Live-Action "Cowboy Bebop" Yamadera Kouichi Plays Spike Again After 23 Years! Japanese Dub Cast Announced
The Japanese dub version of the live-action Netflix series "Cowboy Bebop" will feature Yamadera Kouichi, Wakamoto Norio, and Hayashibara Megumi. The members of the original anime and impressive cast members will deliver you a new "Cowboy Bebop" after 23 years.
"Cowboy Bebop" is an action-packed western set in space where three bounty hunters, known as "cowboys", fight an intense battle to escape their pasts.
Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, and Faye Valentine, a trio of outcasts and twisted individuals, track down the most vicious criminals of the solar system, aiming for a large bounty. However, their days of joking around while fighting wanted criminals don't last long, and the shadow of their dark pasts creep up behind them.
The Japanese dubbing cast for the show will include Yamadera Kouichi as the hero Spike Spiegel, Wakamoto Norio as Vicious, Hayashibara Megumi as Fei Valentine, Takashima Gara as Julia, and Kusunoki Taiten as Jet Black. Other impressive cast members were also announced: Tareki Tsutomu, Nagasawa Miki, Hashi Takaya, Horiuchi Kenyuu, Isobe Masako, Park Romi, and Midorikawa Hikaru.
Yamadera expressed his joy about playing Spike again after 23 years saying, "Cowboy Bebop is a very important title for me. I've always been waiting for a live-action version to be made. I'm moved by the respect for the anime version."
He also passionately said, "I hope I can fit my voice to the performance of John Cho-san, who plays an amazing Spike, and also bring out my version of Spike as well. There are many settings and stories that are unique to the live-action version. I hope that both Bebop fans and those who have never heard of it will enjoy the show!"
It was also announced that the anime series which is already available in Netflix Japan will be available worldwide from October 20 on Netflix.
The director of the original anime series Watanabe Shinichirou commented about his joy of the show being streamed in 190 countries in the world, "It's amazing and a great honor to see the world of Cowboy Bebop after more than 20 years and beyond."
The live-action Netflix series "Cowboy Bebop" has 10 episodes and will be exclusively streamed on Netflix all over the world from November 19.
Live-action Netflix Series "Cowboy Bebop"
Streaming: Worldwide Netflix exclusive from Friday, November 19 (10 episodes)
Japanese Dubbing Cast
Spike Spiegel: Yamadera Kouichi, Vicious: Wakamoto Norio, Faye Valentine: Hayashibara Megumi, Julia: Takashima Gara, Jet Black: Kusunoki Taiten, Punch: Tareki Tsutomu, Judy: Nagasawa Miki, Tedy Bomber: Hashi Takaya, Gren: Horiuchi Kenyuu, Mao: Isobe Masako, Shin: Park Romi, Rin: Midorikawa Hikaru