Cowboy Bebop Spoiler Podcast: The Comic Years Podcast
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The Comic Years Podcast: Cowboy Bebop Spoiler Review

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BY November 22, 2021

Cowboy Bebop is quite possibly the most high-profile anime to get a live-action adaptation. That is, until Taika Waititi gets around to that Akira remake, anyways. But until then, the new Netflix original series is now live on the streamer. The new adaptation takes some bold chances with its creative license and adaptation. While I enjoyed most of the changes, many seemingly didn’t. So check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast as I discuss what worked on the new show and what didn’t. Be sure to read my non-spoiler review first, as this will be a Cowboy Bebop spoiler podcast.

What Didn’t Work In The Cowboy Bebop Live-Action Series?

Cowboy Bebop spoiler podcast trio. Image via Netflix.

Even though I enjoyed almost everything in the new show, some aspects of the series don’t entirely work. For me, those moments are overshadowed by the immense chemistry between the lead characters. The trio of Spike (John Cho), Jet (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye (Daniele Pineda), and the fun and lighthearted tone of the show that they created overshadowed any complaints I might have had. However, the series itself is getting less than stellar reviews, currently sitting at a 51% on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing. So I felt it necessary to do a Cowboy Bebop spoiler podcast, to openly discuss those elements of the new show. And to see if the reception is due tot he changes made from the anime, or valid issues about the live-action version that stand on their own.

Cowboy Bebop Spoiler Podcast Also Compares To The Anime

On top of talking about the parts of the live-action Cowboy Bebop show that don’t entirely work, I had to bring up the anime. Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop takes a few liberties by adapting certain things differently than the original anime. So on the Cowboy Bebop spoiler podcast, I dedicate some time to those changes, namely the romance that drives the lead character, Spike’s backstory

So check out this episode of the Comic Years Podcast to see if you feel the same as me about the new show. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcast or any of your favourite podcasting platforms. Leave us a review and rating if you enjoyed yourself, and be sure to tell your friends!

All episodes of Cowboy Bebop season 1 are now streaming on Netflix.

What did you think of all the changes in the show from the anime? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image via Netflix.

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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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