4 Incredible Moments From the 'Cowboy Bebop' Anime We Need to See in the Live-Action Show

Cowboy Bebop is a modern classic, and for many the 90s show was the work that drew them to anime in the first place.

Shinichirō Watanabe's iconic work is now on Netflix, having moved to the streaming platform from Hulu ahead of the release of their live-action adaptation on November 19.

Funimation is also the home of the Cowboy Bebop anime, and all 26 episodes are available to watch there

Netflix's new take on the anime stars John Cho as Spike Spiegel, Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black, and Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine, and with Watanabe as a consultant on the show it'll likely be a faithful adaptation.

With the live-action on the horizon, Newsweek lists four incredible moments we want to see recreated in the show.

Spike's Time at the Red Dragon Syndicate

One of the main storylines that remains important to the story at large is Spike's early years as a member of the criminal organization the Red Dragon Syndicate.

The storyline plays a huge part in the anime and how it concludes so it's essential for the live-action to explore Spike's time as an assassin.

Episode 5, "Ballad of Fallen Angels," is a particularly important episode for how it reveals Spike's past while also introducing Vicious as the main antagonist of the series

It features an incredible fight sequence set in a cathedral where Spike goes to save Faye after she is kidnapped by Vicious and his crew members.

The scene sees Spike kill a number of foes before having a tense standoff with his arch-enemy in front of a stain-glass window, a moment that is quite iconic in the anime.

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The "Cowboy Bebop" anime has been adapted by Netflix into a live-action show with John Cho as Spike Spiegel and Alex Hassell as Vicious, it will be released on November 19. Funimation/Netflix

Spike and Vicious' Confrontation

Spike and Vicious' fraught relationship is at the center of Cowboy Bebop, and the characters cross paths several times over the course of the anime.

In the final two episodes, "The Real Folk Blues" Part 1 and 2, the pair are forced to face each other for the final time at Red Dragon Syndicate headquarters.

The scene in question ends badly for both characters, although Spike's fate is left more open-ended than Vicious', but it is the moment their story is brought to a satisfying, if tragic, conclusion.

Faye's Past Comes to Light

Faye is a mystery for most of the anime simply because she has amnesia, and therefore doesn't know much about her own past

In episode 24, "Hard Luck Woman," Faye regains her memories and decides to visit her childhood home, which is tragically in ruins.

It's an emotional yet pivotal moment in the character's journey, and will certainly add weight to the Netflix adaptation.

The Crew Eats Psychedelic Mushrooms

Okay, this is a silly example but it was just so fun, how couldn't we include it?

In episode 17, "Mushroom Samba," the Bebop crew's trusty Corgi companion Ein accidentally eats a psychedelic mushroom, making the dog hop around in delight.

Upon seeing this, Ed decides to give some of the mushrooms to Spike, Faye, and Jet and the ensuing chaos is very amusing to watch.