As you know, the iconic anime Cowboy Bebop is getting a live-action adaption from Netflix next month. We don’t know yet what the series is like, but even if it stinks, it’ll increase awareness of the original. Funimation currently has it and they’ve announced a slew of new products and licensing deals capitalizing on any potential Bebop fervor. The bullet list includes shirts, posters, several different versions of collectible figures, and an undentified product from Funko (but they only make one kind of thing).
For fans who want to further their Cowboy experience, Funimation has a full licensing program around the series, including:
Exciting new offerings from Funko later this year
A new apparel line from Chalk Line in time for the holidays.
New posters from Trends International coming this year
Resin statue figurines from First4Figures, including Jet Black, with more to be added at Funimation
Pick your favorite Cowboy Bebop design and customize your debit/credit cards with CUCU Covers
Bioworld has launched customized apparel and accessory products unique to retailers Hot Topic, Box Lunch, Spencer’s, Atsuko and more
More apparel, wall scroll, plush, and small accessory releases from Great Eastern Entertainment
Removable and reusable wall decals from Fathead
Six limited edition vinyl figures from Youtooz
In the spirit of Halloween, Hot Topic will be hosting some Halloween Watch-A-Longs of some spooky episodes of anime on their Anime and Beyond Discord server! Cowboy Bebop will be a part of this with Session 20, Pierre Le Fou, on 10/8.
But where’s the show itself these days? Sadly it’s nowhere on broadcast right now as Toonami finally lost the rights and no one else has picked them up. However, it’s still on DVD and Blu-Ray, and all 26 episodes are streamable anytime on the Funimation app. See you, Space Cowboy.
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