All 26 episodes of the Cowboy Bebop original anime series will be available on Netflix globally on 21 October 2021 (at 3 pm GMT+8 in Malaysia). Space Cowboys everywhere will get to relive where it all began in this classic anime that has captured the hearts and imaginations of anime fans and beyond since 1998.
In this jazz-inspired, genre-bending galactic adventure, we meet Bebop crew Spike Spiegel (a former syndicate member), Jet Black (an ex-cop), Faye Valentine (a con artist), Radical Ed (a hacker kid), and Ein (a data dog), who live paycheck-to-paycheck while scouring space for bounties.
In less than a month, fans will also get to experience the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, brought to life by the full cast of original Japanese voice actors – including Koichi Yamadera as Spike, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye Valentine, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, and Gara Takashima as Julia. The live-action series, co-produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, debuts on 19 November 2021 only on Netflix.
Courtesy of Netflix Malaysia, we were lucky enough to be the only Malaysian media to participate in an exclusive interview with Netflix Anime Creative Director of Content Acquisition Taiki Sakurai. We spoke with him about Netflix anime, the future of anime on the streaming platform, and more.
In the meantime, check out the trailer below: