‘Cowboy Bebop’ Creator Couldn’t Get Past First Episode On Netflix

Shinichiro Watanabe served as a consultant and was sent a video to review the series.

Shinichiro Watanabe served as a consultant and was sent a video to review the series.

'Cowboy Bebop' Creator Couldn't Get Past First Episode On Netflix

Just like I said happened with me, the creator of Cowboy Bebop also couldn’t get past the first episode of the one-and-done Netflix series.

Shinichiro Watanabe recently spoke with Forbes and said Netflix sent him a video to review the series but that he couldn’t make it through the first few minutes.

“It started with a scene in a casino, which made it very tough for me to continue,” Watanabe said. “I stopped there, and so only saw that opening scene. It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop, and I realized at that point that if I wasn’t involved, it would not be Cowboy Bebop. I felt that maybe I should have done this. Although the value of the original anime is somehow far higher now.”

Watanabe also served as a consultant on the show but obviously, we see the show’s producers didn’t bother listening.

“I have no choice but to pray and hope that it will turn out good,” Watanabe said in an interview back in 2019, but we see his prayers went unanswered.

Netflix quickly canceled Cowboy Bebop after only 20 days of being released.

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Cowboy Bebop Netflix creators didn’t care

Recall following the first-look images being released how fans weren’t happy which saw Daniella Pineda attack the fans and call them trolls. Well, the fans are right.

Also as I suggested, the execs involved with Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop should pay heed to what the fans have to say; go read the article over at THR by the creator of Cobra Kai on how to adapt classic IPs titled, “Cobra Kai Co-Creator Reveals His Rules for Successfully Rebooting Classic IP (Guest Column),” as Cobra Kai was done right.

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