After Netflix decided to enter the Anime World instead of recreating the content, it has added another huge fan base and with the highly acclaimed series Cowboy Bepop, which is bases on the Manga of the same name and by the same author as well, Hajime Yatate. The show has kept its fans excited as they have added Thor Ragnarok writer, Christopher Yost, in their ranks.
Cowboy Bepop was one of the biggest anime franchises in the late 1990s and though it officially ended in February 2000, it is still heavily followed.
What’s it about?
It is the year 2071, where humans have colonized the planets of the solar system. In about 2020, the Earth could no longer be host to humans after a deadly accident with a hyperspace gateway. The criminals are on the rise in the solar system, the Inter Solar System Police legalize bounty hunters. They were called the ‘cowboys’ and they caught criminals to land them in front of the law.
The spaceship named Bepop chases down these criminals. It is a crew of Spike Siegal, a former hitman and exiled member of the Red Dragon syndicate along with his partner Jet Black, a former ISSP officer. A con-artist Faye Valentine, Edward Wong the hacker and Ein, possessing human-like intelligence is the genetically engineered adorable Welsh Corgi.
Spike Spiegel will be played by John Cho who is known for Star Trek and Harold & Kumar, while, Vicious will be played by Alex Hassell popular for Cold Mountain & Two Down. Faye Valentine is played by Danielle Pineda from Jurassic World and The Vampire Diaries and Jet Black will be played by Mustafa Shakir who was in Luke Cage and the Quarry.
Is Spike Spiegel dead?
He was badly injured in his fight with Vinicius after being severely shot. His ending was left open by the writer on purpose, and we are still discussing after twenty years of its airing.
We think he did die as he was in complete peace after killing every single enemy who was responsible for his lover’s death. His mission was hence complete.