After offering fans a sneak peek of the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” during its global fan event TUDUM, Netflix recently announced that it has acquired the streaming rights to the original series. The entire anime will be available to stream on the service worldwide beginning Oct. 21. It was previously available on Hulu and Funimation.
This is excellent news for the fans of the original anime, but it’s also good news for those who might have been curious about the upcoming adaptation, which launches Nov. 19 and follows Spike, Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) as they hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals. With all 26 episodes of the anime being widely available to stream on Netflix, this will be the perfect opportunity for curious viewers to find out what all the fuss is about before diving into the live-action show.
Entertainment Weekly was first to report the news, while also revealing that the anime’s original voice cast will reprise their roles for the Japanese dubs of the live-action show.