Despite this, or because of it, Cowboy Bebop has now been adapted into a live-action English-language series, arriving today on Netflix.
When it comes to pushing the boundaries of animation, there aren’t too many better examples than Cowboy Bebop, the 1990s Japanese anime series about a band of interstellar bounty hunters.
Bebop is not the only poorly received remake of an acclaimed anime to blight our screens in recent years.
The anime-inspired American series Avatar: The Last Airbender was adapted once, wretchedly, by M Night Shyamalan, with another Netflix live-action adaptation forthcoming.
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