Shinichiro Watanabe couldn’t make it previous the opening scene of the Netflix live-action adaptation of his anime traditional, Cowboy Bebop.
In speaking with Forbes, Watanabe stated Netflix despatched him “a video to evaluation and examine.” But he couldn’t bear to see quite a lot of minutes of it.
“It began with a scene in a on line casino, which made it very robust for me to proceed,” Watanabe stated. “I finished there, and so solely noticed that opening scene. It was clearly not Cowboy Bebop, and I noticed at that time that if I wasn’t concerned, it will not be Cowboy Bebop. I felt that perhaps I ought to have accomplished this. Although the worth of the unique anime is by some means far larger now.”
Netflix introduced Watanabe into the venture as a guide. But Watanabe claimed in a 2019 interview that any feedback he made on the manuscript had been doubtless not heeded.
“I’ve no selection however to wish and hope that it’s going to end up good,” he added on the time.
Netflix’s live-action adaptation was not well-received by followers, and obtained a lukewarm important reception. It was canceled earlier than a second season.