^I haven't seen Ed yet. Have they finally released what they look like?
Jason Moon:Could someone please post a pic of the Cowboy Bebop characters from the anime and a pic of the characters from the adaptation next to each other, I'm to tech retarded to try and figure out how to post an image on this site. lol thanks. Well the adaptation came on Netflix today and its a series not a movie! Thank God!
Live Action (I don't think I needed to label these XD)
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^- Yeah, the actors don't look super off, and if John Cho can pull off moving like a much younger man, it might be not super bad. (I don't care much about Jill Valentine's actress not being "sexy enough".)
But without Ed it's just a rather meh Sci-Fi story about bounty hunters in a spaceship, IMHO not even very interesting as an anime, quite less so in real form. And one entire season without Ed? There may not be a 2nd season.
Anyone wanna see the kid as Homsar from Homestar Runner? Guy's a total weirdo, but you're right, he's cringe but in a good way like 2000's music....Early 2000's. Or Tik Tok. you can't escape its suckage, and the same goes for new Simpsons.
Treehouse of Horror IX-XII anybody?
well, I can't stand to see such good animes be turned into such trash. I hope we can all agree on Uncanny Valley conversation, don't we?
hey, don't sweat it. I find a lot of anime Can be Corny and Camp. KOFF KOFF INUYASHA
I for one have always wanted to do a Mel Brooks Austin Powers and Lesley Neilson Parody of anime!
more than 10 years and I still haven't made the dream a reality. they served as my first animations I ever made. Parody makes sure things don't get stale. I can't stand by and let anime churn the way it's going. I love anime. and As Brooks has stated:
Only parody things you love.
Otherwise you get something Crass.
In Ed's case, yeah. Cringe but Endearing. like How Optimus Prime was endearing but scary. when The guy who voiced Prime was going to voice the character, he was told by his father that he should sound like his brother, who was in the army. someone who wasn't merely PRETENDING to be the good guys like Dirty Harry and people in the Alamo. A real hero. if this has inspired anybody.... please tell me. and how it did.
Ed's voice star must have gotten a good pay check from the English Dub. I remember the first exposure to Cowboy Bebop was the movie I rented from a Brick and Morter, and it was Japanese, with subs.
I went and binged the whole thing.
I actually loved it!
Its familiar enough that it feels like its part of the same universe, but different enough that I wasn't bored due to knowing what's gonna happen next, because the plot went of in a different direction completely at one point.
I've watched the whole thing. I posted an extended official review at the link below, if you'd like to check it out. I'm a life-long fan of the original anime, and y'all know that I write, illustrate, and animate. I'm also a 2D animation professor, so I'll offer some bit of credentials, there, and I teach storytelling for television and film.
That kind of came off as "I have background in animation, blah blah blah! So my opinion holds more weight!" or some shit.
Probably not how you meant to sound, but that is how it came across. At least to me.
Like I said before, these kinds of things are always going to get dumped all over for either being not enough like the source material or being too much like the source material. Adapting a series from one medium to another is almost always going to be The Kobayashi Maru.
i started watching it but stopped after episode 4, to check out the anime (which i hadnt seen yet). now im watching the anime and its very fun, nothing at all like the new show. id say Mustafa Shakur is a good casting for Jet tho. i wonder how netflix handles Gren's plot...
^ cool review. I agree with most of it, it’s what I expected from the show to be honest so I wasn’t surprised. Don’t agree with the lesbian/trans thing being an issue of “superficially”, I don’t know why people single out that kind of change versus many other things. Other than that I agree especially on the character motivations and behavior, the main character arcs are very subtle and played close to chest in the anime. The live action show is a different beast entirely , which is fine but it just doesn’t work in this instance.