John Cho Looks Exactly Like Spike Spiegel In The First “Cowboy Bebop” Photos

Three, two, one, let’s jam.

If you’re an anime fan, chances are you’ve seen Cowboy Bebop.


The series is about a ragtag group of bounty hunters, but the show is set in the future, so they’re bounty hunters IN SPACE. It’s got kind of a futuristic noir thing going on, and it’s amazing, so if you haven’t seen it, get on board!

Today is an exciting day for fans, because the first images from Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop are here!

John Cho looks great as Spike Spiegel, and it looks like they nailed his signature suit (and hair!).

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Daniella Pineda also looks spot-on as Faye, who now sports a red leather jacket instead of the tied-on sweater-jacket…thing. Not gonna lie, I’ll miss the headband, though.

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And, of course, there’s Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, who — impressively — seems to have actually grown Jet’s signature beard.

Lookin’ good, Jet!

Geoffrey Short / Netflix, Funimation

The photos also show us a few glimpses of the interior of the Bebop, aka the ship where the gang spends most of their time between bounty hunting gigs.

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It looks pretty true to the original!

The only other shot we have thus far is this one of Spike walking through a church, clearly having just done some damage. This could just be a random job, but it looks verrrrry similar to a particular scene from the original series’ finale…

Unfortunately, this first look doesn’t give any hints about Ed, but we have to assume she’ll show up later (like she did in the original show).


Of course, stranger things have happened in previous live-action versions of anime shows (*cough cough* Death Note). Still, based on these photos, it looks like this will be a pretty faithful adaptation. Plus, Cowboy Bebop has the advantage of being a series and not a one-off movie, so there’s more room to work with.

But let’s go back to that first photo for a second to talk about what’s really important…EIN! Look at our little data dog. LOOK AT THAT FACE.

Geoffrey Short / Netflix, Funimation

The live-action Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bebop premieres Nov. 19, so in the meantime, I’ll be waiting around like this:

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