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Cast For “Cowboy Bebop” Live-Action Show Announced

The Netflix live-action version of the anime classic “Cowboy Bebop” has finally found it’s cast, and it’s quite a list of talent.

According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, John Cho will headline the show as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir will play Jet Black, Danielle Pineda will play Faye Valentine, and Alex Hassell will be Spike’s rival, Vicious.

Image courtesy of “The Hollywood Reporter”

Cho will be seen in the upcoming season of “The Twilight Zone” on CBS All Access, but you may remember him as Sulu from the JJ Abrams Star Trek movies, or Harold from the “Harold and Kumar” series.

Shakir most recently was Baron Samedi on “American Gods”, but you may recall him as The Bushmaster from Netflix’s “Luke Cage” series.

Pineda has been in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, “American Odyssey” and “The Detour”, while Hassell can be seen in “Suburbicon”, “Two Down”, and has extensive TV work including “Torchwood” and “Hustle”.

The official description given for the show reads: “The space Western story follows Spike Spiegel and his rag-tag crew of bounty hunters, or Cowboys, as they try to capture the galaxy’s worst criminals and survive the unexpected dangers they encounter throughout space, sometimes saving the world in the process but always leaving millions in damages.”

Alex Garcia Lopez, who has helmed episodes of Daredevil, Luke Cage and Cloak and Dagger, will direct the first two installments of the 10-episode series. Christopher Yost wrote the first episode. Shinichiro Watanabe, who directed the original anime, will act as consultant on the series.

Surprisingly, no one has been listed for the part of Ed yet, but I kind of like that. Hopefully, we get to meet Ed (and Ein) during the first season of the show. Speaking of, we don’t know anything yet about the format of the show, and duration of the season (although IMDB has it listed at 10 episodes currently). Nor have we seen anything to give us an idea of what anything will look like, so we just have to be patient until we get our first glimpse of the cast in costume.

The original “Cowboy Bebop” anime aired in Japan in 1998 and hit US airwaves for the first time in 2001. It has continued to be a staple on Cartoon Network’s Saturday night line-up for years.

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NYCC 2018: Figuarts – Cowboy Bebop, Power Rangers, Harry Potter, Naruto, Street Fighter

In our second video of the Tamashii Nations SH Figuarts booth, we look at all of their new figures from Cowboy Bebop, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Harry Potter, Naruto, and Street Fighter, plus some of their new Mickey Mouse figures!

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WATCH – Steve Blum talks “Cowboy Bebop”, Toonami & working with Logic at BoroughCon 2017

Steven Blum is the voice for iconic roles in anime & American cartoons, ranging from Cowboy Bebop, Digimon, Samurai Champloo, Wolverine and the X-Men, Great Teacher Onizuka, Naruto, Transformers: Prime, Star Wars Rebels, Big-O, and Tom from Toonami on Cartoon Network. In this panel from BoroughCon 2017, Steven discusses the Toonami comeback, working with hip-hop artist Logic, voice acting tips, and the many roles he has had and the stories behind them.

If you don’t feel like watching the full panel, check out these highlights from it and the other panels where Steve popped up:

Ever wondered how Steven Blum became the voice of Tom from Toonami, and how the show managed to make a successful return to Cartoon Network? Find out how in this video.

In this clip, Steve talks about how he worked with Logic on “The Incredible True Story”.

During the “Everything Voice Acting” panel, a fan asked prolific voice actor Steven Blum about the differences between voicing Spike Speigel from “Cowboy Bebop” and Mugen from “Samurai Champloo”, which gave us some interesting info behind the shows. Then things got weird with Dante Basco and Steven’s girlfriend and fellow voice actor, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. Real weird.

Lastly, when a fan asked Steven Blum about an inspiring line to use in moments of need, he gave them his famous empowering monologue from a Toonami bumper, “Fall seven times, get up eight”.

Don’t forget to check out all of the other videos from this event, or just head to the BoroughCon 2017 Youtube Playlist to see it all in one convenient spot.

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Sneak peek at “Cowboy Bebop” figures from First 4 Figures

It’s been a long time since we had new Cowboy Bebop items to talk about, and thanks to First 4 Figures we can do it again.

Funko released a few pop figures of the team recently, but First 4 Figures has announced they will be making their own versions of the fan-favorite anime.

While the final sculpts are still a long time away, here is a first 3D rendering of the figures, featuring from left to right Faye Valentine, Jet Black, and Spike Spiegel.

No details on anything else yet, for now simply be teased and enjoy the wait, space cowboys.

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Olympic Iceskater cosplays and skates to theme from “Cowboy Bebop”

A new bar has been put out there for skaters, as Canada’s Kevin Reynolds just competed in the 2016 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships to the theme from “Cowboy Bebop”, all while dressed as Spike Spiegel.

While the 25-year-old did not win first place, he still managed to get a hold of third place at the end of the night.

This is not the first time that this skater has used something nerdy as part of his program, having used music from The Legend of Zelda and Chrono Trigger a few years earlier.

Reynolds is the 2013 Four Continents champion, 2010 Four Continents bronze medalist, and a four-time Canadian national medalist (2012–14 silver, 2010 bronze). He is also the first skater to have landed two quadruple jumps in a short program, as well as the first to have landed five quadruple jumps in one competition. At the Olympics, he helped Team Canada win the silver medal and finished 15th in the men’s singles event.

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