The announcement by Netflix that it is adapting another anime series to a new series was made this week. With that news, you may be wondering if the original anime series is on Netflix or if it’ll arrive with the new live-action. Here’s what we know.
Netflix has announced it had acquired the Cowboy Bebop license and is producing a live action series. It is clear that people are apprehensive about the series. Fans across social media and forums aren’t particularly looking forward to what’s to come especially when looking at the track record.
The good news about the live action title is that Original anime creator, Hasegawa has agreed to assist with its creation and will eventually give his approval. Also, it’ll hopefully gain more followers to the original anime series.
It is well-loved, and highly respected. Although it only aired 26 episodes back in 1990, the series has maintained a strong fan base. Let’s take a look at whether it’s coming to Netflix.
As you’ve probably gathered by now, Netflix doesn’t carry the original anime. At least, not yet.
Over the last few years, anime has been absent from Netflix. It is primarily residing on Hulu depuis 2014. There have been occasions where the series looked to have found a new home such as earlier this year but the series continues to reside there.
Netflix may be interested in the series as part of its deal. It has also secured streaming rights for the adaptations of the two other shows. Given most streaming services renews their content annually, the next opportunity Netflix has is on December 19th to take it away from Hulu assuming we’re correct. It’s worth noting that the show isn’t currently listed for removal in December, though.
If that doesn’t happen it may be the case that Netflix only picks it up close to when the new live-action series releases. It is not yet known when it will be released.
The show is available in some Netflix regions. Only one other English-speaking country has the show. You can access all 26 episodes, as well as the English dub.
According to Unogs, there are also other regions that stream Cowboy Bebop, including the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and France.
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