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Cowboy Bebop original anime series lands on Netflix on 21 October

All 26 episodes of the Cowboy Bebop original anime series will be available on Netflix globally on 21 October 2021. Space Cowboys everywhere will get to relive where it all began in this classic anime that has captured the hearts and imaginations of anime fans and beyond since 1998.

In this jazz-inspired, genre-bending galactic adventure, we meet Bebop crew Spike Spiegel (a former syndicate member), Jet Black (an ex-cop), Faye Valentine (a con artist), Radical Ed (a hacker kid), and Ein (a data dog), who live paycheck-to-paycheck while scouring space for bounties.

“For me, it’s a great surprise and honor that the Cowboy Bebop universe has thrived for over 20 years and will continue onward,” commented Shinichirō Watanabe, the original anime series director.

In less than a month, fans will also get to experience the live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop, brought to life by the full cast of original Japanese voice actors – including Koichi Yamadera as Spike, Megumi Hayashibara as Faye Valentine, Norio Wakamoto as Vicious, and Gara Takashima as Julia. The live-action series co-produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios debuts on 19 November only on Netflix.

Yamadera-san shares, “Cowboy Bebop is an important work for me. I have long anticipated a live-action version. I can feel the strong respect it has toward the anime. I hope that viewers will see the atmosphere of the Spike character that I previously portrayed in John Cho’s performance, who is skillfully taking on the role in this version. There are also many settings and developments that can only be pulled off in a live-action series. I hope that both people who love Cowboy Bebop and those who are new to the title can enjoy this new series!”

See you Space Cowboy!

Appendix: Japanese voice actors cast list

Character Names

Japanese Voice Actor

Spike Spiegel

Koichi Yamadera


Norio Wakamoto

Faye Valentine

Megumi Hayashibara


Gara Takashima

Jet Black

Taiten Kusunoki


Tsutomu Taruki


Miki Nagasawa

Teddy Bomber

Takaya Hashi


Kenyu Horiuchi


Masako Isobe


Romi Park


Hikaru Midorikawa

About Netflix:

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with over 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Sunrise:

SUNRISE INC., a Namco Bandai Group Company, is an animation production studio which produces smash hit anime series like the original Mobile Suit Gundam, and all of the subsequent series in the Gundam franchise, as well as Cowboy Bebop, Escaflowne, Code Geass, Love Live!, and many more.

The company is located in Suginami, Tokyo, Japan and was established in 1976. The President and CEO is Mr. Makoto Asanuma.


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