It appears that One Piece is getting that live-action treatment. However, this isn’t just any live-action treatment but a Netflix exclusive kind of treatment!
On January 29th, 2020, the NXOnNetflix Twitter account uploaded a statement from the One Piece mangaka, Eiichiro Oda, along with the caption “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: A One Piece live-action is the works! @OnePieceNetflix”
The NX account follows up in the comment section with an English translation of Oda’s original statement in Japanese.
According to the translation, Oda expresses his excitement for this live-action adaptation and even states that the 1st season will be comprised of ten episodes.
As of now, there hasn’t been any word on casting or when the series will premiere but Oda asks fans to “please be patient a little longer and stay tuned”.
The original One Piece manga follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who, after eating the Gum-Gum fruit, has elastic superpowers (at the cost of never being able to swim again). Luffy’s dream is to find the legendary “One Piece” and become king of the pirates. Finding “One Piece” won’t be easy but with the help of his eccentric pirate crew, that goal is possible.
One Piece found its start in 1997 within the pages of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump Magazine. The series continues to run to this day and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
What do you think about this live-action announcement for One Piece? Do you think the adaptation will stretch to success or do you think this whole idea smells of burnt rubber?
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