Netflix just dropped the title sequence — and an extended, adorable look at the show’s Welsh Corgi, Ein — for its live-action adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop” as part of its Tudum event Saturday and boy, it sure is catchy.
The sequence borrows heavily from the original anime version, right down to the use of the original song “Tank!” by Yoko Kanno.
We get introduced to John Cho’s Spike Spiegel and a look at his marvelous mane. There’s also shots of flying spaceships, silhouettes of fighting figures, and like we said, Ein, a very, very good boy.
Sadly missing from the teaser above is the extra Netflix included, just for the Tudum viewers: A lengthy shot of Ein, sitting in a director’s chair, looking absolutely adorable. But because we love you, we grabbed shot of it for you:
For those of you who haven’t seen the anime, Ein is a “data dog” whose intelligence has been greatly enhanced by (it’s implied) unethical scientists. Luckily, he gets rescued by the crew of the Bebop, so you’ll get to see a lot of him during the show. And we assure you, he is a very, very, VERY good boy.
“Cowboy Bebop” is an action-packed space Western about three bounty hunters, aka “cowboys,” all trying to outrun the past. As different as they are deadly, Spike Spiegel (John Cho), Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir), and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) form a scrappy, snarky crew ready to hunt down the solar system’s most dangerous criminals — for the right price. But they can only kick and quip their way out of so many scuffles before their pasts finally catch up with them.
Based on the beloved anime series, “Cowboy Bebop” is executive produced by André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios, Makoto Asanuma, Shin Sasaki and Masayuki Ozaki of Sunrise Inc., Tim Coddington, Tetsu Fujimura, Michael Katleman, Matthew Weinberg, and Christopher Yost. Nemec serves as showrunner. Original anime series director Shinichirō Watanabe is a consultant on the series, and original composer Yoko Kanno returns for the live-action adaptation. The series also stars Alex Hassell and Elena Satine.