Cowboy Bebop Live Action Cast Who Look Like Their Anime Characters


Cowboy Anime Bebop is regarded as one of the most influential anime in America. Thanks to Hajime Yatate's masterpiece, anime started to be known in America. Of course, like most famous anime, fans have been rooting to see the Cowboy Bebop live action adaptation. Finally, the wait is over as Netflix picked it up last year.

Cowboy Bebop will be produced by Netflix in mini-series format and has already found the main cast. They are John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, and Alex Hassell. So far, I can say that this could be the perfect cast if they can portray the characters very well since they already have the looks.

Spike Spiegel - John Cho

Spike Spiegel is the coolest bounty hunter in the solar system. He is charismatic, smart, and also a martial arts expert. With Jet, his partner, Spike wandering the solar system as Space Cowboys and hunt down dangerous criminals with a high bounty on their head.

In the live action mini-series, the space cowboy will be portrayed by John Cho. Cho is known for his roles in movies like the Star Trek reboot, Harold and Kumar, and Searching. This casting choice certainly will make anime fans relieved especially concerning the whitewashing trend in almost all live action anime adaptations so far.

Jet Black - Mustafa Shakir

Jet Black is Spike's partner as the fellow bounty hunters. He was an honest cop until betrayal made him living a space cowboy. Jet is a fan of jazz and you can say that he is the leader of Bebop.

In the Cowboy Bebop live action mini-series, Jet will be played by Mustafa Shakir. The actor is known for his role as Bushmaster in the Luke Cage season 2 series on Netflix. His large stature and dark skin make him a great choice to play Jet.

Faye Valentine - Daniella Pineda

Faye Valentine is an opportunist, brave, smart, and very unpredictable beautiful bounty hunter. Her character is interesting because she has a mysterious past due to her amnesia. She is the kyptonite for men and would do anything to survive.

Faye will be portrayed by an American-Mexican actress, Daniella Pineda, who is known from her role in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. She has also appeared in TV series like The Detour and Inside Amy Schumer. Daniella Pineda has already got the look and could be the perfect cast if she plays Faye character really well.

Vicious - Alex Hassel

The last announced cast is Alex Hassel who will play Vicious. Vicious is the antagonist in the Cowboy Bebop anime series and he has a complicated past with Spike. As his name implies, Vicious is a person who loves to kill and is the most feared hitman.

Alex Hassel is known for his role in Two Down movie or Genius series. The actor will also appear in the Amazon series, The Boys.

Referring to IMDb, of all the Cowboy Bebop protagonists, only Ed the eccentric hacker and Ein the genius Corgie whose actors are not yet announced. Let's hope we will hear the good news really soon.

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