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    Here's Why Anime Fans Are Mad About Netflix's Latest Live-Action Adaptation

    *Prays that this won't be anything like the Death Note remake.*

    ICYMI Netflix just announced that they're planning to turn Cowboy Bebop into a live-action series.

    Guess it’s time to announce that Cowboy Bebop, the live-action series, is heading to @Netflix.

    They'll be co-producing the 10-episode series with Tomorrow Studios.

    And the majority of fans aren't too happy with this news.

    @NXOnNetflix @netflix no no no no no god please no IS ANYTHING SACRED ????

    @NXOnNetflix @netflix >Guess it’s time to announce that Cowboy Bebop HOLY SHIT >the live-action series OH NO

    If you're not familiar with Cowboy Bebop, let me explain. It’s a much-loved ’90s anime that features a group of bounty hunters – Spike Spiegel, Jet Black and Faye Valentine – chasing criminals across space.

    Sunrise / TV Tokyo

    It also has a GORGEOUS jazz-inspired soundtrack composed by Yoko Kanno.

    And considering the previous attempts by Netflix and Hollywood to adapt anime, which resulted in claims of whitewashing, many fans remain skeptical of how this new series will pan out.

    @NXOnNetflix @netflix The entire anime community when netflix tries to do ANOTHER live-action adaptation:

    @NXOnNetflix @netflix @BlackJordan5 "Shinichiro Watanabe On Board As Consultant" "Live action" "Netflix"

    @NXOnNetflix @DanielRPK Brought on to consult doesn’t make fans feel any better. Just make sure it’s not a white washed mess

    The good part is that like Netflix's adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the original writer of Cowboy Bebop, Shinichiro Watanabe, will be brought on as a consultant.

    Original anime creator Shinichiro Watanabe will he brought on to consult, too. The first episode is written by Thor: Ragnarok’s Chris Yost.

    So here's hoping that the adaptation will be as good as the original, I guess.

    Sunrise/ TV Tokyo