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Netflix’s latest live-action Cowboy Bebop teaser makes bounty hunting look easy

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Spike, Jet, and Faye leap into action

It’s still not a full trailer, but Netflix showed off the best look yet at its upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop adaptation in a new teaser to celebrate the one-month countdown to the show’s debut on November 19th.

Like the previous teasers for the show (which so far have included stills and the opening credits), the latest video, titled “Cowboy Bebop: The Lost Session,” isn’t actually made up of footage from the show but does show off the key trio of Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) in action as they hunt down a bounty, get some noodles, and fight through an army of thugs.

That said, it's a very fun teaser, shot with kinetic, color-coded shifting frames that bounce between Spike, Jet, and Faye as they bicker and brawl back and forth. Translating anime to live-action is always a trickier proposition, but hopefully, the actual show can manage a similar energy when it comes to Netflix next month.

It is still somewhat concerning that Netflix still hasn’t shown off any actual footage of Cowboy Bebop yet, but the official Cowboy Bebop twitter account has promised that the real trailer will be out next week. In the meantime, the classic anime starts streaming on Netflix on October 21st, so you’ll be able to catch up in time for the remake next month.

Update October 19th, 8:15am: Added additional information on the main trailer release.