No Season 2 for the anime-based sci-fi drama.
December 9, 2021
It is being reported that Netflix has cancelled Cowboy Bebop after just one season. The sad news comes less than three weeks after the release of its 10-episode freshman run, which ultimately garnered a mixed critical reception. Shortly after the news broke, star John Cho posted a seemingly-related meme on Twitter but didn't directly address the cancellation.
Adapted from the Japanese anime series of the same name, the sci-fi drama follows a ragtag crew of bounty hunters as they chase down some of the galaxy's most dangerous criminals. They're willing to save the world - for the right price.
You are being unreasonably and overly harsh. Also, aren't you "cis-gender femmes" ever gonna get tired of bashing LGBTQ characters if a series gets cancelled. Its getting old and losing its creativity. Not everything is about gender identity.
The character set-up was also lacking. Surely the fans of the anime would not mind, but as a regular viewer, I felt like I was left in the lurch.
Anyway, not gonna mourn its cancellation. Netlfix has been having a lot of misses with superhero/anime fandom genres recently. Hope they get their shit together.
Not saying don't watch it. Go woke, go broke. Just saying.
I'm a cis-gender woman and could easily see why Faye was made a lesbian. It was an expletive to fans that prefer her anime character. It ruined the plot. They made her this super OP Mary Sue that just didn't fit in and really didn't do much of anything. That's what killed it for me. Didn't make it pass episode seven!
I'm an anime fan, so seeing Faye as a lesbian didn't faze me at all. It was just the way they presented her. They even cut out her character growth so she could have a romp on the bebop with the female mechanic.They cut out characters like Andy from Cowboy Funk so Faye didn't have that interaction of using her appeal for information.Using your body for information doesn't determine your sexual orientation, but it takes wits knowing how to use your body to manipulate stupid people. The writers obviously didn't see it that way. Faye didn't catch Teddy Bomber like in the anime, which displayed her physical strength. Brain Scratch- that was another part of group bonding and character growth that didn't happen for her. This is where you could feel that there was a real bond building for Faye and living on the Bebop with Spike and Jet.
Julia was not the 'on the run femme fatale' but a dumb blond house wife to Vicious. Vicious was a whiny little crybaby. Vicious in the anime is what Negan was to the Walking Dead before he got neutered. Vicious was just that dark and scary, but more subtle about it. Soft spoken yet quick to anger. He was patient, had self-control to an extent. The live action Vicious was a cheap knock-off.
The only character that I like in the live action was Jet. Jet was well done. I liked the ex-husband/father story-line. Hunting for that ugly doll was funny. It fit, but like most of the series, it only promoted character growth for Jet and Spike in a bromance sort of way.
Live Action Spike was too violent. Anime Spike, He wouldn't kill unless he had to. Property damage is a go, killing is a no. He idolized Bruce Lee and his ideologies. This is why Spike used martial arts more than relying on a gun.
Even Ein was done better than Spike and Faye. The Dog got a better script!
Sad. I really wanted to like this. Another letdown.