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One Piece Live-Action Series is Confirmed on Netflix

Although the show is still in its early stages, Netflix Geeked gave a first peek at the new 3D logo for One Piece on Twitter. The image was presented alongside the quote “never lose sight of your goal, no matter how difficult or impossible it is,” which was written by Monkey D. Luffy himself. A skull and crossbones wearing Luffy’s iconic straw hat appears inside the “O” of the title, emulating the manga series’ original emblem.

All About One Piece Live Action

Luffy, a young man who idolizes the pirate Shanks, is the focus of One Piece. Luffy and his Straw Hats pirate crew set off searching for the famous One Piece treasure so that he might become the Pirate King. His experiences as he travels throughout the world, meeting interesting individuals, corrupt governments, bounty hunters, and more, are chronicled in the manga and anime series. Eiichiro Oda produced the manga in 1997, and it is the best-selling manga series of all time. The anime adaptation debuted in 1999 and has now spawned 20 seasons and 14 theatrical films.

Oda wrote and drew Romance Dawn as a “first draft” for the series that would become One Piece, with Monkey D. Luffy as the protagonist, but a lot of major elements from the Shonen franchise changed. While no specifics on the live-action series’ casting have been released, it’s evident that the streaming service is going all out to deliver the Straw Hats’ story to a new audience.

The first ten episodes of the One Piece live-action series will likely see a group of Straw Hats band together under Luffy’s banner. Still, with the anime nearing 1,000 episodes, the Netflix adaptation will have a long way to go before it can catch up to both the anime and manga’s most recent events. There are no specifics about the actors, directors, or when the film will be released. According to the scant information available, Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are the writers for the first episode and will also serve as showrunners for the 10-episode first season. On March 15, Maeda revealed the series’ code name, “Project Roger,” in a photo.

Netflix may be compelled to continue creating this show for decades due to the long-running popularity of both One Piece’s manga and anime adaptations, so every detail should be perfect before they get started. Are you looking forward to Netflix’s new series? Please share your thoughts in the comments!

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Written by Ralph Glorioso

World cinema and electronic music enthusiast. Most importantly, a firm believer in slice of life and iyashikei anime.

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