ original soundtrack.

Netflix describes the show as:

A ragtag crew of bounty hunters chases down the galaxy’s most dangerous criminals. They’ll save the world … for the right price.

The original Cowboy Bebop anime ran for 26 episodes, with its staff including Keiko Nobumoto as series composer and Toshihiro Kawamoto as character designer. A movie titled Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (Cowboy Bebop Tengoku no Tobira) that took place between Episode 23 and 24 was released in 2001. Both were produced by Sunrise.

Crunchyroll describes the anime series as:

The Bebop crew is just trying to make a buck. This motley lot of intergalactic loners teams up to track down fugitives and turn them in for cold hard cash. Spike is a hero whose cool façade hides a dark and deadly past. The pilot Jet is a bruiser of a brute who can’t wait to collect the next bounty. Faye Valentine is a femme fatale prone to breaking hearts and separating fools from their money. Along for the ride are the brilliant, but weird, hacker Ed and a super-genius Welsh Corgi named Ein.


Source: Netflix Japan Anime

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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