Live-Action One Piece Coming To Netflix, Eiichiro Oda Involved

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The hugely successful One Piece is making the jump from manga (and anime) to live action. Working with Tomorrow Studios, Netflix has okayed a ten-episode adaptation.

Tomorrow Studios is currently working on a live-action version of Cowboy Bebop with John Cho. That production is currently on hold after Cho injured his knee during the shoot.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) and Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) are adapting One Piece and executive producing as well, along with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Eiichiro Oda.


The famed creator wrote this comment about the upcoming project.

Here is a translation via Anime Trending:


Previously, we saw a live-action adaptation for a One Piece themed commercial. Are you optimistic for this Netflix version? 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Ccowboy Bebop really does make some sense. That genre and derring have worked time and again in live action movies and tv shows. If it has a budget like Altered Carbon it could look good and be fun. Plus, the story in Cowboy Bebop is only really touched on for a handful of the original run, the rest works a lot like a Star Trek, episodes in a vacuum.

One Piece? Dear god. First of all, unlike Cowboy Bebop, you gonna have to CG damn near everything. Just within what I imagine the first 10 episodes would be you’d have to CG Luffy’s ability, Arlong, Hachi, Buggy’s ability, and Buggy’s ship. And not in the gritty science fiction way you can do Cowboy Bebop, One Piece is bright and colorful and vibrant. So either we gonna get gritty ass One Piece or something along the lines of the FMA movie. Beyond that, the story! This damn thing is almost to 1000 chapters. Every single character has material importance to the story, everything eventually comes back around. Unlike Cowboy Bebop, changing around what happens moment to moment in One Piece could cause massive issues down the road if the writers aren’t careful. 

The odds of this being any good are damn near zero, which sucks.