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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:22 pm

kiryugoji04 wrote:See, one of the things I kind of hated about the series was how lazy the world-building felt. Mars is SPACE HONG KONG! Titan is SPACE AFGANISTAN! Venus is SPACE TURKEY! And Callisto is LITERALLY SPACE RUSSIA!


I like that, because it's a shorthand that basically tells you everything you need to know, but if you want to think about it further you have that option, too.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:42 pm

After seeing John Wick Chapter 2 it made me think of the abortive attempt to make a Hollywood Cowboy Bebop film starring Keanu, and after the two John Wick films I think he'd be perfect... not as Spike, but as Vicious.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby klen7 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:45 pm

Who would you cast as Spike?
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:16 pm

Hmmm... maybe Diego Luna? You know, now that I've said that I'm convinced: Diego Luna.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:12 pm

Got this taken this past weekend:

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:19 pm

^Awesome!
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:28 pm

^ What a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary. These companies are really knocking it out of the park with these theatrical showings!
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby klen7 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:28 pm

20 years?!?!?! FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF! Uggghghhh... don't say stuff like that
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:14 pm

Well, most of us didn't actually see the show until it premiered on Adult Swim in 2001, so we can wait until 2021 to feel old.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby Rody » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:21 pm

COWBOY BEBOP 20TH ANNIVERSARY ROUNDTABLE: MASAHIKO MINAMI X SHINICHIRO WATANABE X KEIKO NOBUMOTO [JAPAN EXPO 2018]

Earlier this month a very special panel was held in France: Japan Expo gathered the main crew behind Cowboy Bebop to talk about the show’s origins and secrets behind its production that they’ve only felt comfortable discussing many years later. Enjoy this very informative but also outright hilarious transcript!


There are a lot of funny & informative bits in here:

Watanabe: I had an episodic series in mind from the get-go. I wanted every episode to feel fresh. And all the aforementioned problems we encountered only reinforced that vision of the series I had. Every episode was written like it was the last because we knew the series may be called off any time. But we still needed a thread, albeit thin, common to all episodes for the setting, world elements, characters, etc. So I would sit with Keiko for long, long periods of time. I know that sounds like a lot of work, but only 10% of that time was used to actually brainstorm about the series. The remaining 90% were spent talking about whatever. *Nobumoto laughs*

So in order to have every episode feel different, we enlisted different staff members for every episode. That’s how you end up with episodes written by someone like Dai Sato who had no experience penning a script before that. And it’s also how you end up with episodes where even a producer can contribute to the script, as Minami here present can attest. Remember?

Minami: Yeah. I thought about having enka elements in episode 10 because I felt they would be right at home. So I pitched the idea to the director… and he was not fond of it, to be honest. But he still told me to go through with it and to show him what I could do. And thus I took him at his word and did just that! Right?

Watanabe: *looks the other way* So yeah, my point is…

*everyone laughs*

Watanabe: My point is that we did what we wanted to do with Cowboy Bebop. It was a hard-fought battle but the success of the series proved us right.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby EricDent » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:58 pm

According to the front page of Sci-Fi Japan, Funimation is gonna re-release Cowboy Bebop The Movie (on Blu-Ray) in a Steelbook Edition.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby lhb412 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:47 am

Several cool things I've seen celebrating the 20th anniversary... I should really squeeze in a rewatch before year's end.
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Re: Cowboy Bebop

Postby EricDent » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:59 pm

I would assume most people have heard the rumblings about Netflix doing a Live Action Cowboy Bebop...
Still say if they don't get Keanu Reeves for Spike, it's a big mistake.
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