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Live Action Anime

Andre Simon

31 Jan 2023

Live Action Anime Updates

All anime fans have dreamed of a live-action anime to be true to the anime of the same name.

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but almost every adaption has been absolutely terribly received.

That being said, here are all the updates on the latest live-action animes released.

31st January 2023

The official Twitter account announced that Netflix's Hollywood live-action adaptation of One Piece is set to air in 2023.

©Eiichiro Oda, Tomorrow Studios, Netflix

Netflix's official page for the series also shows a visual with the new cast members, new set, and the Going Merry ship.


Cowboy Bebop’ Creator Shinichirō Watanabe could not stomach one scene of Netflix’s live-action adaptation: "It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop."

As mentioned in the brief of this page's contents, anime fans dream of a live adaption that captures the very essence of the original manga/anime series. Despite the massive catalogue and credibility Netflix has, its live adaption of the 90's space western hit Cowboy Bebop, was nonother than a huge letdown.

Original Cowboy Bebop anime creator Shinichirō Watanabe admitted that he was in no shape or form a fan of the live-action adaption.

Netflix sent Watanabe a clip to review and give feedback on. This was inevitably the beginning of the end.

Watanabe recalled. “For the new Netflix live-action adaptation, they sent me a video to review and check." “It started with a scene in a casino, which made it very tough for me to continue.”

Season 1 Episode 1

“I stopped there and so only saw that opening scene,” he openly admitted.

“It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop and I realized at that point that if I wasn’t involved, it would not be Cowboy Bebop,” he further added.

“I felt that maybe I should have done this. Although the value of the original anime is somehow far higher now.”

So, Watanabe couldn’t bring himself to suffer through more than one scene of the streaming service’s live-action abomination.

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