Netflix, as we all know, isn’t shy about developing Japanese animated series to live-action ones. And today, their newest project with One Piece was announced via One Piece’s official Netflix account on Twitter.
— onepiecenetflix (@onepiecenetflix) January 29, 2020
In 2017, Netflix released Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist shortly following after that year. These two didn’t sit quite well with the audiences but we hope One Piece live-action would be another story.
It was first revealed back in 2017 that One Piece would have its own live-action series. And in 2019, a listing for the show was found on Netflix but it’s only now that One Piece and Netflix are making things official.
Things to expect
According to Netflix, the first season of the series will consist of 10 episodes. The One Piece live-action would be supervised by the manga’s author, Eiichiro Oda or Oda-sensei. Meanwhile, Steven Maeda (writer of Lost, CSI: Miami) and Matt Owens will serve as showrunners for the series.
As of now, there are still no details on the exact release date or the cast. However, one thing we could expect is that it’ll still follow the original plot of the animated series.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the action-packed anime, One Piece follows a young man named Monkey D. Luffy who acquired the powers of the devil fruit Gomu Gomu no Mi that gives the user’s body the properties of rubber, making the user a Rubber Human.
All the while, he sets out on a journey together with his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, to find the famed treasure One Piece so that he can become the Pirate King.
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