Will you dig 'Cowboy Bebop'? Anime-be so, anime-be no : Pop Culture Happy Hour The new Netflix series Cowboy Bebop is a live-action remake of the wildly popular Japanese anime about bounty hunters in a neo-noir future. Stylish and satirical, violent and cynical, the show is a bold mashup of genres – western, crime, science-fiction, buddy comedy, melodrama, thriller, and martial arts. It stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda as bounty hunters with dark pasts. But does the series hold up to the original?

Will you dig 'Cowboy Bebop'? Anime-be so, anime-be no

Will you dig 'Cowboy Bebop'? Anime-be so, anime-be no

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John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda in Netflix's Cowboy Bebop. Geoffrey Short/Netflix hide caption

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John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda in Netflix's Cowboy Bebop.

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The new Netflix series Cowboy Bebop is a live-action remake of the wildly popular Japanese anime about bounty hunters in a neo-noir future. Stylish and satirical, violent and cynical, the show is a bold mashup of genres – western, crime, science-fiction, buddy comedy, melodrama, thriller, and martial arts. It stars John Cho, Mustafa Shakir, and Daniella Pineda as bounty hunters with dark pasts. But does the series hold up to the original?

The audio was produced by Mike Katzif and Jared M. Gair, and edited by Jessica Reedy.